Remembering the day of infamy on Sept. 11, 2001

Remembering the day of infamy on Sept. 11, 2001

September 11, 2001: A clear, crisp fall day in Washington, DC, and New York. I was shooting a routine photo assignment in the District when my Blackberry went off. “Explosion: Pentagon” the message read. I walked out on the street and looked towards Virginia. Smoke...
Quiet moments in sports

Quiet moments in sports

Sports is often a lot of action, but there are quiet, reflective moments that draws my interests in different events.  Two cases in point.  The stare of the volleyballers at the net while they await the serve from their opponent or the quiet beauty of a golfer waiting...

When an iPhone does the job

Shadow Grass & Gravel Road appear in a concert at The Floyd Country Store. A compilation video shot with a Canon C100 video camera, a GodPro action cam and an iPhone 6S Plus. For most of my professional life as a photojournalist, I usually always carried a camera...
Sometimes it hurts to cover the news

Sometimes it hurts to cover the news

After a day covering cases in Floyd County Circuit Court recently, a family member of a defendant who deputies led away to begin a prison sentence stopped me and demanded to know “what gives you the right to write about this case?  It is none of your...
I’m a newspaperman. It’s what I do.

I’m a newspaperman. It’s what I do.

In 2015, 11 years after I got off my last coast-to-coast flight covering my last Presidential election as a photographer, a photo editor in Washington called to see if I might be interested in a contract to cover the 2016 Presidential election. The 13-month contract...