29 October 2007

The Constitution of the United States.

Required reading. 'Nuff said. Monday, October 29, 2007. 10:30AM.
The Constitution of the United States.

"It was good week for making images. October 20th.-27th. Here's a few favorites..."

Dirt Track Racing. Middletown, NY Saturday, October 20, 2007.
Dirt track racing. 10/20/07 Dirt track racing. 10/20/07

Murder Trial Verdict. Goshen, NY. Tuesday, October 23, 2007.
Murder Trial Verdict. 10/23/07

High School Soccer. Goshen, NY. Tuesday, October 23, 2007.
High School soccer. 10/23/07

Police Chief's Press Conference. Newburgh, NY Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.
Police Chief Press Conference.  10/25/07

High School Cross Country Championships. Harriman, NY. Friday, October, 26, 2007.
HS Cross Country Championships. 10/26/07

District Attorneys' Debate. Kingston, NY. Saturday, October 27, 2007.
District Attorneys' Debate. 10/27/07

High School Football Playoffs. Kingston, NY. Saturday, October 27, 2007.
HS Football playoffs. 10/27/07 HS Football playoffs. 10/27/07 HS Football playoffs. 10/27/07

*Oh yea, got to fly over the Newburgh and Hudson Valley area again to make file photographs for work. Newburgh, NY. Thursday, October 25, 2007. 2PM
Flying again. 10/25/07

16 October 2007

"My thoughts on travel & travel photography, more on long-term documentary projects & working for clients and myself internationally..."

*This is what it means to me to work in Africa. Period.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Nov. 2005.

I'll start here. (I don't remember the specific logistics of my 6th. trip to Africa, nor do I remember the flight itinerary, but I knew I'd be hitting my knees when I arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia back in November 2005. This image was made in the parking lot outside Bole International Airport at approximately 12:30AM local time. There's just something about heading to Africa to work. It is the light...? the cultures & people...? the sheer majesty of arriving in such an overwhelming land mass, no matter where you are on the continent...? I have always felt that the spirits of my parents & ancestors are with me when I've worked in Africa... I am there because they - my parents - never had the opportunity.) I've worked in Africa 7 times since 2001.

Moscow. June 2005.
Moscow. June 2005.
Arriving back in Moscow from Vladivostok, after 11 days onboard the Trans Siberian Railway in June 2005.
This was from a working vacation where I traveled across the Russian Federation with Russian colleague and dynamite photographer, Ivan Shapovalov. I'm trying to imagine any other photographic challenge that I've attacked and sucessfully overcome more than the Trans-Sib. © Photograph by Ivan Shapovalov / JSCo. Russian Railways. *(see my link on Ivan below at: "International colleagues, fixers, translators, guides, drivers, assistants, go-fers, or maybe just somebody to meet you at the airport...")

aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway
Incredible chow onboard the Trans-Siberian Railway. June 2005.
Hot lunch from local vendors in our train compartment during the Trans-Siberian Railway. June, 2005. © Photograph by Ivan Shapovalov / JSCo. Russian Railways.

Vladivostok Station. Russian Federation. June 2005.
I always thought this was a nice image of me in deep thought that Ivan made in Vladivostok, Russian Federation. We'd just arrived earlier at approximately 9AM local time in the eastern most city in Russia, after completing our 11-day journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway. © Photograph by Ivan Shapovalov / JSCo. Russian Railways.

"Go to where the pictures are..."
Petra, Jordan.  September 2006.
With a bedouin family. Petra, Jordan. April 2006.

Arlington National Cemetery. April 2005.
Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington, VA. April 2005.

Sausalito, CA.  August 2004.
Golden Gate Bridge. Sausalito, CA. August, 2004.

San Ysidro, CA - Tijuana, Mexico border. July 2004
On the US border line at San Ysidro, CA and Tijuana, Mexico. July 2004.

13 October 2007

Recent work. "It's been a good couple of weeks for making pictures..."

Caitlyn Longo of Monroe-Woodbury HS competes in the diving competition during their girl's swim meet against Middletown High School in Middletown, NY on Wednesday, October 9, 2007. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON

Army quarterback Carson Williams, #16, passing in the second half of their game against Tulane at Michie Stadium in West Point, NY on Saturday, October 6, 2007. Army defeated Tulane 20 - 17 in OT. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON

Army quarterback Kevin Dunn, #4, is carried off the field by his brother Lt. Tim Dunn, left, and Damion Hunter, #15, after Army defeated Tulane 20-17 in overtime at Michie Stadium in West Point, NY on Saturday, October 6, 2007. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON

SWAT team police officers from the Town of Wallkill, NY in the area of a house on Anthony Avenue in the Town of Wallkill on Wednesday, October 3, 2007. Police departments from the Town of Wallkill, NY and Middletown, NY responded to a tip that Ernest 'Bama' Edwards was in an abandoned neighborhood house. Edwards, a high profile member of the Bloods gang is wanted by Monticello, NY police after eluding arrest last week. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON

"You don't see this everyday..."
West Point. Sept. 2007.
A Command Brigade Cadet fainted while standing in formation on the Plain during the Thayer Award parade and presentation for Retired General Frederick J. Kroesen, Jr. at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY on Thursday, September 20, 2007. The Corps of Cadets conducted a formal parade ceremony on the Plain prior to the presentation. Gen. Kroesen served in numerous command positions during his 41 year career in the Army. The Thayer Award, established in honor of Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, the "Father of the Military Academy," is presented to an outstanding citizen whose service and accomplishments in the national interest exemplify the Military Academy Motto: "Duty, Honor, Country." Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON