Monday, October 29, 2007

Ocean Isle Beach Fire coverage

This past Sunday myself, fellow photographer Briana Brough and Star-News Director of Photography Mark Courtney documented the events as they developed at the scene of a deadly fire on Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Below is the front page of The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. The New York Times and several other newspapers published the images. Star-News Director of Photography Mark Courtney updated starnewsonline.com and transmitted images to the Associated Press and New York Times wire. I spent most of the time across the street from the chapel documenting mourners grieving the loss of loved ones. Being news photographers, It is our job to document and record events. Sometimes they are happy events or sadly they are tragic ones. The goal is to do it with sensitivity and respect. Capturing storytelling images and being sensitive to those you are covering, it’s a thin line. I feel we did a great job covering the story, writers included. Below is a link to a gallery of images from the scene-


http://www.starnewsonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=WM&Dato=20071028&Kategori=NEWS&Lopenr=1028003&Ref=PH

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

King Cobra ultrasound


A king Cobra at the Capr Fear Serpentarium is sedated before receiving an ultrasound to get a better look at an esophageal mass Monday, Oct. 15, 2007.Staff Photo By Mike Spencer/STAR-NEWS

King Cobra ultrasound


Tanith Tyrr, curator of reptiles, carefully handles a highly poisonous King Cobra snake before it received an ultrasound to get a better look of an esophageal mass at the Cape Fear Serpentarium Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. Staff Photo By Mike Spencer/STAR-NEWS

Senior Golfers


Irv Ryerson, 92, stretches as fellow golfer Charles Girhard, 89, waits to tee off at Olde Point Country Club Monday, Oct. 8, 2007. Staff Photo By Mike Spencer/STAR-NEWS

Senior Golfers


Golfer Anne Gray walks with her putter at Olde Point Country Club Monday, Oct. 8, 2007. Staff Photo By Mike Spencer/STAR-NEWS

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Barry Coleman cleans out one of three cannons after they were fired from Battleship Park for the kickoff of Riverfest 2007 Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Cannons were fired as the Meka II, piloted by Captain Horatio Sinbad, traveled along Cape Fear River and exchanged in a mock battle firing at each other. The Southport Historical Society fired the cannon "Thor God of Thunder" and Barry Coleman fired a series of shots with his smaller cannons. Staff Photo By Mike Spencer/STAR-NEWS

High School mascot


Hoggard High School mascot Montrel Williams, 18, takes a break at halftime during the game against White Oak Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Staff Photo By Mike Spencer/STAR-NEWS

NC State Ports Authority Time Lapse

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Haw Hill Mud Raceway







I spent this past Saturday at Haw Hill Mud Raceway, These are my favorites from the day. Also check the audio slideshow I produced
http://www.starnewsonline.com/section/multimedia03&folder=hawhillmudraceway