Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Playing Tourist in DC

Every once in awhile, we all want to play tourist. I grew up around DC and there are so many photos that i always wanted to take, but never did. Now that I am 600 miles away, i can't exactly just up and do it anymore.... but when given the chance, i will force march myself around until i drop.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Los Meesfits at Caledonia (Back-to-School Edition)

Mere hours after i finished driving into Athens, my friends in Los Meesfits played a show at the Caledonia Lounge. After ten hours of driving, spanish salsa music and dancing (complete with machete!) was exactly what was needed. more after the jump.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

In the Rain

A boy tries to hold an umbrella over the head of a man he is walking with as rain falls on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

I wish i was paying more attention sometimes. This photo happened behind me, beside me and i didn't see it until it was all the way down the block. I wish i had their faces and them coming towards the camera.

This image of absolute innocence of a child trying to hold the umbrella over the older, father type figure is just amazing IMO.

And they ran it too.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

You can be too close.

An Athens-Clarke firefighter walks past a fireball erupting from the remains of J and J Chemical Company on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 in Athens, Ga. The fire broke out around midnight and flared up around 8:15 a.m. The Athens plant produces toilet bowl disinfectant.

Everyone who knows me understands that I am a spot news photographer. I love it, i love the chaotic environment and the stories that come from it. I also like being there and witnessing stuff as it happened.

But there's such a thing as being too close....

Monday, August 16, 2010

Holly Belle at Flicker

I had a chance to step out of the comfort zone of stage light and rock music and caught my friend Holly playing at the Flicker Theater.

(There's no radial blur here, i turned the camera about 30-45 degrees to create the effect.)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rye Bar Colors

Just a quick photo of a band called "Lassier Funk"that had these really cool lights that made it easy to silhouette the subject.

I also made it the second photo of my unofficial music photo column. I cant get the nice designer (whom i like working with) to get that i want my text to run alongside the photo too. I want to spew forth some of my thoughts on photographing music and the scene here in Athens.

There were just cool colors and i walked 3 blocks to grab my camera and voila....