"The Red Door," is a documentary, and story that I worked on for nearly six-months. It is a project containing beautiful images, an outstanding video, and a story that can open your heart to helping the one's in need. To view the full project, click the "Work" tab, then, the "Video" tab. Enjoy!
After starting out their season with 14 losses, the Stars finally captured their first victory.
Up until June 30th, the Stars had struggled to pull off their first victory. With a team of young, high-draft picks, it seemed like it would be easier than what presumed. However, it had been a battle, up until Friday night.
Isabelle Harrison was masterful. With 22 points and 10 rebounds, she led the way for her Stars. But, she was not alone. With her was Alex Montgomery, putting up 10 points and 12 rebounds. Moriah Jefferson also played a huge role; scoring 13 points and dishing out eight assists.
The Stars were just too much to handle for the Chicago Sky. Although Allie Quigley, with her 27 points, continued to make a push for the win, they just could not over power the team-work of the Stars.
The Stars would have taken their first victory on the season, winning 89-82.
For more on the Stars first victory, click here.
On May 28th, the San Antonio Missions faced off against the Springfield Cardinals.
I was asked to come out and shoot some photos of the game. Which, ultimately turned out to be a great game. My task for this game was to focus in on the starting pitchers for both teams. Needless to say, I somewhat abandoned my assignment for the night. Whereas, I did shoot photos of both pitchers; but, I did not shoot high-resolution digital images. Instead, I was probably the first photographer to walk into that stadium with two film-format cameras.
In the end, I did not get the bundle of photos I would have got with my DSLR. But, I was happy with what I shot.
Oh ya, the Missions ended up stomping the Cardinals in a seven to zero victory!
San Antonio's professional soccer team, the San Antonio FC, greeted their fans on April 1st for the first time in 2017. Like last years home opener, this year was packed bands, games, promotions and high energy fans. Once the game began, it was clear that the fans were excited to see their team back on the field. The SA FC scored their first goal within the first ten-minutes of the first-half, causing the fans to erupt in praise. Passionate fans continued to show love for their team; while also showing their disdain for the opponent- LA Galaxy II. SA FC continued their great play throughout the game, beating the LA Galaxy II, 3-0. More info about the game can be found on the San Antonio FC website: www.sanantoniofc.com/news_article/show/776553?referrer_id=2436046
-Below is some of the photos from my photo assignment.
So, the Texas State Bobcats basketball team gave it a great run this year- making to the March Madness doorsteps. Sadly, the Bobcats fell short to Troy. At that point, it seemed as if the Bobcats season was over, but that was not the case. Instead, Texas State was invited to the College Insider Tournament; where the made it all the way to the finals once again. This time the Bobcats were facing the Saint Peter's Peacocks. The final game looked to be a surefire win for Texas State- starting the first half with a 14-0. Although the Peacocks began to wake up, the Bobcats continued their offensive blitz- ending the first-half in a 23-8 lead.... Then the switch was flipped. Once the second half arrived, the Peacocks were surely awake. Shots began to drop non-stop for Saint Peter's. Where as, the Bobcats could not buy a bucket. The Bobcats simply went cold. Eventually, the second-half would come to an end- leaving the Bobcats with the loss. The final score for Texas State Bobcats final game was 49-44.
The game between Texas State vs. Pairie View was an interesting one for sure.
Texas State started off the game really strong. They were grabbing rebounds, passing the ball and making shots left and right. However, nearing the end of the first half, an offensive slump hit Texas State. Where as, Prairie View's offense began to spark. By the end of the first half Prairie View had over-come Texas State, leaving the them with a 29-28 lead at the break.
Texas State would come out of the break much stronger. Their defense stepped up to a whole new level, and they were blocking shots back to back; Specifically, Nedeljka Prijovic. Where Texas State made corrections defensively, Prairie View did as well. By the middle of the second half, there had been nine lead changes between both teams. Eventually, Kevin Glider-Tilbury would knock down a last second three-pointer. The three-pointer provided Texas State with the win over Prairie View with a final score of 64-57.
This past weekend was Thanksgiving break; meaning Texas State students basically evacuated San Marcos. Including me. I went to San Antonio, and thought it would be interesting to shoot photos of Texas State's away game against UTSA. Turns out the game was very interesting, because we got stomped. The game was full of turn overs and ill-advised shots. Texas State ended up losing the game 63-48.
The very next day, I got to shoot the home against Troy. Sadly, the outcome was similar to the men's basketball game the night before. A couple weeks back, Texas State's Football teams bus was involved in a car accident; injury several player. That addition of injuries, compiled with all of our other injuries this season has left us playing with mainly all Freshman class players. So, you can assume that we didn't, and won't do to well. Anyways, Texas State ended up losing to Troy 40-7.
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All throughout the nation, people are protesting in order to voice their opinion over the 2016 election.
We have seen people throughout the nation celebrating, or showing heartbreak over the election of Donald Trump. It is important that we allow these discussions to happen. It is our right as Americans to be heard. However, for those of us who are in utter disagreement, we can not allow ourselves to be defeated. We should not allow ourselves to form a violent protest. Instead, we need to find a way to come together to make things right.
As someone who was against the Donald Trump's candidacy, I am also finding it hard to cope with where the future of America lies; but I know that we are stronger than fear. Donald Trump will be our President. That is a fact. . Our country can can not become a divide. That neglects our strength as a nation. The only way for this Presidency to succeed, is if we can find a way to work together to make it succeed. America is not dead; America is not over. America is in a transition, and we will be fine if we stick together.