It’s that time of year. New faces, new executive boards, new opportunities for incoming students to stretch their organizational muscles before another productive school year. The National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) has a special place in my heart. As a new Graduate student in 2008, I attended my first NABJ Convention in Chicago. I have been hooked ever since. NABJ has introduced me to new friends, rewarding opportunities and mentors who I appreciate dearly for pushing me on a daily basis (thanks for those of you reading this 😉 I just wanted to share a few images from today’s first gathering of the NABJ Chapter at the University of Missouri. (more…)
Chanecka and Ana have been best friends since coming to college in 2008. Although they both have grown up on different sides of the States, fate lead them to Columbia, Mo. where they both are undergraduates at Stephens College. With little activity for Black women on campus, Chanecka and Ana both found sisterhood in Black Greek Life (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. respectively). This upcoming story will focus on the relationship between best friends, their collective vision as aspirants of BGLOs, and their struggle to create a safe place for women of color on their campus through their development of a new campus organization: B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Yes, I have been working on this folks! Gotta finish this Master’s degree! I’ll post more updates as I get them. 🙂
If I had to choose ONE camera to shoot with for my Beyond This Place project, I’d have to choose this Nikon D3x. I have the opportunity to shoot with this beautiful camera this week while getting prepared to open the equipment window at Mizzou. Put simply: I focus on decisive moments. I dont need 12 frames per second to do the type of work I want to do. The D3x gave me the familiar feel of the Nikon D3 body with the incredible image quality that was absolutely awesome. I had to do very little sharpening and color adjustments to get these images to look the way I wanted. Basically, if you know someone at Nikon who can loan me one of these for a couple of years, please let me know. lol. More images from LBC BBQ…. (more…)
Check out the new Beyond This Place Video Yall! Comments Welcome! 🙂
It hit 100 degrees in Texas today. The third time for the whole summer. I swear there have been hotter days than this, but good grief its hot. Its hot as the Devil outside. Here are some flicks from the last few water features I have shot. (more…)
I had so much fun yesterday. Starting at 2AM, Mike Sutter and I traveled to 7 different donut spots around Austin, TX. I cant wait to put all these images in. The night fun full of the sweet caky treats, sugar highs, funny people, and great donut makers. If I had to describe the tour in one word: epic. Stay tuned for more images.
So my Annie images ran 6 columns today! Great way to start my day. I ended it well to with these shot of my mystery item. Any guesses on what it is????