Thanksgiving wasn't all blood and guts. The best part was spending time with my family.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Once again, Ben and Daniel went hunting the day before Thanksgiving, and once again they were successful. They spent the better part of Thanksgiving Day butchering and processing their deer, and I, like always, spent the better part of the day photographing them.
|Daniel hard at work.|
|The refuse pile.|
|The butchering moves indoors.|
|Scout does not approve.|
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
I am tentatively restarting my undergrad project on Favorite Places. My senior year, I asked friends, family, and strangers to identify their favorite places and spaces, and I photographed them. My friend Megan agreed to help me dive back in, and was incredibly patient on a cold, blustery day. Her favorite place is October, and there's no better place to photograph October than Homewood Cemetary on Devil's Night.
|Megan in her natural habitat.|
|Homewood Cemetary is my favorite cemetery, and that is saying something.|
|We invited ghosts. Look closely.|
Friday, October 6, 2017
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
I photographed a tattoo session for the first time this week. My friend Megan was getting a new piece and she asked me to photograph the process. I did not need to be persuaded as I have always wanted to shoot someone getting a tattoo. It was incredible being present for such an intense and personal experience, and I am grateful that I got to witness it.
It finally felt like spring last weekend, and Ben and his rabbits were both happy about it, the rabbits because they got yard time and Ben because he had chores to do.
|A new friend?|
A lot has changed since the last time I posted. The short version is that I left Nashville and now get to see my family more often. I hadn't spent an Easter at home in awhile, and I made the most of this one. My family now colors eggs with food coloring and rice, which is a lot more satisfying than staring at a cup of vinegar. The results aren't bad either.
|Sam and Ben making some difficult color decisions.|
|Sam tried a different way of dyeing.|
Saturday, January 7, 2017
We took advantage of a warm day right after Christmas to take Zach's senior portraits. It wasn't his idea, but he was a good sport about it. Oral Lake tends to bring out the best in both photographers and subjects. It's one of my favorite places to shoot.
Friday, January 6, 2017
As always, part of my visit home was spent lurking in the rabbit barn. Ben's New Zealand White enterprise is growing, although he keeps it small during the winter. I was gifted with some rabbit meat for Christmas. I look forward to cooking it for the first time.