Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New York Times: Month 4

Here are some photos from December, and a few leftovers from November. Thanks for looking, and Happy New Year!

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur at a State Dinner at the White House, Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


Monday, November 30, 2009

New York Times: Month 3

The halfway mark of my internship is upon me. Here are some photos:

President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One from the Oval Office prior to departing the South Lawn of the White House enroute to Wisconsin for an education event, Wednesday, November 4, 2009 (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


Sunday, October 25, 2009

New York Times: Month 2

This marks the end of my second month interning in the New York Times' Washington, DC bureau. I'm beginning to get comfortable with my surroundings and feel like I'm finally "warming up," whatever that means. My goal for the coming month is to look for the political subtleties in the situations I'm photographing. I hope you like the pictures!

President Barack Obama walks the White House Colonnade before making a statement in the White House Rose Garden (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New York Times: Month 1

This post marks the end of my first month interning in the New York Times' Washington, DC bureau. These past four weeks have been an incredible adventure. I've never been so excited to make pictures, and I've never been more honored to shoot for an outlet as I am for The New York Times. Without the support and encouragement from my editors in nyc, and DC staffers Doug Mills and Stephen Crowley, I wouldn't have made it through my first few days. Its been really humbling to have two such excellent photojournalists take me under their wings and treat me like a staffer right off the bat. Thanks also to all the folks in the DC press corp for sharing their wealth of knowledge and welcoming "the new kid" into their circle. Here are some of my favorite images from month 1:

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on health insurance reform at the White House, Thursday, September 10, 2009. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


A few weeks ago I caught the morning train out of Lynchburg for points West. Three trains and 3.5 days later I stepped off the train in beautiful Seattle, Washington. I met up with my buddy Daniel Houghton and tagged along with him on his assignments for the Seattle Times for a week. Good times.

Local kids beat the heat at the first annual Arlington Fire Department water shower in Arlington, Wa.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Two weeks ago I had the privilege of traveling to Morocco with my camera. Though I wasn't there specifically to shoot photos, I managed to find time to go out and make pictures most afternoons. This was my first time overseas, and I found it much more challenging to shoot than I expected. Its very hard to blend in and capture daily life in North Africa when you are the only 6' 3" white dude for miles around. I learned some conversational Arabic and was able to introduce myself, and ask my subjects if I could photograph them. I was surprised how much of a difference it made to speak in arabic when approaching subjects, and more often than not, I found Moroccans to be enthusiastic about having their photo taken. I hope these pictures are a little slice of what life is like in Morocco. Thanks for looking!
One of the famous Aguadors (water men) of Marrakech. These guys carry camel skin bladders of cold water on their back and give drinks to Morrocans from shiny brass cups.


Friday, July 3, 2009


Here are some photos from San Diego, Ca. I flew out last weekend to visit some friends and be a part of the 2009 Switchfoot Bro-Am, a charity surf contest and concert benefiting homeless teens in San Diego. 


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Outer Banks

Spent some time on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. So historic.

Currituck Light.

Bodie Island Light.

Accidentally shot my first engagement photos at the top of Corolla Light.
Hiking Oregon Inlet.


Friday, June 19, 2009

New York City.

Second adventure/ train trip of the summer: new york city.

I caught the northbound 6:05am train out of Lynchburg and made it to the big apple by 3pm.
After meeting up with the NYDailyNews' finest, one Mike Ip, we had a wkupj scavenger hunt of sorts and found "pun"isher Brian Masck, NYTimes extraordinaire Jessica Ebelhar (hey that rhymes!), and Jon Woods (we are not worthy!). Republic. Dessert Truck. McSorley's. etc. -awesome. There are so many photos to be had in that city, its almost not fair.

The Xylofolks.
Obligatory Times Square photo... Folks hanging out in lawn chairs on the Broadway for kicks.

Union Station. DC.


Sunday, June 14, 2009


Images from June 6: The 65th Anniversary of the Normandy invasion at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. 

D-Day veterans:


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Home for the summer.

Home in Central Virginia for the summer. Good to see family and make new friends.
Hiking Sharp Top on the blue ridge parkway:

Dinner with the good folks of Natural Bridge Station, Va.

mewithoutYou at the canal club in Richmond, Va. Playing tunes off their new record.

Good to be on home turf for the summer:

A few frames from my new media final. Tent City, Ky.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day

Here are some photos from the 22nd Annual Rolling Thunder in Washington, DC last Sunday. I took the train up from Lynchburg last minute and had a good time shooting all the motorcycles and veterans who turned out to support the POW/MIA cause. While visiting Section 60 in Arlington Cemetery, I saw Reuters photojournalist Larry Downing. I wasn't sure it was him at first, but later saw his photos up on the wire. I wish I had said hi, but there were images to be made!

Widow Christine Wilson sits in front of the grave of her late husband, SSgt Jamie D. Wilson, in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on the day before Memorial Day 2009. Wilson was killed in combat in Fallujah, Iraq on January 22, 2007. 

Rolling Thunder National executive director Artie Muller and singer Nancy Sinatra cross Memorial Bridge into Washington, DC during Rolling Thunder XXII, Sunday May 24, 2009.

Marine SSgt. Tim Chambers stands at attention during Rolling Thunder XXII, Sunday May 24, 2009. 

82 year old Air Force veteran Warren Foster (left) holds the American flag after the 2009 Memorial day celebration in Lynchburg, Va.