Monday, July 28, 2008

Habitat for Humanity

I'll put some more out takes up. There is only I really like but the damn reporter happened to be in my way... ohh well. But non the less the first two images ran in the Midland Daily. The third is an outtake.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ohh my....

Sometimes I feel like I don't know how to tell the story. Maybe I just don't know what the story is. I shot this ROCKs the park thing for Midland and it consisted of a lot of amazing moments but do they tell the story? I don't know. There was a lot of families, a lot of sitting on the grass and climbing on dad. There was a lot of band playing and a lot of just people sitting so I did what I could. Does it work? I don't know. There are a ton more photos from this weekend to come just thought I would give you guys a glimpse of what I have been up to. But now I'm off to relax for the rest of the night.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Burned out

I've been to busy with things lately. Not enough time to shoot, not enough passion, or drive right now. I'm so busy juggling my personal life, work, weddings, my other job, feelance stuff, unpacking, and some where in between trying to have a social life and sleep that making photo has taken a back seat. I'm afraid I have lost the eye, the touch, the passion; something doesn't feel right and I hope I can fix it.

These are my friends Norm and Chris. Amazing, amazing people. They used to be in a band called Versa. Chris is going to be a doctor; Norm a millionaire retiree by age 28. (No joke) So the story is they got together this weekend to jam and play some music and stood around and took a few photos.

This is Laura and her sister. Don't know what it is about this picture but it reminds me of being a child. Laura is the girlfriend of Chris. Chris and Norm rocked out in Laura's parents giant garage/barn. There were so many photos to take on that farm. They were every where I looked, but I couldn't bring myself to click the shutter and make the photo. I want to go back now because I regret not take the opportunity.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The masks we hide behind

I could right something witty here, but I'm tired. So what I will say is I miss New Orleans and everything about it. The food, the people, the smell, the shops, the weirdness, the beauty and just the city in general. This is a photo from my spring break. The photo was taken in a gift shop in the French Quarter with a sign hanging on the wall to please not take photographs of the masks..... oooppps!

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Departure

As tired as I am and as much as I have complained and moaned about this week I honestly hate leaving.

This job is tiring, we don't get payed, the food is not very good, but the feeling I get inside from all of this makes it worth it.

There will be tons more to come and many stories to share.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Camp Quality 2008

Maybe the reason I do Camp Quality is a little selfish, but there are different types of selfishness and I think this falls into the later category. The selfishness I experience at Camp Quality is when I come here, I come here to learn about myself. The experience here reminds me how much I take things for granted in my life. I use this place as a reality check for myself and at the same time volunteer my time to make photos and memories for those come here.

Meet Klevis. He is a young child who has experience and survived more in his short few years on Earth than you and I have combined. I met Klevis last summer here at camp, he was a sickly child, who who couldn't walk on his own. Klevis NEVER smiled, mostly because he was often tired and in pain so this photo is was extremely special to his mother and his companion. Most importantly I want to note that I remember him being extremely upset at the fact he didn't have hair like the rest of the kids; via the reason for the hat nearly over his ears in this photo. Klevis received his last chemotherapy treatment on his last day of camp in 2007.

Meet Klevis 2008, with hair, and winning at life and UNO. Amazing how things change in a year. I see so many children here who have completely turned around physically, mentally and socially. Klevis is a great example of how to not let life take you down with it. Klevis raises his hands in joy. "All done, I win."