Thursday, November 19, 2009

I found Waldo

At a recent Sabres game where the Florida Panthers won 6-2.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

You just scored your first NHL goal...

and this is what it looks like.
Buffalo Sabres prospect Tyler Myers scored the first goal of his NHL career Friday night against the New York Islanders at HSBC Arena in Buffalo. The Sabres won 6-3.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

It was really cold (by Floridian standards)

...when I shot some collegiate football on Saturday. In the shade at UB Stadium it had to have been 45 degrees Fahrenheit. With three more home games left in the season it is the warmest it will get for the remainder of the season.
The Big South Conf. Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs lost to the MAC Buffalo Bulls 40-3. It was pleasing, and settling to finally make some nice features images in UB Stadium - or soon to be ice bowl.

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Buffalo tight end Jesse Rack (82) celebrates after scoring one of his two touchdowns in the second quarter against the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs at UB Stadium in Buffalo, NY.

Buffalo offensive lineman Andrew West (72) greets fans while entering UB Stadium before a game against the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs in Buffalo, NY.

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Gardner-Webb Bulldogs cornerback Darren Rogers (15) approaches quarterback Stan Doolittle (8) toward the end of fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bulls at UB Stadium in Buffalo, NY.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Buffalo Sabres Opening Night

I apologize for abandoning the blog since heading up to Buffalo. I have been working on occasion, mostly covering Sabres hockey and U. at Buffalo Bulls football.
I have carried my camera around Buffalo since arriving, and I'll try to post some outtakes later on.
This one is from Sabres opening night against the Montreal Canadians at HSBC on Saturday. Tonight I get to head down to HSBC again to cover the Sabres/Coyotes match.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jaguars Preseason

Here are some of my favorites from the Jaguars/Buccaneers game from Saturday. It was my last assignment with the Florida Times-Union.





Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Welcome to Buffalo

An All-American City.


"She said I can't go back to America soon
It's so goddamn cold it's gonna snow until June
Yeah, they're freezin' up in Buffalo stuck in their cars
And I'm lyin' here 'neath the sun and the stars.
Customs man tell her that she's gotta leave
She's got a plan hidden up her shrewd sleeve
Wants to find her a captain, a man of strong mind
And any direction he blows will be fine."
-Jimmy Buffet, Manana

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Before I knew...

I wanted to be a photographer.


Two more days in Florida, along the coast, before I move away for the first time in 22 years. Buffalo here I come.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

In the dark...

looking for the 30 bullets that rang out on Poinsetta Street last night off Edgewood.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Produce stand keeps owner's mind on people, not pain


Selling roadside produce is a matter of survival for 76-year-old Wallace Lampp.

From Thursday to Sunday each week, Lampp sits on the back of his wooden trailer on Hecksher Drive selling tomatoes, peaches, watermelon and sweet corn.

"I'd rather sit out here and talk to people and watch the traffic go by," Lampp said.

His alternative is sitting at the home he shares with his son, Bruce Lampp, thinking of the prostate cancer that has been in his body for the last four years - the cancer he feels has likely spread to other parts of his aging body.

He'll sell a plate of Georgia peaches or ripe tomatoes for $3 each, but what he gets from that sale is worth a lot more.

He gets the interaction with customers and the prospect of making enough money so he can eat out once a week at a Golden Corral, CiCi's Pizza or Burger King.

But perhaps most importantly, the stand serves as a distraction from thinking about his cancer.

Lampp has two artificial knees, a failing back and bad hips. But he is resourceful when it comes to preserving his body. For example, to save his back, Lampp enables the help of a young neighbor to move three heavy coolers from his trailer to the stand.

Four days a week, he hauls his produce from his home to Blount Island so he can chat with customers such as Sage Johnson, who stopped in for boiled peanuts one Sunday afternoon.

"You see this operation?" Lampp asks her. "You pay attention. One day, you may want to do this."

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This ran in the Florida Times-Union on Wednesday, August 12, as a vignette.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Media Day in Gainesville

Today at the Florida Gators media day I worked with the black backdrop of shooter Steve Johnson, as he was shooting with strobes.
Got a nice little series, I suppose. And Steve was nice enough to not kick me out of the way.







Saturday, August 8, 2009

VJ Multimedia Workshop

Take a look at the work produced at Brooks in Ventura, Calif., from last week.


Just an amazing body of work from one day. And an inspiring group of people. Thank you to everyone.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Jesus' sticky situation...


If Jesus had a personal bumper sticker maker this would be the man. Perry Davis retired in the late 1970s. That amazed me.
Now, he goes to church and distributes a bumper sticker that reads "I am a Christian. Expect me to act like it."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rain Delay

This is what I did during a rain delay at the Jacksonville Jaguars' public practice on Tuesday. Going back tonight, and the next night, and the next night. I am looking forward to it.



We actually sent the lightning one to the AP, and they moved it on the wire. So that is officially my first photo on the wire. It was pretty cool.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"hike hike, photo, inappropriate dialogue" what Brooks student Shaun Kelly posted on my Facebook about my assignment at the VJ Multimedia Workshop in Ventura, Calif.
I got back to Jacksonville yesterday night after traveling 16 hours from the workshop. I am still trying to organize all the experiences in my head from the week. Between all the knowledge floating around and all the new friends made it an unforgettable week.
Here are some of my favorite singles from the assignment. I hiked up the Santa Monica Mountains with six senior-aged women. They have been hiking these mountains since 1986. I had to keep up. Huffing and puffing...and yes, there was some "inappropriate dialogue." Fun stuff though.

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I promised to link to the video I produced once it is added to

Saturday, July 25, 2009





Friday's camp session concluded the one-week Summer Camp Adventure: "CSI MOSH." Camp Instructor Elena Duduk led four prior days of training that taught campers how to detect finger and lip prints and teeth marks, prepare a CSI kit, pay close attention to changes in detail and build team skills. When the campers arrived to their lab on Friday morning they found a crime scene that involved the missing stuffed animal. The missing animal set off a day of questioning suspects and battery of tests to help reveal who stole the missing elephant. Arriving back at the lab, where the crime took place, the campers' tests included handwriting recognition, chromatography, detecting the mystery substance, hair comparisons, teeth mark detection, and lip and finger print detection. Of the six suspects, the first one, known as "Suzanne" was proven as the one who stole the animal by the battery of tests and questioning the campers conducted.

A video to go with it is found here.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

At the beach

I spent the day at Atlantic Beach in Jacksonville. Ate some shrimp and oysters with new friends.


Pale invaders and tan crusaders
Are worshipping the sun
On the corner of walk and don't walk
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I'm back to livin' floridays
Blue skies and ultra violet rays
Lookin' for better days

I'm back to livin' floridays
Blue skies and ultra violet rays
Lookin' for better days, lookin' for better days
Lookin' for better days
Lookin' for floridays

-Jimmy Buffett, Floridays

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Down and to the right

The first one is from a story about a teenager walking from Orlando and Washington DC to raise awareness for child homelessness. That is his dog walking with the shadows of the young man and his friend. The second is from the unfortunate circumstances of having to go to a motor sports event.



Monday, July 13, 2009

From here to there...

I couldn't move my head away from the window. I peered out the window the entire 50 minute flight from Buffalo (new home) to Washington D.C.



Monday, July 6, 2009


He came up to me and posed that way. Like he is pretending to hide from the camera he wanted to be photographed by.

Palin Supporter...

He will vote for her when and if she runs for president in 2012.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Summer Softball

I haven't really been updating the blog lately, which is strange because I actually have plenty of frames I want to put up. Maybe there will be more to come in the next few days...if I get around to it.
These few frames are from the Florida Softball Championships for age classes, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U. Over the weekend there were suppose to be over 3,000 people to show at Davis Park in Ponte Vedra.




Also, this week I found out that I was invited to attend the VJ Multimedia Workshop in Ventura, Calif. Pretty cool stuff. I'll be out there at the end of the month.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


When I was in high school (South Plantation, Class 2005), I worked at a European restaurant called Vienna Cafe and Wine Bar, for just over a year. It was my first real job. A very fine restaurant, great classy dishes, moderate prices. One of my co-workers in the kitchen was a good man from Louisiana, named Charlie. He never pronounced Shrimp properly. He made the word his own..."S..Krimppeess"


Friday morning I'm waking up at the crack of dawn, for real, to start a project I'm working on about the St. Johns River. The St. Johns is Jacksonville, Duval County.
The details of the project are private. Consider this a glimmer into it, not even a preview.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Quad Rugby

On Sunday I was assigned to photograph a quad rugby clinic put on by Jacksonville's Brooks Adaptive Sports and Rec Program. The Brooks program manager Alice Krauss invited US paralympic head coach James Gumbert to run the clinic. Gumbert coached the US rugby team to a gold medal in Beijing during the summer paralympics. There was a video that went along with the stills and story. Check out the video at
I was actually really proud of the detail.

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