Friday, July 31, 2009

Peace Makers

My first month in Harrisburg, I spent my days off and some down time between assignments working on a personal project about a family that has been teaching their eight children how to resolve conflicts.  The paper will publish a story and some pictures in print, and the Soundslides piece on the internet, probably close to the end of August when they can get a writer on it, which I'm really excited about.  The McClymonts have become my family here, and I have fallen in love with them.  Let me know what you think!!  (And try to ignore the clicking noises, I couldn't get rid of them...and I know the quality isn't the best on this site.)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Weeks 6 and 7

I got to shoot my first PrideFest on Saturday, and I think it was one of my favorite assignments this summer so far.  My boss told me to try to stay away from the typical stereotypical images, and I had a lot of fun trying to do to that.  The environment was so great, and I really enjoyed talking to the people there.  So here are a few from the fest:

And then I shot the trike races, which was also pretty fun.

I was sent to Allison Hill, the worst part of town, to photograph offenders cleaning up the streets...that was quite an experience.

I had to take a portrait of the man below in his garden for a story about him retiring at the end of this year.  After talking to him for a while, I found out that he takes care of his grandchildren a lot because his kids work odd hours in the ER.  He said he's looking forward to spending more time with them.  So I asked if I could hang out with him and his grandkids for a bit, and I came back with this.  (I also took the garden pictures, just in case.)  I know it's a bit cheesy, but for some reason I really like this picture.

And then here's a picture from a story about a church restoring it's 100-year-old stain glass windows.  I was getting ready to leave after shooting the workers and I took one last look inside the church, and I looked up, and one of the workers was standing in the window, and it reminded me of Jesus on the cross.  

Let me know what you think!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I finished my story!!  Here are some more pictures from my story and weekly assignments...Hopefully I'll figure out how to post a Soundslides piece on here and I can get it up soon.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Singles from Story

The McClymonts are a family of ten...Jodi and Darlene, plus seven boys and one girl.  I finally started shooting my story on them yesterday, and I absolutely love them!  Here are some singles so far.