Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

In preparation for writing this reflection, I took some time to reflect on what this course has meant to me as an instructor. In short and technically, the course was really not much different than most other courses. That simply being: complete assignments to earn credit. I saw the girl with the flag and I knew I had […]

Time

Time

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

Time seems to be a favorite topic that has more than a mess of words and snazzy clichés for us all to live by. There have been countless songs written about it, paintings depicting it, and tales of traveling from one time to another. The list goes on, and on, and on… much like time. While […]

New Semester Invites New Media

New Semester Invites New Media

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

Creating a powerful and impactful story or image no longer requires that the photojournalist carry a bag of expensive cameras, lenses, and tripods. Capturing and sharing creative, personal, and engaging stories has changed with the technology of today’s smartphones and handheld devices. This semester I’m teaching a New Media Photojournalism course at VCU. All student […]

My Morning Stare

My Morning Stare

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse | No Comments

I spent the morning reading email and sipping coffee. Annie just kept staring. I deleted each of my read messages, filled my coffee cup again, and never once did she ever stop staring.

Signs

Signs

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse | No Comments

My morning hours were decorated with signs of all kinds. From breakfast sandwich special offers, to signs of direction, faith, sales, political banter, and even a bumper sticker on the car in front of me announcing, “I pooped today.” America loves signs. With all of the continual flow of economic and safety headlines, the signs […]

Liner Notes

Liner Notes

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse | No Comments

My life is a record album. I have no top 40 radio singles, but the liner notes are extensive. An ever-growing list of thank-yous and special guests continue to make appearances in my unending swansong.