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Monday night, I drove around half testing my questionable camera and half enjoying the warm spring evening. On one road I encountered this dog who kind of freaked me out. His fur was white, so I almost could not see him on the gravel road. I could not resist snapping a picture of him.
Happy birthday to my favorite brother-in-law. Way to represent the red team!
Oh, and by the way, I did not flip this picture. Their shirts really were backwards. Not my fault. I guess if I were feeling nice, I could flip it so they look a little less silly…but that would just be unethical:)
At the Route B Barber Shop, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 barber Thomas Knotts better known as “Mac,” left, visits with loyal customer Theodore Baker. Baker stopped in with some oranges and stayed to visit. Mac explained, “People don’t come here for the cut, they come here for the conversation.”
This is probably my favorite image from the barber shop project I did. Again, it does not scream barer shop, but I love the interaction going on between these two men. This shop had so much character. They were not lying when they said people come for the conversation. Baker was not even in for a hair cut, but he stayed the entire time I was there and Mac sat with him and chatted until another customer came in.
I took this shot at the Tiger Barber shop a few weeks ago. My editor did not really like it, especially because nothing about it says barber shop, so it did not make it into the final edits. For me though, it was probably my favorite detail shot. It is just so classic. I wonder if it has been there as long as the barber shop itself. Also, I dedicate this post to my sister who has a small obsession for gumball machines. I think I had her in mind when I shot this picture.
KATIE WOOD / Missourian
Wayne Selby, left, and Travis Nichols relax during a quiet afternoon at Campus Barber & Styling Shop, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. Selby said they get most of their business early in the morning.
I took this photo for a VOX assignment a few weeks ago. I had to go to all the barber shops in Columbia to get pictures and I met a lot of great people. This was one of my favorite pictures from the assignment. The guys were just so relaxed. With the Wall Street Journal and Animal Planet to pass the time, they seemed very comfortable. To see the full story, check out VOX magazine.
KATIE WOOD/Missourian Febuary 3; 2010; Missouri Red Shirt Senior Guard Zaire Taylor goes for a layup but is blocked by Texas A&M freshman forward Khris Middleton and senior forward Bryan Davis on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena.; Texas A&M beat Mizzou 77 to 74.
There are a lot of non-ideal situations that photographers find themselves in, and for that reason many of them are very jaded. Luckily for me, I am still in the honeymoon phase.
Last week was the first time I ever shot a basketball game. I was terrified I would come back with terrible pictures. But as it turned out, I had a lot of fun and came back with a few pictures I am really proud of. This image ended up in the Columbia Missourian which was my first picture to ever be published in print. On the one hand it is silly to be excited because the Missourian is staffed by students so I am bound to be published many more times throughout the semester. On the other hand, there is nothing like seeing your photo in the newspaper! I am hoping this will serve as a reminder when I feel the fascination stage fading that photography is a blast and so rewarding.
This is supposed to be a pregnancy portrait, but Bea is so tiny you can hardly even see her baby bump in this picture. Still, I think she has that beautiful pregnant glow.
I flew to Chicago with some friends and family during my winter break. This was right when we arrived and were walking from the airport to the L train. I just loved that we all had so much luggage:)