Detroit, MI  In July I was back in Michigan, traveling for a couple of weddings and of course, Kelley & Olushola’s engagement session! Kelley and Olushola chose my longer-length couples’ adventure for their session, which was a great idea. We were able to fit in three different outfit changes, three totally separate locations, and have […]

July 20, 2017

12.23.16 It’s Christmas Eve-Eve. The time is 7:06am — the sun has just barely risen. It’s slightly below freezing and I’m remembering what those harsh Michigan winters feel like again. I’m slowly inching through the icy suburb with my rental car and looking forward to spending my morning with Holly, Emily, and their son Ollie […]

January 14, 2017

MANCHESTER | DERBYSHIRE | OXFORD “DIRTY OLD TOWN” Ewan MacColl hit the nail on the head when he used “Dirty old town” to describe Manchester (but in the most loving and, now, nostalgic of ways). Manchester, England is my second-favorite city on earth. Who couldn’t love a city that is so terribly beautiful yet so […]

February 22, 2016

ECUADOR, 2015 ¿DÓNDE ESTÁN LOS LADRONES? A few weeks ago, I scrambled off of a bus in Riobamba, Ecuador, panicking, ready to throw up. My camera was gone. My camera was gone and I knew that it wasn’t just me being clumsy.  That it wasn’t just that I stowed it in another bag for some reason […]

February 22, 2016

Recently, my co-worker, Chip, traveled to London on holiday for 2 weeks. Having come back to work and animatedly describing his adventures and the oddities he encountered whilst there, I’ve begun reflecting about my own enchanting time in the U.K. So I figured I’d keep it simple. Before I left for the U.K., I knew […]

July 30, 2013

I’m not going to waste much time going into excuses as to why I haven’t updated the blog nor posted since November, when I linked my final dissertation film to the world. I’ve been busy. Let’s just leave it at that and move on! So, during my hiatus, I’ve been keeping myself quite busy. I […]

April 4, 2013

Well, there you have it. The much-anticipated title of my film. Do you like it? It’s okay, I’m not sure about it either. Well, I thought I liked it at first, which is why it’s what I called my film, but now I’ve grown a bit detached from it and sometimes find it cringe-worthy. But […]

November 1, 2012

The editing of my farm project is well underway. It’s crazy to think that in just two weeks’ time, my classmates, professors, and complete strangers will be watching my final product in the auditorium downstairs. And shortly after that, it will be available for the world on the web. Graham asked to be included in […]

September 27, 2012

Happy last week of filming to me! I’m approaching the last bits and bobs of my shooting: gathering a final interview, recording more of a baby chick in the yard (who grows an astounding amount each week), and just some general soundscapes. So last week, I gave Graham (my main character) an assignment. When struggling […]

August 27, 2012

Excuse me for my long and unexplained absence. After a death in the family and a visit back home to Michigan to be with them, I’m back in Manchester and ready to blog. I’m actually writing this on the train that goes from New Mills, where the farm is, to Manchester Picadilly train station. It’s […]

August 6, 2012