7.28.2008

due to declining enrollment in catholic schools...

mike and gail...




here are a few shots i took tonight of my neighbors mike and gail...
they live in the carriage house nextdoor, and like to eat ice cream and play wii.

aftermath of playing frisbee at noon...


rob's skin was NOT over-saturated. he was as red as a watermelon blowpop.

7.24.2008

7.23.2008

mandatory life without parole...





i attended my first courtroom assignment today...
"Lamont Marshall was sentenced to mandatory life without parole on Wednesday, for the murder of Laurel Jean Ellis in 1975. A single drop of blood found on a tile near Ellis' body was saved for later examination when DNA testing would be developed. Recent advances in DNA testing linked the drop of blood to Marshall's DNA, and he was convicted, and sentenced. Marshall was also accused of murdering four other women around the same time, all in the Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids."

animalia salon...




7.22.2008

i made a photo story, out of a car.

bach and blt's...

my window. (as seen by photoshop)


i believe two things came together in order for me to make this picture:
1. i've been helping my mom design her flash website, and i haven't had a chance to be outside making other pictures.
2. i have recently been checking out elyse butler's blog, and have been seriously influenced by her work...

damn those scientists in california! so much smarter than the rest of the states...

7.20.2008

aw, the "old" days...


i found this photo while looking through my "photo booth" shots on my macbook. made me miss the old photo lab! david rees, chair of the photojournalism department at mu - being ridiculous, and sally morrow in the background - likely making fun of me for taking photographs with my computer.

3 irish festival shots that didn't make it in... but that i can't let go...



nic gareiss and his fancy feet


photo courtesy of nic's myspace page:
GrĂ¡da - Shock On


i had the pleasure of hanging out with nic tonight after finishing my multimedia piece for the press - this kid is AMAZING!
he comes into this video at about 2:10...

irish eyes

7.17.2008

ever wondered where my photojournalistic genes came from?

...as skip would say - this one is from the archives!



that's right, a photo story published by my dad in 1983 at the same newspaper i'm interning at right now, the grand rapids press. he's not too bad eh? ;)

7.15.2008