Last year was unbelievable. It was my fourth year as a full-time independent photographer, and definitely my most exciting and rewarding. I worked for clients that I used to dream of shooting for, and I got to cover some of the biggest stories of the year and meet some incredible people along the way. I am forever grateful to the folks who hire and trust me to tell stories with my camera, whether it be The New York Times covering the Charleston shootings or the Atlanta Falcons to show a behind the scenes of what it’s like to be a professional football player. I also got featured (twice!) by Instagram and blogged by them, helping me gain over 90k followers! It has been a great year for sure, but I definitely have a long way to go.
When possible, I have included links (below photo) of where it has been published.
Above photo: A member of the South Carolina Highway Patrol honor guard looks at the casket of Sen. Clementa Pinckney’s after it arrived by horse drawn carriage at the South Carolina Statehouse on June 24, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Pinckney was one of the nine people gunned down at Emanuel A.M.E. Church on June 17. Photographed for UPI
Donald Trump, photographed for The New York Times
Omar Shekhey, photographed for NPR
Dent “Wildman” Myers, photographed for The New York Times
Protesters with the Coalition Against Police Violence, photographed for The New York Times
Joel Crumpton, photographed for myself while on another assignment in downtown Atlanta.
Attorney Chevene B. King, photographed for USA TODAY
Talladega, photographed for USA TODAY Sports Images
High school football, photographed for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Don King, photographed for Sports Illustrated
Raquel, 59, photographed for a personal project started in 2015 about the perceptions of those who live with alcoholism and/or drug addiction.
Rosa Parks monument, photographed for The New York Times
Sidelines, photographed for the Atlanta Falcons
Cheryl Breland, photographed for BuzzFeed
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, photographed for The New York Times
Georgia Security Force III%, photographed for a personal project started in 2015 about the lives of militia members
Nick Saban, photographed for myself while on a corporate event photography assignment
Morehouse Parents’ Parting Ceremony, photographed for The New York Times
Eric Molina and Deontay Wilder boxing match, photographed for Sports Illustrated
Confederate flag rally, photographed for myself
Kaskade, photographed for BuzzFeed
Oscar Gamble, photographed for Sports Illustrated
Thomasville, Georgia barbershop, photographed for myself
Triple funeral from Charleston shootings, photographed for myself
Dr. Ian Crozier, Ebola patient, photographed for The New York Times
Colquitt County (Ga.) Courthouse, photographed for BuzzFeed
Chattanooga shootings, photographed for The New York Times
Reds @ Braves, photographed for Associated Press
Brandon Heath, chief magistrate judge for Haralson County (Ga.), photographed for The New York Times