Sunday, December 14, 2008

stephens college basketball

coach dane pavlovich earned his master's degree in business administration yesterday and then led his team to the first victory in stephens' history against westminster college blue jays. it was a tight game and a tough fight. before the game dane and the team prayed together inside the locker room.

punk's not dead!

the abusers was founded in sedalia, mo, during the seventies. last night they got together after a 20 + some years break and made some serious noise at the cherry street artisan in columbia, mo. they sounded very well, and i would certainly like to see them on stage again. respekt!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

the right to own, to bear and to love arms - episode 1

i met darin a week ago at a gun show. we talked for a while and i found out that he is a gunsmith and that he refurbishes firearms. last monday i paid him a visit at home, and he introduced me to his gun repair shop. that evening he started working on an ak-47 that was made in romania, and that -according to darin - never fired a single shot. after he's done with it, the gun will look like new, and ready to be sold. darin's job is not only to refurbish these arms, but also to trasnform them. an ak-47 is a fully automatic assault riffle. because in us it's illegal to own fully automatic weapons, darin transforms them in semi-automatic ones.
i took these shots to serve me as notes. i hope to go back there and hang out more with him.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

road trip

another post with images that i shot for fun. i'm busy writing papers right now, but that'll be over soon. meanwhile, i try to snap here and there whenever i get a chance. it's a great cure for my congested brain.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

nsm rally in jeff city

it was way too cold, and these guys seemed to be way too angry.


yeah, i know, lame and late, and probably uninteresting. whatever. i liked it when i passed by, so i snapped. it was actually taken on the election night, an hour or two before the announcement.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


i spent the last weekend with the policemen from st james, mo. i was allowed to go with them on patrols, but wasn't allowed to photograph the people that they would arrest, fine etc. i found it quite frustrating sometimes, but i understand why they asked me that. besides that, i've learned a lot about the work of an american policeman in a small town. for example, there's no animal police in st. james, so they have to deal with stray dogs, but they also keep and eye on the traffic, deal with domestic violence situations or drugs. i got along very well with all the policemen there and i was surprised to notice that even though most of the time they spend on the job they get to see the dark side of our world, they're not jaded at all. i might sound naive on this one, but this is what i felt after talking to them.
it's going to be hard to put together a story from what i have right now, but i knew from the beginning that my focus wouldn't be just one of the six policemen that work there, but the whole department. i will try to go back there at some point and take some more images.
these are a few shots that i've selected for the blog.