Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Vigil for Kia Johnson

Tonight I photographed a vigil for the woman who was murdered last friday Hopefully the Wilkinsburg community can find something positive in the face of this disgusting crime.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pittsburgh Triathlon

These guys are tough. 1.5K swim, 20K bike ride, and 10K run. The winner was 50 years old! now I feel like a wimp because I only swim a 1/2 mile...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Young Marines

more to come...

Murder in Pittsburgh

A woman came into a Pittsburgh hospital with a baby, claiming she had birthed it at her apartment. Doctors quickly realized the baby was not hers. Police were called and she said she had paid $1,000 for the baby. Back at her apartment, a body was found, bound with duct tape. 

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Da nananananananaanana BATMAN!


So we were aiming to write an article on a batman fan with the movie coming out, so a writer at the paper and I headed over to a screening of the film to find some subjects. Not only did we get to see the movie on imax in press seats, we found this character as well-

I prompted him to get on the roof, and he was loving every minute of it. hahaha.

These street shots around the city are from yesterday. When there isn't a lot of assignments, we are prompted to go out and shoot feature photos, which for me means going out and doing what I usually do, and shoot street photos-

Monday, July 14, 2008

Story on the blind

Today I shot a very interesting story on a center for the blind. The main focus was on the use of GPS technology to help patients "see" their surroundings. The GPS transmits information such as stores, crosswalks, and streets, and can either transmit them as an audio track or braille. They also have a youth facility that I think could be interesting for a longer feature.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Young Marines in PA, bikers

Today I had my first shoot with a local Pittsburgh young marines unit. They were volunteering at a bike and car show honoring marines killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. I really like this first portrait, I think it gets at what I am trying to say without being to obvious about it. I look forward to getting to know these kids and their families in the future.