Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cedar Shoals upsets Apalachee

Players celebrate after the Cedar Shoals Jaguars beat the Apalachee Wildcats 28-21 on Friday, October 22, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

What a difference a year makes. Last season, we followed the Apalachee Wildcats religiously as they went undefeated. This month, i managed to watch Apalachee play both of Athens' High schools, Clarke Central & Cedar Shoals.

Cedar was winless in the division coming into the matchup, with Apalachee looking to bounce back after losing to Clarke.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Daily Deli

Kathleen Anderson serves lunch at The Daily Deli on Thursday, October 21, 2010 in Bogart, Ga.

You can tell you've been here awhile when you start meeting the same people you met 3 years ago. Such is the case with my restaurant feature last week; I photographed The Daily Deli when it first opened 3 years ago and the newspaper themed deli is going strong.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sportrait: Chandler Gunn

Athens Academy wide receiver Chandler Gunn on Thursday, October 21, 2010 in Watkinsville, Ga. Gunn went from being the teams kicker 2 years ago to its leading receiver.

I do this every week. I've photographed at least 100-125 high school athlete portraits in the past 3 years. That is a lot of practice at being able to do a simple, well-executed lit portrait in a short amount of time. More after the jump.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chef Jon Ashton

Celebrity Chef Jon Ashton was in town for an event for breast cancer awareness month (Full Disclosure: The event was sponsored by my employer) and i had a chance to work with him in the studio last month.

Very nice guy, very down to earth. Try his bread recipe.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Street Hockey

Mark McCoy jumps over the boards during an adult street hockey game at the YMCA on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

So there's an outdoor street hockey league here in Athens.

More photos after the jump...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gameday Cover: Aaron Murray

Every week, we put out a publication called "Gameday." Its our weekly college football preview special section. My job is to somehow pull off a cover shot every Tuesday or Wednesday.

This particular shoot involved quarterback Aaron Murray inside Georgia's weight room.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Georgia vs Tennessee

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Matt Simms (2) is hit as he runs for one-yard in the first quarter as the Georgia Bulldogs beat the Tennessee Volunteers 41-14 at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, October 9, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

Will the real Georgia football team please stand up? After a few weeks of nailbiting games where my game comes down to whether or not I get one play, it was refreshing to see a blowout.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Clarke beats Salem

Clarke Central quarterback Martay Mattox is tackled in the end zone for a touchdown as the Clarke Central Gladiators beat the Salem Seminoles on Friday, October 8, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

I've been waiting for a pylon photo like that for a few seasons now. Unfortunately, there's no light coming from the end zones in Prep Football. While i like shadowy, i would prefer some more light.

A few more photos after the jump.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Education Ralley

A student eats during a Rally for Higher Education on the campus of the University of Georgia on Thursday, October 7, 2010. The rally was part of a planned national day of action to defend higher education to defend educational rights nationwide.

On October 7, there was an attempt for a "National Day of Action" for promoting higher education. A handful of people from the 36,000 enrollment University of Georgia attended a rally there.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett performs at the Classic Center on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Athens, Ga. Bennett is promoting his latest album "Tony Bennett Sings The Ultimate American Songbook" as well as a six-song EP released on iTunes from a live performance at London's Roundhouse.

The biggest difference between the local bands i shoot and major names? Access. With Bennett, its the typical "3 songs and out" even though if you had an iPhone and were in the front row, you could get really good stuff and even record video and put it on YouTube.

Alas, the jazz crooner put on a good show for the 10 minutes i was able to see it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Star Trails

Another star trail shot from my backyard.

Damm lens flare from a streetlight.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

They Call Me Bruce?!

Big Bad Bruce walks across the field after being anointed as UGA VIII as the Georgia Bulldogs beat the Vanderbilt Commodores 43-0 at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, October 16, 2010 in Athens, Ga. (David Manning/Staff/

A new mascot, UGA VIII was introduced Saturday. I avoided the giant scrum of photographers (which had some serious behind the scene fallout) and decided to stay long, as i was being asked to photograph something else pregame.

Bruce is a cute little puppy and the players seem to like him

Another photo after the jump

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Georgia vs Colorado

Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Tyler Hansen (9) is held up by Colorado Buffaloes offensive linesman Ryan Miller (73) after scoring on a two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter as the Colorado Buffaloes beat the Georgia Bulldogs 29-27 at Folsom Field on Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Boulder, Co.

With every game, someone wins and someone loses. Photographically speaking, if you do it right you capture both. I went to Boulder, Colorado to cover Georgia and i missed THE PICTURES from the Georgia perspective. If I worked in Colorado, i had amazing stuff.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Things to do in Denver when you're dead (from traveling)

The sun sets over the Rockies.

So my company flew me out to Denver to cover the Georgia/Colorado game and somehow I wound up with a few hours of free time to explore the area, complete with two very nice tour guides Jenn LeBlanc & Cora Kemp

More sleep-deprived, touristy photos after the jump

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Misfortune500 at Caledonia (v2.0)

Lead singer Chisolm Thompson sings with Misfortune 500 at the Caledonia Lounge.

I got a chance to see Misfortune500 again at Caledonia lounge a few weeks back. They play a killer show and bring their own stage lighting. They're an Athens band but don't sound like your typical Athens band - rather theyre a bit more along the lines of The Killers & The Cure.

More photos after the jump

Friday, October 8, 2010

HeyPenny at Caledonia Lounge

A nifty Indie rock band called HeyPenny played Caledonia a few weeks back and i hung for the show.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

HS Football: Clarke Central vs Winder

Clarke Central quarterback Martay Mattox scrambles for a touchdown that was called back because of a penalty in the second quarter as the Clarke Central Gladiators beat the Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs 55-0 on Friday, September 24, 2010. (Mattox is a recruit for the University of South Carolina)

Ive been shooting HS football occasionally this fall. I'm enjoying having my evenings free. Two weeks back, i got the chance to photograph Clarke Central for the second time this season and they seem ready to go back to the state championship again.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tony Hawk.

Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk skates during the Birdhouse World Tour at the Athens Skate Park on Sunday, September 26, 2010.

For the second time in my life, my path crosses with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

National Champion Majorettes

Junior Colleen Murphy catches a baton as the University of Georgia majorettes rehearse on Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

Awhile back I photographed the University of Georgia's latest National Champions: The Redcoat Band Majorettes.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Arkansas Vs Georgia

Georgia offensive tackle Clint Boling (60) and quarterback Aaron Murray (11) celebrate Murray's touchdown scramble in the first quarter as the Arkansas Razorbacks beat the Georgia Bulldogs 31-24 at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

Game 3 on the schedule, second game I shot. Arkansas won in the final minute but didn't celebrate.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blue Ribbon School

Kindergartner William Johnson works with paraprofessional Cindy Hawks at Ila Elementary School on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in Ila, Ga. Ila Elementary School is one of only six schools in Georgia to receive a Blue Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education for academic achievement.

I'm trying to work on layering my photos. Its not a great example but i think it works and goes beyonf the average "classroom" photo.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kayak Fishing

Zach Yurchuck fishes from his kayak on Lake Chapman at Sandy Creek Park on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

Every time I get up super early for a photo, it pays off. Our reporter set it up for me to call the subject and he would paddle back to shore around 10 AM. Instead, i decided to get up extra early and caught the steam coming off the lake.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Recycling Sunset

Sixteen-year-old Mayra Bodie carries a bag of plastic bottles as volunteer groups collect recyclables at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

After a long, hot day of shooting football, this was as creative as I was going to get on a recycling assignment three hours after the game ended. Pretty light.