Thursday, November 27, 2008
I shot a bunch of different ideas for an illustration that was to represent youth, and how their eating and exercising habits effect their health. This is my favorite of the day. I will include the others later. I would like to shout out to my homey, Shaminder, for his brilliant mind and his lovely assistance today. And my homegirl Ally, for calming me down when I thought I was going to launch a computer through a wall.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Since I have been in Midland, a family has really taken me under their wing. Whether it is watching movies or Sunday afternoon lunch, the Senor family has been extremely generous to include me in their life.
With the death of my last grandparent and my cousins already starting their own families, I realized that Scroggins family gatherings are now a thing of the past.
The Senors are going to be traveling this Thanksgiving week, and are leaving their middle son, Andrew, behind. They decided to cook Thanksgiving dinner today, so that they could all eat together. And I had a seat at their table.
So, in light of Thanksgiving, as cheesey as this may be, I am thankful for the Senors and the other families and individuals out there that put trust in a stranger, and aren't just thankful, but giving as well.
This is Andrew and Pita before Thanksgiving dinner today.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
There are just times where you have to laugh at what life brings. My D3 managed to crap out, so I have been using my D200. Of course, it seems like all of my assignments have been low light situations. Note: High School lit football fields, and a D200 are a challenging combination! Saturday I had one assignment to knock out before I left for Detroit. It was a Chinese Cultural Festival at the Midland Center for the Arts. I had two to three hours to get some rockin' photos and then be on my way. In good humor, the electricity was out at the Center for the Arts.... there was electricity in every other building in Midland, it just happened to be out at the one place I had to shoot. Sometimes I get a kick out of making the best of what I got. We all need an extra challenge every once and a while. So I made the choice to leave my flash in the car and utilize what was given to me. Two photos, that were more storytelling, ran in the paper, but this one happened to be my favorite.