Thursday, January 27, 2011

going home

When they learned that bus service would be canceled at Sunrise Elementary in Smithfield, parents banded together to run their own bus service. Sunrise student Julia Chambers gets out at the bus stop in Smithfield.wsu dg 799

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

my kinda sundance

I was drawn to the events outside the confines of the red carpet press prison...ha.
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Monday, January 24, 2011


I saw the ring at last but had long ago made up my mind. It's not a decision that comes about in a whim, nothing changed when I said yes. It's more that every day creates a stronger bond like fingers that clasp tightly around each warm memory. You know it's right when to reciprocate means more than to receive and forging plans together means not giving up who you thought you were. It's a growing certainty made from little moments that stick and burn themselves into becoming us. The ring, the canyon, the embrace was a celebration of what has been and all that is still to come.
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Took a few days with Micha to go down to Arizona, drive insane amounts and try and come back in one piece. It was a beautiful trip through the backcountry.
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from maybe a year ago or so. been meaning to blog it and forgot.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

snakes for nyt

Usually we don't ever get asked if we're comfortable with the assignments we're about to photograph. And then, I would have answered the question "Are you afraid of snakes?" with a "Nah," even if I had been terrified of them.
I never knew snakes could stare at you, follow you with their eyes from their bed of dry saw dust. When they don't slither about or flick their tongues but just tense their long bodies and lay with a motionless stare there is a little rabbit within that would prefer using a very very long lens and then get the hell out. "It's your red jacket," said Jeremy Stone and laughed as his hand rested on his favorite albino boa constrictor. A few feet back another one had snapped at the clear plastic wall of its box as I walked by --"tock tock," after which I decided not to press my nose against any of these cages to watch their habitants from up close. It was feeding day and the snakes were hella hungry. Hundreds of them, in small boxes filled with dry saw dust, their bodies tense, with flickering tongues. It's the photo you want to see through your lens that draws you closer and makes you forget about yourself. You compose and preconceive and become entangled in the movie that's playing just so close to you. It's intimate and the reason why I would never say "No" even if I had been terrified of them. Which I'm still not. Story about Jeremy Stone and his snakes here.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Lee in DC

Mike Lee and his family spent the day at the Capitol where the newly elected Utah senator was sworn in.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

more feature huntings

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

more features

snow, sledding and hot chocolate -- these guys looked like a utah ad. everybody flocked out into the mountains in the last few days, when the sky finally changed to blue after looking like grey gooey sauce for the longest time.sledding dg 866

Sunday, January 2, 2011

finding snow

the dreaded feature hunt that most of the time ends up actually being pretty fun...
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