Monday, March 24, 2008

Detroit News Assignment

The bottom photo ran in the Detroit News and the top two were portraits I took but they chose not to run. I'm very proud of these portraits, especially seeing as how I have never taken a lighting class. I would also like to mention that Brandon and Christian are the two nicest kids I have ever met. They both placed at Nationals this weekend and are now All-American wrestlers.

The Sinnott Brothers


I don't get to write in here or update this blog with photos as much as I want. Honestly I don't get to do a lot of things I want to do. School is getting harder and I'm putting less and less effort into it. I love school; I just have a million other things to worry about. I'm constantly dropping school work to work. Which is funny because I still feel broke and I really need to buy new photography equipment. There will be TONS more photos to follow these, but these should give you a feel of what I was doing for the last four days straight. I don't think I have taken so many photos and grown so much .
2008 NCAA Wrestling Tournament in St. Louis

Monday, March 10, 2008

Spring Break to Present

The Essence of Jessica
Jessica's favorite place to eat (Russ's) in Grand Haven and her favorite soup. It is an old school Dutch restaurant jokingly know as "Heavens waiting room." (Because of all the old people) I told Jessica if they don't die waiting, the food will kill them.

Homemade Pizza

I made breakfast, Jessica made dinner. Both were badass. As you can see I didn't do much for spring break which is ok with me because I just wanted to relax.

Goodnight, I'm off to sleep.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

MPPA 2008 Part Two

This photo was taken by J. Kyle Keener himself. For those of you not in the photo world, he is a god among students and professionals.

Now that I have some what caught up on my sleep I'm willing to share some more photo's and stories with.

What is MPPA?
MPPA is an acronym if you didn't guess by now for Michigan Press Photographers Association.

In short is a conference/competition where once a year all of the MPPA members get together. The competition is judged by three judges who sit in a darkroom with a giant projector screen and go through all of the photo's and work submited. It is a long yet exciting process.

Then at night the photog's are unleashed throughout the hotel and we do crazy stuff like have portfolio critique's, and set up a photo studio.

We even take on young children in basketball.

And we even stand around in circles in take photo's of each other.

No matter what we do though it, it is guaranteed to be a good time, and a great experience. I met some many people who taught me a lot over a three day period. I feel rejuvenated and inspired to keep doing to what I'm doing.
Thanks all.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

MPPA 2008

So much to say and edit. MPPA 2008 was awesome and the best thing I have ever done. I met some of the most amazing people, and learned so much about everything. Bedtime is calling, and more will come tomorrow.