Monday, August 27

epic weekend at the local balloon invitational. editor's note** this post contains gratuitous layers of content-slim color.

three days of getting up at 5am payed off with a media flight. woo-hoo. i love my job. finished an audioslideshow from that trip today. spending four days with the aeronauts was exhausting. i now know random facts about wind speed, pibals, envelopes and propane.

and lastly, my view after our sideways landing. "gimmie that camera, i got a shot for you!"

by the end of four days i knew quite a few people out on the field. it's nice when people refer to me by name instead of "media girl."

this small town atmosphere will be an interesting experience. i've already run into people i've shot on assignment elsewhere in the community, and i've only been here a month. that never happened when i worked in bigger markets. i'm interested to see how this will play into my work, what stories it might bring me to tell.

Wednesday, August 22

long time, many miles.

this summer was amazing. i'm still getting adjusted to my new digs here in columbia, missouri. as of the first of august i'm a staff photographer for the columbia daily tribune. and that's full-time, people. the internship train has made it's final stop. i have to rethink a name for this blog and post a huge update of images and links.

for now here are links to my final projects at poynter back in july. click on the photo to link to stories.

i found a group for young fathers in st. petersburg that helps its members find resources and stay active in their kids lives.

for my last week of the fellowship i really wanted to tell a more intimate story. i had been to many events but i wanted to get deeper with the people at those events. scott and emilie were a father/daughter duo at the softball game from the previous week. i spent a few days with them and fell in love with their small family.