Saturday, July 25, 2009

Week 3

Sorry this post is so late. My favorites from week 3 in Kalamazoo.

My first assignment for the week was to photograph abandoned/condemned/blighted buildings. This is the window into a basement of one of the buildings. The board was most likely removed by a squatter. At every house the people that showed the reporter and I around looked around to make sure no one was squatting there.

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I had my first A1 this week (the toilet picture is mine, too)!

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This picture ran inside, but I like it better than the one that ran A1. The story was about a one-year-old girl who had spent her whole life in the hospital due to heart defects. She finally received a heart transplant last month and was released. Over 40 family and friends gathered at the home to welcome little Lindsey.

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These two are from a press conference held at the Pfizer building in Portage that has been vacant for a long time. Carl Sedlak, the man pointing, is an investor from California. He bought the building and is planning on leasing it to businesses in the area. The building has a glass ceiling that made some pretty sweet light.

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This is one of the nicest women I've met here. Pam Drake and her son Liam Drake, 5, of Oshtemo walk around the yard of Benjamin Drake's 19th century home. Pam and Liam donned Civil War attire to attend Benjamin Drake's 222nd birthday party. Pam and Liam Drake have no relation to Benjamin Drake.

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I can't remember the man's name, but this banjo was handmade! The strings are made out of gut and the neck of maple!

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These are from a new festival in Kalamazoo called Woofstock. Sue Willming of Kalamazoo throws a toy for her dog, Bella, to catch in the Ultimate Air Dogs competition at Woofstock Saturday. At one point, Bella jumped over 19 feet.

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LEGEND The Band performs at Woofstock at the Arcadia Creek fairgrounds Saturday.

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Tido soaks owner Christy Charles, of Kalamazoo, while drying off after competing in the Ultimate Air Dogs challenge at Woofstock Saturday.

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I also did my first video project this week! Check it out here.


Let me know what you think! I'll have another update posted in a couple of days from this past week.

1 comment:

Rebecca Barnett said...

You're shooting some great pictures Tanner!! I wish they had a Woofstock here, it definitely looks like my kind of assignment!