The Fall 2013 Gazette Photo Staff in the old studio at the building on 30 S. Prospect Street, Colorado Springs, CO. Clockwise from the top. Myself, Christian Murdock, Michael Ciaglo, Jerilee Bennett, and Mark Reis.
For 127 days I lived in Colorado Springs. For 115 of those I worked my heart out for The Gazette in Colorado Springs, CO. For 127 days I spent time away from home, from my girlfriend, from my family, from my loved ones, from my cats. But it’s been one of the most amazing opportunities and experiences of my life, to date. Continue reading
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) reels in a pass for a touchdown over Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster (36).
I made my trek up to Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the final home game of 2013 for The Denver Broncos with fellow Gazette photographer Christian Murdock. What started off with a big statement from the Broncos in the beginning of the first quarter, turned into one heckuva disappointing game. It was tough making pictures with little to no real action at the game, but who doesn’t love a challenge? More rectangles after the jump. Continue reading
Colorado Springs Police Officer Katherin Benoit stands for a portrait at the pool at Schlessman Natatorium at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, November 25, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)
November was a pretty busy month for me. I feel so blessed for all of the opportunities I’ve been given. Mark, my boss, also allowed me a week off to go to The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. There I met a whole gaggle of amazing student photographers and met some of the photographers I look up to. More on that in another post.
November was filled with portraits, prep sports, college sports, and just amazing opportunities. I can’t stress enough how amazing an internship this is, how amazing the staff are, and how amazing this town and its people are. Please enjoy a look through my month’s work. (40 images after the jump.) Continue reading
Runners, run past the Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park during the 2nd Annual Waldo Waldo 5k Run in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado on Sunday, October 27, 2013. An estimated 2,874 runners participated in the event, and proceeds will go to the restoration and maintenance of Waldo Canyon and other parks, trails and open spaces in Colorado Springs. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)
Just wrapped up Week 9 at The Gazette. What started out as a rough week shooting a socce match that ran down to the wire (with a remote shot of the winning goal that wasn’t of the best quality. more on that in another blog post) and my first ever hockey game (Air Force Falcons v Canisius) followed by the Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races in Manitou Springs. Things did pick up after that. I shot the 2nd Annual Waldo Waldo 5K and two homecomings, with one group of soldiers coming home from Afghanistan. Yet, as I haplessly watch as the weeks blow by me, and my internship here at the Gazette will come to an end I can’t help by feel so blessed. Continue reading
Runners, exhausted from their run after exiting the chute after competing in the Boys 5A race at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Thursday, October 17, 2013
Week 8 just wrapped up and here are some of my favorite frames that I made this week. Shot more XC at Monument Valley Park, where Katie Reinsberger totally blasted away the competition finishing almost a minute ahead of the next runner (not to mention, she wasn’t even really exhausted after the race. that girl can run.) Photographed a homecoming of soldiers at Fort Carson, who spent 9 months in Kuwait. Also met Michelle Malkin and her family. Photographed her daughter, Veronica for an upcoming “Family” section piece on Veronica’s online store, Marbleous Nails. All in all, it’s been a pretty fun week. Looking forward to whats to come. Continue reading
Disassembled Gear Bag. 2x 5D3, 28mm, 50mm, 85mm, 580EXII, ThinkTank Retrospective 5 and misc stuff.
Gear is all relative. When I first dove into photography, I recall seeing threads and peoples blog posts dedicated to the ‘Canon vs. Nikon’ ‘debate’. Using the term debate describes it barely. I believe its more akin to male animals trying to size up each others genitals. When it boils down to it, wether it be Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Leica, or Fuji…they are all just tools photographers use to create images. I digress. Typically as a freelancer I always pack a specific set of gear with me for my assignments. Most of the time I carry a specific kit. See my previous post about what I carried with me during the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Since starting at the Gazette, I’ve really parsed down the amount of gear I carry. Continue reading
A woman is framed by pull up bars at Memorial Park.
Stick a fork in week 7. It’s done. Drove out to an assignment in Cripple Creek, shot a pretty cool race. Beautiful fall colors have come in, and will soon be replaced by white gold, which will make Skiers really happy. Enjoy the rectangles from week vii at The Gazette! Continue reading
KRCC presents This American Life’s Ira Glass at Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
WBEZ’s This American Life is perhaps one of my favorite radio shows on NPR. NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations. KRCC, the local NPR station here in Colorado Springs, which covers a part of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, brought the shows host and producer, Ira Glass, to Pikes Peak Center for a show last night. Mr. Glass talked about some of the work they do on the show, and their approach to journalism and at the heart of what they do, Story Telling. While Mr. Glass and his teams approach is distinctly suited to that of radio, a lot of what they do can be applied to visual storytelling. It was a night filled with laughs and filled with inspiration. More images after the jump. Continue reading
Fall Colors on the road to Crested Butte, Colorado on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
Truth be told. I’ve never experienced the changing of the seasons. Fall is here and the Colorado is starting to be bathed in beautiful golden color. That, and it’s been getting kinda chilly. On my day off, last week, I decided to take a day trip out to Crested Butte, CO. Crested Butte is a Home Rule Municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado with an estimated population somewhere in the vacinity of 1,500. A former coal mining town, it’s called by some, “the last great Colorado ski town.” It’s a destination for skiing, mountain biking, and a variety of outdoor activities. Continue reading
Multiple families were displaced from their homes at The Retreat at Austin Bluffs Apartment Complex after an apartment fire that started on Sunday night in The Retreat at Austin Bluffs Apartment Complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Week VI proved to be quite the exciting week. A fire at an apartment complex displaced multiple families, The 2013 Fall Series started, with a race at Monument Valley Park, which included a portion of the course going up and through Monument Creek, and a Homecoming of Soliders to Ft. Carson just to name a few. More rectangles after the jump! Continue reading