My paper, the Amarillo Globe-News, publishes a football magazine annually. This year I was given the task of shooting all the new material for the magazine. I pitched a light painting theme for the inside spread, and here are a few of the photos which we used.
This is William Harmon, who along with his twin brother Luke, was diagnosed with autism at a young age. I am currently working on a story about the boys. Their mother, Alicia, has been very helpful and open in the entire process, which I greatly appreciate. I hope that with this story, I can show people even a small snippet of the boy’s lives. No completion date yet, right now I’m simply enjoying the chance I’m getting to spend with these two great kids.
I had the priviledge of covering the funeral services for Cactus volunteer firefighter Elias Jaquez in Dumas, Texas this week. Jaquez died April 20th from injuries he suffered while fighting a wildfire on April 9th in Moore County. Hundreds of people attended the services. A funeral procession was led by nearly 100 fire serives vehicles that came to be part of the honor gaurd, some units which traveled from as far away as California.
I can remember being a college student and always hearing fellow photographers talking about doing a ride-along assignment. I never really attempted to do in while in school, but I can admit that I was always a little intrigued. I have done 3 ride alongs since I have been here in Amarillo. The first was with an APD officer, the second was with a Game Warden, and the most recent was with Potter County's Precinct 2 Constable Morice Jackson. They have all been completely different, some more exciting then others. I think I learned that you basically have to shoot everything you can while on the trip, because you may not see anything super exciting, but at least you will come back with something.
I am currently working as a staff photographer for the Amarillo Globe-News. This blog contains anything that Ive shot that has sparked my interest, or simply something Ive enjoyed shooting.
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