Friday, May 28, 2010


I think its the combination of finals week, my portfolio book, a trip to Vermont, my frenzied week of applications, cleaning out my room for Brittney Lohmiller to take my place in Erie this summer, and getting ready for my internship this summer that is causing me to want to do nothing more than to photograph and photograph and photograph (and listen to Philip Glass).

I know I'll have my share of it this summer, starting next week, but for now, I'll edit, edit, edit, and finish, hopefully in time for some light to be still sticking to things.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

After living a year without a guide dog, Rowmelle Gentry meets her new dog, Yonder, a black lab.
I've been working on this story for only a month or so, and hopefully will get to photograph Rowmelle and Yonder more once I move back to Rochester, whenever that is.

I just got back from a weekend in Vermont which was filled with swimming, grilling, long midnight bike rides, ice cream, and the Susan Meiselas show at Dartmouth. I'll be posting a review of the show shortly.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gabe Lemock, Me, Brianne Lemock, Lauren Priestap (my sister), and Nate Lemock at Waterford Heritage Days Circa 2000.

Goodbye Nate, you were a good friend and a good man.

My friends Greg Gentert and Jeff Porter told me to sit on something for a month or so if I'm not sure if I like it. I followed their advice with their piece. After a month of looking at it a few times a week, I still like it.

In other news, I finished my portfolio for Photo for News Media this week, and finished my third year as a photojournalism student at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Now, I'm off to Vermont from Friday to Monday, then home for a week, then I'll be driving down to Harrisburg to start my time as a photography intern at the Patriot News.

In addition, I updated my website! (for you fast blog checkers, it'll be back up by 12:30 EST today).

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's a boy!

My new baby.

This is what I am looking forward to

Next week.

For now, I'll just have to keep making due and getting work done.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Anne and Jason's Wedding

Jeff and I drove 10 hours away from Rochester for this wedding, missing an important school weekend between the crucial weeks 9 and 10. But I dare say it was worth it.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Moment in Time- New York Times Lens Blog

Our Class (as well as everyone in the world), was instructed to take a photograph at exactly the same time, and to submit it to the Lens Blog website.

Here's mine.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I photographed for seven hours today at and around the RIT Innovation Festival.
I had way too much fun.
I tried to use the same workflow that I am expecting to use at the Patriot News (i.e. all my own gear, photomechanic, and fast transfers and uploads)
I found that doing this helped me focus more and try and do a really good job with the little that I had.
I'm excited for this summer.