Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rock for a Cause

I shot rock for a cause about a week ago and I feel like I've been holding onto these photos forever, the article got pushed back like 3 times...crazy. The article was about a new class for managing and promoting rock bands and the students had to organize a show for charity which i think is really cool. I want to take the class myself.

Anyway. This is was happy accident. I wish that I could get light like this when I try but unfortunately i can only get it when i mess up... go figure. I should really work on that. This is the lead singer of a Lansing band Know Lyfe, Alfonso Civile. They weren't half bad, Ryan would have really like them.

This one isn't very good but i thought that it was cool anyway. Sometimes I just get bored at photo shoots and take pictures of things that I like but i know will never end up in the paper.

I went to the fair today... more to come.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Today I met people that are probably going to need a tetanus shot in the near future. However, they were pretty cool, their family was visiting Michigan for the first time from Mexico and they were all really nice, which i appreciate. Oh feature, how you toy with my emotions.

Kevin Wille, 15, of East Lansing stands in the Red Cedar River on Thursday while his uncle Juan Martinez holds up a crayfish that Wille caught in the river. Martinez said that in Mexico they eat crayfish with a little lemon and salt.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Trash Can Style

Despite my recent plague, I shot SN Style on Sunday and it was actually a lot of fun. I think that maybe I should complain as much as I did for this assignment for all of my assignments because the ones that I dread often turn out pretty alright. This photo didn't show off enough of his outfit but anyone that is willing to climb into a trash can for me is definitely alright in my book.

Journalism senior Zach McCune says that his clothing reflects his personality because of its exuberance. He bought his entire outfit at Volunteers of America, except for his shoes which he bought at Scavenger Hunt on Grand River Ave.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Independence Day

I finished my living city last night, it’s not the best but I worked really hard on it so you should check it out. The other day I started to add up the amount of time that one spends on a living city that hardly anyone watches and it made me feel a tiny bit discouraged. Shooting time alone was over 24 hours I think and it doesn’t help that it takes me forever to edit. Its worth it somehow though but I don’t want to think about it any more.
The moral is that now I finally have time to blog about the vacation weekend. Ryan and I went up north for his birthday. I love up north… I think it is such a uniquely Michigan thing. I don’t think that people in other states have an area that covers half the state and still qualifies as a single place. I think that I will have to do a survey.
On the drive up I was looking out the window, smushing my head against the window to try to see the sky (Ryan needs a moonroof) and I realized a very silly thing about myself… I forgot how many stars there were. You can see so many of them, thousands in a single glance. When you go up north you can always see the stars, it’s one of my favorite things. It makes me want to drive way up north to the top of the U.P., park the car, and get out and just lay down and look at the stars for hours. The only things that are stopping me are ridiculous gas prices, lack of time, and my fear of crazed woodsmen, serial killers and that whole “no one can hear you scream thing”. Maybe one day… after I buy a tazer.

Ryan tried to light his little sister on fire after blowing out his birthday candles... he is a little frightening sometimes.

I also discovered that I really like boats. This is Harbor Springs before the fireworks. Across the bay is Petoskey and those houses in the middle are all owned by insanely rich people. One of them belongs to the Kodak family.

This is the barge that they shot the fireworks off from. I think that it would be so cool to be able to hang out on it while they were shooting them off. I thought that the light was pretty too.

Barge in action.

I think that fireworks are almost as pretty as the stars.