December 31, 2009

Slightly Out of Focus

My dad and I were talking about someone famous today and all the trouble they seem to get into. We agreed that being famous isn't all that appealing. I assured him that I wouldn't achieve stardom. Even the most famous of photographers aren't widely known (except to other photogs).

I'm posting this photo in honor of Robert Capa, a WWII photographer. One of his books was entitled, "Slightly out of focus" because his battlefield images always seemed to be just that.

December 30, 2009

More Please

Another Dow basketball game. They begin to look the same after awhile. If it's true for me it's probably true for the readers looking at the photos as well. Ideas?

December 29, 2009

Meet Mr. Roznowski

I met Harry Roznowski, an 85 year old painter, on a quick assignment the other day. He's passionate about the season and it's meaning and could barely speak about Christmas without getting choked up. "What is Christmas about?" he asked rhetorically. "Jesus."

Purple and Yellow

These are two outtakes from a story about David and Nancy Young, two pastors in Midland who are moving soon. They have had a huge impact on the community over the past decade and will be very missed.

To read the story click here.

Bowl It

Tonight at a 24 hour bowlathon I found myself taking pictures of cute kids yet again. I think I need to diversify to get better at gaining access in more difficult situations. Something to think about. Anyway, Curt Zastrow, shown in the top image, bowled his heart out. If I had to pick something to do for 24 hours straight I don't think I'd pick bowling. I don't even think that's healthy. But Curt was going strong 14 hours into the endeavor.

December 23, 2009


Midland's two high schools, H.H. Dow and Midland, faced off in basketball tonight. The girl's game was a blowout in Midland's favor, but the guys game went into overtime after Dow came from behind to tie it with less than ten seconds on the clock. They lost it in overtime but it made for an exciting ending.

December 10, 2009

Shop 'til you drop

I sympathized with the police officer. Give an indecisive five-year-old a hundred bucks at a huge retail store and well, you get the picture. They were one of the last ones done with the shopping spree.

December 9, 2009


Lapeer Storm player Barry Braun reacts after missing a goal against the Westland Warriors. Lapeer went on to win the game 7-5 in the International Silver Stick Regional Hockey Tournament.