A Chance at the Gold

Over the summer, my two “jobs” collided. While I was working at my internship at the Bloomington Herald-Times an Australian equestrian rider, Peter Atkins, basically fell into my lap. Turns out, Atkins was attempting to qualify to compete on the Australian Equestrian team for London 2012. Atkins had been involved in an accident with his horse a couple of weeks earlier and broken his ankle.

The ankle was not healing quickly enough for Atkins, and would have kept him from competing in the qualifying rounds. So, a health clinic in Bloomington offered to help him by using stem cells to help his ankle heal more quickly. Basically, they pulled some bone marrow out of his ankle, put it in a spinner to extract the stem cells and injected it back into his ankle.

I honestly couldn’t find anything saying whether or not Atkins made it to the Olympics, but I hope he did. Anyway, here’s the photo story that I shot for the Herald-Times along with the story I wrote for BSU at the Games.

WARNING: Some pictures may not be suitable for those with a weak stomach

Back from a Long Hiatus

Well, I’m back. I know, it’s been a long time. So what have I been doing in this time that I have not been updating my website? Well, for starters I’ve been in England taking pictures of the 2012 Summer Olympics. I don’t know how to say that without sounding cocky or something. But yes, that’s what I’ve been doing. I went there with BSU at the Games, a student media group from Ball State. So, I was there for three weeks running like crazy. That was on the heels of my ten week internship at the Bloomington Herald-Times.

Now that I’m back I’ve been busy doing my senior year of college here are BSU.

Now, I realize that all that time means that I have a lot of material back logged. So here’s what I’m going to do. I just did an interview with the Tampa Bay Times and I came to the sudden realization how far behind I was on updating this blog. Please, don’t hold that against me Tampa Bay. I really do try. Anyway, here is the portfolio of still shots I showed them. But don’t worry, I’ve got more to come and I’ll be trying to post it all over the next couple of days.