Sunday, November 25, 2012

Strobes at Jazz Game

Here's what happens when the NBA photographers strobes fire at the same time as my shutter.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Balloons for Donaven

Our nephew/cousin Donaven would have been five years old today. These balloons are sent up with love to honor his birthday and his memory. We love you Donaven!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Colors

I always get lots of calls for family portraits in the fall, for good reason since the fall colors are a popular backdrop for families. This is Courtney and Darsi and their cute family during an outing at Ogden Canyon.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Boxing Page

Designing pages obviously forces you to spend more time in front of a computer screen. At OKespañol where I work, the staff is small and most of us wear many different hats to output the paper. The silver lining is that if I see an opportunity to create something different, it's very easy to implement.

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

Moosehorn 2012

Here's one of my favorites from the 2012 Annual Moosehorn Reunion. Good times, and good Mentos/Diet Coke fun were had by all!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ogden Grass Fire

I was headed to the grocery store and came upon this grass fire which was dangerously close to the back yards of several homes near 31st and Jackson. Residents rushed to watch the commotion, including the guy posing with his beverage.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

BYU Wins Rugby Championship

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

Bike to Work

I covered a story about four of the local mayors leading a group of cyclists during "Bike to Work Day." Here's a self portrait but you can see more photos HERE Enjoy!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Seeing Lemons

I shot these photos for a story we did on some of the home remedies using lemons. Thanks ladies!! These turned out WAY better than I expected!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Monterrey Pueblo

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

Las Catrinas

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

Perry Family Picture

Heidi P. and her lovely family at their new home in O-Town. Whooop Whoop!! Welcome to paradise!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ogden UTA Bus Wreck

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

From the Archive...

Here is one from the archive of an assignment I had to shoot a group of hispanic men in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, without showing faces of course. On the book it says Los Doce Pasos, or The Twelve Steps.

Monday, March 5, 2012

More Prep Hoops

Here's a few more from the high school basketball tournament. Riverton beat my alma mater, the Vikings in what seemed like 2 games long. It was actually double overtime but WOW, what a game!

Latinos in Action

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

Boys Basketball...Football?

Not sure whether to call this an interception or a foul on the shot. Which sport is this again?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bob's Vertical Challenge

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.

Thursday, February 23, 2012