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Another School Year

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while (I know, I know, you were all crying yourselves to sleep). But, since driving home from Reno I have been busy moving in, going to meetings, and getting back into another year of grad school. This semester I will be working for the Columbia Missourian so once I get into that groove, I’ll start to post new images.

In the mean time, here are a couple of random shots from the summer that I never posted.  The first one is from an assignment I went down to Las Vegas to shoot.  It was for a story on a local kid who plays for a summer basketball team in Las Vegas and is being recruited by a few different schools.  The next two photos are of the “Hot August Nights” classic car show that ran for a week in Reno.  Its one of the biggest car shows in the country and people drive in from across the country to attend.

Pre Game StretchThe Las Vegas Prospects basketball team stretches behind the bleachers before a game at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday, July 23, 2009. (© John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)

HANCruiseSat_10_blogA classic Chevrolet Corvette cruises by a line of spectators along Virginia Street in downtown Reno, Nev., Saturday, August 8, 2009 during the Hot August Nights Controlled Cruise. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)

HANCruiseSat_01_blogJeff Oberg of Toledo, Wash. is reflected in the rear view mirror of his 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport as he cruises down Virginia Street during the Hot August Nights Controlled Cruise in downtown Reno, Nev., Saturday, August 8, 2009. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)


When CEO’s know how to have fun

I must say, when I am handed an assignment to shoot a CEO for a “Reno’s Most Influential People” article, I am sort of intimidated.  I’m not really sure why, but when I hear CEO, I think of a boring portrait shot of a guy in a suit who barely has time for me.  Luckily, when I shot David LaPlante, CEO of Twelve Horses (a “relationship marketing and messaging company”), I got quite the opposite.  David is definitely not your typical CEO as you will find in the accompanying article.  It was actually his idea to meet at a night club instead of his office and it was his idea to shoot the photo standing under the deer antlers.  I had thought about putting him under the antlers, but I immediately dismissed the idea– what CEO would want to have his picture on the front page of the business section with deer antlers coming out of his head?? The answer– David LaPlante.  Definitely a cool guy:

David LaPlante Captains of Industry

David LaPlante Captains of Industry

David LaPlante Captains of Industry


Sitting through graduation…. five times

This weekend, all the Washoe County public schools graduated.  If you thought sitting through your own graduation was boring, try sitting through FIVE of them.  This is how I spent Friday evening and all day Saturday.  Actually, it wasn’t all that bad.  At least all that time gave me opportunities to explore the gym and the different lighting opportunities:

Reed GraduationReed High School graduate Kacey Fye takes a moment to celebrate on stage after receiving his diploma during graduation ceremonies at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV Friday, June 5, 2009.  Fye then took another moment to celebrate by doing a back flip in the aisle. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal).

Reed GraduationReed High School student Amelia Penton, top, chose to wear a different pair of matching shoes to her graduation Friday.  “Everyone knows I like penguins,” she said.  “I’m wanting to go out with a bang.” (© John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)

Graduation_blog_04Galena High School Valedictorian Amanda Hartman, right, peeks out from behind the stage curtain shortly before the start of Saturday’s graduation ceremony at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV June 6, 2009.John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)

Wooster High School GraduationA Wooster High School graduate gets a hug from Principal Debra Biersdorff after receiving her diploma during graduation ceremonies Saturday, June 6, 2009 at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV. (© John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)

Reed GraduationReed High School graduate Ivor Harvey does a impromptu celebration dance after receiving his diploma during graduation ceremonies at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno Friday.  “I just thought of it last second,” he said. (© John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)


Schoooooooool’s Out for the Summer

This picture was for an assignment about the school year winding down in Reno this week and some of the things different schools were doing in the final week.  I went to the Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School, which was holding a student-run end of the year talent show.

End of School Sierra Nevada AcademySierra Nevada Academy seventh grader Florencio Lagunte, top, rehearses his skateboard tricks Monday, June 1, 2009 for a group of students and Principal Kim Regan, right, in preparation for the school’s end-of-year talent show this Wednesday (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)


First day at work

My first day at the Reno Gazette-Journal was Monday.  After days of driving, I finally made it to Reno and got off to a quick start.  I covered Memorial Day at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, NV as well as the Reno Aces (our minor league baseball team and feeder team for the Arizona Diamondbacks) game against Oklahoma City.  Here are my two favorites from the day.

20090525_MemorialDayVeteransCemetery_159_BLOGMichel Minaberry places a flag on his mother’s memorial at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fallon, NV Monday.  Minaberry’s mother, Nancy, relayed secret messages as a cryptographer during the Korean War, but her family remembers her for her laugh.  “She had a laugh that nobody could miss,” Minaberry said. (© John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)

Aces vs. Oklahoma CityThe Reno Aces run onto the field to congratulate teammate Josh Whitesell, far right, after he hit the walk-off single that scored the winning run in the Aces’ 5-4 victory over the Oklahoma City Redhawks on Monday at Aces Ballpark.  It was the Aces’ fourth straight win. (© John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)

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