Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Chance Encounter in Port Lavaca

Last month, I published a story about John Limon and his son Bobby who now reside in Port Lavaca, Texas after spending a number of months struggling with losing their rental home near Austin.

I met John in Cuero last fall while waiting for the second half to start of a playoff football game I was covering there and after talking for a bit, he shared his family's story of being homeless for the past year.

We met a few times over the course of the past few months and at some point during our conversations John told me about a "chance encounter" he'd had with a man at a Pizza Hut in Port Lavaca while visiting to check out the town. This mysterious encounter ended up being a vital part of the Limon family's decision to move their lives and begin again in Port Lavaca which immediately piqued my interest.

Listen to John and Bobby tell their story in a video I produced below:




Hickory Stick Golf Tournament Portrait Series

Last week I had the opportunity to shoot Victoria's first ever hosting of a Hickory Stick golf tournament at the Colony Creek Country Club.

Fellow Advocate photographer Tess Freeman shot everything for print which meant I had a chance to be a bit more creative and work on a series of my own for an audio slideshow. 

I decided on a black and white portrait series of the golfers to emphasize the texture and patterns of their classic argyle attire.


































Friday, March 21, 2014

Taylor Lane

For four months Taylor Lane, 18, has danced at the corner of East Mockingbird Lane and Evergreen Lane near his home in Victoria, Texas from noon to 7:30 P.M. "Music is music to me," Lane said of his broad taste. "I like it all." (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Taylor Lane, 18, of Victoria, bears tattoos for his mother Sonya and his father Alex. Lane can be found dancing on the corner of East Mockingbird Lane and Evergreen Lane near his home in Victoria, Texas from noon to 7:30 P.M. every day of the week. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Taylor Lane, 18, of Victoria, looks through his phone for the next song to dance to at the corner of East Mockingbird Lane and Evergreen Lane in Victoria, Texas on March 12, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Single: Splashpad Opening

Sisters, from left, Galilee Rios, 6, Judea Rios, 9, and Samaria Rios, 4, of Fort Worth, play in the Lone Tree Creek Splashpad during a spring break trip to Victoria, Texas to visit cousins on March 14, 2014. Despite windy conditions, the Splashpad opened for the first time this year on Friday and will remain open weather permitting from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. Tuesday-Sunday through the summer season. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Victoria Livestock Show

Participants in the Victoria Livestock Show Judging Competition survey and take notes on sheep as a part of eight stations they visited as part of the contest during the Victoria Livestock Show in Victoria, Texas on March 2, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Ty Foeh, 10, of Nursery, center, holds up a chicken to show the judges during the market broiler competition at the Victoria Livestock Show in Victoria, Texas on Feb. 27, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Kaden Ramirez, 10, of Mission Valley, lays on his pig Sadie on the first day of the Victoria Livestock Show in Victoria, Texas on Feb. 27, 2014. Ramirez was diagnosed with autism when he was 8-years-old and was participating in the livestock show for the second time. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Rabbits wait to be judged during the Market Rabbit Competition at the Victoria Livestock Show in Victoria, Texas on Feb. 27, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Sporting a unicorn backpack, a young livestock show attendant takes a moment to pet a goat during the Victoria Livestock Show Judging Competition on March 2, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Victoria Livestock Show Judging Competition competitors examine and take notes at a pig station during the Victoria Livestock Show in Victoria, Texas on March 2, 2014. 280 youth from around Texas participated in the competition. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Victoria Livestock Show attendants walk as clouds and rain move in on the final day of the annual event held in Victoria, Texas. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lewis and Clark Circus

Lewis and Clark Circus aerial acrobat Chelcie Carpenter, 22, of Savannah, Ga., puts makeup on next to her dog Selena before a show at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 24, 2014. "I get to meet people from all over the world," Carpenter said about working for a circus. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Beginning in March, the Lewis and Clark circus will begin an eight month tour which will include up to three performances each day. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Aerial acrobat and owner of the Lewis and Clark Circus Lena Dotsenko performs at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 24, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Lewis and Clark Circus clown Vandeir Dos Reis leads an audience volunteer into the ring during a performance at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 24, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Lewis and Clark Circus aerial acrobat Veronica Betancourt, of Orlando, Fla., performs at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 24, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Various juggling batons and beanbags sit ring-side before a Lewis and Clark Circus performance at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 24, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)
Lewis and Clark Circus aerial acrobats, from left, Chelcie Carpenter, Lena Dotsenko and Veronica Betancourt laugh during an intermission at the group's performance at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 24, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Lewis and Clark Circus performing dog, Tiko, walks around the ring during a show at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 24, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Various brushes and paint sit on a work stand at a Lewis and Clark Circus performance at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 24, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

A Lewis and Clark Circus performer walks out of the ring at the end of the group's performance at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 24, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)







Single: Limo Service

Caroline Christen, 3, of Lincoln, Calif., exits a 10-person stretch limousine with her brother Nicholas Christen, 5, at a wedding reception at the Spring Creek Place Events Center in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 18, 2014. San Antonio based company Elegant Limousines and Charters has extended their service to include Victoria and offers over 110 vehicles for hire. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)