Monday, July 28, 2014

Everett Herald: Part Uno

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman reacts to a successfully broken up defensive play during a team practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Renton. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

State Trooper Paul Speckmaier operates a high definition camera to look aggressive drivers on Interstate 5, visible in the background, from the back seat of a Cessna 206 airplane during a DUI emphasis patrol on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 near Lynnwood. State law enforcement will have twenty extra troopers on DUI patrol in Snohomish county from July 1-13. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens High School graduates (from left) Kendall Swanson, Hailey Sylvester and Caeleah Taylor wait backstage at Comcast Arena before beginning their commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Everett. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Surrounded by fellow attendants of Masjid Umar al-Farooq in Mountlake Terrace, Jamaal Ahmed (left) prays during a Friday afternoon Jumu'ah prayer at the mosque on Friday, July 18, 2014. Muslims across the world are currently observing Ramadan, a month-long tradition that includes fasting during daylight hours, which concludes on July 28. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Bellingham resident Curtis Hardebeck uses two fingers to wipe blue dye off his sunglass lenses during a 5k Run or Dye event in downtown Lake Stevens on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Hardebeck, who originally came to support his wife, ended up participating in the event himself by throwing blue dye on racers at one of the "dye stations" around the course. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

North 350 Blades volunteer crew leader Barry Teschlog looks into the sky during a break from the rain during a day of trail work on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail near Stevens Pass on Saturday, June 28, 2014. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Snohomish High School senior Uriel Herrera helped lead his team to a successful season at the center forward position. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Fans push to the front to get autographs from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson following the team's first day of training camp at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton on Friday, July 25, 2014. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Everett Aquasox runner Bryan Brito (left) slides safely into third base on a steal attempt as Everett Merchants third baseman Josh Potter applies a tag during a game on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Everett Memorial Stadium. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Benjamin Jurkovich raises his hands in celebration after winning the annual Kla Ha Ya Days Festival pie eating contest on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Snohomish. Other activities at the festival included a parade, a classic car show and a frog jump contest. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Jacob Sawyer, 11, stands outside his home in Edmonds on Thursday, June 5, 2014. A reaction to an energy bar Sawyer ate in July of 2013 alerted his family to a cashew nut allergy which he now carries an epinephrine injector for in case of an emergency. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Laying in the grass at the Three Rivers mobile home park Edgar Gonzalez, 14, reads a Sport Illustrated magazine he picked up from the Snohomish Book Cafe converted school bus during one of its weekly stops at the park on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Snohomish. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

An interchange of Interstate 5 is shown looking north from a Cessna 206 State Patrol airplane during a DUI emphasis patrol on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Former member of the 792nd Bombardment Squadron Harry Spencer, 93, pulls on the leather flight jacket he once wore during World War II during a visit to the Historic Flight Foundation with his family on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Mukilteo. Spencer's four sons accompanied him during his visit aboard the last remaining operational B-29 plane at Paine Field. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Tulalip Casino general manager Sam Askew sits on an exercise machine after finishing a workout at the YMCA of Marysville on Wednesday, June 19, 2014. After years of neglecting his health, Askew made a commitment to change his lifestyle and has lost 112 pounds since March of last year by eating healthy and working out daily. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Rahmatullah Salim (center), 10, whispers to his cousin Qudratullah Salim, 8, during a Friday afternoon Jumu'ah prayer at Masjid Umar al-Farooq in Mountlake Terrace on Friday, July 18, 2014. Muslims across the world are currently observing Ramadan, a month-long tradition that includes fasting during daylight hours, which concludes on July 28. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Though not the original, a ceiling fan made famous by the 1990's television series "Twin Peaks"  spins above as Marilyn Pettersen walks down the stairs of her now for sale home on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Everett. Pettersen's home, which is currently up for sale at $550,000, was used as character "Laura Palmer's" home in the show. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman poses for a portrait in a window at the Everett Police Department headquarters on Thursday, June 26, 2014, a day after he was sworn in to take over the position. Templeman started with the department in the early 1990s and will replace former police chief Kathy Atwood. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

A nurse checks an inmate's blood pressure during a routine vitals check in the medical housing unit of the Snohomish County Jail on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Everett. New equipment and a transition to all electronic medical records are part of a push to improve medical care of inmates at the jail. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Seahawk wide receiver Kevin Smith has his shorts tugged by cornerback Chandler Fenner during the Seahawks' first day of training camp at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton on Friday, July 25, 2014. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Aquasox starting pitcher Luiz Gohara delivers a pitch during a game against the Vancouver Canadians on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Everett Memorial Stadium. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Donning formal wear for the occasion, mountain biker Jack Patterson waits to head up for another run at Stevens Pass Bike Park on the park's opening weekend, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The bike park will remain open for the summer season 10AM-6PM Friday-Sunday through October. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Work continues for hanging new graphics on the doors of hangars at Boeing on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Everett. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

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.