March 31, 2011

NH Budget Cuts II

Reince Priebus
Reince Priebus
Clergy escorted from State House
[Rev. William Exner of Goffstown, pastor of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, is escorted from the State House by a New Hampshire State Trooper as the building closed for the day on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. He and a small group of clergy planned to hold a prayer vigil in the State House until the budget vote on Thursday, but agreed to be escorted from the building rather than face arrest.]

March 30, 2011

NH Budget Cuts

For a great read on the NH budget cuts see Ray Duckler's piece here.

Budget Hearing
[Sherry Flynn of Milford, left, waits with her daughter, Erin, a 26-year-old with mitochondrial disease, and her husband Mike to testify before the House Finance Committee about the governor's proposed budget on Thursday, March 10, 2011. "There is no way to make do with what is being proposed here," Sherry said during her testimony.]

Kimball School Demolition

Kimball School demolition
Kimball School demolition
Kimball School demolition
Kimball School demolition
[Liz MacBride of Contoocook, standing next to Jim Shultz of New Ipswich, winces as her old classroom in Kimball School is demolished on Monday, March 28, 2011. She taught art in the classroom for 11 of the 15 years that she taught in the building. She said that while it was heartbreaking to see the old building go, she was excited for the new school that will be built to take its place.]

Crossed Wires

Penacook Community Center

March 22, 2011

Student Protest

CRTC Student Protest
[Melissa Gilman, center left, and Molly Womersley, center right, both juniors at John Stark Regional High School, walk on Monday, March 21, 2011 from their gathering spot on the State House steps to the street to protest state budget cuts that may affect the Concord Regional Technical Center.]

March 19, 2011


These kids are good. They spend their winters at Waterville Valley Academy and split their time between their lessons in the classroom and their lessons on the mountain. They are just your average high schoolers, plus goggle tans and a need for speed.

Waterville Valley Academy
Waterville Valley Academy
Waterville Valley Academy
Waterville Valley Academy

March 11, 2011

c. 2005

This was taken on the Gulf Coast near Biloxi around New Year's in 2005. I was with several friends working to clear some of the debris from Katrina which hit a few months before. Most areas we went to hadn't been touched by clean up crews. The wreckage was unbelievable. In the midst of that, this was a beautiful scene that unfolded as the fog rolled in off the water.

March 3, 2011


Fourth grade State House tour
[Students from Michael Komorek's and Jeanne Torpey's fourth grade classes from Broken Ground School in Concord reach out to shake Congressman Frank Guinta's hand while on a State House tour on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. The students also met governor John Lynch.]

March 2, 2011

Video Camp

My first paying job as a photographer actually involved more video shooting and editing than stills. Maybe I'll get back to my roots someday. Maybe. For now here is a shot of kids on their February break (why doesn't Michigan have this?!) learning how to shoot it up. "Rule of thirds, rule of thirds" they kept reminding each other.

Video Camp