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Slaughter or starvation

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  NOTE (This is a story Rene Romo and I worked on a couple weeks ago and little did I know it would Rene’s last story for the Journal.  He has moved on to greener pasture.  Rene and I often worked together on many stories near the border, covering stories on immigration, people’s struggles and many [...]

Inspiration for our upcoming Photoworkshop in El Salvador

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  Here is a video about surfing in El Salvador.  Let it be inspiration for anyone planning on attending our workshop in December. Don’t worry, you won’t need a jacket or  an umbrella.  It’s sunny and awesome everyday.  This upcoming workshop will teach you how to interact in with other cultures through your photography.

Road Rage,Graduation, Celebration, Tea Party, Homeless, Uranium Mine, One Giraffe and a Fire

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  These are a few of the images from the last month and a half.  Between Graduate school and work, I’m surprised I’ve paid this much attention lately.  A brutal year trying to balance everything.  One day I was shooting a memorial for a young lady who was killed by a police officer when I [...]

Time lapse of Google Maps

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It sounds crazy at first glance, the idea of mining still frames from Google Maps and stitching them together like a flip book, but the end result is pretty, well, awesome! There’s not much to analyze here, just put it into full screen mode, lean back and enjoy. Google Street View Hyperlapse from Teehan+Lax Labs [...]

Playing with gifs: Now that’s a great way to start the day.

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I recently acquired my first smart phone and started playing with mobile video and making gifs. Click on the picture above to see what I’ve been up to. As a storyteller I think it’s important to look at alternative forms. The idea of introducing time to still images fascinates me. Beyond fodder for Reddit or [...]

Week in Pictures for Newsweek/The Daily Beast

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I recently had the opportunity to edit the week in pictures slideshow for Newsweek/The Daily Beast and culled together a slice of the world. It’s a small slice of the world, but it’s my view of the world. These are the everyday people whose lives we never cross and yet here they are, existing, living. [...]

Wrestling Tournament

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Got a chance to shoot The State Wrestling Championship this past Saturday.  Had not cover this event in a few years and I knew I would be a bit rusty but the Nikon D600 performed like

Chopper the Baby Rhino

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Chopper — all 584 pounds of him — made his public debut Saturday at the Albuquerque BioPark zoo.    The playful rhinoceros calf charged several toys and interacted with zookeepers, entertaining the large crowd on hand.    Chopper was born in October, back when he was a mere 132 pounds.    He’s been settling into [...]

Señor Cupido

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  Local artist Francisco Leon, who works at the store Masks y Mas on the 3100 block of Central avenue, tries attracting customers by playing Cupid, the romantic icon who is especially useful during Valentine’s Day week.  The origin myth for Cupid, aka Eros, dates back to the fourth century B.C.  Leon specializes in making [...]

GUN BUYBACK

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Bernalillo County officials arrived at a North Valley sheriff’s office substation Saturday morning to find 100 gun owners in line, eagerly awaiting their opportunity to get rid of unwanted and potentially dangerous weapons. The turnout was so high that the $40,000 in Visa gift cards allotted for the gun buyback was quickly doled out over [...]