My mom and I stopped in Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks for about a day on our way to Alaska. The neighboring parks were home to towering mountains, oddly blue and emerald-colored lakes and breathtaking waterfalls. Here are a few of my favorite landscapes from our time there.
In the middle of the summer, my mom and I made the drive from Ohio to Alaska, or as it says on every yellow Alaska license plate, the final frontier. Some great mother-daughter bonding, wide open roads and even wider-open skies made for a wonderful drive. Here are a few of my favorite images from the days we spent driving. More photos from Banff and Jasper National Parks to come. Enjoy!
The Eddie Adams Workshop was an experience I will never forget. I can’t thank the Black Team, White Team, the Turquoise Team and Turquoise Team leaders, the inspiring speakers, all the editors who looked at my portfolio (you showed me I have so much left to learn about editing and sequencing images) and all the students enough for making it so memorable and life changing. Alicia Hansen, our team producer, found us all amazing stories. Kevin Goggin, our tech, made all our images look amazing and did a bunch of other things behind the scenes to make the Turquoise project a reality. Patrick Witty taught me a lot about editing (and made me look like a much better photographer with the images he chose). And Gerd Ludwig inspired me and helped me realize how to get the most storytelling images out of two shoots with Charlie Koh. I miss everyone already.
The story I had the pleasure of working on focused on Charlie Koh. He and his wife moved from South Korea to New York City in 1984 and practice Seon, a Korean-oriented meditation style now practiced all over the world. Charlie, now 61, and his wife have two grown children (his wife was gone the weekend I was there because she was visiting their daughter and grandson in Seattle). They live near Jefferson, New York, and cultivate the land. One day, Charlie hopes to create a place where he and his wife are living where people can come and learn and practice Seon and cultivate the land. I can’t thank Charlie and his friends enough for their warm welcomes and hospitality. If I’m ever back in the area I’ll be sure to stop by and say hello.
Here are some of the images from the story. Hope you enjoy!
(click on one of the images to view them in a slideshow)
I had an amazing week at Sarapiqui. The students and staff were wonderful to work with and I’m going to miss them all. Here are some of my favorite moments from my time there.
I had an amazing week working with Laura, Edgardo, and a great group of kids on the Turtle Conservation Project. Most nights we go on 8 km night walks starting between 8:30 and 11:30 to find turtles laying their nests. It depends on the tide because the turtles usually come to shore close to high tide. Some weeks the groups see no turtles, but this week we saw six. They are amazing! The turtles dig their nests about a 1.5 feet in the sand in the shape of an upside-down lightbulb. While bracing themselves with three flippers, they use the fourth like a mittened hand to perfectly scoop out the sand. I always found turtles fascinating, but after this week it has grown to be slightly in awe of them. I’m so glad our group was able to see them and help build a hatchery.
These are some of my favorite images from the week. I hope you enjoy them! Pura vida!
After two weeks on Costa Rican Adventure, I headed off to Turrialba for a week on the Language Programs. The students and staff were all amazing to work with. Here are some of my favorite images from the week.
The past two weeks I worked with the Costa Rican Adventure group. We had a great group and got to do everything from rappelling to bungee jumping to surfing to whitewater rafting. One of the first nights we hiked up to a waterfall and stayed under it for the night. It was an evening I will never forget. Here are some of my favorite images from the week. Pura Vida!
It has been another amazing week with Rustic Pathways. This week I was fortunate enough to work on the Maleku Cultural Immersion and Service Program. The Maleku are one of the few indigenous Costa Rican tribes that continue to practice their culture. My friend Max taught me my first Maleku word, Capi Capi. It’s used as a greeting or in a similar fashion to Pura Vida in Costa Rica.I’ve been gone less than 12 hours and I already miss the wonderful people I met and worked with. The hospitality and warm welcome from everyone in the community made me feel right at home. Here are some of my favorite images from the week.
This summer I’m fortunate enough to be working in Costa Rica for Rustic Pathways as a Photographer/Guide. This starts my third week of three months in the beautiful country, so here are some of my favorite images from staff training and our first week of students. Everyone one staff and everyone I’ve met in Costa Rica have been so kind and welcoming. I’m learning a great deal, and am excited to learn more with this amazing staff this summer. Pura Vida!
Here is a video created with Taehoon Kim, Jason Chow, and Jeremy Zerechak for our advanced video class. The audio and editing are not completely journalistic, but it was fun to create this!
This year I was fortunate enough to road trip down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras with some amazing friends and photographers, Katharine Egli,Sarah Tilotta, and Meg Vogel.
Beignets, jambalaya, Cafe du Monde, the wonderful people I met, and all the crazy attire for Mardi Gras made the weekend one I will never forget. There were so many creative costumes, but if I had to pick a favorite Van Gogh would be it (although I’m slightly bias after creating a few projects on him in my high school art classes).
I met some amazing people and was blown away by how kind and welcoming everyone in the city was.
Needless to say, I can’t wait to return.
Here are some of my favorite images from the trip. Hope you enjoy!
President Obama came to Ohio University to speak at a rally.
View the story by The Post here and a pdf of the paper here. We had most of our photo staff at the event and were able to create a photo spread on the double truck (check out pages 4 and 5). The designers, picture editors and photographers all did an amazing job.
Over Labor Day weekend, I was able to go to the International Sunflower Festival in Frankfort, Ohio. While there, I met Edna and her husband Deane Carter. Everyone in town that I met loved them, and they were honored in the festival.
Last winter I had the opportunity to create a video for The Post on the Athens’ Police Academy. This week I lucky enough to create a short video on one of the graduates of last spring’s academy, Jen Atkins, who is the newest deputy at the Sheriff’s Office and a current senior at Ohio University. It was so much fun to get to know the students in the academy and see all the hard work they did every day. I couldn’t have been more excited to visit Jen at her new job and create another project for The Post.
Check out the new video and the one from last winter.
It’s difficult to believe summer has come to a close and school and work at the paper are beginning again on Monday. I was blessed with a wonderful summer internship with an amazing non-profit, Experience Mission. They sent to various locations around the world and country to document the communities they work in. The people I met each and every week taught me so much and were such a joy to get to know. Here is a small taste of what I experienced while traveling and working. Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting more in-depth pieces about my experiences abroad.
A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of photographing and taking video for Tyler and Audrey’s wedding with Meg Vogel. It was such a joy to spend the day with them.
The four months before Christmas, I interned in our nation’s capital. It was an amazing experience and a beautiful city. Here are some of my favorite images from my time there.