I designed (and edited) the feature story for the current issue of Vox Magazine about a road trip on historic Route 66. The story won second place in CPOY in the Interpretative Eye category. The story is a photo essay, with extended captions written by the photographer describing his experience. This piece was completely visual and I knew I had to design FOR the photos. I wanted my design to showcase the photography, creating an expansive feel, like driving down the highway in the dessert. I think having make the same trip myself (from KC to LA) I drew from my own interpretation and experiences on how the visual felt to me. I particularly liked m pairing of the 2 images on the 3rd spread of the old train and the old trading post name “Desert Train”. These images were in the photographers original take but I pulled them out paired them in my design. I don’t think he had thought of this himself and it was great see that I could see something new in his work. And that is what editors are for!!
This is old news by now but my “Exceeding Expectations” story on Ryleigh Rowe, the young girl with spinal bifida, was recently picked up and published by Vox magazine in Columbia, MO (published Jan. 31st). The story was turned into a photo essay for print with text along with an accompanying iPad app and the multimedia piece was published online. It received a really positive response from the community. I had numerous people send me messages or stop me and tell me how touched they were by the story. So glad I was able to work with this family.
Visit the story online at Vox’s site or check out what ran in print.
This is the multimedia project I created for my 30 Day project for my Picture Story course. Ryleigh Rowe is a 16 month little girl with spinal bifida. This story is about her and her parents, their experiences, and their outlook on Ryleigh’s condition and life to come.
I currently working on a story about the Rowe family whose daughter, Ryliegh, was born with Spinal Bifida. The story is more about their experience as a family, how they have approached Ryliegh’s condition since the day they found out during her 20th week of pregnancy. Although Ryliegh has L2 spinal bifida, the worst kind, she has done exceptionally well, exceeding expectations of her parents and her doctors. However, this in part, is due to the Rowes’ outlook and attitude toward their daughter’s condition. They are pretty amazing people. Here are a few stills, a multimedia piece is in the works.
I recently did a character profile on Charlie Darling a.k.a. Spitball Charlie of Washington, MO. Charlie is a former World Champion of Artistic Billards and earned his name from his signature shot. I have quite a bit from this project, including video which I have yet to even touch, so I think I am going share this work gradually.
Just some more photos I discovered of my favorite subject, my grandmother Bette. Probably my best work was my documentation of her and her life. Check it out if you haven’t already. https://vimeo.com/36948540
I photographed the Great Forest Balloon Race in St. Louis, MO for a One Day story assignment for my Picture Story class. I ended up finding some great subjects, which I think made my story way more interesting than just “event coverage”. I have quite a few edits from this shoot so I’ll post the one I did for class here but get ready for some hot air balloon photos…yayyyyy!
Some Outtakes…A lot of my images could be switched out. The thing about this kind of event, its a sensory overload but its very repetitive. So the edit about is more of a “story” versus all my pretty pictures in a row.
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