Saturday, May 24, 2014

Last Months at The Victoria Advocate

A collection of frames from my last few months at The Victoria Advocate:

A pole vaulter leaps up in the air during a Region IV-4A meet at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, April 25, 2014. The top two finishers in each event qualified for the state meet in Austin, Texas. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Dancer Jorge Perez waits offstage before starting his routine during a Cinco de Mayo Celebration at DeLeon Plaza in Victoria, Texas on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Perez was born in Mexico and has been dancing since he was 3-years-old. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Isaac Cohen backs up his friend's 1974 Volkswagen "Ameribus" art car after participating in the Art Car Parade in downtown Victoria, Texas on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Columbus High School runner Royce Caldwell reacts after winning the 100-meter sprint at an area meet in Sealy, Texas on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

5k Superhero race winner Nacho Trevino, left, runs through Riverside Park in Victoria, Texas moments after starting the event on Saturday, March 29, 2014. "It was a big group this year," Trevino said of the event's turnout. "I'm glad for all the people that came out." (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

A fire burns in the 700 block of East Stayton Avenue at a commercial structure as Victoria residents, from left, Lakaylah Williams, 13, Brenae Williams, 12, and Crystal King, 15, say a prayer in Victoria, Texas on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The cause of the fire that rendered the building a total loss is currently under investigation. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Laura Salazar, left, hugs her mother Maria Garcia after surprising her by hiring the mariachi group Mariachi de Serpientes de Oro to play for her on Mother's Day at La Villa Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center where Garcia lives in Victoria, Texas on Sunday, May 11, 2014. "She's been a wonderful mother—an awesome inspiration to me," Salazar said. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

During a sunrise Easter Sunday service Stella Gutierrez prays at Son Valley Ranch in Victoria, Texas along with others in attendance. "It's awesome," Gutierrez said of the service, "It just brings me so close to nature, and to the Lord." (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Goliad Zaragoza Society members listen to a speech during a ceremony to honor Mary and Lupe Flores who posed as models for a fresco of the Annunciation painted in 1946 by Corpus Christi artist Antonio Garcia at Presidio La Bahia's Our Lady of Loreto Chapel in Goliad, Texas on Sunday, May 4, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

After leading his team to a successful season, Hallettsville High School junior Jimario Grounds was chosen as the all-area basketball MVP. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Angel Swain walks down North Navarro Street in Victoria, Texas with her AR-15 rifle during a gun rights march to promote the Victoria area's new Open Carry Texas chapter which aims to promote the legal carrying of certain firearms in public places on Sunday, March 30, 2014. "It's more of a safety issue for me and my children," Swain said. "If someone sees me with a gun, they are less likely to harm me." (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

An American flag is painted on the side of a building at the Victoria Education Gardens in Victoria, Texas. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Donning Mexican flag bandanas, cousins Sadree Cisneros, 5, left, and Jayra Rojas, 6, play together during a Cinco de Mayo Celebration at DeLeon Plaza in Victoria, Texas on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Aaliyah Martinez, 9, center, carries her basket full of eggs after participating in an Easter egg hunt put on by Parkway Church at Riverside Park in Victoria, Texas on Friday, April 18, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Yoakum High School student and defending 3A State Girl's Discus Champion Celine Markert prepares to throw during a practice in Yoakum, Texas on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. "I try not to think when I throw," Markert said, "I try and just go out there and do what I already know how to do." (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Flames tear through a commercial structure that caught fire around 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the 700 block of East Stayton Avenue in Victoria, Texas. No injuries were reported in the blaze that rendered the structure a total loss. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Jackie Stock gives an animal she believes to be a chupacabra water on the front porch of her home in Ratcliffe, Texas on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Retired Marine Corpsman Nick Lowry takes a moment of silence during a prayer vigil on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Northside Baptist Church in Victoria, Texas to honor victims of a shooting that took place at Fort Hood military base on April 2, 2014. About 50 people were in attendance on Sunday evening for the vigil put on by the Christian Warriors Retreat organization. "It's a tough blow," Lowry said, who served two tours of duty in Iraq between 2000 and 2007 and now works to help veterans returning home. "The most important thing for a veteran returning home is a peer to peer system— someone they can talk to," Lowry said. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Paul Vela, lower left, drives his candy green 1985 Chevrolet Caprice near the intersection of West Commercial Street and North Glass Street in downtown Victoria, Texas after participating in the Art Car Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

Prom Princess contest winner Ashley Green, left, makes sure her date J.R. Castillo, voted for her for Victoria West 2014 Prom Queen at Spring Creek Events Center in Victoria, Texas on Saturday, May 10, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

A deputy with the Victoria County Sheriff's Department holds a phone up to a man's ear who was among seven men detained after being suspected of entering the U.S. illegally after a navy blue Ford Explorer driven by a 23-year-old female driver was pulled over heading northbound on U.S. Highway 59 for following too close. Law enforcement then discovered the seven men stowed away beneath floorboards in the rear of the vehicle. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

A woman looks into a cave-like formation at Hamilton Springs outside of Austin, Texas on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (IAN TERRY/ITERRY@VICAD.COM)

An Oyster Decline

Recent multimedia work on the decline of oysters in San Antonio Bay, Texas:



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)