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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Temporary Homes: Twin Falls, Idaho


The more I travel, the easier it becomes to make a place feel like home. It's to the point where I now call everything home: hotel rooms, my tent, even sometimes when I get in my car I feel like I'm home. I begun to realize this in Idaho Falls when I stayed at some hotel on my drive back from Oregon and loved the bleakness of the room with the strange details, like the bed cover with RVs and desert landscapes on them. Be looking for more, I'm sure they will come up as I continue to be restless.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Kirton 50th Wedding Anniversary; Wente Vineyard, California













Two weeks ago I attended a 50th anniversary party for the Kirton's in Livermore, California at the Wente Vineyard. The vineyard was beautiful and everything the restaurant did with food was equally as beautiful. Put that together with a lot of laughs and memories with old friends, and it was quite the event. To see more, check out my website.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

We Are Women book release




There has been an on-going project that I have been a small part of over the last year nearly. Collecting images and stories, the We Are Women project has been compiling a book of all these things. It's finally put together and the book will be available from lulu.com on Tuesday, 28 September as a soft cover book ($11) and pdf/ebook ($7). Before then, however, there will be a book release party to whoever is interested on Monday 27 September. Flier is above.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Chelsea & Chris Hill Wedding, Las Vegas









A while ago I went to a good friend's wedding down in Las Vegas. She had someone else photograph the wedding, which meant I got to be in it and shoot whatever I felt like, which means plastic cameras and tilt-shift lenses.
These are just some of my favorites, to see more, check out my new proofing site.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hamu, the accordion player.


Hamu, the accordion player is famous in Bosnia. There are stories of hearing his music and his wailing as he plays from blocks away all over Bosnia. There are accounts of his music being heard since he was just a young boy. He still is a young boy, which must only mean he's been at this since the day he could span his fingers across the keys. He will play for change, for cherries, or for nothing he will still sit on the streets and play.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cameron & Canoe



Taken back when it was summer with Cameron Glassman on the Provo River.
To see more, you can always check out my website.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

[Non] Fiction

Before going to Sarajevo, I had an idea in my head of what it would be like. It went something along the lines of carnivals, Beirut playing in the mountains, and Gogol Bordello following me down the street along with other gypsies tagging along. I know I was crazy, but I still had the little hope that Sarajevo would really be like that. It is founded a lot off of this Serbian 1998 film titled Black Cat, White Cat in which, basically all of the above happens. [Note: Serbia and Bosnia are neighbors, once together under the name of Yugoslavia] I knew that it was only a movie, but still having hope as I did find a carnival and get followed by gypsies and accordions and to top the cake, this man asked me to photograph him and it looks like a scene from the film. So perhaps I wasn't completely crazy for thinking the way I did.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Blenders and Hand Mills



Images taken for Blendtec recently.
Look for similar images on their packaging soon.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

War Child


"They call me war kid. I love war. I love guns and war games like Ultimate Conquest. I am war kid. I hate _____. I want to kill all of them. In Bosnia here all we want is peace."
-Kenan, 14 years old, a lover, not a fighter, but really a fighter.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

8pm-10am


Next time I make Sarajevo my home, I plan on living between 8pm and 10am, that is when the city is the nicest.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A man named Tito [a short story]


There once was a man named Tito. Josip Brz Tito. If there has ever been a man that was loved by a country, it was Tito. As he lived, Yugoslavia was united and happy. Houses, cars, and jobs were raffled off to the people and a group who had various religious and cultural backgrounds were able to come together in one name. Tito died in 1980. A few years later as tensions grew, Yugoslavia broke out with war and broke apart. Tensions are still there, thirty years and wars between Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia later. There is on thing that still unifies the groups, and that is a love for Tito. His pictures are everywhere, his name spray painted on walls, and the older generations that remember him fondly talk of how wonderful of a leader he was.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ode to Diet Coke



Going through some food shoots I've done recently and then not, I have come to the conclusion that I drink a lot of Diet Coke. In almost each of my shoots, my first frame is of Diet Coke, since that is what I have available to do tests on. As a result, I have a lot of pictures of Diet Coke. I am also in a still life photography class this semester, so hopefully these pictures will be getting a lot better as the semester goes on!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Working Identities: Chapman Public Library, Salt Lake City


Potentially your last chance to see Working Identities!
September-October 2010
Chapman Public Library, Salt Lake City, Utah

Opening reception: This Saturday! 4 Sept, 4-5pm. There will be food, books, and my art hanging on the walls.

However, if you end up missing it all together, you can always buy the book...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dubioza Kolektiv, 4 June 2010







I realize this concert was a really long time ago, nearly 3 months ago, but at least I finally put these pictures up, right? These pictures were taken at a Dubioza Kolektiv concert at Skenderija that I went to with Marysia. I met her at a protest and ended up going to this concert with her the night I decided that I was going to stay longer. It was probably one of the funner nights I had and the music was fantastic. So if you get a chance, check them out, and if you ever hear about them touring near you, go, they put on a fantastic show.