Archive for March, 2014
Documenting disaster
Steve Skaglund walks across the rubble on the east side of Saturday's fatal mudslide near Oso, Wash., Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo /The Herald, Genna Martin)

I think most people pay more attention to big news when happens near people they know and love. I knew last weekend’s mudslide in Washington state didn’t affect my family, but the fact that my brother lives about 30 miles away meant that I was interested in any news from the devastating disaster. On mobile? […]

Looking back: Installing a new bishop
Looking back: Installing a new bishop

When I saw that I was assigned to photograph the installation of the Harrisburg diocese’s 11th bishop last Wednesday, I may have panicked a little. (My apologies to reporter Rebecca.) Having covered Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and various Penn State events, I had visions of a media circus, complete with designated media pens and lots […]

Looking back: York St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014
Looking back: York St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014

I’ve been in York just over three years now, yet I never photographed — nor attended — the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade until this year. That said, I’ve covered plenty of parades since I arrived here, as well as other huge events that draw large crowds in attendance (the annual Street Rods Nationals Plus […]

I’m not here
Jeannie Cornet, 12, of York, during a dance and spoken word workshop through the Salvation Army. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

As a journalist, I try to be a fly on the wall. My photos generally shouldn’t reflect the fact that I am there. If it’s clear that my presence has affected the photograph, made someone act differently, I don’t use it. But this photo needs a home. 12-year-old Jeannie Cornet was playing a dancing game […]

Images crossing the border into creepy
A split picture of the Beaver Street entrance of the Central Market. The left side of the frame is March 2014, the right 1941. New Photo by Paul Kuehnel,  old photo York County Heritage Trust.

Photo by Paul Kuehnel
Methodically matching up old photos with new ones for a new ydr.com series taking particular care to blend reality and combine human interaction over time, I just suddenly turned up one eyebrow and flinched.

Diesel
Diesel

Diesel is a greeter. The moment I arrive at Triple “A” Dwarf Acres in East Manchester Township he was at my car door dying to say hello. As I toured the farm with owner Ed Ahrens, Diesel circled us carrying a stick the length of his body. As he strolled in front of us through […]

Looking back: Chance Marsteller’s final match
Looking back: Chance Marsteller’s final match

I somehow went the entire winter sports season without shooting a regular-season wrestling match, and then ended up photographing districts and, last week, states. Two days of state wrestling, in fact — and the last day was Chance Marsteller’s final match as a high school student. It was also the match that landed Chance his […]

Molly
Molly

I love big dogs. Adore them. But since I work ten hour shifts and live in an apartment, I have an angry cat instead. So I get pretty excited when I get to an assignment and am asked if I’m afraid of dogs, because this is generally followed by a love/snuggle fest with me and […]

Looking back: The shooting that wasn’t
Looking back: The shooting that wasn’t

Last Thursday, I was working on a video project when my editor told me to go to Phineas Davis Elementary School, where there were reports of shots fired. I immediately left the office. Davis Elementary is the furthest York City School District school from the newsroom, so I had plenty of time to think and […]

Next generation of volunteer firefighters
Next generation of volunteer firefighters

Paul Kuehnel – Daily Record/Sunday News
While taking this picture, I was reminded of the national shortage of volunteer firefighters. Communities are faced with merging coverage areas, and or going with paid firefighters to insure that public safety is maintained in the absence of people stepping forward to volunteer.

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