Monday, June 29, 2009

framing in red

Sorry about the late entry, it's been a journey with the Reno Rodeo and the pursuit of finding a full-time photo job since being laid off two months ago. This is from a party called stilldream in the woods of Grass Valley, Calif. 
Brad Horn

Foot frames per seconds

Hello Everyone,

My name is Kyle Bruggeman, I'm a Journalism student at the Univ. Neb. - Lincoln. First of all, Clay, thank you for the invite. I will try and keep up with the amazing talent I've seen so far from everyone, but don't expect much. The above photo is from a shooting range in Arapahoe Nebraska. I am currently on a photo documentary project and traveling from town to town. I prefer to shoot with 24-70mm Canon, but anything that captures light is cool with me.



This is my attempt of framed. A bronc rider preparing to ride saddle bronc during the Reno Rodeo. I wish I would have worked this shot a little more, because I like the angle and perspective the chute give the whole scene.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


I shot a little bit with Doug Huber at Aurora Co-op in Carleton, NE. Doug was the assistant manager at the Co-op, which provides fertilizer to farmers in the area. After loading up a tank, Doug here washed his hands before taking a bit of a break.

It's not a great image by any means, but It's the best framing shot I got this week.

Kevin Clifford

I am a 24-year-old photographer who lives in Reno, Nev. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in the Spring of 2008 and I have yet to find a full-time job. I was hoping to fine a newspaper job as a photojournalist (what I went to school for), but recently have decided to stop looking in that field momentarily since it's going such a big transition and many papers are closing and have hiring freezes.

This summer I am working on my photography and my business. I am always trying to find cool and exciting ways to show my vision. I'm also trying to get at least a part-time job to help pay some bills and maybe get some new equipment :D. I also plan to do a few location photo shoots with some friends. I've just finished the Reno Rodeo, which kicked off my summer with a bang.

Hi to everyone! Sorry for the late post, but since I'm getting my other submission done now, I figured I would post this too.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Erik Lockhart

My name is Erik, I am a creative person looking for his outlet of expression while living in Tulsa, OK. Photography has been a pretty consistent source for my needs, though as of late I have lacked inspiration. ISO should prove to be the boost I need to really get back into the swing of things. I really don't have an excuse not to because, like everyone else who's posted so far, I have an abundance of free time(thank you, restaurant industry!).

This Summer I have a couple road trips in the works. To Jersey City to stay at my cousins'. To Austin for ACL. Maybe Colorado. If things work out, which I really hope they do, I want to take a bike to California, up the coast to Canada, back down through Wyoming, to Chicago, and then back on to Tulsa. In between all of that I simply enjoy good beer, and good conversation. Oh, and of course, to share my experiences with all of you is in order.

My life is sort of fragmented right now, and this photo is supposed to represent that feeling.


That goofy looking, big toothed kid next to Clay, that's me. There isn't much to know about me. I am a sophomore at UNL, currently working at the Daily Nebraskan and occasionally getting lucky and shooting for the Lincoln Journal Star. Interned the summer before at the Cedar County News. I am joining him on this trip across Nebraska. (He's already plugged our blog below)

Clay Lomneth

My name is Clay Lomneth, I am a fourth-year journalism student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have shot for the Reno Gazette-Journal (let's hear it for the Reno-ites), the Daily Nebraskan, the Lincoln Journal Star, various UNL journalism things and a student-run picture agency called Front Page Images.

Right now, I am on a two-month trip across Nebraska, documenting how Nebraskans live during the recession. (see: This image was shot at a pig farm I photographed for a while.

Being on this trip reminds me what my true love is: Documentary Photojournalism. Not daily newspaper work, though that's great too. It's the spending time with people and hearing stories and showing people images they need to see. That's what I love.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I worked at the Nevada Appeal, a daily paper in Carson City, Nev., for eight wonderful years. Through photojournalism, I've been able to shoot bands like U2, the Cure, Depeche Mode, Santana, Jane's Addiction, and many others. I've shot an Olympic Trials, huge fires, the Reno Rodeo, Burning Man, eight high school graduations and everything in between. One thing that makes my heart rush is hearing my phone ring and see the phone number, 1-111-111-1111. I always believed that getting paid to make images was such a gift, living the dream. I was laid off from the paper about two months ago. Not a shock, our paper cut back to five days a week. I love photojournalism and now am on a different path. I recently applied for the Director of Photography position at Vanderbilt University. Shooting SEC sports would be awesome. Two months ago I met a girl named Amanda. Now, I'm really living a dream because I've finally found the person I've been searching for my entire life. We met in a 36-hour Zen retreat in Carson City, Nev. Twelve 30-minute mediations, several walking meditations, all done in silence, culminated with a 15-minute embrace showered with tears with my soulmate. I found peace and love. Photography is a dream, but seeing yourself reflected in another's soul, is the essence of life.

Brad Horn's reflection

Here is my reflection, enjoy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Liz Padawer

I guess I'm the first to post to the revived ISO. Not a big surprise, seeing as how my entire summer has been one big vacation free from work and typical adult responsibilities (in other words, I have a lot of free time to take pictures and write). :)

I'm from Tulsa, OK and a graduate of Oklahoma State University ('07). I have a degree in Psychology and a bit of graduate work completed toward a MA in Counseling. After leaving graduate school (and sadly, my work as a photo editor/staff photographer at the college paper) I worked some crappy jobs at mental health clinics around Stillwater and Tulsa, and finally came to the realization 6 months ago that I needed something new (and better) in my life. Having been fortunate enough to have been able to save up a meager amount of $$$, I quit my job in Tulsa and moved out of my apartment in mid-April. My destination? The western US. I've been driving a lot...Roswell, White Sands National Monument, Las Cruces, Tucson, Flagstaff, Las Vegas, The Hoover Dam, Phoenix, The Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco are just a few of the stops I've made so far. My life has been so enriched in the last couple of months by the experiences I've had and the wonderful new friends I've made. I've finally made a decision about where I want to be and what I (truly) want to do, and I've never been so happy.

I decided to take a picture of myself reflected in this mirror because my car has been my constant companion through all of this. It has transported me everywhere (and been super-reliable to boot). I didn't bother cleaning the mirror of smudges and dust before snapping this shot because I feel like it's symbolic of what I've come from - a bit of cloudiness and uncertainty in my life has propelled me into doing something so much greater than I could have ever believed was possible. Some of the uncertainty is still present, but I can feel myself improving and growing a little wiser every day.

I look forward to what the rest of the summer has to offer, and I can't wait to see what everyone contributes to ISO!