Thursday, November 20, 2008

Something a Little Different

I don't know exactly why I aimed my camera out an open window of the old gym while shooting another assignment, but I did, and I love the results! This is completely not my typical style, but I really like the result.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Late Dinner

Students enjoy a late meal at the Student Dining Center.

A Little Music To Study By

Michael Gulezian performs at Post 95.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sometimes You Need To Take the Back Stairs

Ran across this image while climbing the back stairs of the chapel to take another picture. :-)

Meyers With A Hint of Winter

Winter is starting to show here at Witt! Let's hope it doesn't hit too hard!

One Acts

Here are a few images from the One Act plays directed by the students. It felt great to be back in the theater!

And this is one of my favorites! I don't know why exactly... I kind of wish he was looking into the light more... but the image still strikes me! :-)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sherman Alexie

Interesting and entertaining Author Sherman Alexie speaks at Wittenberg during a Witt Series event.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Volleyball, Volleyball, and more Volleyball!

Witt hosted the NCAC Regional Volleyball Tournament this year, which meant that I had to shoot seven (yes 7!) volleyball games in just three days! Luckily I got a new toy to help me out! (Gotta love that 300mm 2.8 lens!)

Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming

My first weekend on the job and I got to cover my fair share of sporting events! Besides 7 NCAC Volleyball games, I got to cover a swim meet! :-)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Autumn at Wittenberg

Here are a few Autumn images from around campus...

Thanks Ben!!!

Thanks to Ben who was the model for my interview photo shoot! He was completely awesome to work with! Thanks a million!!! I wouldn't be at Witt without you!!! :-)

Monday, November 10, 2008

A New Beginning: Wittenberg

"Having Light We Pass It On To Others"

If my years at Wittenberg taught me anything.... They taught me that giving to others can be one of life's greatest and most fulfilling achievements. I like to think that I 'pass on the light' through my photography. However, sometimes you not only need to pass it on, but also give back.

For four years I feel I have 'given back' to my hometown through my photographs published in the Sidney Daily News, and now it is time to give back to another major influence from my past... To my very own alma mater, Wittenberg University.

Today begins a new chapter as I begin my new position as University Photographer for Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. You can see my photos online at and in various publications sent out by the university. Many new adventures and challenges lie ahead and I'm excited to see where they take me.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

State Volleyball Final

Unfortunately... They lost. :-(

Friday, November 7, 2008

House Fire

Rarely do you ever have an experience quite like this one. I heard about this fire on the office scanner, and I was on the scene within minutes. By the time I got there you could already see flames a mile from the scene. After a few minutes of photographing on scene, a man come up to me and grabbed my shoulders and said "Don't take photos, this is my house. That is my house that is burning! I'm kidding it's ok. I know it's your job. But that's my house burning! Hey I know you. You took a photo of my daughter at the fair. You know, the one of the girl sleeping on the benches. We love that photo! Everyone did! God, That is my house burning." And he just walked away. Talk about an interesting exchange. I didn't know quite what to say.

A little time later, as I'm taking photos, I look back and see two of the children from the house standing barefoot, all alone, wrapped in blankets, and just watching their house burn. Next thing you know, you start to see the little girls lip begin to quiver, and a few sniffles as she is being brave and trying not to cry. And I couldn't quite take it anymore. I open my one arm, the other full of camera equipment, and next thing you know, I have two kids attached to my side spilling tears and hugging me fiercely. I reassured them that everything was going to be ok after finding out that everyone made it out of the house safely. And so the three of us stood, arms around each other, watching the flames consume the home. Shortly after, the mother and grandmother joined us.

I stayed longer than I would at most fires. Standing there until way past midnight, talking to the family members, exchanging hugs. A few days later, I was told I receive a 'Thank You' phone message from the family, but by then, I had already left the SDN. However, I will never forget that night, or the last, and probably most memorable fire I ever photographed.