Behind the lens of a photojournalist
Last year I got a really cool photo assignment to cover both weekends of Coachella.
I’ll now bravely admit that at the time I had actually never heard of it before… and was quickly accused of living under a rock for not knowing anything about Coachella.
But what a way to “learn” about it! I had a blast covering all the great bands that performed. The images I got to walk away with made dealing with the 12-plus-hour work days and miserable weather all worth it.
I’d be up for shooting it again in the future.
This time, I’ll know all about Coachella.
MY BEST SHOT… THE ONE THAT BOTHERS ME MOST
As I started walking back to my car, I turned around to take one last look at a homicide scene I had just finished photographing on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Staring at the yellow tape, thinking about the fact that this was the second San Bernardino homicide within the past three days, I noticed two young boys walking nearby.
They stopped in their tracks when they noticed the crime scene.
There they stood. Seemingly motionless.
They watched homicide detectives investigate a killing that left a gunshot victim lying dead in front of a home.
ALL of it, in plain view for everyone —including me— to see.
This photograph really disturbs me. Yet, I think it’s my best shot I walked away with that day.
Okay, this is it… I’m finally starting a blog. Yay! I did it …That wasn’t too hard.
Now, on to my next post—but don’t hold me to it.