Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Swallow Lounge

Another Dallas Morning News assignment. I lit the drink shot with my cell phone. And it's not even a smart phone.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Baseball Is Back!

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.


Landry Relays

Saturday, April 7, 2012

So this is what a socialist looks like...

"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

Morning Workout

Personal tranier Danielle Girdano of D'fine Your Health is helping five people, who never thought they could do it, run a 5K on April 28, 2012. These are some stills from a multimedia project I am working on for her.


I did this very "interesting" shoot last Thursday with Bill Saunders, Adam Fox and Carrie Martinez, left to right, of CM Productions.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Young Fathers

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.

Sand On Trains

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.