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!!


Kelsey Sullivan said...

wow! i really like the jesus one. it's pretty cool that you were about to leave, too.

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Kellie Manier said...

Love the last one...really great!