Thursday, December 25, 2008

this gun's for hire.

i spent part of my christmas photographing a little girl who had a heart transplant a few weeks ago. it's really a shame i couldn't have spent some more time taking pictures of young max.

Friday, November 07, 2008

the weak lies and the cold walls you embrace.

survived another football game in norman. there is a part of me that wishes i could have photographed the old nebraska-oklahoma football rivalry in the big eight. but that stadium down there is just terrible to work in. very little room on the sidelines. and if your cousin's stepfather's uncle once walked barry switzer's dog, you, too, can get a sideline credential.

but i digress. the highlight for me was stopping at the okc bombing site. since it was a 7p game, we had some time to kill in oklahoma city. we stopped at the murrah memorial. it really is a nice place to walk around. great lines and a reflecting pool. i bet it looks amazing at dusk.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

but mama, that's where the fun is.

an interception return came a little close to me. i have always been a fan of the "duck" method, as opposed to the "run away" method. maybe i should rethink that practice... although i did not get touched on this play.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

through the wind, through the rain, through the snow.

i was sent out to western nebraska to put myself smack in the middle of a snowstorm.

unfortunately for me... not much snow.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

i woke up thirsty the day I died.

my friend sarah tells me this is a swan. i am taking her word for it... shot this back in july when they were draining the olympic trial pool water into this pond. this was better than any other image i took that day. doesn't say much, eh?

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

all tomorrow's parties.

i am trying to catch up, people (well, the five people who look at this)...
these are back during my trip to rapid city to visit the soderlins. ryan cooked up this huge hunk of beef, which should surprise no one who knows him...

it turned out fantastic, which should also not surprise a soul.

also, ryan surprised me by pulling out "beer christ," which was my graduation present to him back in the last millennium, circa 1997, i think. this was shortly after "piss christ" got some headlines. to me, this summed up parts of ryan's personality. i spent a number of hours on it, actually. glad i did. it has aged well (it pry helps that ryan keeps it in a closet, which is truly where it belongs).

i got a union card and a wedding coat.

worst-ever parade? the labor day parade. also what made it worse is a spent 45 minutes on that assignment and four hours on a labor day birth shoot, which was supposed to go display. i bet all you newspaper photogs out there know how that turned out in the morning paper...

i thought this shot was kinda funny, though. you would think someone would have noted this before the parade started:

Saturday, August 30, 2008

roll me away.

on the way to the husker game.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

i will fix your rack if you'll take old jack, my dog.

i am sure if robbie robertson would have met mona the cat, he would have written about her instead of a dog...

my friends ryan and julie picked up this cat at the shelter. worst cat ever. not only does she pick fights with the other cat and keep me up at night, she steals money.

on the other hand, i did get to spend a day with my favorite dog, babe. she has gotten a little bit more gray then the last time i saw her, but still a pretty dog.

her brother baron, is a heckuva guy, too, but not pictured.

it was a night like this forty million years ago...

when i was visiting ryan and barb in rapid city, i made ryan go up to dinosaur park to take my picture on the mountain. i went there when i was a little kid. still pretty cool, man...

photo by ryan soderlin

Saturday, August 02, 2008

and eyes like a showroom.

headed down to lincoln last night for my friend andrea's opening at the burkholder during first friday in lincoln. she sold a few pieces and really seemed to enjoy the evening, as well she should. it was deserved.

it's cloudy out in pittsburgh, it's raining in saigon.

i am a little behind on updates... went up to burwell to shoot the rodeo. unfortunately for me, it was cloudy again for two days that i was there (just like last year). on the plus side, shooting that rodeo in the dark sure beats shooting in omaha.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

i'm going to see the folks I dig...

headed up to sodak this weekend for a miller family reunion. good time. i don't get to see that side as much as i like... many are from minneapolis. saw them all quite a bit when i lived in rochester. they were just kids then. all my little cousins are growing up. heck, i did not even recognize daniel. i like them all quite a lot.

they have a pretty good sense of humor, too.

olivia, maddie and daniel.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

they were down near the water in a stone mud fight.

my friend dan took this shot of me from the olympic swim trials. it was a good time. a nice change of pace from baseball. if you have not seen anything i did, you can check out my sportsshooter page (if you check before i update).

also, my apologies to co-worker rebecca gratz, who took the shot of the fans with the sign in the previous post. sorry, rg!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

I try to tell it like it is and keep away from pranks.

man, it's getting so i can't even go outside anymore.
it's nice to have fans and all... but why not some girls every once in a while?

Monday, June 30, 2008

it ain't my cup of meat.

we had a big storm last week. something like a category two hurricane-equivalent... i rode it out in a company car. the hail was nuts. better to be in a company car than my own. the power was knocked out for quite a while, so my buddy mike had me over for a steak. a long day, but not too shabby of an evening. not too shabby at all!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

gonna get birth naked and bury my old soul.

you should all be happy this is the only photo from the scene that i am sharing...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

grandmaster flash.

i actually have some pictures to post... lucky you.

we all got a good laugh out of this guy last night at the game. might have been the highlight of the night. for those non-photo people out there, the flash on the top of the camera is pointed up to "bounce" off a ceiling or wall and then illuminate the subject. near as we could tell, he was trying to bounce off the sky. you can safely assume his flash did not reach the ozone. kinda like trying to lasso the moon.

he was a credentialed professional, too.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

in candy's room...

well, had the exhibit opening a few weeks ago. a lot of family made the trip to sioux city, so that was nice. a decent turnout for a nice day, i think.
pretty cool to see all the images together in frames.
a few of the people in the photographs came, so that was a highlight for me.

if you are passing through sioux city, you should stop on by. it's free and just off the hamilton exit on interstate 29.

pictures are few and far-between, this one is courtesy of alyssa.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

women don't get wooly. women get weary.

hey, dumbass, haven't you ever seen "bull durham?"
stupid pitcher

Friday, May 02, 2008

you can send me dead flowers every morning.

for those who don't know, i will be having a photo exhibit at the lewis & clark museum in sioux city. the work will primarily focus on the highway 20 project i did for the paper. the museum did have me go shoot for a few days in iowa.

this was taken at a small cafe. if you want to see more, come to the opening on june 8 at 2p. if you can't make that, it will be there all summer. and it's free. so you got that going for you, which is nice.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny.

this photo has been sitting on my desktop for months... saw this sign when i was checking out this abandoned dance/dinner club in the middle of nowhere. looked like it had been closed for years. can only guess who or what this sign was really intended for.

Monday, March 31, 2008

do it like they do on the... home and garden channel?

whoa... i know i have been absent. just waiting for something good enough to post... here it is:
just try to picture it (nice mugshot, too).

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

i can't feed on the powerless when my cup's already overfilled.

someone will have to explain to me what big dogs have to do with drinking responsibly. and do you think that the guy with the lousy job of cleaning up the mess also has the lousy job of trying to get that person to pay?

this was from the avoca quack-off. i swear the event used to have better pictures.

also, for those keeping score at home (wild bill), i got sick last week for the first time in a number of years. it had nothing to do with drinking, either. a shame, really.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

i am the iceman, fightin' for the right to live.

a few weeks ago we were supposed to get a bunch of snow overnight, so i set my alarm early. sometimes the best way to feature hunt in the snow is on foot. not this morning, though. pretty much came back home empty-handed. we did not get the snowfall that was predicted, and i did not find a cool feature. heck, i was a better picture than anything else i saw.

one coworker likes to say nice light follows me around. well, he is not with me on mornings like this when i get nothing.

for those wondering: the beard was usually was not so unkempt-looking. like i said, i just rolled out of bed. and it is back short again (wishful thinking for spring).

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

did you hear about the midnight rambler?

shot this at the zoo a while ago while doing something on other cats. how scary would it be to be camped out somewhere in south america and just see the eyes of this jaguar in the night?

Friday, February 08, 2008

there are things you have said. raise the boat and raise the dead.

had a long day of obama yesterday. i think i did ok, though, which is nice. shot a free concert by bright eyes at the end of the day. jim james and m. ward showed up, too, which is nice.

i should have made the red galoshes more prominent, still kinda fun, right?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

and i was a kaleidoscope...

i went on a tour of the gallup headquarters yesterday. this may have been my best frame... i like to take the easy pictures.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Oh, i've never met anyone quite like you before.

i am a lousy blogger. and my editing and cropping skills are arguable, as well.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

the last waltz.

went out and partied like it was 1999 last night. only i am not 23, anymore. those 2.5 white russians in the middle of the beer likely did not help.

had a decent time (for me at a dance party). since it was not a theme party, there were not as many "interesting" looking people there.

(i do not know this woman. nor do i think i kissed her... but i don't remember taking this frame, either.)