Tag: photojournalism

  • February 5, 2018

    You are a creative, a photographer, a writer, a producer of content. My thought is this: Last night I photographed a local event where a lot of really cool things happened. Women gathered and over the course of three days, learned to play instruments, write a song, rehearse, and put on a live concert. I […]

  • January 16, 2018

    January 16, 2018

    If my wife’s job went like mine today, she would have spent most of her day teaching to an empty classroom. Teaching – like still giving the lessons that she’d prepared – to empty seats. She would have been talking all day, with no audience. Soul crushing.

  • Christopher Anderson – A Small Voice

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  • Instructions for an experienced photojournalist

    Instructions for an experienced photojournalist

  • March 4, 2016

    Where to even begin? I’m at work right now as a photojournalist for the biggest newspaper in the state, at the height of my abilities and with the best technology and equipment, and my biggest concern is where to be prop up my iPad so I can watch a movie in my car. I heard […]

  • February 27, 2016

    As I finished the last entry two days ago, I grabbed my iPad and got into the shower. Started the hot water and a film, Marshland. Started shaving. Then a text appeared on the screen – “Call me it’s urgent.” Immediate reaction – frustration. Another text appeared from a second person – “They want you […]

  • Sexiest Man Alive

    A lot of the job is spent waiting. After going through this stack of magazines in a medical clinic while waiting for a subject to show up, I started talking to the receptionist about magazine theft (who knows how we got there). She said magazines like Good Housekeeping and Sunset are always being stolen, rather […]

  • Private in Public

    Creative input is everywhere. Today I heard the actor Wendell Pierce talk about his work on the television show The Wire, and acting in general. Listen to this: “We should never be afraid to be private in public because that’s what art is all about, especially acting.” His point is that great art is created […]