Published: SNAP Magazine

Clips of Published Work Enclosed ——– Clips of my published work from the Summer 2015 issue of SNAP Magazine. The issue, titled “Bon Vivant”, can be downloaded for free through the Apple Newsstand for the iPhone or iPad. You can also view it on Hipstamatic’s website. Snap Magazine is published by Hipstamatic, and focuses exclusively on Hipstamatic and Oggl mobile photography.

Published: The Collierville Herald

Clips of Published Work Enclosed ——– Clips of my published work from the Collierville Herald in Collierville, Tennessee; including the “Collierville Herald Extra” sports magazine. The magazine highlights star athletes from Collierville’s highschools. Also included are front page photographs and photo spreads from the weekly edition of the Collierville Herald newspaper.

Published: The South Reporter

Clips of Published Work Enclosed ——– More clippings of my published work with the South Reporter, including “Slice of Life” articles and photos featuring local celebrities, teachers, and artists. My photography graced the front page for the second time this year with the Behind the Big House tour (clip enclosed here).

Video: PBS’ “Freedom Summer”

Video of Published Work Enclosed ——– In May of 2014, I had the honor of shooting some additional footage for a short documentary. The short is a bonus, and a part of PBS’ “Freedom Summer” documentary. It’s included on the DVD of Freedom Summer. The bonus video interviews Anita Walton Moore, currently the librarian at Rust College in Holly Springs, MS. PBS says this about the clip: “The first black woman to earn a masters degree in library science from the University of Mississippi, Anita Walton Moore went on to become the head librarian at Rust College, the oldest Historically Black College in Mississippi. There, she has worked to preserve books and documents from 1964’s Freedom Summer. “Freedom Summer” premieres June 24, 2014 on PBS.” To describe which clips are mine, I shot most of the in-between footage of Byhalia and Holly Springs. The footage of Anita Moore and Rust College (along with any panning shots) belong to Cameron Hickey. I have to thank Cameron (http://cameronhickey.com/) for hiring me to do this shoot, and for updating the credits to include me! He was fantastic to work with, and I’m really excited about the finished product. See the bonus video of […]

Published: Desoto Magazine

Clips of Published Work Enclosed ——– Over time, the pictures I’ve taken at the Marshall County Historical Museum have come in handy for publication, including The South Reporter and Desoto Magazine. In May 2014, my photos illustrated an article in Desoto Magazine. In the year’s special “Wedding Issue”, the photos accompanied an article titled “Yesterday’s Bride”, written by Chelle Ellis. Unfortunately, the shots were mis-credited to the Museum’s Director (and good friend of mine), Chelius Carter. Desoto Magazine later corrected the error on their website upon request. Attached are copies of the publication with the mis-credit, as well as the corrected web page.

Hello March + April Snapshots

“A Diary of Favorite Shots” — With “Hello Snapshots” I usually write in an upbeat tone, and look at the month as one step in the greater journey. But I’m incredibly frustrated with March and April. If I could make an audible “ROAR” here, I probably would. With this batch of shots from Hello March + April, my work gradually took on a darker tone. I don’t think it’s permanent, I think the artist part of me was venting. I think what I really wanted to come through in some of these was that no one “owns” me, or my work. And no one can control me with promises, or new gear. Those things are fun, but they don’t make or break me as an artist (I can take pictures with an iPhone for God’s sake!), and I don’t kid myself into thinking they do. Welcome, May. I’m gearing up for you.

Hello Jan + Feb Snapshots

“A Diary of Favorite Shots” — In January, I looked for additional photography work. By February, I found some, and my personal photography updates slowed down. I’m now training in a new photography-related job, waiting (and excited) to see how things work out. Hello Jan + Feb introduces more shots from my personal work in the last two months, and includes some new Hipstamatic snapshots. A handful of others accompanied recent articles in the South Reporter, which will be featured on the “Articles” page soon.

Published: The South Reporter

Clips of Published Work Enclosed ——– When I moved back to Mississippi, I started writing articles and taking pictures on behalf of the Marshall County Historical Museum. The Museum produces a weekly article for The South Reporter on the history of Marshall County, the Museum’s artifacts, historical preservation, and other topics of interest. I especially enjoy interviewing locals about what they remember of our town from the past. The articles I write currently run on a bi-weekly basis, and some of my photography, both related and unrelated to the Museum, has also been published by the South Reporter.

Hello December Snapshots

“A Diary of Favorite Shots” — December ushered in television and eating. With part of my work put on hold due to holiday breaks, I dug up some of the lost gems of recent photo shoots, and looked into retooling my social media (again). I’m constantly on-and-off with Instagram (due to a like/hate relationship), but have finally learned how my tags are working (or not working). I still have more to learn, but it’s getting better. My snapshots on Flickr continues to grow in leaps. The platform is working out the best for my work and late-night post schedule. I also like the exchange I’m building with photographers I admire. Facebook, however, continues to be, by far, my worst social media, and I haven’t figured out how to grow it yet. But I can’t really dwell on it right now. Now, with the holidays behind us, I’m dwelling on article writing, scheduling shoots, and job hunting. I made a huge update to A Sweet Hello that reflects this. I’m actually really proud of this update. It’s the most focused one yet, and the template structure (the same template I’ve had since late 2012) gives me the flexibility to move things […]

Archiving the School Room

“Archiving the School Room” – a report from the Marshall County Historical Museum (text as printed in The South Reporter on December 5, 2013) For the last month, the quiet of the Marshall County Historical Museum’s third floor has given way to the sound of shuffling paper. The scratch of a pen often follows it, and stops. Then starts again. Down the hallway where the typewriter collection sits, there’s a room with thousands of books and periodicals. They wrap around the walls, and more are piled onto desks, just below a chalkboard. Two large portrait paintings of Holly Springs’ school officials hang with authority over a small row of empty benches. This is the School Room, and Martha Fitch is at work, leaning over her notebook. An homage to old fashioned, single-room schools, the “School Room” isn’t an exact replica of an old schoolroom. However, with three desks, it is arranged to embody the spirit of one. The room houses the bulk of the Museum’s education-related items, including law books, encyclopedias, and vintage classroom photographs. If you find the theme a bit strange, in the context of the Marshall County Historical Museum, it makes perfect sense. Each room of the […]