Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What Am I Gonna Write About Now?

Now that I'm not in Europe anymore traveling all over the place and climbing mountains, I need to figure out what I want to write about...

And what I decided is that I'm going to share all the same things but on a smaller scale.

  1. I'm still going write about my rides as much as I can, even though the flat roads here aren't too exciting.
  2. I'm going to hop in my car on the weekends and travel to other places in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, etc.  (Instead of jumping from country to country).
  3. And I'm going to be showcasing A LOT more of the pictures I take around Gainesville.  After all, I am taking two photo classes and interning for the city paper.  I promise to only put up ones I think are good.  As always.
So without further delay, here are some shots of the interesting people in Gainesville...

This picture was taken Monday night on campus.  A group of Islamic UF students were breaking the fast for Ramadan.  (This photo was published in today's Gainesville Sun newspaper.)

The next few pictures were taken for an assignment that required me to shoot in different kinds of lighting (direct sunlight, shade, overcast).  Basically, I walked around and asked strangers who I thought looked visually interesting if I could take pictures of them for practice.

This is Rob, a senior engineering student.  The tattoos on his chest were in memory of his mother who died when he was 14 years old.  "She taught me a lot about life," he said to me.

I took these at the bus stop and then got on when it came.  Two stops later, I saw the most amazing old man with the most amazing wrinkles...

This is Jimmy Stallings from Smithfield, NC.  He was sitting outside Shands Hospital smoking a cigarette.  He came down to Florida to see the birth of his first grandchild who was born last night.

And just across the street were these rough looking biker dudes.

Meet John:

And Steve:

Two guys from Dixie County who were waiting outside the hospital for John's brother.

Sometimes it is hard for me to approach strangers and ask if I can stick a lens in their face.  Most of the time it's not.  Yesterday was the latter.

I hope you all still enjoy my blog even though it's changing slightly.  I would appreciate any feedback.  :)



  1. The picture of Jimmy is my favorite, then the biker guys. Everyone has a story to tell.

  2. i know them biker two guys