Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Year of Nosh

Part Four: Edibles of the Year

Regularly photographing food with lights and high expectations was a new challenge for me this year. Casino buffets, farmer's markets, fine dining and everything in between; here are the food shots I am most proud of from my inaugural year of nosh.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Citizen of Nowhere

Photographing someone without showing their face is always a challenge. But, it's a challenge I very much enjoy. Here, for a story by April Corbin called Citizen of Nowhere I photographed a local college student who has lived here for most of her life but was born in Mexico. She didn't want to reveal her identity, not because she isn't proud of where she came from and who she is, but because she was concerned about racist and unpleasant comments directed toward her and her family. Because of her undocumented citizenship status she has faced many challenges in pursuing higher education. I've met few students with so much passion for learning and scholarly pursuits. She wants to do so much with her life, and I hope she achieves it all and more.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Animals of the Year

This is my favorite time of the year. I get to look through my work from the past year and pick my favorites. I love it. The holidays are great too, but this is what really gets me excited during the holiday season.

Part One: Animals of the Year

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Green Boneyard

The Neon Boneyard now has a sign! Very exciting news. And ironically, it's made completely with LED lights for energy savings.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Recent Reid Rallies

Without showing any photos of the actual candidate or his famous stumpers as of late, here are some of my favorite shots from the past two Harry Reid rallies. Also included are my two favorite baby photos from said rallies.

(Please go to the respective Las Vegas Sun galleries if you want to see photos of the actual Harry Reid, Manny Pacquiao or Michelle Obama.)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Feet and Signs

Once again, I go to an assignment trying to do a good job as a photojournalist and take a decent photo for the newspaper of people making signs for tomorrow's rally with President Obama...and my favorite photos are of feet. Sigh.

The Best Beer Model

I just want to thank Jack Belden at the Freakin' Frog for being the most awesome beer model ever! He's such a natural.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Horses, But No Reining

I had no idea what horse reining was until I went to photograph the High Roller Reining Classic at the South Point Equestrian Center September 12-18, 2010. The National Reining Horse Association defines it as a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch type horse within the confines of a show arena, running patterns which include small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, roll backs over the hocks, 360 degree spins done in place, and sliding stops. It all sounds very exciting. I didn’t end up photographing any of the actual competition though. I was struck by the horses, their beauty, and the trainers and riders relationships to the animals inside the stalls and the indoor practice arena. So, for those curious to see actual reining competition photos, you won’t see them here...just pictures of horses standing around.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Wilds

I've been to a lot of Renaissance Fairs in my day, and I'm usually not attracted to the Ren Fair lifestyle...until I met these guys. They called their camp The Wilds. Looking like some sort of crazy indigenous tribe-like mixture of medieval and post-apocalyptic, they mocked and cackled at passerby. It was awesome. This tribe made me want to run away to the forest and drink mead all day, pulling various pranks and being generally mischievous with my life.

Here is a link to more photos from Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park. These photos may include: pirates, fairies, scary animal head man playing drums, and a camel.