A Pre-Teen’s Ball

In the grand ballroom of the Austin Country Club a crowd of pre-teen boys and girls lightly hold each other’s shoulders and waists and move to the classic music of the waltz. The dancers’ lanky limbs maintain a safe distance from the opposite sex while everyone tries not to step on any toes. Girls are […]

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SXSW 2015 in Photos

South by Southwest is over and done. The crowds are gone. The traffic is better. My sleep pattern is coming back. And my lower back is destroyed. It’s hard to recap a week where Miley Cyrus sprayed me with champagne through a squirt gun and Big Sean tripped over me while trying to get off […]

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So these photos have nothing to do with each other, except that I had a photo pipe dream that the Boy Scouts parade would somehow wander over to the Undie Run and I’d get a great reaction shot. It never happened, so now I’m just mashing the photos together. It was a good day for some […]

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Sight Unseen

Though I’ve produced quite a few videos over the years, I feel like I’m still new to the medium. Before my advanced video class this fall, I had always approached video as just an extension of my stills—which is probably why I always hated my videos. I decided during the class to get rid of […]

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Austin’s Paranormal Investigators

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 […]

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A Watery Dry Creek

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.

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Deep-Fried in the Heart of Texas

At the Texas State Fair it is probably more surprising you can pet a zebra than eat one, deep-fried and covered with bacon on a stick.

The fair is everyone’s chance to live in mythological America. Everything is comically large because things are supposed to be comically large. The skies are almost too blue; the best-in-show sheep too white. Even the rabbits are gluttonous but still adorable.

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