Post by Jason Plotkin I get made fun of because I like to climb to get photos. On rooftops, up ladders or as in the photo below, up a climbing wall. I’m a big fan of perspective. I think it’s a photographer’s job to show readers and viewers angles they wouldn’t normally see. I think [...]
I love covering marching bands. The school pride, the teamwork and coordination, the precision, the spectacle — that’s what marching bands are, to me. And my prep high school didn’t have one (lacrosse was our big sport, not football), so I guess marching bands are also a bit of a novelty to me still. A [...]
Knowing the people I hang out with, I’m shocked I hadn’t heard about the Internet Cat Film Festival sooner. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon this New York Times video I wished I lived closer to Minneapolis. The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis hosted the festival August 30 to 10,000 attendees. Yes, seriously. 10,000 people spread [...]
(DAILY RECORD / SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL) VIDEO Two young men share a World Series, decades later they stand again together in retirement. It’s the good stuff we all hope to find in lifelong friendships and always a privilege to witness among public figures.
(DAILY RECORD / SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL) The final split second. Did the ball make it into the glove before the foot hit the base? A 1/1000th of a second slice of life can tell a story the human eye can’t catch. York Revolution sweeps Somerset, clinches Atlantic League playoff spot
In photography it’s often said that if you see it happen, you didn’t get the photo. With SLR cameras the mirror flips in the way when you take a shot, momentarily obstructing your view. So if your have clear view of something through the camera, you weren’t getting a picture of it. So I guess [...]
The York Fair midway at night is a barrage of lights, and chaos. I actually love how the midway looks all lit up but sometimes have a hard time translating what I feel all around me into a photo. Last night, I think I got close.
Post by Jason Plotkin Not long ago I was sent to a school for a photo assignment. As I waited in line behind a parent at the outside doors to be buzzed in, he held the door for me to go in first. As a parent of a school grade child, I know that his [...]
Every year, the York Fair offers thousands — possibly millions — of really cool visual moments. The problem is that with so many of them happening so quickly all around you, it can be hard to focus on those individual trees in the vast forest of sights, sounds and smells. But Daily Record/Sunday News photographer [...]
Post by Jason Plotkin I have to admit, I thought Twitter was a poor tool for a journalist. Limited space and a lack of multiple sources made me hesitate to jump on board the Twittersphere. I thought it was lazy journalism, used by people who couldn’t wait to be first with information and didn’t care [...]
I remember a lot about third grade. Well, some, anyway. That was the year little Peter Frampton (yes, his name was actually Peter Frampton), who was short and had moved from Scotland and still had a cute accent, kept calling me every night asking what the homework assignment was. I, being oblivious and harboring [...]
Daily Record/Sunday News – Paul Kuehnel) In the back of his father’s old-school 1966 Chevrolet Pickup, Wesley Hagarman works on his social studies homework. A constant theme at Labor Day Parades is that older union members hope future generations will see the importance of organized labor. I liked the contrast of a child learning for tomorrow in the bed of a 45 year old truck built in Baltimore.
(Daily Record/Sunday News – Paul Kuehnel) Covering presidential gatherings often mean a limited shooting range for local news media photographers and pictures at a podium often lack context. I was happy for a side shot with the context of time and a “prayerful” moment during a difficult election.