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