Friday, December 10, 2010

Just a titling assignment in our multimedia class.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

To catch a cab...

...or not to catch a cab.

New York, NY
October 24, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Day Hospital

Recently, the second year Loyalist photojournalism students were granted access to Providence Care in Kingston, Ontario.  I was privileged to be able to spend an afternoon in the Day Hospital, within the St. Mary's of the Lake location.  The Day Hospital specializes in rehabilitation and assessment for seniors with multiple health needs.  But more than just a place of medical treatment it was evident that this place also functions as a social outlet for it's clients who genuinely seemed to enjoy coming, some even lamenting the fact that their 6 weeks of treatment was coming to an end.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Then and Now

Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY
Bottom photo: 1978 by David Dunlap
Top photo: October 24, 2010 by Shannon Storey

Friday, November 12, 2010

Remembrance Day

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (11/11/10) -- A young cadet honours fallen soldiers as he places a wreath at the Belleville Cenotaph during a Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday morning, Nov. 11, 2010.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thrill of Victory, Agony of Defeat

Today saw the  Senior Football Championship game between the Centennial Chargers and the Moira Trojan in Belleville, Ontario.  The Chargers concluded their winning season with the title leaving a crushed Trojan team.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Central Park

New York, NY
October 24, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


There was always a part of me that was intrigued by photography.  The concept of being able to freeze a moment in time seemed fascinating, while the technical aspect of the camera appealed to my geeky nature. 
            I took a photography course in university where I used by dad’s 1970's Nikon camera and shot black and white film.  I loved how sturdy the camera was in my hand and the sound it made when I pressed the shutter button.  We read books like those by Susan Sontag, On Photography, and I quickly became intimidated yet intrigued by the power of the photograph.
            In 2007 I moved to Lusaka, Zambia where I worked primarily with youth and street kids for a missions organization.   It was in Zambia that I stumbled upon an interest in telling stories through images and written word as I kept a blog and wrote letters to those back home. 
LUSAKA, Zambia (05/05/07) -- Mr. Gondwe works diligently on the Action Zambia farm, always with a smile on his face.  Working for Action Zambia as a guard and groundskeeper earns him well above the average dollar a day most Zambian's live on.
            This image of Mr. Gondwe was somewhat of a turning point in my journey to photojournalism.  Up until this point I had really not thought much about photography and was consumed with the work I was doing.  This image brought me back to it.
            Upon returning home a year later I was prompted by friends and followers of my blog to pursue photojournalism.  This lead me to Loyalist College where I showed up in August 2009, new camera in hand, not fully understanding what photojournalism was.  But in that first semester something resonated inside of me with what I was learning.  Almost like it put a name to a passion inside of me: telling the stories of humanity through capturing moments in time.  And so the journey began.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sense of Belonging

The Middle Child

They don't get the honour of being the first born and aren't coddled like the last born.  Therefore, they often feel overlooked.  The Middle Child project is a documentary, part of a larger project by the Loyalist College Photojournalism program, called Sense of Belonging: The Canadians.  The idea of birth order and the effects on our personality is complex and fascinating topic.  This project highlights those who often feel they are left out of the spotlight.

"I was always wrong because my siblings were always right.  I never did anything right," says Ben Allen, 21, the middle child between his older brother James, 23, and youger sister Madelyn, 17.

 Ellie, age 8, says she feels "squished" between her older sister Charlotte, 9, and younger sister Lily, 6.  Being the middle child she likes that she gets her own classroom at school but doesn't like having to share a room at home.