Thursday, December 27, 2012

Canadian Christmas Time

I'll be short and sweet since its the holidays-- enjoy the photos of the Canadian snow!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas, love the roomies

Ever since I first began photography, I have been fascinated by the power of lights. White lights, colored lights, big lights, sunlight... Its light more than anything that makes a photograph interesting.

If you think about it, humans have always been fascinated by light . In fact, in some parts of the world, like Thailand and India, there are whole festivals devoted to light (some of which I would pay big bucks to see for myself!).

Personally, I'm more inclined to like strings of lights, and candles, and colored lights... think the type of things that you would normally see around the holidays.

With Christmas around the corner and exams drawing to a close, I decided to wrap my roommates up in some Christmas lights for a mini-photo session of creative christmas portraits.

Here's some of my best shots:

Monday, December 10, 2012

Queens of the Capital

I know, I know. I should be better about writing and keeping you guys involved in my work. I apologize. Finals, end of semester business, and graduation this semester have kept me from blogging as much about my photographs as I would like.

Well, remember that awesome photo project I was working on for my photojournalism class? Here's the final result!

Its called "Queens of the Capital" and is a look into the drag culture in and around the D.C. area. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Newsworthy shots: Palestinian protests in London

While most people would opt to spend their Thanksgiving lounging at home, stuffing their faces with turkey and pumpkin pie, I was in London with my family, walking in the footsteps of the Beatles and Sherlock Holmes. What a treat!

While I was there, I had the serendipitous fortune of stumbling upon a huge protest against Isreal's attacks in Gaza just outside of the Isreali embassy in London. Like any true photographer, I, of course, had my camera on me, and managed to snap some interesting shots of the protest.

Coincidentally, I needed a few "newsworthy" shots to submit to my photojournalism class this week. I'd call these news worthy, wouldn't you?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Election Day 2012

Election Day is an amazing day for every American around the world. No matter the outcome, citizens in this great nation get to do one simple task that many people in other nations thousands of miles away will never get to do: vote.

For me, it was a particularity special day, as I voted as an American citizen for the first time. While I won't tell you who I voted for, I will show you some of the photographs I shot throughout the day :)

I spent election day in different locations throughout the city, covering stories for The GW Hatchet and delivering posters for my boss at Facebook, so the different settings might be a little confusing. I'll try to make it clear where the photos were taken in my captions. Enjoy!
 At the Human Rights Campaign Watch Party near U Street.

At the Human Rights Campaign Watch Party near U Street.

At the Human Rights Campaign Watch party near U Street.

At the Human Rights Campaign watch party in U Street.

Voting poll in Foggy Bottom

Outside a voting poll in Foggy Bottom.

Outside the Rosslyn Metro Stop.

Near the White House.

Near the World Bank building.

Voting poll in Foggy Bottom.

Voting Poll in Foggy Bottom.

Friday, November 2, 2012

26th Annual High Heel Race

Every year, the ghouls, goblins, and drag queens come out to play at the annual DC High Heel Race near Dupont Circle. For the past two years, I've had the awesome pleasure of covering the story for the multimedia team of The GW Hatchet, but this year, I decided to break from my newsie tradition and cover the story for a photojournalism project instead.

For my final project in photojournalism class this year, I'm doing a photo essay about drag queens and drag culture in the D.C. area. I've already taken some great shots of a GW student dabbling in drag make-up (which I will post when my project is done), but I also want to include some of the more main-stream scenes of the D.C. drag queen scene. Which is why I set out to probably the most public D.C. drag queen event of the year.

Here's a sample of my shots from the Drag Queen Race... I'll post my final essay in December when its all complete and wonderful and lovely.

Until then... enjoy!