Friday, November 21, 2008

same-sex marriage

was just approved in connecticut - here a couple who have been together since the 70's got married in washington, connecticut next to the bust of george washington.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

these people are hip

and i am not, but maybe someday i can be. here this woman checks text message while having drinks at a featured restaurant for a story we did.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


yes, every blue moon i shoot sports.

i shot one football game last year and this year i got to shot one too - here's a shot of the head coach giving a chest bump after a score.

thanks to carrie niland for her assisting and coaching me where to sit (i really don't know what i'm doing with sports). due to her help, i was actually able to shoot halfway decently. got to partake in some dinosaur bbq grub as well - mmm, dinosaur.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

ross meet ross

another portrait of a bellman - his name was ross too. cool. two rosses in one room are better than one ross.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

meet caleb

a cool bellman at a hotel - loved the red uniform.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

more 4x5

from a story on a local iraqi war veteran - here he holds the flag that was given at his grandfather's funeral who was also a veteran. shot with the 4x5 camera.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

me myself and photoshop

so i've been really wondering how some of the photographers out there are mining images and get richer detail out of images etc. it's a great illustrative tool and an key inspiration behind this is:

this kid is amazing and his work has been a real inspiration to me. i think he's only 18 years old - makes me even more impressed by him as i learn more.

some friends from work and i have been trying to understand these techniques, and finally it's making sense. so what better monkey to practice on than myself.

you can dress up a monkey, but it's still a monkey.

and on a side note, i'm not arguing the ethics of this one way or another, nor am i doing this on daily work for the paper - i think it's just great to have another tool in the pocket for illustrative purposes/freelance commericial work. it'll be interesting as this becomes more common what the general thought of it is as far as it applies to photojournalism.

no-fault eviction

this woman is a rentor and her landlord is getting evicted, so she's a single mom facing eviction, even though it's not her fault.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

more photoshop fun

been spending a lot of time learning more about photoshop heavy on the post production - here's one from this morning i toned up.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

veteran's day parade

passed through hartford today.