Monday, September 7, 2009


I returned to Farmington last month to help the Daily Times cover the 2009 National High School Finals Rodeo. This is an awesome event to cover with more than 2,000 of the nation's top high school cowboys putting it all on the line for a national title.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This is for Steve

because he misses Mooney...and the sexy red couch.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Senior Olympics

I love shooting Senior Olympics....

It was this woman's first year participating in the Senior Olympics. Not only that, it was her first time trying most all of the sports she signed up for, including bowling. This was her very first day bowling.

And I got to see her roll a strike!!:) She was having a blast.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Applying new knowledge

I went on the good 'ol wild art hunt today. I was photographing some adults playing volleyball at a family picnic when I saw this little guy behind the tent, tinkering with an air pump and the gas cap of a truck. By the time I got over to him, he had found a spot to stick the nozzle and was figuring out how to use the pump. I found it a bit challenging to write a caption, because I'm not sure if he was "putting gas in the car" or "air in the tires." Regardless, I think he is learning how the world works and is mohawk is pretty awesome.

After watching family members use an air pump to fill up footballs and volleyballs at a picnic in Berg Park on Sunday, 2-year-old Jamal Eaglefeather got to work on the gas tank of a nearby truck.

Shiprock Marathon

7 am

Shaun Martin makes it look easy from the very beginning of the race, setting a pace around of around 5 minutes, 30 seconds per mile. Martin finished the race first and set a course record - 2 hours, 36 minutes. Easy.

A friend helps pace Teo-Sean White, left, who won the half-marathon Saturday.

waiting for mom....

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blood and sweat

With about 10 minutes to edit a few hundred photos, this is what I came up with from the 5 pro boxing bouts tonight... tomorrow I will look through and see if I overlooked anything. I had a lot of fun, despite the splattering of blood and sweat. Yuck. Now I'm off to shower and bed;)


Monday, April 6, 2009


I love photographing the Mann Dance Group. The director is wonderful to work with and the dancers are a blast to watch, with a ton of variety and great costumes. The stage light was challenging this time, but still fun. Enjoy.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A glimpse at last week

Too close for comfort:

Jami Telford, 4, displays her discomfort sitting next to a bear while posing for a picture with friend, Cody Sprague, 10, left, at the Jordan World Circus on Tuesday evening.

Jimmy Blakley, 23, rides the quarter pipe at Brookside Skate Park on his snowboard after dropping in from the top of the bowl Tuesday morning. Blakley is a student at San Juan College, which was closed Tuesday because of the snowstorm.

Chase Islas, 5, opens wide for Dr. Gene Hilton, of Desert Hills Dental Group, on Friday during the "Give Kids A Smile Day" event at San Juan College.

JROTC Drill Meet.

Jillian Tull looks up at her mother as she sticks her fingers into a chocolate rendition of the Shiprock pinnacle just before the start of the judging of the Sweet-Art Soiree Chocolate Challenge on Saturday at the Sycamore Park Community Center.

Four-year-old Jillian Tull sneaks a taste of her family's entry in the Sweet-Art Soiree Chocolate Challenge.

Friday, January 30, 2009

uninterested cheerleaders

When I first sat down to shoot this wrestling match a few days ago, I saw this sea of blue cheerleaders as a nice backdrop. But after shooting a few matches, I noticed the "backdrop" was hilarious, the epitome of boredom. We ran a nice action shot for the paper, so I thought I would share this one with you, here. :)

Friday, January 9, 2009