Monday, March 17, 2008

March Madness

So it was time to shoot the boys class 5A Championship game between Hobbs and Clovis. The finish came down to the last seconds with Hobbs pulling out the victory. Then, the celebration began, I wasn't the main shooter that night since the game had been assigned to my coworker Jim Thompson seen here on the right with the big lens hanging from his shoulder. my main objective was to stay out of his way since he was on deadline but I saw this moment when Hobbs star Jeff Taylor drop to his knees and cry.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

year after year

I don't know who this man is but every year he shows up for the state basketball tournament held
at the famous Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. March Madness is upon us. I kind of wanted know what
happened to him but I also don't want to know. Today was a great day of action from all the schools I covered.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cuba and the Night

I'm not a reader but every now and then a book will catch my eye, especially when it deals with Latin America or photography. Cuba and the Night is set in contemporary Cuba as it follows an uneasy love affair between a cynical American photojournalist and a voluptuous young Cuban woman. The ending is a classic. I'm waiting for this work to be turn into a movie. I loved it.

fixed gear project

So , on top of being super busy, I have decided to start doing a multimedia project on the phenomenon of fixed gear bicycles. This past Sunday a race was organized called CRANK 2 that was opened to any single speed, fixed gear or BMX cyclists. Some 60 participants showed up at the parking lot of seventh and Silver in downtown Albuquerque. I recorded audio as well as took photos of the riders and bikes. It was a great time and next time I cover one of these events I think I will participate. This image shows riders lined up against a wall waiting for the GO signal to run to their bike and read a map where checkpoints where placed throughout Albuquerque. First one with all the check points in hand wins. It was awesome.