Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thanksgiving and trains

I stopped in to see my family on the way back from working at the archives in Roanoke this week. We had a little snow and I spent most of the night chasing freight trains in my old stomping grounds. Watching the glowing headlights of an approaching train light up a snowy right of way in the middle of the night is pure magic.

Stopped by my old high school for a basketball game. We didn't lose!!!

Spent thanksgiving with my family at the beach. I love my little sister Laura.

And my Yellow Lab Amy.
And my cousins.


Friday, November 21, 2008

The Wesleys

Mae and her son Carroll live alongside the railroad tracks outside Eubank, Ky. and sell firewood for a living. They live in part of an abandoned general store and use two woodstoves to cook their meals and heat their home during the winter months.

Mae Wesley, 72.

Mae shares a laugh with the pastor of the small Baptist church across the lane from them.
Mae's collection of dolls.
Carroll works to get one of his chainsaws started as a freight train passes by the house.
Mae ponders the day while smoking a cigarette with her miniature poodle.


Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama Returns.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, D-Ill, addresses over 10,000 supporters at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Va., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008.


Thursday, October 30, 2008


Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill, campaigns for a crowd of nearly 20,000 supporters at Harbor Park Stadium in Norfolk, Va., Wed. October 29, 2008.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rock. Roll. Lipstick. Pitbull.

Relient K @ The Norva. Norfolk, Va. 10/23/08.
CSX Coal Train. Lynchburg, Va.

Kenny Pendarvis of St. George, Sc.

McCain/Palin rally. Virginia Beach, Va. 10/13/08


Monday, September 22, 2008

Photograph smorgisbord

Here's whats been going on outside of work for the past month:

Shockwave jet-powered truck at NAS Oceana Airshow 2008

Street protestor outside of the Driveby Truckers show in downtown Norfolk.
Polaroid Type 51 4x5 scan from this summer.

Got to see my buddies in switchfoot play outside of DC.

Waterside. Norfolk, Va.
Rita B. shows off her purse on the Elizabeth River ferry to Old Town Portsmouth. She also showed me her multi-colored engagement ring from Kermit the Frog. Sweet lady.
Nascar. Richmond, Va. International Speedway.
Skateboarding behind a Chinese restaurant in Norfolk.