I wound up using my camera phone to shoot some spot news of a nasty car crash the other day while on my lunch break. Thankfully, there were no fatalities in the wreck. You can read the full story and see my photo at the link to the Stow Sentry below:
A piece I wrote a few weeks ago titled Mrs. Gilley’s Garden, received a ton of positive feedback and I was encouraged by friends and family to submit it to some local papers. To my pleasant surprise, the article was picked up as an op-ed piece in the Record Courier. I don’t know why I opted to include the photo of me with Mrs. Gilley; I’d been landscaping for hours beforehand and look terrible. I also didn’t write the headline. Still, I submitted the article in the hopes that it might be able to help someone else going through something similar. With any luck, it will do at least a little bit of good.
If nothing else, the article has already helped Mrs. Gilley a bit. After reading it, my mother went out and bought her a digital photo frame which I loaded with photos of her garden. She had some trouble expressing in words what the frame meant to her, but I’ll take her glowing face as a sign that she was appreciative.
Four months ago I shot one of the Kent Community Dinners, and just this last week the story and photos made it to news print. I’m not entirely sure why it takes so long, but it’s definitely nice to see my work in physical print when I can.
I’ve got a job interview tomorrow, so I’m going through my more recent work and updating my overall portfolio. What do you guys think? Is there something in there that shouldn’t have make the cut, or maybe something you’ve seen on the site you think should be in here? Let me know in the comments below.