The world lost a big one today. Nelson Mandela, December 5, 2013.
The Week did a little article on our beekeeping.
An Alabama photographer captures the magic of a special pastime
Saw this photo on Feature Shoot post titled Colorful Portraits from Midwestern County Fairs. Some really nice photos, but all I can think is HOW IN THE HELL DOES THIS GIRL GET THOSE MICRO SHORTS ON OVER THAT CAST, MUCH LESS OFF?!?!
Maybe they’re secretly Pajama Jorts. Micro Pajama Jorts.
Some ladies getting used to the backyard. Clean up crew, foragers, etc. Sick of these damn ants. Next step is transferring to a proper deep and leveling the hive.
I managed to get out to Veterans Day this year. I had no idea we, Birmingham, have the oldest Veterans Day parade. Crazy, eh? I wandered my way from the studio down to the offices of Big Communications (who, incidentally, handled the PR stuff for the parade this year. They really did an amazing job, too) and made some photos along the way.
It’s been far too long since we updated this blog. We’ve had a pretty good year. Our hives peaked at 8.5 hives and we’re currently down to 7. We always mourn hive loss, but i like to think the bees that left are off somewhere doing okay. Here’s a photo from yesterday of a bunch of bees robbing the hive. Sad but pretty.
I worked on an interesting story a while back for the Huffington Post about PJ Newton and her fight to reopen her gay-friendly bar in the small town of Shannon, Mississippi. The town voted to deny her application and that has led the Southern Poverty Law Center to take up a case, with PJ, against the town and its current and former aldermen for unconstitutionally discriminating against gays.
The article is posted on their website (here) and it’s set to come out in next week’s print edition as well. Well worth a read.
Here’s another photo from the story of the man, Tom Lyles, who owns a repair shop right next door the the bar. More photos available on their site, in the iPad edition, and soon in print.
My year has been light on personal work (which is frustrating) but it’s also been a year of new clients (which is great). One new client this year has been Business Alabama, which is, as you’d guess, a monthly magazine about all manner of business in the state of Alabama. They cover the whole state and the full gamut of business news, information, profiles, and economic impacts of what’s happening in (and to) our state.
They ran a story on creative people around the state and I had the chance to make a couple of those portraits—one of Birmingham-based landscape architect Nimrod Long as well as creative director of Big Communications, Ford Wiles. Ford ended up on the cover, which I think was their first black and white cover they’ve run.
Many thanks to Nedra and Marie at the magazine for continuing to trust me with assignments!
I revisit the record every couple of months. Percee P is so great. This track in particularly grabs me since it’s base tune underneath is from Contra.