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  • West Coast Pt. 2

    West Coast Pt. 2

    I spent four days in Portland, Oregon, hanging out with friends Leili, Frank, and Ali. In between trips to Voodoo Donuts, we explored a beautiful river outside of the city as well as Portland itself.

    After several days of delicious food and ultimate relaxation, my adoptive parents Kendrick and David picked me up in Portland and we set out to traverse the 1,500 miles of Pacific coastline between us and Los Angeles. With their dogs Highland and Tia keeping things good and farty in the backseat with me, we stopped at any point along the way that we simply couldn't let zip past us. I consider myself lucky to have been able to experience a part of our world with such good people (and pups) for company.

    These images are part two of two.

  • West Coast Pt. 1

    West Coast Pt. 1

    My journey to the west coast was a long time coming. I went to Oregon and California to visit with old freinds, but along the way I ended up rediscovering my love for creating photographs.

    Having been in a 'drought' of sorts photographically, I tried something I hadn't done in a long time: I shot only film. I left my Fuji at home and limited myself on social media to Snapchat and a couple Instagram videos. The immediacy of digital photography and the constant self-curation of social media was starting to drive me crazy. The images from my past I'm most proud of were shot on film -- long before a nagging voice in my head kept telling me to check every photo on that little screen right after I shot it.

    Without constant self-analysis, I was finally able to shoot freely.

    This is part one of two.

  • Amita's first birthday

    Amita's first birthday

    After my time in New York, I caught a bus up to Boston to celebrate my niece's first birthday with my family. Amita is the first grandchild for my parents and the cutest baby in the world. We took a vote. Cutest baby in the world.

    Here are some favorites from the party.

  • New York City

    New York City

    I spent about four days in New York City this past week purely for the fun of it. It was great to see old friends and catch up. I wandered around the city during the day and even took a helicopter flight around Manhattan. On my third day, I found myself in the middle of a breaking news event when a scaffold wire broke leaving two window washers dangling from the 69th floor of One World Trade Center. It was weird being the photographer on the ground rather than the editor waiting in a newsroom. Thankfully both window washers were pulled from the scaffold safely.

    Here are some of my favorite images from the week. Thanks for looking.

  • Dallas and elsewhere

    Dallas and elsewhere

    I took a short trip to Dallas on Friday for a longtime friend's wedding. It was a short trip, but I had a great time catching up with people I hadn't seen in years. I also squeezed in a visit to the Sixth Floor Museum and saw the exact spot where Kennedy was assassinated (the x in the photo above).

    A couple other photos at the end are from recent explorations around Georgia.

  • Fuji x100s

    I recently purchased a Fuji x100s. Here are some favorites so far.

     

  • Atlanta's Bull Run

    I traveled just outside of Atlanta to Conyers, Georgia, to photograph the Great Bull Run for CNN. It was an all day event that included bulls, running and drunk people. Oh and a massive tomato fight. Here are some of my favorites from the day. Click here to see the published images and story written by Eliott McLaughlin.

  • Wilcox County's first integrated prom

    This April, for the first time in history, Wilcox County, Georgia had a racially integrated prom. Neither Wilcox County High School nor the school board has ever sponsored a prom, leaving it up to parents to organize their own "private parties." Mysteriously, the black students, about 50% of the student body, are never invited.

    Several students had finally had enough and organized their own "private-party", except everyone was invited and they called it a prom. It was refreshing to see young adults taking a stand against something they knew was wrong.

    The school board of Wilcox County announced yesterday, May 23, that they will be sponsoring a schoolwide prom next year.

    Here are my favorite images from the event. The article and published images can be seen on Buzzfeed.

  • Nashville

    Nashville | December 2012 | From an ongoing project