This past week Zachary’s photograph won “Best In Show” at the Kansas City Photo Walk hosted by Hello Art. You can visit Missouri Bank in Kansas City’s Crossroads District to view the photo during the month of August.
Thanks to the sponsors of this really fun event. Power & Light District, The Lazarus Group, Missouri Bank Crossroads, Latte Land, Overland Photo Supply, Latte Land, Screenland Theaters and Clay Ransom Photography. Also a special thanks to long time WSS friend Kelly Jander for the heads up on this event.
Visiting Joplin, MO after the tornado was a humbling experience. It’s hard to describe the scale of the destruction in words, so take a look at these photos. Hopefully you’ll get a sense of what we saw when we were there.
Simon and I were contacted by Tide and Duracell to do some photography highlighting the work their mobile disaster relief vehicles were doing in the wake of the tornado that hit Joplin. Part of our job involved going out into the city and capturing what we saw.
There really isn’t much to type in this space, it was total devestation. I am sure people who are smarter or more eloquent than me could put the things I saw into words. I really can’t so below is just a few of the pictures that I thought told a better story of the situation down there.
Won’t ever forget the day we went down there. Thanks to our friend and fellow artist Lauren for her help that day. Simon has his own set of unique fantastic photos he will be sharing soon.
Update: One of our commenters Hal threw out a link to the song listed on the record in shot #14. Link here.
Some of the lyrics jumped out at me.
“And many an hour of sweet happiness I spent in that neat little town.
But bad misfortune came o’er me, and caused me to stray from the land
Far away from my friends and relations. They follow the black velvet band.”
Kate forced me to do some thinking. How long have I been a photographer? I have been lucky to have 4 month old Kate’s parents as friends and clients. I was the photographer for Brian and Carly’s engagement, wedding, and now they have a child I get to take pictures of. It is a special feeling going to someone’s house and seeing all these photographs you took.
Kate was very sweet. She is funny though. She loves burying her face in the soft carpet and loves her fingers. Usually it takes kids a little while to warm up to someone with a big camera in their hands but she was all smiles from the start.
I had to throw in this last one. Have you ever had a day where you felt like this? Ha.
Had the pleasure of coming out to UMKC to be a part of a snow ball fight organized by Sporting Kansas City (formerly the Wizards) players and staff. It was organized on Twitter by Kei Kamara and turned out to be an absolute blast. Players and fans gathered to play snow soccer have a big snow ball fight and then Kei was generous enough to take everyone who came out to lunch at Chipotle. The whole thing was even live streamed by our friends at FreshID. Thanks to Sporting Kansas City for the fun day. Check out the photos below…