Category Archives: Politics

Every City, Every Hood, We Need to Rise Up

This is the final photo from the Women’s March back in January that I’m going to post individually. However, I think this is my absolute favorite sign from that day:


I Support It!

Sometime soon, I’ll do a post of the best of the rest.

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CAMERA: Sony SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
APERTURE: f/8
DATE: 02-21-2017 – 12:49
LATITUDE: 41.59004°
LONGITUDE: -93.60513°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Jen, Sara, Shawn, Evie, Layla, and Gretchen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: MY SHOT by The Roots featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz and Nate Ruess from The Hamilton Mixtape

Progress

I have two more photos from the Women’s March that I want to share individually before I do a big post of the best of the rest. Here is one of them:


Not Far Enough

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 35mm
APERTURE: f/7.1
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 01/21/2017 – 13:30
LATITUDE: 41.59233°
LONGITUDE: -93.60254°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Jen, Sara, Shawn, Evie, Layla, & Gretchen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Coca-cola Cowboy” by Mel Tillis from EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE SOUNDTRACK

Early Morning, April Four

Today is kind of a weird day. It is both the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It is also Equal Pay Day.

I don’t have a recent picture that really encompasses the importance of MLK. However, I do have a picture that can “celebrate” Equal Pay Day.


Women Matter

For those that don’t know, Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 500
FOCAL LENGTH: 300mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 1/500
DATE: 01-21-2017 – 12:07
LATITUDE: 41.59081°
LONGITUDE: -93.60524°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Gretchen, Layla, Evie, Shawn, Sara, and Jen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Money” by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings from I LEARNED THE HARD WAY

A Basic Human Right

If we pretend that I posted this on the day that I’m pretended I posted this picture on, this sign from the Women’s March would be apropos.


A Basic Human Right

There will probably be a big dump of the rest of these photos coming soon. In 2 weeks, I predict.

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CAMERA: Sony SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 70mm
APERTURE: f/6.3
EXPOSURE: 1/160
DATE: 01/21/2017 – 12:21
LATITUDE; 41.59059°
LONGITUDE: -93.60603°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Shawn, Jen, Sara, Evie, Layla, and Gretchen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: WELCOME TO AMERICA by LeCrae from “Anomaly”

Happy International Women’s Day!

I figure that there is no better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than with another photo from the Women’s March in Des Moines back in January.


Rebel Women Unite

I love this picture even though the STAR WARS franchise is just one below average to middling movie after another.

If you don’t know what International Women’s Day is, it can be best described thusly:

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

This year the organizers are calling on people to “#BeBoldForChange… to help for a better working world – a more inclusive, gender equal world.”

Sounds good to me.

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CAMERA: Sony SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 24mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 01-21-2017 – 12:11
LATITUDE: 41.59140°
LONGITUDE: -93.60542°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Gretchen, Evie, Layla, Jen, Sara, and Shawn
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “This Land is Your Land” by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings from NATURALLY

Both

Here is another one of my favorite images from the Women’s March back in January.


I Support Both Moms

I’ll probably bust through all those images in a couple weeks when I have some time taken off from work.

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 20mm
APERTURE: f/7.1
EXPOSURE: 1/200
DATE: 01-21-2017 – 12:48
LATITUDE: 41.59009°
LONGITUDE: -93.60512°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Sara, Shawn, Gretchen, Jen, Evie, and Layla.
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “ALL I HAVE” BY NF from MANSION

Red, White, and Blue and Pink

Now is as good of a time as any to share another one of my favorite pictures from the Woman’s March down in Des Moines in January.


Star Spangled Banner

I still haven’t had a chance to sit down and power through these pictures. Hoping I have time for that sometime soon.

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 125
FOCAL LENGTH: 70mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 1/125
DATE: 01/21/2017 – 12:14
LATITUDE: 41.59098°
LONGITUDE: -93.60609°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Jen, Evie, Layla, Sara, Shawn, & Gretchen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Suburban War” by The Arcade Fire from THE SUBURBS

Scorn!

I still have barely went through all the pictures I took at the Women’s March down in Des Moines. But this is another one of my favorites:


Hell Hath No Fury

Plenty more of these to come in the coming weeks!

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/8
EXPOSURE: 1/160
DATE: 01-21-2017 – 12:22
LATITUDE: 41.59036°
LONGITUDE: -93.60580°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Jen, Evie, Layla, Sara, Shawn, & Gretchen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Mansion” by NF from the album MANSION

You Might as Well Question Why We Breathe

Last Saturday it was my great pleasure to attend the Women’s March in Des Moines with Jen, Sara, Shawn, Evie, Layla, Gretchen and 27,000 other people.

I believe this to my favorite picture from the day. But I’m only getting the editing process going.




I don’t get very political on this blog, but there will be lots of pictures from this March in the future. So I don’t know that things won’t get political from time to time in the future.

Freedom of the Press, right? As long as you own the press.

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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 70mm
APERTURE: f/6.3
EXPOSURE: 1/160
DATE: 01/21/2017 12:54
LATITUDE: 41.59000°
LONGITUDE: -93.60516°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: The sweet pussy hat that Jen made me.
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “The Struggle” by Tenth Avenue North