A woman is framed by pull up bars at Memorial Park.

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

This American Life's Ira Glass

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.

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.

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

Members of group Chalet Dancers perform during the annual Colorado Springs Oktoberfest at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Members of group Chalet Dancers perform during the annual Colorado Springs Oktoberfest at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Another week added to the books. I’m really loving it here in the Springs. Photographed an Oktoberfest celebration in a mall parking lot, met the nicest family, that runs an alpaca ranch, got to scrub in on a live surgery. The places photography has taken me…I’m so lucky to be living my dream. Continue reading

The Sun, at f/22, peeking over the South Gateway Rock at Garden of the Gods National Park.

The Sun, at f/22, peeking over the South Gateway Rock at Garden of the Gods National Park.

“You NEED to go to Garden of the Gods.” is what a good friend of mines, Eugene Tanner, told me one day when we had lunch before I departed for the springs. I had a great week of assignments, finishing off with the Broncos v Raiders, and it was my finally day off, so I did just that. Continue reading

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is sacked by Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) and outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is sacked by Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) and outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

Just wrapped up week four at the Gazette, here in the Springs. What a week it’s been. Met an amazing woman who was given only two years to live after being diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia is still going strong 10 years later. Had the most amazing football game of my short career, and witnessed Colorado educators in action. Enjoy! Continue reading

My Daily Gear

2x 5Dmk3, 24, 50, 135, 300, 1.4x, iPhone, Credentials, Macbook Air 11″

A Version of this post appeared on the webiste JapanCameraHunter.com on November 4, 2012

The past couple months have been pretty amazing. I was fortunate enough to spend some time in New York City, and headed south to cover the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte alongside thousands of other journalists. These were my first conventions, and felt that it went fairly well considering…well…it was my first time covering the national nominating conventions. Continue reading

Flood water gushes out of a manhole cover along Canon Ave near the Cliff House in Downtown Manitou Springs in Manitou Springs, Colorado on Thursday, September 12, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

Flood water gushes out of a manhole cover along Canon Ave near the Cliff House in Downtown Manitou Springs in Manitou Springs, Colorado on Thursday, September 12, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

I’ve never covered a natural disaster like this. These past few days have been pretty hectic. I think I must have worked a bunch of overtime. What with being stuck in Manitou till late one night when i started at 9am that same day. Needless to say, Colorado got hit pretty darn hard by what is described as ‘Biblical Flooding.’ Boulder and much of the northern regions got hit pretty hard. There’s even a small town in northern Colorado, Crook – that has a population of 128, that’s being evacuated as I write this. Continue reading

Color Toss

Participants celebrate after the annual Color Run 5k on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colo. All registration costs from the run will benefit Global Citizen and the Global Poverty Project. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

Yesterday marked my first time shooting a Color Run. Billed as the “Happiest 5k in the world” the Color Run was inspired by events like Disney’s World of Color, Paint Parties, Mud Runs, and Festivals throughout the world such as the Hindu Festival of Holi. Continue reading