Meet Brandee. She's an up-and-coming local artist here in Tulsa. I got the chance to photograph her in the BlueHouse Media Studio downtown. She had such a great spirit about her, plus she's extremely talented! You can find the full story HERE.
These are a couple of my favorite shots from a recent story I worked on with The Tulsa Voice. Even though I live in Tulsa, I actually had never been to the Outsiders house. It was so interesting listening to the owners speak about the different scenes and details about filming the movie there. I feel like every day I'm given another reason to love Tulsa even more. You can find the full story HERE.
Nathan Pickard is the brains behind the Tisdale Food Forest, which began in April of 2015. The forest was created to take an unpurposed grassy area alongside the L.L Tisdale highway and transform it in to something that is useful and beautiful. I really enjoyed talking with Nathan about all the plants and how it all got started. Find the full story here.
It took an entire day of traveling by bus, boat and hiking to get to Xing Ping, and it was worth every minute. Our first night was spent watching the sunset and enjoying wood fired pizza on the roof of our hostel. The town is surrounded by the Li River and Karst Mountains, which made for incredible views.
Lately I've been diving into the world of photojournalism, which gives me a chance to meet new people and get a small glimpse of their lives. I love learning what people are passionate about and documenting that for them.
Meet Montrell Adams, the first Oklahoma School for the Deaf (OSD) athlete to be selected to the All-State cheer team. He spends his weekends learning professional carpentry, which he hopes to make into a career.
Less than 24 hours after I got off the plane in Beijing, I was climbing the Great Wall--and I'm not using the verb "climbing" lightly--at times we were basically rock climbing up broken parts of the wall. We enjoyed an amazing meal following our hike at a restaurant where I (of course) snuck into the kitchen to grab some photos. We ended our day in an art district called 798. Needless to say, it was an interesting and beautiful start to the trip!
A few days after I arrived in China we traveled to Guilin. I really wasn't sure what to expect from our travels, I just knew I had to be open for any journey we were going to take. The Longji Rice Terraces were more than I ever could have imagined. We spent an entire day traveling to the mountains and hiking to the top. In the single day we were there we experienced so much. The rich air, the bamboo rice, the local farmers and the breathtaking views.