Sandra Brown, senior visual editor for AJC, sent me a text asking if I was available to cover an assignment. I briefly looked over the assignment and noticed it was near Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. I was a little confused how I was going to take photos of some cowboys in Union City. I actually passed the ranch, because the ranch was really a house with a dozen horses in the backyard and situated right off of Flat Shoals Parkway. Once I parked in the driveway and grabbed my gear, I was immediately transported to another world. I honestly forgot I was shooting an assignment on a super busy road near the one of the busiest airports in the world until Arkansas Dave took his stallion along the parkway.
Politics are in full swing again. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution sent me on several assignments covering 6th District Rep. Karen Handel and her opponent Lucy McBath.
I recently covered the funeral of Americus police officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute. His lifelong friend Georgia Southwestern University police officer Jody Smith was also killed while responding to the same dispute.
It was very painful to watch a small town mourn the loss of one of their own. Here are images from that day.
I've been working on a personal project along with my dad for over a year now. We are slowly but surely making progress. We are working on a film about Studio One, the recording studio where "Sweet Home Alabama," 38 Special hit "Hold on Loosely" and many more major southern rock songs were recorded.
The man behind the sound is Rodney Mills, a Georgia native and legendary producer/engineer who has been making large footprints in the music industry for the last several decades.
We took a road trip to Mills' hometown of Douglas, Georgia to film him mixing a live show at The Martin Centre.
South Georgia was as southern and as beautiful as I hoped.
As tensions rose again following recent police shootings of unarmed black men, I covered Atlanta's reaction for The Associated Press. Demonstrators gathered at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and then marched in the streets of Atlanta following the police shooting deaths of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina.