Tonight's job was a lot of fun because I was hired to shoot photography for the Harlem Globetrotters. They are closing out their yearly tour, with Key Arena being their penultimate stop. As you can see, Key Arena was full of people excited to see the Globetrotters and their game of hijinks. I remember going to see them play when I was a little kid. I bet a lot of the players' ball skills are similar, but their pranks against the other team definitely have been updated!
After the game ended, with a dramatic comeback by the Globetrotters to secure the victory, I was tasked with shooting fan photos of the players signing autographs for their fans. This young face was the hopes of all the eager children waiting in line to get their jerseys and basketballs signed.
One of the Globetrotters' main players, Big Easy, was an obliging star and scrawled his name on more schwag than I thought possible.
Taking photos at the Globetrotters game was a lot of fun. The game was great. I spent most of my time between shots with a grin on my face. Sometimes those are the jobs that are the easiest!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Well, it's been an interesting two weeks since I moved diagonally across the United States. There has been much to keep me occupied since I arrived in Washington and sadly my goal of blogging fell beneath other attention-grabbing concerns. Fortunately, I have been able to get back on track!
Today I received notice that my photography would be included in a local art show. This is a display-only exhibition, none of the artwork will be for sale. But the positive side to this is that I'll be able to gain some exposure and name recognition after people view my artwork.
The images that I will be contributing for exhibition are from my re-photographic journey to Mississippi the summer after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf area. I've shown my images before in a joint exhibition titled "Recognoscere," which means "to view again." The focus of that show was to bring a new outlook into that tragedy and find hope and beauty among what remained.
As stirring as my images may be, I think it's more satisfying to get involved in the process to restore Mississippi to the grandeur that existed before the hurricane. While there, I heard stories about historic buildings being razed so that out-of-state developers could build condos in their place. It may seem like a spook story to motivate action, but it already has happened down there. So find a way to get involved, there is nothing better than to help someone who needs it. And trust me, after seeing the amount of devastation along the Gulf coast of Mississippi in person... they can use some help too.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sorry about the lack of posts lately. I moved from Miami to Seattle at the beginning of this month. So I'm still in the process of settling into my new home. I spent 8 days in a car, driving from the southern-most major continental USA city to the northern-most one. The journey was long, but beautiful. The image below is one of a few that I shot while driving through Colorado.More images to come soon. I plan to keep them coming steadily now that I've arrived in Seattle!