avery is graduating!

Meet Avery. He is a very smart and quick-witted kid. He is quite awesome, as he recently found all the parts to a McDonald's Inspector Gadget toy. He also built his guitar for his senior project, plays varsity baseball, and the ukulele. Avery is quite the unique individual who has a bright future in front of him, hopefully as an engineer!

Thanks for a fun time, Avery! Congratulations!

roots.

My final project. And I mean, my FINAL project. Whoa, I can't believe that was my last photojournalism class. It took a whole lot to get to this point and I'm very happy with how it turned out.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/33447719]

The idea of my project came from my Grandpa. An inspiring man who strongly believes in never forgetting your roots. He is strongly rooted in his heritage and as a result of him, his children, grandchildren, and even his great-grandchild are proud of their  culture.

I worked with three dance groups, Ballet Folklorico, Bhangra, and Native American, and documented how dance has preserved their culture. Here are some shots I took of Bhangra Elite and Ballet Folklorico Espiritu Latino, to go with the video! I'm so thankful these dance groups accepted me into their groups. They are so dedicated to dancing and proud of their culture. It was very inspiring to work with each group.

friday's lights.

Last weekend, I went to the Charles B. Aycock H.S. football game to shoot an assignment for my documentary photojournalism class. The resulting video is an interpretation of the game through 11 different words: mystery, flow, freedom, colors of life, unbridled joy, dew, shooting away from the eye, mood distant, drama and layers. I hope you enjoy this quick little video!

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/29410802]

Besides doing random videos and photo assignments, I'm starting work on 2 documentary pieces, one based on social interactions and the feeling of loneliness and the other on biofuels for our military. If you are interested in learning more about either of these projects, comment, email, tweet or Facebook me!