Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Organic is cool...

Volleyball



Seeking things to shoot when I have no assignments and the timing is bad for working on my stories I headed over to West Florence High tonight to shoot the volleyball game. I am trying to check the things I've never shot off of my list and volleyball was the next one to shoot... It's hard, gym lights stink, and not having Alien Bees anymore makes me sad... But I am happy with the results, even if they are not lit.

Football Practice

Friday, September 21, 2007

From last Friday's football game

Organic Produce




Haven't shot too much of late but here are a few from a story on organic produce

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Making a Difference...





I have wanted to start a photo column for some time now called "Making a Difference," focusing on good things happening in my community. I first had this idea while I was working in Salisbury and now I am here in Florence and I have finally started working on it.
The Maple Park nieghborhood has been going through a difficult time, in June a woman in her 70's was murdered in her home on King Street at 3p.m. The community is scared and although the man who commited the crime is behind bars, many people are trying to sell their houses and move out of the neighborhood.
I live in the Maple Park neighborhood and I decided that I would find out what the good things are happening everyday in the neighborhood. I found the Maple Park Recreation Center. The MPRC provdes a safe, organized place for neighborhood kids to go after school. They have programs to help the kids with homework, healthy cooking lessons, touch football games, and cheerleading. The MPRC also offers peer support sessions for teenager dealing with difficult personal issues. All in all the Rec center provides a safe place for kids to go after school.
I stopped by today to introduce myself, allow the kids to get used to my cameras and to talk Derrick, David, and the other people who run the center.
Here are a few shots from this afternoon., this project will also be my first video assignment and i am thrilled to be getting started..
feedback and ideas are always welcome and needed.

Frustration...


finding myself in a bit of a slump.... it will clear, soon. Here's an out take from a football game last Thursday night, there was a 2 hour rain delay.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Bluegrass..

from the land of homegrown music... in SC...
this self assignment brought about memories..
my friend Brett and his friends (in CT) would get together, no matter what the occasion they would all play.. in a way tonight was a homecoming of sorts...