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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Like all photo assignments, I was looking for some nice moments with this boxer. But I was also thinking of ways to shoot it that would give me some unique design options. In this case, it worked out fairly well. I was able to shoot the story and design the page in a way that added lots of color.
What do you think? I'd love your feedback, if you feel so inclined.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I shot my first rugby match ever and it might be my new favorite sport to photograph. It features tons of action, the clock doesn't stop every play, there are no helmets to cover the players' faces and there's lots of scoring. It likely won't play well in the U.S. world of TV contracts and ad revenue, since the clock only stops for an injury or at halftime. It's definitely worth watching, or shooting, whenever you have the chance.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
This woman lives in a very tiny village called El Mesquite in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. We traveled to this small town with one of the state legislators as he was going to find out the concerns of some of his constituents regarding immigrant labor in the United States. It was humbling to see the poverty and meager circumstances these people lived with.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Here are a few photos of models Iriana and Sofia Rodriguez, (they're not related), dressed as "Catrinas" Below is an explanation of what they are. They were dressed this way at the introduction of an art exhibit by Paula Montes in Provo.
“La Catrina” was created by the lithographer and printer José Guadalupe Posada on zinc etching around 1910 as an illustration for a “calavera”, a satirical verse related to the death of an important person. The leaflet was named by Posada, “La Calavera Garbancera.” Garbancera described a person who was ashamed of his Indian origins and imitated the French culture, just as all the upper class members did at that time in Mexico. The verses of the calavera said: those who today are garbanceras full of make up, tomorrow will be deformed skulls.
In 1948, Diego Rivera, who considered Posada his artistic father, made the mural: “Sueño de una tarde dominical en la alameda” (Dream of a Sunday afternoon in the Alameda park), in which he [painted Posada in the middle of the masterpiece holding hands with the Calavera Garbancera. Rivera not only painted the Garbancera dressed up by also named her “La Catrina.” Catrina is slang for elegant or well dressed and refers to rich people.
Thanks to Diego Rivera, the Skeleton Lady became an iconic image in Mexico’s culture and is traditionally used in the Day of the Dead celebrations Novermber 1st and 2nd, especially in urban areas. Posada and later Rivera, captured in the skeleton lady, the intimate relationship Mexicans have with death.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Just got back from the scene of an accident involving a UTA bus, a Jeep and a home on the corner of 25th and Harrison. I was told there were no life threatening injuries so hopefully that's the case. I have often wondered why there is no traffic signal on this intersection, especially with it being a main line for several UTA routes.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
I recently photographed a huge group of latino students involved in a group called, Latinos in Action. They go around to elementary schools and mentor other latinos who are struggling in school. It's an awesome program and I imagine the kids being tutored will turn around and help others when they are in high school. These kids do a lot of good and it was an honor to shoot their photos.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I had a blast skiing alongside some good friends to raise money for one of the best causes around, the Boy Scouts of America, Trapper Trails Council. I followed the Vikings from JBT Aerotech since they were the only ones wearing costumes. It was definitely Viking weather, which is probably why they did so well.