Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Newspaper photographer's emotional roller-coaster

These pictures were taken within an hour. Above, graduates walk with candles towards a future of hope. Below, in a road rage shooting, a 20-year-old's future disappeared when he was killed by the guy being arrested (the kid crying inside a police car was either the victim's brother or friend).

Rainy night, train & sky

Monday, June 7, 2010


Beginning Saturday, phone users will have to dial the area code (256) if they want to talk on the phone here -even for the shortest of distances.

Photographer's note: Photoshop was not used in the making of this photograph. Everything is on camera. A laser pointer, a small flashlight, two empty cans, a glass coffee table, black fabric and, finally, two strobes were used in this 30-second exposure.

The editors needed a photo illustration for the next day, but when I left the office at 10 p.m. hadn't been able to do it yet. So, I ended up doing it at my apartment (and finishing at 2 a.m.). This was the set up: