Archive for December, 2009

29
Dec
09

HOTlanta Aquarium

I went to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta yesterday.  Aquariums are just too enticing for photographers…

18
Dec
09

Final Project: Electronic Photo J

My completed project for my Electronic Photojournalism class.  Basically a class that sets out to teach us Flash, HTML, FinalCut, and a slew of other multimedia-producing programs.  I did a short project on people that have very late night jobs.  I did 3 little vignettes on three different Columbians that stay up late and then built the Flash interface to present them.  With that, ITS THE END OF THE SEMESTER!

06
Dec
09

Beyond the Broom: Mark Anderson

This is the completed final project for my Staff Photojournalism class.  I had grand ideas for a final project this semester but because of time constraints and a contacts falling through, I was forced to rush for story.  Luckily, I ran into Mark Anderson, a street sweeper for The District area of downtown Columbia.  He has turned his job into one big networking opportunity.  He knows just about every single person in Columbia.  I wanted to tell the story of how his job is much more that just sweeping the sidewalks.  Like he told me the first day I met him, “This job is less about sweeping and more about going around and messing with people.”

04
Dec
09

Let the Broom Be Your Guide

A few stills from my final project in my Staff Photojournalism class.  The entire multimedia package and a story description to come in a later post:

02
Dec
09

The Taxidermist

My final submission for the Columbia Missourian’s photo column, “Boone Life: Beginnings.”  I went to the Woodland Wonders Taxidermy studio east of Columbia and hung out with Curt Shahan for a few hours.  Must say, I didn’t know much about taxidermy coming into this, but I do now.  You can see the article I wrote for it on the Missourian’s website as well.

01
Dec
09

Even more football… Last one, I promise

I photographed my last Mizzou football game this weekend at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.  Mizzou took on Kansas in the Border Showdown.  It couldn’t have been a more exciting game.  A safety and a last-minute field goal got Mizzou the 41-39 win over KU.  A good way to end the season.  So, we will do this blog post a little different and only post one action photo.  Since there seemed to be an obscene amount of celebrating so I am mostly posting the jubilation shots.

MU wide receiver Danario Alexander, left, throws out an arm to get past KU safety Phillip Strozier, right, during the first quarter of the Tigers’ game against the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

MU wide receiver Jerrell Jackson is hoisted up by teammates in the end zone after running for a 37-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the  Tigers’ win over the Kansas Jayhawks.

Missouri defensive end Brian Coulter celebrates after the Tigers sacked Kansas quarterback Todd Ressel to score a safety in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

Jerod Kempter, Jeff Adkins, and Aaron Francis celebrate after Missouri sacked Kansas quarterback Todd Ressel to score a safety in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

After kicking the winning field goal with only seconds left on the clock, MU’s Grant Ressel is hoisted up by teammates and carried across the field to celebrate the Tigers’ win over the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

MU’s Rell Lewis shows off the drum that is awarded to the winner of the Missouri vs. Kansas game following the Tigers’ win against the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday.