Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
We went with our neighbor Juan, pictured above, to watch the Rangers face off with the Diablos Rojos de Mexico in an exhibition game three days before Opening Day. It was fun to be back in the ballpark, but it was even more fun watching Juan enjoy his first trip ever to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
"Hey Jeff, this is Gerry from the Dallas Morning News. How would you like to photograph a couple of socialists in Rowlett tomorrow?"
This is why I enjoy daily photojournalism so much. You just never know. It was very interesting listening in on the conversation between columnist Steve Blow and these two local socialist leaders. And I even got to follow up with some friendly conversation with Alex Mendoza, the guy on the right, as we were packing it up. I bet I'm the only person I know who has had a one-on-one conversation about politics and worldview with an actual vice-presidential candidate.
It was a little hard to try to visually represent socialism in a suburban home, but that challenge was just another thing that made me enjoy this assignment.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A couple of weekends ago, I found myself hanging out with three young fathers and their sons, and watching them be dads made me really excited about becoming one in a couple of months (except I'll have a little girl). If you've seen The Boys of Booker T, you know that I've documented some very broken father-son relationships, so it is encouraging to see these three dads who are stepping up to the incredibly weighty God-given role of fatherhood by loving and leading their families like men should. None of these photos were posed, by the way.
I got to travel with Adam Fox and Bill Saunders of CM Productions to Cleburne, Texas where we photographed/videoed sand being brought in by BNSF trains and then being unloaded by big excavators. It was really interesting to observe and definitely reminded me of little kids playing in the sand box, only in real-world size.