And the "wiener" is…

There are too many puns that you could think of for this event.  I photographed the PetSmart Wiener Dog Derby at Soulard Market Park in downtown St. Louis this weekend.  It is meant to be a race for wiener dogs, but when the gates open, it usually results in 6 very confused dogs wandering around […]

Minnesota Roadtrip

Over Christmas Break, Chelsea and I went up to Minnesota for a few days to pick up her new car.  I purposely didn’t bring any of my cameras because I decided I needed a break from photography for a couple of days after a hectic end of the semester.  But, I thought it would be […]

HOTlanta Aquarium

I went to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta yesterday.  Aquariums are just too enticing for photographers…

Final Project: Electronic Photo J

My completed project for my Electronic Photojournalism class.  Basically a class that sets out to teach us Flash, HTML, FinalCut, and a slew of other multimedia-producing programs.  I did a short project on people that have very late night jobs.  I did 3 little vignettes on three different Columbians that stay up late and then […]

Beyond the Broom: Mark Anderson

This is the completed final project for my Staff Photojournalism class.  I had grand ideas for a final project this semester but because of time constraints and a contacts falling through, I was forced to rush for story.  Luckily, I ran into Mark Anderson, a street sweeper for The District area of downtown Columbia.  He […]

Let the Broom Be Your Guide

A few stills from my final project in my Staff Photojournalism class.  The entire multimedia package and a story description to come in a later post:

The Taxidermist

My final submission for the Columbia Missourian’s photo column, “Boone Life: Beginnings.”  I went to the Woodland Wonders Taxidermy studio east of Columbia and hung out with Curt Shahan for a few hours.  Must say, I didn’t know much about taxidermy coming into this, but I do now.  You can see the article I wrote […]

Even more football… Last one, I promise

I photographed my last Mizzou football game this weekend at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.  Mizzou took on Kansas in the Border Showdown.  It couldn’t have been a more exciting game.  A safety and a last-minute field goal got Mizzou the 41-39 win over KU.  A good way to end the season.  So, we will […]

More Football

I got to shoot the Tigers’ last home game of the season Saturday against Iowa State.  Once again, it was a great day game with great light from overcast skies. Iowa State’s James Smith, top, grabs the face mask of MU quarterback Blaine Gabbert, bottom, during the first quarter Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Memorial […]

We fear sunlight — CPOY Judging

My skin will soon turn white, I will no longer have a need for eyes, and I will develop other cave creature characteristics.  Yep, it is time for College Photographer of the Year judging which means I will be spending my time working in a dark room for 14 hours every single day this week.   […]

Changing the face of billboards

This is a piece I did for the Columbia Missourian’s photo column, “Boone Life.”  This semester, the theme of Boone Life is “Beginnings” which means we have to go out and photograph different types of beginnings (we sort of use this term very loosely).  Last week was my turn to do the photo column.  My […]

Ode to Whataburger

If there is one thing I really miss about Texas, it is Whataburger.  The distinctive orange and white striped buildings are landmarks of deliciousness.  So, I was extremely elated when I found one while I was in Stillwater, OK shooting the Mizzou/Oklahoma State game.  I made Joel drive to it at 1 A.M.  Luckily he […]

Lighting Cemeteries

There’s nothing quite like running around in cemeteries dating back to the 1800’s at 1 o’clock in the morning.  Chelsea and I did exactly that the other night to take photos for an upcoming VOX Magazine article on old Missouri cemeteries.  Since we both had to shoot the Mizzou Black & Gold basketball game that […]


Did you know there is a town in central Missouri called Frankenstein?  Neither did I until this past Thursday.  Frankenstein (said just like it sounds) is a small unincorporated town in Ozark County and mainly consists of a Catholic Church and the neighboring Catholic grade school.  I went there to photograph both the church and […]

Barrels and Bottles

The other day, I got to photograph Matthew Kirby who runs both A&K Cooperage and the Cooper’s Oak Winery in Higbee, Mo. The winery is the only winery in the country that has barrel-making and wine-making facilities all on the same property.  Even cooler, the cooperage makes 95% of the oak barrels for Napa Valley’s […]

Mizzou vs. Furman

Got to shoot the Mizzou game against Furman today.  Some clouds rolled in just about game time and created some great light to shoot in.  It was a pretty mismatched game which made for a lot of touchdown passes/runs to photograph.  Final score: 52-12 Mizzou. Mizzou defensive lineman Jaquies Smith, 3, runs for the end […]

Ghost Hunting

Chelsea and I went on a ghost hunt / “paranormal investigation” with the Kindred Moon Paranormal Society this past weekend to do a story for the Columbia Missourian.  We were supposed to go and investigate paranormal activity at Bridal Cave in Lake of the Ozarks but a wedding reception canceled those plans.  Instead, we went […]

Mizzou Volleyball

Shot through one of the big banners hanging in the Hearnes Center.  I got bored at my second volleyball game of the day and played around a bit:

Another School Year

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while (I know, I know, you were all crying yourselves to sleep). But, since driving home from Reno I have been busy moving in, going to meetings, and getting back into another year of grad school. This semester I will be working for the Columbia Missourian so once I […]

The Looooong drive home

After 3 months in Reno I am finally driving home on Wednesday.  But, that doesn’t mean I won’t have fun doing it….  I’ll be stopping at Great Basin National Park, Moab, Arches National Park and then climbing four 14,000 foot peaks near Alma, CO.  Here is a rough map of my 1,800 mile trip (and […]

Fishy Silhouettes

I spent this last “weekend” in Monterey/Carmel California to try and escape the Reno heat.  I think I escaped it a little too much because it never got above 62 degrees the whole time I was there (which is pretty damn chilly after getting out of a 56 degree Pacific Ocean).  It was foggy and […]

If your name is Mom or Chelsea, Ignore these pictures

If you are not my mother or Chelsea, then by all means, have a look at the pictures below (they both say I need to ask for safer assignments). There were two BIG wildfires a couple of weeks ago in the Reno area that were sparked by a trailer with a flat tire being dragged […]


It seems like Reno finally realized that summer is here and it is supposed to be hot.  The 78 degree highs are gone and replaced with 100 degree temps.  At least it is a “dry” heat (like that means anything) and I can escape to the mountains if I need to cool down.  I was […]

Baseball Sunset

Yeah, yeah, yeah… its just a pretty sunset picture, I know.  But it was one of the more unique sunsets I have seen in Reno so far.  I didn’t touch up this picture or do anything to the color/saturation/contrast.  This is exactly what the sky looked like last night.  I thought it was pretty cool […]