Friday, October 21, 2011

Photoshelter Archive going up!

I know I have a few fans out there who want to buy my work.  Guess what?  You can.

Wander over to and search through the galleries and buy until your hearts content.  Or license the image for use in your publication.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Back Porch Sessions: The Glorious Dead

Local whiskey bar Blue Sky is starting a series of small, intimate shows on their back porch. The first night featured "The Glorious Dead" and Dustin Gannon. Photos after the jump.....

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Keelen Moore 1, Aaron Murray 0

Boise State Broncos running back Doug Martin (22) runs in front of Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Branden Smith (1) for a touchdown as #5 Boise St. beats #19 Georgia 35-21 at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Ga.

Once more into the breech and another edition of college fooball, covering the oh-so-power-ranger looking University of Georgia.

 Week one, we travel an hour and a half west to the holy crap its dark as a hole Georgia Dome to see Heisman Canidate quarterback Keelen Moore and Boise St. take on the boy wizard all-SEC quarterback Aaron Murray and Georgia. More photos after the jump...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fashion Shoot with Shelby McLeod

On the hottest day of the year, I photographed a fashion shoot with local country singer Shelby McLeod in the middle of a sunflower field in Rutledge, Ga.It was hectic, fast, furious, sweaty and a lot of fun. Shelby was great to work with and did everything I asked for.

More after the jump....

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Postcards from Athens

I have an on-going photo essay of iPhone photos that I call "Postcards from Athens" of general everyday life that occurs when i travel the streets between the office and the pizza place or the coffee shop. Here's the first edit.

More after the jump.....

Traveling! Depressurizing!

Every now and again I will update this. I'm going to post some vacation photos... because if you cant post those, what can you post? If you can't have fun with photography, put down the cameras.

Thats my friend Jess. She insisted I photograph her with her parasol.

More photos after the jump

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Final Shuttle Launch: STS-135

Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off launch pad 39-A for the final launch of the shuttle era at Kennedy Space Center on Friday, July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is flying for a scheduled 12-day mission to the International Space Station which ends the shuttle program after 135 missions.

Wow, its been 5 months since I updated this. Lets start someplace fun..... like the final, historic space launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Here's the whole story:

Monday, February 28, 2011

Alon's Eatery

Alon Wilson talks at his restaurant, Alon's Eatery, on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Crawford Ga. Wilson, a former opera singer, used to be the head chef at the Cafe at the Georgia Botanical Gardens and opened his own restaurant after it closed.

After the cafe at the State Botanical Gardens closed, Chef Alon Wilson opened up his own cafe in Crawford, Ga.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Womens Hoops: Georgia vs Mississippi State

Georgia forward Porsha Phillips (21) is fouled by Arkansas guard Lyndsay Harris (33) with five-tenths of a second to go in overtime as Georgia beats Arkansas 57-54 in an NCAA Women's basketball game at Stegeman Colisuem on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Athens, Ga. Phillips finished with 9 points and 18 rebounds while Harris had a game-high 22 points. Phillips' 18 rebounds is the most in Georgia history in an SEC game.

I shoot women's basketball differently from men's. Instead of shooting from the corners during men's (due to the phenomenon of "Ref Ass"), i like to shoot more form inside and under the basket as there seems to be less legs to shoot through. Its also a little more violent in the paint.

Georgia forward Porsha Phillips (21) looks up as the ball sails over Arkansas forward Ashley Daniels' (12) head with one second to go in overtime as Georgia beats Arkansas 57-54 in an NCAA Women's basketball game at Stegeman Colisuem on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

The start of the play of from above.

Georgia guard Ronika Ransford (4) waits for the team to be introduced before Georgia plays Arkansas in an NCAA Women's basketball game at Stegeman Colisuem on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

Pregame. I always shoot this. I have a LOT of these.

Georgia guard Khaalidah Miller, center, and Georgia forward Jasmine Hassell, right, huddle with their teammates after Georgia beats Arkansas 57-54 in overtime in an NCAA Women's basketball game at Stegeman Colisuem on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

Postgame huddle.

Georgia guard Ronika Ransford (4) screams after hitting her head on the floor as Georgia plays Arkansas in the first half of an NCAA Women's basketball game at Stegeman Colisuem on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

Georgia forward Porsha Phillips (21) shoots overtop if Arkansas forward Jamesha Townsend (3) as Georgia plays Arkansas in the first half of an NCAA Women's basketball game at Stegeman Colisuem on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wrestling Portrait

Clarke Central wrestlers Carlos Osorio, Devante Upshaw and Prince Hudson on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Athens Ga.

Do I milk techniques way too much? Sometimes. I used the 12-24 again, only this time with the auto-crop off. Beauty dish overhead. Pressed for time tho in the weight room. Reds are too saturated.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Georgia / Mississippi State Basketball

Mississippi State Bulldogs forward Kodi Augustus (24) goes for a rebound against Georgia Bulldogs forward Chris Barnes (4) as Mississippi State plays Georgia in the first half of an NCAA men's basketball game on Saturday, January 22, 2011 in Athens, Ga., at Stegeman Coliseum.

Basketball is about momentum and runs. Every team is going to make a run at some point. The trick is to get the important shots you need out of the way first so you can focus on the swings of the momentum and who is going to win the game.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Prep Ball: Athens Academy vs Prince Avenue

Athens Academy's Davis Finney goes for a shot between Prince Avenue's Quinn Adamson, left, and Daniell Howell, right in the first half as Athens Academy beats Prince Avenue 43-41 in a GHSA Region 8-A boys basketball game on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in Bogart, Ga.

Rivalry prep hoops. Its a cross-town rivalry. The big question is "Which end to set up my lights on"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I made this frame in the Butts-Mehre building at Georgia while waiting for a tour of the new football offices.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Athens Music Landmarks (that are still left)

The steeple from St. Mary's Episcopal Church where REM played its first ever show on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in Athens, Ga. Steeplechase Condominium Association, which owns the steeple, recently reviewed the ongoing costs for repairs and voted to destroy the structure.

There's a lot of local landmarks in this town and when it comes to the music scene around here, most of them are defined by the band R.E.M.

We did a story about how these landmarks are falling by the wayside as time passes on.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Special Needs Pageant

Last month I was asked to shoot a rehearsal for a "Special Needs Pageant" as we would be unable to attend the actual event. I drove out to spend the afternoon with some very fun people.

More after the jump....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lincoln/Lee Papers

They're celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the University of Georgia has a lot of papers from the period.

To try and keep things balanced, I made sure I had a photograph with both a letter from Abraham Lincoln and a letter from General Robert E. Lee in it.

Beyond that, I'm not sure that a war that killed more Americans then any other was and brought our society to the bring is a cause for celebration.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Florida beast Georgia in 2 OT

Georgia Bulldogs forward Trey Thompkins (33) is fouled hard by Florida Gators forward/center Patric Young (4) as Florida beats Georgia 104-91 in double overtime on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Athens, Ga., at Stegeman Coliseum.

Ive been shooting a lot of basketball lately. High school, college, you name it. The shots are beginning to look the same after awhile; I'd really like to see a scramble facing me or something nice happen right in front of me without 12 pairs of legs in the way.

The worst part of sitting at the Georgia end in the Second Half is all the people who run out in front of you at the end of the game. Security, Police, and countless other people get in the way as really nice jube is happening at the other end of the court.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gymdogs over Auburn

Laura Moffatt flips upside down on the balance beam as Georgia beats Auburn in a NCAA Women's Gymnastics meet on Friday, January 21, 2011 in Athens, Ga., at Stegeman Coliseum.

Gymnastics had its second meet in 4 days, this time facing conference rival Auburn.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pickin Party

Juanita Hall, center, sits with her husband Richard at a pickin party on Thursday, January 20, 2011 in Jefferson, Ga. About a dozen musicians joined the weekly bluegrass jam session.

I've never been to a bluegrass house party but theres a first time for everything. Now when i see a Mandolin, 12-string guitar, banjo and stand-up bass, I tend to think punk rock ala Dropkick Murphys (Gratuitous Plug - new album 3/1) but this was a treat.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

BMX in a parking lot

Jon Dowker does a BMX trick in the parking lot of Piedmont College on Thursday, January 20, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

On the way back from a farewell lunch for a coworker, I came across a guy doing BMX tricks in a parking lot.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Gymdogs over WVU

Senior Cassidy McComb, center, joins her teammates in a premeet ritual as Georgia beats West Virginia University in a NCAA Women's Gymnastics meet on Monday, January 17, 2011 in Athens, Ga at Stegeman Coliseum.

It seems like I haven't photographed the University of Georgia Gymdogs since their national championship of 2008. While thats not entirely true, I think it was one or 2 meets of the 12 home meets they have since then. So I was a little rusty.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Okay, its been awhile.... First Up - Drive By Truckers

Patterson Hood sings as the Drive By Truckers play the 40 Watt Club as part of their annual homecoming shows on Thursday, January 13, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

So i took an unintentional leave from blogging. The truth? I've been out making photos. Daily assignments. Running all over the place. (We wont discuss the ridiculous amount of laundry)

We'll pick back up from last month; I got to photograph the Drive By Truckers on the first night of their annual homecoming shows at the 40 Watt Club in Athens. DBT is a little different when it comes to photographers - or so it was for this show. Usually it is 3 songs and out (I tend to push that when i can) but with DBT it was "stay the whole night" which meant I got a ton of photos. Even better, I managed to steal borrow my girlfriend's d300 so I had two bodies to shoot with.

Hit the jump for the insights....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Snowpocalpse: Day 2

Kim Daniel walks on Prince Avenue after leaving Athens Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 in Athens, Ga. Daniel said she was involved in a car accident along with her father Monday night. Athens continues to dig out from nearly nine inches of snow that turned area roads to ice overnight.

By this point, the main roads had become passable. After walking countless miles the day before, I was willing to risk driving around own and then hopping out of the car to grab shots.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Desegregation Anniversary

January 9th marked 50 years since the first African-American students, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, were admitted to the University of Georgia.

50 Years Later, in the middle of a horrible snow & ice storm, Charlayne Hunter-Gault spoke about those times.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Snowpocalypse: The Day After

Brad McCook shovels snow in front of the double-barrelled cannon at City Hall on Monday, January 10, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

After 5 hours of sleep, it was time to get going and go back out into the snow. We woke up to nearly NINE inches of snow and there wasn't a bad photo anywhere.

Mode of transportation? Footware.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snowpocalypse: Day 1

John Thrash cleans snow off his car as snow falls on Sunday, January 9, 2011 in Athens, Ga. A winter storm warning is in effect for the Athens area until 7pm Monday with up to six inches of snow are possible.

The weather reports of the snow starting Friday night left us with the following debate:

Me: "We're debating spending the night at the newspaper."

PJ Friend/Mentor: "We did that for a hurricane in Florida, but for snow in Georgia?"

Friday, January 14, 2011

Baller. Shot Caller.

Madison County junior point guard Molly Glaze on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in Danielsville, Ga.

Two more after the jump

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Horiffic Crash, Minor Injuries

Emergency workers carry 21-year-old Sabrina Williamson up an embankment after she crashed on the outer loop of the Athens Perimeter near Commerce Road on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in Athens, Ga. Sabrina Williamson, 21, was traveling west on the Perimeter, between North Avenue and Commerce Road, just before 12:30 p.m. when her car drove off the north shoulder and down an embankment, Athens-Clarke police said.

I had just started editing an assignment after getting into work when a call came over the radio about an accident with the car down an embankment and possibly into a retention pond. Another case of sprinting out of the office at full speed.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Night Clerks

Brij Shah writes down lottery information as part of closing at Sam's Food Mart on Atlanta Highway on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in Athens, Ga. Shah worked at a convenience store on the south side of Chicago while going through college.

Recently we had a murder of a convenience store clerk so we decided to spend an evening with a local clerk to see what they do.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year Travels

I got an iPod Touch for Christmas and true to form, i made some photos with it while traveling.

Monday, January 10, 2011

From Last Year: Barn Fire

Doyle Johnson embraces his wife Chelsea as Athens-Clarke firefighters work to extinguish a barn in the 4000 block of Barnett Shoals Road on December 15, 2010 in Athens, Ga. No people or animals were hurt in the fire but antique furniture stored in the barn was lost.

I was listening to the scanner when I heard a call about a barn being on fire. I looked out the window and saw from 5 miles away that it was fully involved.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

From Last Year: Naughty or Nice?

Brandon Barnes, dressed as Santa, checks on Demarco Flemming after he was put in time-out during a holiday party at the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, December 16, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

I found this feature at a Boys and Girls Club Christmas Party. Several kids were placed in "time out" and the man dressed as Santa came over to check on one of them.

Friday, January 7, 2011

From Last Year: Eclipse!

One of the last things i shot for the paper last year was the only lunar eclipse that would happen on the Winter Solstice in my lifetime. Naturally the clouds would prove troublesome.