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Monthly Archives: September 2007

rockabilly

the international route 66 mother road festival, or something along those lines, hit the city this weekend. blocks and blocks of colorful automobiles from all generations lined up neatly along the sidewalks. their proud senior citizen owners sitting behind them in lawn chairs. and of course the onlookers and spectators who look at the cars, […]

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half made frames

i went out for a feature today and stopped at this beautifully colored building that i’ve been eying for quite a while. walking up to the scene i became really anxious because it looked like a scene out of alex webb’s hot light/half-made worlds book. which is one of my favorites that i’ll be buying […]

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starting

started a new story today. it was that typical first day of shooting, although i really didn’t shoot much. since the reporter and i are working with multiple subjects we have quite a bit of logistics to get through in order to get into these individuals lives. because of their handicaps they have to be […]

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bound for ?

well, this time yesterday i thought my study abroad trip to austria this upcoming spring semester was in the bag. today, i learned it wasn’t. so, my plans for this next semester are totally up in the air. tonight me and my good friend john henry were talking though and he happened to mention fighting […]

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big blimp’n

(get home from work, sit down with a nice glass of wine, time to work on the blog; well, i just spilled the wine all over my whimsical self) the kind people in the photograph were prepping for the arrival of the goodyear blimp. it was a pretty cool way to cap off a long […]

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white balanced fogged red doors

creation. it is truly one of the most fulfilling aspects of photography. i have the freedom to do anything, well almost, with an architectural oddities assignment. the oddities aren’t too odd though and it’s a lot dirty backgrounds and just all round clutterness. i guess i want to focus on the details of the architecture. […]

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illinois 4 revisted

it’s always hard to go back to work after an extended weekend. if it were up to me, life would be a weekend and i would just float around in it. my extended weekend included a much anticipated concert: bob dylan at the ryman auditorium in nashville. what a town. music and nice people. i […]

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a new look

well, after hours of wondering, research, browsing through my html template, and bugging friends, i’ve finally figured out how to enlarge the images on my blog. i bought three books last night, guess i could’ve spent the night reading. picked up a jim brandenburg’s “looking for summer,” a book on taoism, and the cult classic […]

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no breakfast

today was interesting to say the least. i started early and was to spend the day about an hour outside of springfield shooting a mexican independence celebration. i rarely eat fast food, but was running late and figured i would get a biscuit from hardees. after waiting in the drive through for 15 minutes i […]

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i feel the ice is slowly melting……

shot something for myself tonight. first time in a long time. ya know, just trying to get back in the groove of taking pictures again. went to see the american english, a beatles tribute band. i’m a huge beatles fan. i own most of their stuff on vinyl and listen to it often. so it […]

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farm revist

i went back to the vincent family farm today for the second time since the story ran back in late july. what a breath of fresh air. it was so good to see everybody. it made me realize some things. first off, not to sweat the small stuff when it comes to daily assignments. i’ve […]

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the u of and i

shot my first u of i football game last night. i would like to give a big shout out to the usher who gave me his rain poncho. it was major help in keep my camera and lens dry. i was bit nervous going into the game. left way early and didn’t really explore much […]

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hotel champaign

i’m sitting here in a hotel room at 3:30 a.m. talking life with kevin, a good friend and mentor. trying to figure out stuff, asking unanswerable questions, when knowing that the only answers are inside somewhere between the ears locked up in a tight box waiting to be opened. right now i’m prying at the […]

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let loose

a friend and co-worker gave me some good advice yesterday. he told me to chill out and relax, just to shoot pictures and not worry so much over stuff. it’s had me thinking about my approach lately. i’m not chilled out at all, if anything, i’m super tense. i don’t know why. i just feel […]

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blowin in the wind

the times they are a changing while i’m blowin in the wind with the subterranean homesick blues. if you know bob dylan you’ll understand that. if not, do a wikipedia. right now my instincts are telling me all sorts of stuff. good and bad. “don’t follow leaders.” “twenty years of schooling and they put you […]

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