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....