Moving.

July 2, 2013 — Leave a comment

I have decided to switch from this blog style of posting tons of pictures at once to a more fluid way of sharing images. I will now be using a tumblr and posting images one by one unless something seems necessary to be in a group. This blog will stay up and act as an archive of sorts while I post on the tumblr. You can follow my recent and daily work here: http://iancbates.tumblr.com

 

Thanks for looking, y’all.

Beginning.

June 24, 2013 — 1 Comment

A few weeks ago I began a summer internship at The San Francisco Chronicle. I feel like it has taken me these past few weeks to adjust to the place and feel comfortable making pictures the way I know how. Moving from place to place all year round has really taken it out of me. I think knowing a place has its advantages when it comes to the way people feel about having their picture made or knowing what cues to follow in a scene. I also think that a new place excites exploration out of me and makes me want to discover where I am living. These are the images from the last couple weeks starting out at the paper and just wandering about this beautiful city. So here is another massive blogpost that I am sorry for. Thanks for looking.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

Transitions.

June 12, 2013 — 1 Comment

Over the last few weeks I have traveled from Dallas to Athens, Ohio to Washington D.C. to New Jersey to San Francisco with many stops along the way. It has been an incredible journey. I am so backed up on pictures that I haven’t posted anything from my internship at The Dallas Morning News in months and am finally getting to catch up. These are a selection of pictures from my journeys after leaving Dallas. I traveled with my girlfriend, Maddie Meyer, driving from New Jersey to San Francisco on a two week road trip visiting friends along the way. Here is a massive blogpost from my travels over the past month. I am now interning at the San Francisco Chronicle for the summer and excited for what it holds. Lots of pictures will be posted here and on my website in the next few weeks as I finish editing through it all. Thanks for looking, ya’ll.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

on Tangier Island, Virginia on May 12, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 25, 2013.

VI and VII.

March 19, 2013 — Leave a comment

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind because of my trip to cover the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup for The Dallas Morning News. I only had a few assignments for weeks 6 and 7 but they were wonderful as always. Thanks for looking. Better late then never.

Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.
(left to right) William and Wesley Shelmire wait for their parents to pick them up after they were released from lockdown after bullets were found in a Highland Park High School bathroom in Dallas on February 27, 2013.

Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.
Collin College’s Spring Creek campus was closed today after a bomb threat was made in Plano on March 1, 2013. All entrances to the school were blocked off my police and campus employees.

Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.
Rubber duckies are poured into the lazy river for the ducky race at the Ducky Palooza hosted by the Miracle League of Frisco to raise funds for Hope Park Frisco, a park made especially for special needs children, at the Frisco Athletic Center in Frisco on March 2, 2013.

Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.
Miller Wiese, 7, watches as rubber duckies drift past him during the rubber duck race at the Ducky Palooza hosted by the Miracle League of Frisco to raise funds for Hope Park Frisco, a park made especially for special needs children, at the Frisco Athletic Center in Frisco on March 2, 2013.

Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.
Light reflects off the pool of the Frisco Athletic center onto a water slide in Frisco, Texas on March 2, 2013.

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Richard Malmgren looks at exhibits of stamp collections during the Texas Philatelic Exhibition show at the Hilton conference center in Grapevine on March 3, 2013.

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Dallas Stars’ Erik Cole skates after the puck after being hit by a St. Louis Blues player while a fan reacts to the proximity of the players during a game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on March 3, 2013.

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Dallas Stars’ players enter the ice at the beginning of a hockey game versus the St. Louis Blues at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on March 3, 2013.

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Rudy Torres pulls a tool used to flatten sod as workers continue to work on renovations of Dealey Plaza for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dealey Plaza in Downtown Dallas on March 6, 2013.

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(left to right) Andy Fertitta, Rob Maxwell and Greg Schneider watch as construction workers continue to work on renovations of Dealey Plaza for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dealey Plaza in Downtown Dallas on March 6, 2013.

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Mark Howell throws a basketball over a pipe in the South Grand Prairie boys high school basketball locker room as the team prepares for the 5A State basketball championships in Austin in Grand Prairie on March 7, 2013.

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Summerlee Foundation president John Crain and Board member and past president David Jackson pose for portraits in their office at the Caruth Homeplace in Dallas on March 7, 2013. The foundation has donated millions of dollars to preserve Texas state history in the past.

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A missile sits on the edge of a yard at the Granbury U.S. Veterans Museum in Granbury, Texas on March 11, 2013.

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In Between Home.

March 5, 2013 — Leave a comment

There are certain photographic journeys I dream of but don’t think will ever come true.  They take time, money and patience but are rewarding. Driving has become a way for me to slow down and relax. There are so many interesting and beautiful things that accompany the rigid, peppery asphalt that we use to transport from one place to the next. They bring visitors, commerce and everything in between. They allow us to see.

When I was given the opportunity to intern in Dallas, Texas I decided to take the long road and to make my drive longer and a bit off the path. I gave myself a week to make it from New Jersey to Texas which allowed me to stay off the highways and explore what I dream about.  With a Mamiya 7 in hand borrowed from my great friend, Meg Roussos, I looked to let myself be curious. Stopping, sometimes violently, whenever something caught my interest. I shot 5 rolls of film to narrate my trip. These are the pictures that resonate with me, the pictures that allowed me to slow down and touch on some of those wandering dreams. Thanks for looking.

The pictures are ordered chronologically from when they were made.

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Amigos, Bishopville, Maryland

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Flock, Newark, Maryland

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Lone Tree, Painter, Virginia

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Coast, Eastern Shores, Virginia

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Accident, Near Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Kendrick and Tia, Atlanta, Georgia

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Jaws, Biloxi Beach, Mississippi

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No Justice, New Orleans, Louisiana

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NASA Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Oyster Shells, Houma, Louisiana

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Swamp, Near Morgan City, Louisiana

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Surrounded, Houston, Texas

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Refinery, Houston, Texas

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Under the Bridge, Near Fort Bend, Texas

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Cattle, Near Fort Bend, Texas

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Vulture Tree, Brazos Bend State Park, Fort Bend, Texas

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Wetlands, Brazos Bend State Park, Fort Bend, Texas

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Tree Moss, Brazos Bend State Park, Fort Bend, Texas

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Troop 616, Brazos Bend State Park, Fort Bend, Texas

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Frozen Plastic Flowers, Austin, Texas

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Dan Reese, Austin, Texas

V.

February 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

This week was interesting as usual with an array of different assignments coming my way.  The paper has pool Hasselblads so I have been shooting with that from time to time.  Just a bunch of pictures. Thanks for looking as always.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

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Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.

Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.

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Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.

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Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.

Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.

Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.

Dallas Stars versus the San Jose Sharks in Dallas on February 23, 2013.

IV.

February 21, 2013 — 1 Comment

These are a selection of images from assignments from my fourth week as an intern at The Dallas Morning News. This week I covered a military antique store, a gay senior citizen, story time at a train museum, a Six Flags Hurricane Harbor group wedding, dance rehearsal, a car show, high school basketball and the Dallas Stars hockey game. It was quite the assortment and has been keeping me on my toes while I am out here. I have been realizing that all the pictures that I post are generally medium or wide images compositionally and will be trying to work on that in the coming week. Thanks for looking. in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

in Cedar Hill, Texas on January 26, 2012.

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