Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Photos of the Year

This year didn't go as planned. It started with me finishing up my internship in Utah and not knowing where my next move was going to be. 
I accepted my first job in Savannah a few months later and moved down to the land of peaches and southern drawls.  Oh and Heat. A heat that a man of my paleness and chub shouldn't have to deal with. 
It didn't take me long to realize that it wasn't clicking in Savannah.
I think this is the biggest lesson I learned this year. I spent a lot of my life not really listening to myself or trusting my gut. 
Everyone I talked to said stay at least year. Don't want to gain that reputation. You'll grow to like it. 
The people in Savannah were wonderful to me and the staff at the paper were kind but I just knew that there was something off. 
I then interviewed with the Tulsa World and, spoiler, I am a staffer here. 
This year was about trying to sort through all the fear and confusion and listening to myself and what I truly wanted and not judging it. To allow those thoughts to just exist. 
I don't recommend living in 7 states in four years. I don't recommend leaving a job after four months for another you are just as unsure about. I do recommend allowing yourself to have thoughts of doubt and uneasiness and not judging them as weak. 

Here are my top photos from 2015 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Football season is coming to close so this post are my favorite photos from the second half of the season.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


I spent most of November work the day shift which is new to me because I have usually worked the night shift for most of my career.
Here are some photos from November or, as I named it, The month I had to wake up before 11 o'clock. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


My first week in Tulsa I was assigned to shoot Friday night football in the small town of Prue, Oklahoma.  The school is so small they have to play eight man man football, think regular football minus both tackles and tight end.
Prue is a slower town. Everyone knows everyone. I was shooting outside the locker room and man said "You must our picture taker because I've never seen you in town before."
I really wish more papers would do sports assignments that are less focused on the action on the field and more about the culture of the sport.

I had to hold off on posting these until they were published in our magazine but now I can post them.

Thursday, November 5, 2015