kyrgyzstan – features

It’s been about a day and a half since I returned from three weeks spent in Kyrgyzstan. I was there over my school’s winter break with a group of 9 other students, a professor and a former student working on stories throughout the country. There was a broad range in our coverage….everything from homelessness to race issues to maternity care to illegal coal mining.

Over the next few days I’ll post some images from stories that I worked on during the trip.

It’s hard to condense and explicitly describe how the trip was when I get the question, “How was your trip to that country I can’t pronounce or remember?”

So I’ll try in these coming posts to write out a solid explanation of what the experience was like, how it made me feel and what we hope to do with it.

This post contains feature images that don’t specifically fit into any story that I spent time on. The in-betweens, I guess.

pre eddie adams jitters

For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently in New York City. I’ll be heading upstate to Jeffersonville, New York, tomorrow for the Eddie Adams Workshop. It’s going to be an incredible experience, and I wanted to get out and spend my day exploring and shooting before the workshop started. I’ll be on a team with 9 other workshop attendees, and the team will be led by Michael Williamson, Tim Rasmussen and Lisa Krantz, three professionals who I have an incredible amount of respect for and have admired since I got into photojournalism.

The first set of images here is from the Occupy Wall Street protests. Following that are some ‘from-the-hip’ street-style photos from my walk to High Line Park, which is where the third set of images comes from.

And here are my ‘from-the-hip-style’ street photos on my walk to High Line Park…

High Line Park is gorgeous. It’s a different way to view the city, no stoplights, greenery everywhere and a really relaxed, happy atmosphere. My legs are dead from all the walking I did today, but I enjoyed it. Here are some images from the park.

And lastly is a quick portrait I shot of an Argentinian woman I had the pleasure of meeting today. If you follow up and check this blog, feel free to grab this image for yourself, it was nice meeting you and I hope you enjoy!

welcome to the big ten, nebraska, now go back home

Spent the weekend in Madison, Wisc., covering the Nebraska’s first Big Ten football game at Camp Randall Stadium. Met some cool people before, during and after the game. Madison is a whole different world than Lincoln..

Madison, Wisc.

a solid dose of allergies

And one football image, just for kicks.

a common trend among music videos

Some outtakes from a last minute feature hunt, a few more selects from a story I’ve been working on, an MMA fight and another photo of Bea.

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I was colder than they were, and I had a coat

I got to shoot a very interesting Karate demonstration tonight, which started with the group going outside, the guys taking their shirts off, and performing their warmup in near zero degree temperatures. After walking back inside, the head of the group showed me his skin – he didn’t even have goosebumps. Apparently the form of Karate they perform teaches them to control every muscle in their body, which helps them generate their own source of heat.

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slow reaction time


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rat race

Today I learned that rats are smarter than dogs.

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billboard feature

Today may be the last day I can go feature hunting outside with a T-shirt and jeans on and not freeze. I don’t think I’m ready for Nebraska’s winter.

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1d iii

Got a hold of one today, and I’ll have it for a bit. Got out to feature hunt for about 15 minutes during work tonight.

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