life through a viewfinder

chasing features

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on May 14, 2008

The most challenging thing about working in Owensboro is feature hunting. I’ve done a feature hunt every day this week, so I’m starting to run out of ideas. Driving in circles around town hoping to see someone outside doing something cool hasn’t exactly been extremely productive. If anyone has ideas on things to look for, please shoot them my way.

That said, here are two pictures that were the result of yesterday’s feature hunt.



Slingin’ Ink

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 18, 2008

I was nervous going into this workshop. I didn’t really know anyone, and I didn’t feel like I fit in with the other photographers. I knew I would have to not only talk a subject into working with me… I would have to find the subject. So when Christina and I headed downtown to find a story, I was anxious. We tried a flower shop and a cafe, when I saw it.

The tattoo parlor.


I knew this was definitely mine to shoot. Honestly, I didn’t have high expectations. Evarts’ downtown consists of two flower shops, a cafe, a funeral home and a tattoo parlor. So when I saw the Jaysin’s work, I was amazed. His work is fantastic!





I could not have asked for a better guy to work with. My only regret from the workshop was not having more time. I wish I could have shot more of his home life, and I feel like my pictures were really only getting good the last night that I was there. Thank you again, Brad, for letting me borrow the 70-200, I really needed it.


I really loved his two dogs, Prissy and Nikki. I believe it was Prissy who loved my lens, but Nikki was terrified of the camera.

The next two pictures were the spark of debate. I’m not sure which I like better. Please comment with your opinion!!



More pictures to come!