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Monthly Archives: August 2007

back home

i went home for the past few days. i love home, love my family, love my friends. it was nice but, not as relaxing as it was intended to be. i finished up a book, drank lots of coffee and went to some places that i hadn’t been in a while. celebrated mom’s birthday tuesday […]

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helter skelter

decisions can make us and brake us. but, most importantly, they inevitably shape us. can a decision be a failure though? listening to the dylan album bringing it home he states “there’s no success like failure and failure’s no success at all.” so i guess i shouldn’t be afraid to fail. well, i’ve decided to, […]

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failure and rain and karma in the end

it rained on and off today. humid and humid’er. gloomy days make for gloomy thoughts. thoughts about failure and success and what each one means. i photographed a football game tonight and shot 290 frames in one half of action. one will run in print and six others will be up on my newspaper’s website. […]

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the portrait continues

well, i looking at my good pal john henry’s kitchen right now as he pours a glass of wine via ichat video. recapping on a day that was filled with going to a house fire and taking a portrait of two local prep soccer stars. i fear my house catching on fire and have a […]

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friends

what a breath of fresh air it was to have good friends, travis and liz, come and visit for the past day. ate some good food last night at a fancy restaurant (travis bought), had a bit too much fun last night, and went to the state capital building today. i’ve got some good energy […]

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emptiness

the nothingness is setting in as i peer through my viewfinder. i’m composing pictures, clean, neat, cliche’d and meaningless….. it’s the end of what was a long week for me. i’m looking forward to two of my best friends coming to visit tomorrow. here are two frames from tonight. a play and a single raindrop […]

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the fair is a sugarland

the fair is over. heat ridden days of sweat in the sunlight over large crowds scattering throughout the grounds eating horrible food that is overpriced overgreased so unhealthy you can feel it draining you by the end of a long day spent at this mayhem of a place that people come to enjoy themselves. tonight […]

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life’s been good

my maserati does one eight five, i lost my license now i don’t drive. come on you know joe walsh, a member of the eagles and solo rocker. it was my second night at the state fair grandstands photographing concerts. there was no photo from last night’s show because i had to sell my soul […]

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red, white, and blue n b double u

following a few much needed days of rest, i was back at it today with the daily. after covering a high school football practice, i went to photograph a vietnam veteran in his very patriotic home. dan was extremely grateful that i was there and very patient with me as i experimented with lighting and […]

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hands

at about 2 a.m. i decided to play around a bit with the window in my bathroom. i plan on working this scene some more to see what kind of interesting things i can do with that window and mirror……

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late night fair

i’ve been at the illinois state fair past midnight for the past four nights documenting those who come and stay inside the fairgrounds. it’s been an interesting experience. i’ve met some of the nicest people who were very warm and welcoming as well as those that were the complete opposite. i shot a good deal […]

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fair days

all i can say is that it has been so hot at the fair the past few days. we’re talking showering twice a day hot. temperatures in central illinois have been hovering around 100 for the past week or so. in the meantime, i’ve been working on my camping and campers essay at the fair. […]

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welcomed

sometimes i really don’t know whether i believe in fate or not. if fate is true, meeting ron and his family tonight was fate. i’m currently working on a little essay about the people who are camping at the fairgrounds for the illinois state fair. this includes all kinds of different people ranging from carnival […]

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the fair is coming…..

the illinois state fair starts later up this week with the annual parade on thursday night. went by the fairgrounds this afternoon to get a feature of what all was going on. hopefully i’ll be out of my crazed funk i’m in by the…… fingers crossed…….

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the daily continued

the daily work is continuing for now while i’m still looking for a story to work on. that may change this week as a few opportunities open up. here’s my best from the past two days. there have been a few “almost” pictures from a couple of recent assignments. ya win some and lose some. […]

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