Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Baseball



Top: Christian Heritage High School's pitcher Jon Rudh, left, tags out St. Joseph's Brenden Daley as he slides into home. Bottom: Nick Hammond, right, of Christian Heritage High School, looks down as Bonnie Wood tries to catch her dog Cooper who escaped on the field during the game.

Monday, September 20, 2010

World of Speed














The World of Speed is an annual racing event on the Bonneville Salt Flats just outside Wendover, Nevada. People race street-legal cars for the 130 and 150 mph club, and bring race cars, trucks and streamliners to attempt land speed records. The densely-packed expanse of the salt flats provides ideal conditions. "It's the perfect place to race," said Rick Vesco of Vesco Racing, based in Rockville, Utah. "There's nothing to hit out here." The team, which has been racing on the flats since 1957, set a new record with their fuel injected 406 Chevy engine-powered streamliner at 337 mph on gasoline.

Photos of #444 and Vesco Racing below.




Saturday, September 18, 2010

Meta Holga


Jay and Dana photographing themselves and Ellen with cell phone cameras in front of the Pawnee Buttes in Colorado.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Pallet Racing


Jennifer Tremea drives the Clearfield City car, left, and Heather Hildreth drives the Horizon Credit union car as they race over the finish line at the second annual PARC Pallet Grand Prix at Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Miss Renee


Dressed to the nines for Amanda and Song's wedding in Denver. Hope she doesn't yell at me for posting this :).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SWAT 2







Reports of a juvenile on a roof firing a gun into the air resulted in the lockdown of Dee Elementary and a SWAT team surrounding a house on Adams Avenue, just a block away from where I live. The 15-year-old was taken into custody without incident, besides the media circus of course.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hot Air







Six hot air balloons were inflated at Barton Ponds Park in Kaysville to kick off the Antelope Island Stampede Friday, Sept. 3, 2010.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Volleyball



It is a rare occasion when I photograph volleyball, and it's never been one of my favorite sports to shoot (bad high school gym lighting, net in the way...), but this time I got some photos I like! And thank you, overly celebratory blonde girl, too.

Mysterious Photog

Thursday, September 2, 2010

mixed martial arts: a photo story





Top Photo: Jamie "Boogie" Anton, bottom, of Throwdown Elite in Orem, Utah, and Dave Allred of Elite Performance in Sandy, take it to the mat at Showdown V, a professional mixed martial arts fight night held at Utah Valley University November 20, 2009.

MMA is a combat sport that involves a variety of different fighting techniques and skills, many based on traditional martial arts, wrestling and boxing, with two opponents pitted against each other inside a chain link round or octagonal cage. The sport increased in popularity in Utah and the United States with the creation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship tournament in 1993 and moreso in 2007 when the UFC bought its rival brand and merged all contract fighters into one promotion.

I photographed this project on mixed martial arts culture in Utah for the past year and a half in my spare time and it is posted with many more photos on my website here:

PHOTOS

I can't explain my initial draw to MMA, but I kept making photos of events and fighters because it interests me as a non-traditional sport and because of all the people I've met. Utah has a great MMA community and it's constantly growing. The story won't end here, I will continue to tell it as long as people allow it.

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Mike Terry published some of these photos in his zine, Ezra. Please let me know if you'd like a copy.

Pilot Terry


Spent the morning at Hill Air Force Base with Mike following around Make-A-Wish kids.