Sunday, March 23, 2008

Filled with Faith

For the past two weeks I have been working on a story on the Church of San José. It is a small little adobe Catholic church in the South Valley here in Albuquerque. The majority of parishioners are Mexican immigrants. The church is so popular in the area that the parish has out grown their church. There is standing room only on Sundays. And to take pictures during Palm Sunday I had to attend two masses because I couldn't move once I was in place. I grew to love the church and the people and hope they didn't mind me being there. The story and photos ran today, Easter Sunday, on A1.

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To hear the Soundslides hit the play button.

Tomé Hill

Pilgrims from surrounding cities make their way to the top of Tomé Hill every Good Friday morning. People walk for miles as local police close roads nearby due to the high amount of human traffic. Crosses and statues are carried to the top, but the most popular item carried along the way is a rosary. Many are left behind at the top after a person has finished praying. A few people walk the steep and rocky 1/2 mile path to the top barefoot and one man even crawls the entire way on hands and knees. It was pretty amazing to experience.




5 Years

We've been in Iraq for 5 years. I was a senior in high school and strangely it seems so long ago now.

This prayer circle meets every Wednesday, rain, snow or wind, to promote peace.

prayer circle

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

One game.

High school state basketball playoffs and championships were last week. Surprisingly I only had to shoot one game.


West Las Vegas Bball 2

Do Re Mi...

An assignment where I got to hear beautiful voices...

Conducting Voices 2

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wet Feature

Feature hunt led me to this little girl.

Wet Dog

Trench Coat Season

A quickie fashion shoot in the newpaper's parking lot.

Trench coat 1

Trench coat 2

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Alpaca Love

Oh how I love them. Soooo cute. I got the up close and personal view.


Gonna give this a try.... hopefully.

Anyone else game?

Give yourself 31 days between April 1, 2008 and May 31, 2008 to shoot and create a photo book.

Twins at 17

This was a quick hit for a story on teen pregnancy. The story was slated to run Sunday I went to school on Thursday. Photo department got the assignment Wednesday... more time would have been nice, but c'est la vie of newspapers.

I may try to continue a similar story on my own.