Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Schooling Kids in Rock 'n' Roll

School of Rock in Watertown, Mass. This music school is pretty much exactly like the Jack Black movie. Reporting for this was pretty fun - I always enjoy assignments with a built-in soundtrack.

The audio slideshow was fun to produce, too, though after editing this I'll be happy if I go a year without hearing Billy Joel's "Pressure" again.

There are a few things I'd change with my 20/20 hindsight, but I'm happy with the final product and I encourage your viewership. It's straightforward and fun, like a KidSpot should be. Follow the link, check out Amy's article, and hit the play button on the guitars!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wanted: More Science and Math Teachers

Photographed a science classroom in New Bedford to accompany an education story. The students were working from the overhead projector and all the lights were off. I did my best with the D200 and steady hands at 1/15 and was pretty pleased with the results, but several were too dark or grainy to salvage. Situations like this will be so much easier once I get that faster lens.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Compulsory, like a thunderstorm

Some portraits of my lovely friends during recent holiday celebrations.

Lindsey, getting ready for Tani's cocktail-attire Christmas party. She looks like a painting.

Aaron, drinking some stuff Tani mulled out of a mug.

Tani in front of bokeh from her Christmas tree.

Ari, chatting on the phone and being generally adorable in front of some Andy Warhol pictures in her apartment during her early Chanukah brunch


Jamie and Ari, lounging and looking like uninterested* models in window light.
(*uninterested is different from disinterested.)

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
Garrison Keillor

Photo published in a nat'l news magazine where I don't intern!

CSMonitor syndicates our work through Getty, and Time Magazine bought my gas pumping photo for their web site. It published with an editorial suggesting higher gas taxes. I found it when I got a misdirected email from someone who strongly disagreed with the editorial. He thought the photograph was excellent, though.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Boston weather's pretty gross these days.

I miss autumn.


Minnesota Obama Volunteer

Vince King didn't see a black person until he turned 12. Now a lawyer in St. Paul, Minnesota, he volunteered as a "foot soldier" for the Obama campaign in the weeks leading up to the election. In an interview, he talked about Obama's unique ability to help him connect with black people and others in his community who he wouldn't have met otherwise:

Photos, audio by Sarah Beth Glicksteen. Edited with help from Alfredo Sosa.

I've been holding onto this one for a while, finally got a chance to share. The dinner table conversations I had with the father of my friend I stayed with during my Twin Cities trip were so interesting, I wanted to interview him 'on the record'. I shot this one afternoon, thinking there might be space for it in the Monitor's election day video. It didn't quite fit, but makes a nice short portrait on its own. Enjoy!