Here are links to top photos of the year.
Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived to distribute food supplies in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan’s Punjab province August 7, 2010. Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters on Saturday as more heavy rain was expected to intensify both suffering and anger with the government. The disaster killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of 12 million. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Boston Globe - The Big Picture
Reuters (it's not news unless it's....)
New York Times
It's my favorite time of year to see the best photojournalism images all in one page. Some images are graphic.
Last week, I shot for the New York Daily News. It was for a great story about a bill to support the medical bills of 9/11 responders, the Zadroga Bill. This is from the perspective a Tennessee woman who is slowly dying from her ailments received from working at ground zero after the terrorist attacks in New York City.
Read the article here.
I just got back from my China trip. Blogger was blocked in the mainland. Now it's catching up time in my first few weeks back in the States.
I will start off with a video I made of my journey to Hong Kong. Enjoy!
My first video posted online! More to come.... and photos too!
photo © 2010 by Martin B. Cherry.
I made it to Hong Kong Wednesday. I flew from Nashville to Hong Kong via Atlanta and Seoul. I was a long, tiring flight with my allergies acting up. I landed here safely and Jason has been a great host.
Here is a picture to start, but I have been taking tons! Also, I have been shooting video!
Kanye West posted this video on his blog awhile ago. I really like this video and song. It's a lot of fun and visually hypnotizing. Kanye was was so impressed by this video, he commissioned the director, Javier Longobardo, to direct the video "Street Lights".
Some of my photographs will be featured at Fall fashion show at Local Honey, a local retail store. I photographed for designers Jamie and The Jones.
Photo ©2010 Martin B. Cherry.
It was last second shoot. I was called to this shoot b/c the photographer bailed out last minute. The model, and my friend, thought of me and called me to do a very impromptu shoot.
It was a lot fun and hope to do this more in the future.
More pics on my flickr
I stumbled upon a bluegrass festival not too far where I live earlier this summer. Instead of paying admission, they let me take photos for them. Here are a few of the images:
It was fun! I hope I can cover this event next year.
Images ©2010 Martin B. Cherry
Today at the Frist Center, I saw work from fantastic photographer/ sculptor, Tokihiro Sato. These images were created within the camera. He flashed lights into the camera during hours-long exposure, creating a Shinto-eque look.
(image by Tokihiro Sato from www.efimera.org)
I came back to Shepherdstown last weekend to review a few portfolio of graduating seniors at Shepherd University. I will feature some of the students on this blog soon. While up there, I forgot my camera at my friend's house!!!! So i have been shooting a bit with my holga. I found some old rolls i shot with last year.
here are some of the shots:
I have been watching the NCAA tourney these past few weeks. WVU has made it to the Elite Eight and faces a tough opponent, Kentucky, this weekend. One the star players for WVU is Da'Sean Butler, a senior power forward who has been the leader for the Mountaineers this season. I remember photographing him in his freshman year during the 2006-07 season for the Journal.
Image © 2006 Martin B. Cherry/ The Journal Newspaper.
Here is a link to my photos of covering Obama on the campaign trail a week before being elected.
Image by Martin B. Cherry/ The Journal Newspaper 2008
I originally had these photos posted on my facebook, but i wasn't sure the legality of posting them on there and also, i didnt want anyone to take the images. So, i posted on my pseudo portfolio at carbonmade. Giving the copyright to my old newspaper.
Alexander McQueen (3/17/69 - 2/11/10) is a fantastic fashion designer who made the walkway his gallery. The Londoner won British Designer of the Year four times.
Despite his storied career, McQueen committed suicide this month.
Honestly, this artist became one of those not-knowing-until-they-pass-away cases. I have always been a fan a fashion and enjoyed how fashion designers keep pushing the limits. But I never got into it as so recognize each designer. When AMQ passed away, his work sample were published everywhere and I was really stunned to see how amazing his has been. These are a few examples of his work. I love the first image, looks like an illustration. Just looking at these images gives me an even higher respect for these designers.