A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words – Ansel Adams
A recent graduate of Indiana University’s School of Journalism, I am currently a reporter for the Journal Review in my hometown of Crawfordsville, Indiana. I’m doing a little bit of everything of there, reporting and photographing breaking news, covering the city, schools and police beat, all while trying to sniff out an interesting feature story every now and then.
I have only really gotten into the photography game within the last couple of years. With an English teacher for a mother, my background has always been writing and telling stories through the written word. I came to IU in the Fall of 2008 and immediately declared journalism my major, figuring I would just write my life away.
Things were going according to plan up until the Spring of 2011 when I went to London, Normandy and Paris as part of the Footsteps of Ernie Pyle class and everything changed. For the first time in my life the world around me was too beautiful to put into words. Right then and there I decided to devote as much time and effort as I could into becoming the absolute best photographer that I can be. With my now strong foundation in journalism, I want each of my photographs to tell the story that simple words cannot.
The photoblog on this site will document my progress and hopefully my triumphs as a budding photojournalist. From my time in Normandy to my latest assignment, I hope that each photograph on here impacts the viewer in some way or another.
Also included on this site is a place for me to put my own fiction as I write it. I believe that one must exercise their writing muscles to get better, so I’ll be adding new short stories as I write them.
photo credit: Charles Scudder, London, March 2011