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Monthly Archives: April 2008

memories of ryan

i don’t really know what to say. my friend ryan died in a auto accident yesterday. he was such a wonderful person and i’m glad i got to know him better over the past five months. we first met a couple of years ago when he was working as a reporter and we went to […]

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a camera, two kids, and a camel

npr’s weekend edition sunday did a piece on annie griffiths belt and her new book today. she discusses how she has been able to raise her family while maintaining her career as a traveling photojournalist. it’s a really heartfelt take on balancing family with work. click here to listen to the story.

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shadowlands

sometimes things really can’t be explained. well, maybe they can if you have poetic grasp on the language. but i don’t right now, at least when it comes to explaining this feeling. (this scene really looked like this, it was the craziest sky i’ve ever looked up at)

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good news!

i learned yesterday that i will be interning at the bellingham herald in washington state beginning in july and running through december. i’m super excited about this. it’s going to be a great experience. links: the bellingham herald the city of bellingham

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morning blog

morning. it’s such a relaxing time of the day for me. i love to get up hours before i need to be somewhere and just chill. i get the coffee brewing, turn on my laptop, and tune into npr. i love mornings like this. magnum photos is always a stop on my morning route through […]

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art for empowerment

i saw a presentation put on tonight that discussed the idea of “art for empowerment.” it’s a pretty interesting concept in which the artist expresses feelings in a creative sense. the theory is that by creating something it makes the artist feel for emotions that need to be let out. so instead of punching a […]

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black veil

sometimes i take myself way too seriously when i make pictures of my friends. i don’t know why i do it. maybe it’s simply because i want to have good pictures of them. but, in being all serious about it, i sometimes don’t enjoy the time i spend with them because i’m thinking about making […]

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in dreams

sometimes i wish my dreams were real. other times that the reality were only a dream. the reality can weigh too much on the mind. where as dreams simply navigate throughout the subconscious each and every night when we fall asleep. they are gone upon awakening, never to be had again. sometimes it can be […]

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longing for summer

as of last week it appeared as if spring was here for good in southern illinois. however, it’s currently 44 degrees and the low on monday is supposed to dip under 30. this change of temperature has almost put me back in winter mode. going through my archives today i found this picture that i […]

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the vinyl

i’ve been in record store rehab since moving back to carbondale at the beginning of the year. you see, when i lived in springfield there was this holy place called recycled records that i frequented every single week (well maybe not every week, but often). i got parking tickets because i stayed in there so […]

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drop

the combination of hydrogen and oxygen was falling from the sky today as i walked to and from my five classes…..

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life happening

spring is in and out of the air here. we’ve had warm days and cold nights. lots of wind and rain lately. things are starting to bloom slowly. since it is my pipe dream to one day become a professional calender photographer (smile a bit sarcastically) i had to get out and make some spring […]

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lightning bolt outside

live from a coffee shop on a stormy carbondale night: it’s raining outside and i don’t have an umbrella. came to this coffee shop with the intentions of getting some work done on this paper proposal that is due tomorrow. little progress has been made over the past two hours. ethnicity and national conflict is […]

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