Thursday, December 27, 2007

more hands ...

" Be the change you wish to see in the world."

from Christmas Day

She is three eating at the soup kitchen with her family...I didn't ask their story and I don't know why....

Saturday, December 22, 2007

while I was at the farm

there was this little dog named Rusty, he was kind of mean.


these are uncropped untoned in color... we'll see

my job is amazing...

I was lucky enough to get to hang out with Darlington county farmer Ricky James today for a New Years story we are doing collard greens.. what an awesome day.. I would have stayed all day but Mr. James had to go to Christmas dinner... maybe I should have gone with him.
I don't know how I feel about these photos in color so I converted them, but now I may post the color ones too.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Lawson Debose

In 2005 90-year-old Lawson Debose's house burned to the ground. Since then he has been living in shack with no running water, a single light bulb, and magazines lining the walls to keep the wind out... very much like the images from the WPA (my idol Walker Evans)from the 1930's. It is 2007 and the south has changed so little.
In August, The Morning News published a story about his living conditions, since then the community rallied together to raise funds and build him a new house. Today was the open house.. I wish I had been with the story from the beginning but here a few photos from the story. The first photo is by fellow staffer Angela Kershner, the second by chief photog John Russell, the last three are minefrom today... I love my job.

Fall Commencement

Friday, December 14, 2007

Basketball with my new Mark II

3 nights, three churches at 1600 ISO

"tis the season to be jolly...
Fa la la la la la la ...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

And... number 3

warm ups in Black and White..

Basketball outake 2

boys and body paint in the dark...

Basketball Outake 1

I'm not a huge fan of basketball, I may even say I hate it, but tonight was fun. I played all through the two games and feature I needed to shoot for work.. for this one I took my Sigma 18-55 on my 1D camera and the smaller crop vinetted the edges, I like it here, but it's a gimic most of the time. I want a holga.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Greatest Generation ...

and my obsession with hands...