Currently Viewing: Long Beach Post

Currently Viewing: Long Beach Post

EventsPhotojournalism

Guilty as charged – I’m super slacking on blogging the recent photojournalism work with the Long Beach Post…but alas, it will make its way to the inter-webs.  So, this assignment was from weeks past, and honestly I was slightly perplexed when it came my way. Being a Long Beach local, I should know better, but I honestly had no idea that these types of events took place. That being said, I was taken back when I covered it, as the event was actually pretty cool! The Interfaith Blessing was a time when humans took a back seat to their better-half, animal companions. One major highlight was the full-blown red-carpet jaunt down Granada Beach’s walkway, featuring llamas, ponies, cats, dogs, chickens, rats…you name it! The weather we were experiencing was stunning; gorgeous, wind-swept clouds made for one of the most dramatic sunsets we have seen all year. Some of my recent work with Long Beach Post was sent to press, including the Read More

Photojournalism

Working with the Long Beach Post has been a great experience. I admit that I should keep up on the blogging a little more, but we have been pretty busy with weddings as of late. Since we’re now approaching the end of October, wedding season is officially over, and there will be a strong shift into Portraits & Family work until Spring 2013. Hopefully I will also be working more often with the Long Beach Post during this time period. This assignment was especially interesting; personify the overcrowding that’s happening in the Long Beach School District through photographs. I was able to meet with a family who moved here to Long Beach, specifically to the Longfellow Elementary neighborhood, only to find out that their daughter’s attendance was impacted. In fact, they had the choice to push hard, and with force could have probably displaced children who had transferred in from other schools within the district. The other option afforded by Long Beach Read More

EventsPhotojournalism

Last night was my first assignment under my newly-formed relationship with the Long Beach Post. I was approached a little over a week ago, and asked if I would be willing to join their team as a photojournalist. I’ve always loved Long Beach, but  for almost a year now we haven’t lived downtown. I miss being a part of Summer & Music, and showing artwork in the parks on Sundays…so this sounded like a perfect opportunity for me to reunite with the Long Beach community, but in a different, more mutually beneficial way. It just so happens that I know the newly appointed Executive Editor, Sarah Bennett, from my four years living in downtown Long Beach. Sarah asked me to stop by the Gentlemen’s Drink event inauguration at the Stache Bar (Fourth & Alamitos) and take some shots for the Post galleries, and discuss future opportunities working together. I had a little extra time at the event, so I spoke with Daniel, Read More