Looking back: Track and field
Looking back: Track and field

The spring sports season really snuck up on me, as it does every year. Photographer Kate and I talked last week about how we’ve each shot a lot of one sport and not much of another. For example, Kate happened to photograph quite a bit of track and field this season, while I covered a [...]

Looking back: Prom
Looking back: Prom

The Daily Record — technically, an army of freelancers, with some help from my photo editor and me — started shooting York County proms this year, to an overwhelming positive response from the community. My editors did their best to assign the dozen or so proms out to freelancers in order to keep the staff [...]

Bella
Bella is just one of two little dogs hanging out at Crystal Ball Brewing.

Meet Bella, the ferocious(ly adorable) brewery dog. Crystal Ball Brewing just got their PLCB license, and have a debut event set for May 22 at White Rose Bar & Grill, as well as plans to be a the Taste of PA beer garden. I’m excited to try their coconut porter, but was even more excited [...]

Looking back: Spring Forward fashion show 2014
Looking back: Spring Forward fashion show 2014

It’s pretty difficult to come out of an assignment like a dress rehearsal or fashion show and not have any decent images. But that can also mean it’s easy to just photograph whatever is right in front of you, and to not work the hell out of the situation. I photographed the Spring Forward fashion [...]

Pit Puppy
Pit Puppy

I only got a brief moment to pet this adorable pit before it was whisked away outside. I was at the Cox house to photograph newborn baby Wyloe who was delivered in the parking lot of a hospital, but I’m more likely to swoon for a puppy than a stranger’s baby. (Though, this baby was [...]

Looking back: Penn State’s Blue-White Game
Looking back: Penn State’s Blue-White Game

In one month, I’ll have been at The York Daily Record/Sunday News for three years. I never gave it much thought til Penn State football reporter Frank mentioned it, but that means I’ve covered three head coaches in as many years: My first season of Penn State football was Joe Paterno’s last. I’ve already blogged [...]

The joy of photographing joy
The joy of photographing joy

Post by Jason Plotkin I wasn’t expecting Kim Bleecker. I mean, I knew kids learning about fencing could be cool, but Bleecker took it to a whole other level. I was at Martin Library yesterday for the Youth Empowerment Summit where a variety of workshops were taking place. From military and art to photography, I [...]

Looking back: The kindness of strangers
Looking back: The kindness of strangers

There are definitely highs and lows to this job, as there is with any job. But I’ve learned over the years that one of the worst parts of this job in particular can be knocking on the door that provides a grieving family one level of protection from the outside world. But I’ve also learned [...]

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? [...]

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