Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gun owner - Shawn

     The second gun owner I would like to introduce you to is Shawn, a member of a local militia group.  This group trains to help in emergency situations, and they will also do armed patrols around the neighborhood.  When Shawn goes out, he wears this uniform with a beret and open carries his firearm to openly show that he is with the militia.  A gun is not a toy to him, and he never takes it out of the holster in public unless there is an actual need.  The aim of Shawn and the group he works with is to be a support to local emergency services.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Meet my brother in a new class video.

And it's not just nepotism.  I thought of him first when I decided the story.

Oh, the things that remind you of family...

Remote from Andrea Cerveny on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Editorial - Dancers Casey and Rachel

As an editorial project, I've been lucky enough to follow Casey and Rachel for a bit.  These two are competitive dancers, and I have some fabulous shots of their practice sessions.  The images below are from a sort of dance boot camp they participated in, and I attended one of their 6 am practice sessions.  Talk about dedication!

There are many more images... I'll be posting the final cut when I'm done.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Goofing off in the Subway

I'm pretty sure the New Yorkers don't appreciate a group of 19 photography students from Utah clogging up the subways taking pictures, but we do anyway.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Big Buildings, Big Apple

 I'm in New York City at the moment with the BYU photography program.  Tomorrow we start with our visits to photographers in the area to see their studios and ask them questions.  Today we pretty much just flew in, checked in, ate and wandered.

As this was my first time in NYC, I wasn't quite sure what to expect.  I grew up just outside of Cleveland, OH, so I'm not unfamiliar with big buildings.  The only major difference here is that they go on forever...

Subways hold particular fascination for me, though.  They seem very unnatural, and somehow mysterious. And sometimes there are little old men down there playing on violins.

Here are some snapshots from today.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

You can never photograph the same place twice

Speaking of Lakeview Cemetery, one of my first really good pictures was taken there (which you can see a poorly exposed scan of here).  I took that picture around February 2007 or so, and I'd been back to the large cemetery without ever returning to that particular spot.
One of the few places I stopped on my last visit was the same mausoleum I'd photographed nearly four years prior, and here is the result (in color instead of IR this time).

While the door is still quite lovely, the ivy that was such in integral part of the image is long gone.  While that door will be there for a long time to come, the first picture could only happen once.
Go figure.  My teachers were right.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A place I'd like to go back to

For those who have been visiting my blog since last summer, you know that I like to visit a particular cemetery in Cleveland whenever I go back to visit my parents.  Well, I went there over Christmas again, and I'd like to share a less than stellar picture of a very beautiful mausoleum I found hidden away at the top of a hill.

The time of day wasn't right, and I wasn't able to stay longer or come back.  This summer, I fully intend to go back if possible and do this place justice.

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