Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Photo Essay: In Captivity

Inji, born in the wild, arrived at the zoo in 1961. 

Peggy the caracal reaches into a bucket for her breakfast.

Chinook, Oregon Zoo's Mother of the Year 2011, licks her chops as she sits against the viewing window. 

Western pond turtles are listed as endangered in Washington and threatened in Oregon. Quarter-sized hatchlings are brought to the Oregon Zoo to live in a predator-free 'stimulated summer' environment.

Recent father Zawadi Mungu rests after a morning of loud mating. A lion's roar can be heard from up to five miles away. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This is MY Sport

They say, "Photograph what you know." I don't know sports. What I do know is music. Many people do sports for the thrill, the fun, whatever. But some do sports for the feeling of being a part of something, which I think is really important. I do School of Rock not only because of my passion for music, but also because it feels so great to be a part of something that's bigger than I am. When I do sports, or even when I watch them, it doesn't feel right; I can't relate, and feel so disconnected. There's something about being in the SoR community that feels so right for me. Photographing sports would not be fun for me. This was fun for me! This is my sport.