FIDDLERS: MY FIRST ANNIVERSARY IN DECATUR
Some newspaper photographers (actually, many of them) say you know you've been at the same paper for quite sometime when you start shooting the same assignments again. In fact, when I came to Decatur a year ago, one of my first jobs, if not the very first one, was to photograph the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Athens, AL. Funny enough, last weekend I had the same assignment.
It's been a great year professionally. Above all, I have a job as a photojournalist, which is something very difficult to get these days, especially for someone, like me, relatively new in this industry. But, on top of that, I'm very lucky to be working with great colleagues who have become real friends.