Monday, July 30, 2007

Doomed Trailer Park

Isaac Ramirez looks out his trailer's window Friday, July 27, 2007. Isaac is one of nine siblings, of which eight live in the trailer at the park that will be dismantled to make way for the North Park commercial development in Spanish Fork.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

501st. Legion, Alpine Garrison

Seriously, I'm enjoying being a newspaper photographer (ok, ok, just an intern) more each day. Not even in my wildest dreams I'd have imagined that one day I'd get to shoot Darth Vader & co. I enjoyed this assignment, using the lighting kit on location for the first time. I can't say that the members of the 501st. had as much fun as I did because it was 100 degrees out there and those costumes were not meant for this kind of weather. But the kids that were in the park at that time DID have fun...

Friday, July 20, 2007


Ashley Franscell has been working on a tough story for eight months. The subject of the story, 15-year-old Brady, is about to die. It's something worth reading and watching. It will be published by the Daily Herald in a 48-page special section. I'll put here the link as soon as I know it. For the moment, the only thing I can post is this image of Ashley totally exhausted at the Herald's photo department.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


... so, I thought I could throw in some 4th of july stuff. These photographs were taken in dowtown Provo and at the BYU football stadium ("Stadium of Fire").

Friday, July 6, 2007

The hardest assignment (so far...)

Travis Landeen, the student body president at American Fork High School, was killed in a car accident. He had graduated just some days before. There was a counseling service at the school's gym. I felt like an intruder taking pictures of those kids crying the loss of their friend. The worst part is not just taking pictures but having to go up to them and ask, "could you please tell me your name?" Actually, these girls were very nice. The one in the center, Hannah Walker, was the student body vice-president and had worked closely with Travis. They not only gave me their names, but also told me some things about their lost friend. I know things like this one don't affect experienced photojournalists as much as they affect me. So, I guess I'll get used to them, but I hope I won't get a hard skin and become an insensitive man.