Everything within me wants to start this post with a Ghostbusters reference, but I’ll refrain. The other night I followed around a team of paranormal investigators as they crept around a downtown nightclub that the owner suspects is “haunted.” They brought energy rocks. And a knife. And a spray bottle of holy water. There was also […]Read More Austin’s Paranormal Investigators
Rollingwood Police Officer Josh Odom stands on the edge of Dry Creek on a dreary rain-soaked afternoon.
“This weather sucks,” Odom, 25, mumbles.
The spray from passing vehicle tires adds to the steady stream of water flowing into the creek. The quiet whoosh of water begins to run through the storm drains flowing north beneath Bee Caves Road.
“It doesn’t take much for this thing to get going,” Odom says, pointing at the silver tubes spewing rainwater into the creek.Read More A Watery Dry Creek
AUSTIN, TX – It’s 7:29 a.m. and the Route 19 Metrobus is five minutes late. “Just in time,” Capital Metro bus driver John Evans says to a passenger who sprinted to board the bus. When the doors rotate closed, overcast light from the morning sunrise competes with the dim fluorescent bulbs inside the bus. The morning […]Read More Lonely Buses in the Lone Star Capital
Second week in Ghana. Spent a few days in Bolgatanga, which is in the Northern region. Had the opportunity to meet local tribal elders before climbing their sacred hills…we also stopped in some local markets to pick up fabric to make traditional Ghanian clothing. We head to Mole National Park tomorrow morning for a safari.Read More Ghana Week 2
What better place to watch the USA take on Ghana in a World Cup grudge match than at a local outdoor viewing party in Accra, Ghana? This was my first World Cup viewing experience outside the US and it didn’t disappoint. The energy was tense and exciting and full of blaring horns. Besides the atmosphere, you couldn’t ask for […]Read More USA vs. Ghana World Cup 2014
For the second year in a row I got to cover the Wisconsin state football tournament at Camp Randall for Gannett Wisconsin. Shooting state tournaments, especially football, is always a good time, and returning to my alma mater to do it isn’t so bad either. It was nice to see some familiar photog faces out […]Read More Best of State Football
Shooting Friday night football is generally fun, although by the end of the season, each game gets pretty routine. Show up 30 minutes early, grab a fan photo here, cheerleader photo there, team huddle photo over there. Then the game starts…get a good shot of the quarterback, running back, top player, etc. It’s like following […]Read More Friday Night (No) Lights
One of my favorite photoblogs to follow is The Image Deconstructed (seriously, check it out). In a somewhat blatant attempt to emulate their post structure, I’m going to break down some photos from yesterday’s state cross country meet. Hopefully you’ll find it interesting to see how certain photos come to be, and the context surrounding […]Read More Cross Country Deconstructed
What started as a miserably soggy day turned out to be a pretty solid game, both in terms of the Packers winning and me getting photos that I like (I don’t know which one is more important, but for the sake of my job, probably the latter). A good number of plays came my way […]Read More Packers vs. Washington
I experienced a part of Wisconsin (and its people) that I had only heard about in the folklore stories of Northwoods’ shenanigans when I covered hog wrestling in Twin Bridge, Wis., yesterday. The event in itself is already odd — teams of four compete against the clock to wrestle a pig, pick it up and […]Read More Hog Wrestling at Caldron Falls Bar