Sunday, December 21, 2008

Street Vibes

Shot a few images for an independent monthly here in Cincinnati, "Street Vibes."

It was very cold in the queen city today... and ive been waiting very impatiently for my first batch of film to be developed from a new project. Im feeling ready to head back to Athens...

I added to my "Man and Land" series on my website.

Just in case you have an affinity for very cute tiny animals, this is for you:

Robert Frank, The Americans

I stumbled onto this short interview by Philip Gefter of the NYTimes with photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank. Its worth spending a few minutes with it.


(c) Robert Frank

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bush Welcomes Obama to White House

I would love to know how their conversation goes today...


Obama first met Bush in 2004, taken from The Audacity of Hope:

"Obama!" he said, shaking my hand. "Come here and meet Laura. Laura, you remember Obama. We saw him on TV during election night. Beautiful family. And that wife of yours - that's one impressive lady."

"We both got better than we deserve, Mr. President," I said, shaking the First Lady's hand and hoping that I'd wiped any crumbs off my face.

The president turned to an aide nearby, who squirted a big dollop of hand sanitizer in the president's hand.

"Want some?" the president asked. "Good stuff. Keeps you from getting colds." Not wanting to seem unhygienic, I took a squirt.

"Come over here for a second," he said, leading me off to one side of the room.

"You know," he said quietly, "I hope you don't mind me giving you a piece of advice."

"Not at all, Mr. President." He nodded. "You've got a bright future," he said. "Very bright. But I've been in this town a while and, let me tell you, it can be tough. When you get a lot of attention like you've been getting, people start gunnin' for ya. And it won't necessarily just be coming from my side, you understand. From yours, too. Everybody'll be waiting for you to slip. Know what I mean? So watch yourself."

"Thanks for the advice, Mr. President."

"All right. I gotta get going. You know, me and you got something in common."

"What's that?" "We both had to debate Alan Keyes. That guy's a piece of work, isn't he?"

I laughed, and as we walked to the door I told him a few stories from the campaign.

It wasn't until he had left the room that I realized I had briefly put my arm over his shoulder as we talked -- an unconscious habit of mine, but one that I suspected might have made many of my friends, not to mention the Secret Service agents in the room, more than a little uneasy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

WEBSITE Finally!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Photo Essay Affects Powell

The photo Powell mentioned has to be this image by Platon that ran in The New Yorker last month:

"I feel strongly about this particular point because of a picture I saw in a magazine. It was a photo essay about troops who were serving in Iraq and Afganistan. And one picture at the tail end of this photo essay was a mother in Arlington Cemetry, and she had her head on the headstone of her son's grave. And as the picture focused in, you could see the writing on the headstone. And it gave his awards, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, showed that he died in Iraq, gave his date of birth, date of death. He was 20 years old. And then at the very top of the headstone, it didn't have a Christian Cross. It didn't have a Star of David. It had a crescent and a star of the Islamic faith. And his name was Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan. And he was an American."

Go to 4:45.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

60th Anniversary - Declaration of Human Rights

Check this out:

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

{ Athens, Ohio } Miguel.

Some photos of my buddy Miguel from this weekend.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

{ Golden, CO } Green Mountain Fire.

Digging stuff up for CPOY>....

Friday, September 19, 2008

{ Logan, Ohio } Demolition Derby.

The assignment was to shoot an event with 100 frames. Here is what I did at the ol' demo derby.

{ Athens, Ohio }

Sunday, September 14, 2008