Even though its been nine years I can still remember one of the crew members asking me what I thought of the lighting. I hope I didn’t say anything rude… I of course prefer light that is more contrast, but at the ripe age of 24, I might not have had the good sense to keep my mouth shut.
Its been a long time since I did an assignment for Agence France Presse. This image was taken during the 2003 NBA playoffs with what I think was a Canon DCS-520, my second professional digital camera, The cameras sensor made three-and-half 1.7 megapixel images per second. In contrast the cameras I use today take eight images per second with 15 megapixels of information per picture.
In 1985 my father passed away due to exposure to a pesticide during his tours in Vietnam. One thing I never enjoy doing, but something I can certainly relate to, is photographing military funerals. It’s sad seeing my fathers generation laying to rest members of my generation in yet another war.
I don’t know what ever happened to this guy, but he was great to photograph.
Five years ago today I met reporter James Kelleher. He had come up with a story to feature a truck stop preacher in rural Illinois. After a few hours of driving, the two of us found our selves in the back of a semi trailer, which served as a church for road worriers of the 18-wheel variety. On a personal note, I am not a very religious person and this may very well have been the only church service I attended in 2006.