Sunday, December 12, 2010

LaDreama Funn

The Miss City of Columbia contest, a pageant for female impersonators, was held at The Soco Club on December 11. Bradley Morgan also known as LaDreama Funn took the crown and will be competing in the Miss Gay Missouri contest in the spring. Keep following to see LaDreama funs journey in her quest for the Miss Gay Missouri Crown. Check out the Columbia Missourian Article to learn more about Bradley Morgan.

LaDreama Funn is crowned Miss City of Columbia

Outgoing Miss City of Columbia, Candy Lane,  performs a Lady Gaga song at Soco 

Candy Lane sings her last number as Miss City of Columbia 2009 before crowning LaDreama Funn

LaDreama Funn begins to cry as she is announced as the winner of Miss City of Columbia

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Empire's Artistic Roller Skating Team

I have started a new project with Empire's Artistic Roller Skating Team. The team consists of members ranging from ages five to sixty-two. I was reminded that this is not a relatively new sport but rather something passed down from generations. The team has three national champions in different age classes and one coach, Mark Reagan, who is coming back after a twenty year break. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Going 80

I put together a quick multimedia piece of my drive between Columbia and Minneapolis for fun. The land is so flat and empty. The isolation is almost enchanting. Photos taken going approximately 80mph.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lily Ganz Senior Portraits

I took Lily's senior portraits yesterday. Minnesota winter hits fast so faking fall in these was definitely a challenge. Check out the results. I also posted some outtakes on Flickr.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Missouri Loves Company

The Missouri Loves Company ultimate frisbee tournament brought together 56 teams from all over the country. I enjoyed hopping from field to field running into old friends and watching some talented players.

Columbia's Benjamin Gross lays out at the Missouri Loves Company tournament in the match against the University of Iowa on Sunday at Cosmopolitan Recreation Area. Missouri was undefeated the first day of the tournament but took 15th place overall after losing to Iowa and Kansas.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Hip Hop artist Wale performs on November 12 in Jesse Auditorium. The concert featured tracks off his newest album Attention Deficit. Wale requested the lights be turned up, saw the size of the crowd, and asked "Where the after party at?" The concert was high energy with a lot of audience involvement dancing in the pit and on stage. 

Sonny Shotz of The Dean's List opens for Wale

Wale invites girls from the pit on stage.

Wale's backup singer points to the crowd.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Balsamic Chicken and Italian Vegetables

I made Balsamic Chicken and Italian Vegetables the other night. How can you resist fresh basil?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Arcadia Backstage

 "Arcadia" a play that jumps back and forth from the early 1800's to present day runs Nov 11-18 at Rhynsburger Theatre. 

Crew members Tori House, Alex Wendell, and Sydney Ferleger sit backstage during the dress rehearsal for Arcadia.

Senior Paige Sommerer performs in the rehearsal for "Arcadia" on Monday night in Rhynsburger Theatre. Sommerer plays Lady Croom, an aristocrat, in the play, which jumps back and forth from the early 1800s to present day.

Actors run through lines in the hallway leading to the backstage of Arcadia.

Fall Is Here

Just a few shots of my roommates enjoying the fall weather. Missouri has an extension of the beautiful weather compared to the Minnesota chill that sneaks up on you by November 1st.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Website Update

I tweaked my portfolio website. I plan to build a more in depth personal website next semester when I take Electronic Photojournalism. Let me know your thoughts!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Camera and Crisp

I don't think i've ever been so excited to see a UPS man. My Canon 5D Mark ii was delivered today and I could not contain my excitement. I'm getting back in the swing of things. Fall has always been my favorite season, and apple crisp is the prefect way to celebrate. I made the dessert with honeycrisp apples. They are sweet, tart, and were invented by the University of Minnesota. What's not to love?

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Moving into your first apartment brings a few changes. Throughout this summer we have experienced almost every aspect of functional failure within this building. Our gas, internet, and air conditioning has gone out us not to mention our chairs rolling downhill due to a foundation slant. We have hosted up to eight guests at a time and hosted one uninvited visitor aka a wild bird that snuck its way into our living room. Luckily, each of us contributes something unique to turn this hundred year old building into a home. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Nadine Oelschlager 

Madelaine Longhurst

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Homemade Spinach Ravioli

Caprese Salad

Sugo Sauce

The Final Product

Find the food network recipe for Spinach and Three Cheese Ravioli with Sugo Sauce here

Saturday, June 19, 2010

All You Need Is (Puppy) Love

 Meet Bentley. Possibly one of the most adorable dogs of all time. This pup has brains and spunk.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Road Tripping

I am liking the looks of the open road these days. It's nice to just get on the highway and drive through little towns with good friends. Heres a summary of the ride from Springfield, MO.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Visit to the Hopkins High School Photo Room

I have not worked with film in a while but heres the result of half a roll taken at HHS. Many of my favorite high school experiences can be traced back to the photo room. My interest in photography started here and the free independent environment was the best place for it to grow.

-Ernst Hass

The one and only Rob Fuhr


Monday, May 31, 2010

What's cookin' good lookin'

I love cooking breakfast. Newest obsession: cinnamon sugar french toast with fresh berries. 

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Of Montreal

Of Montreal overtook 9th street as a part of Columbia's Summerfest. The band was the first of the free concert series and certainly started it off right. The indie psychedelic pop/rock band is led by Kevin Barnes who brought energy to the stage supported by his crew of live theatresque actors that expressed a story of sexual liberation. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa raps at the Black Programming Committee's Customer Appreciation Concert Monday night in The Blue Note. Khalifa played tracks off his newest mixtape Kush and Orange Juice.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Second City

The Second City performs on their 50th Anniversary tour  Sunday night in the Missouri Theatre. The improv group's alumni include comedic legends Mike Meyers, John Belushi, and Steven Colbert. These guys had me laughing until my abs hurt. My favorite sketch was their improvised musical about a vegetable photographer evicted from his treehouse studio apartment.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Brother Ali

I was ecstatic when I heard Brother Ali was coming to Columbia. The show last night was small but intimate. Ali told the crowd he didn't want a performance that separated him from his audience but a party that brought US all together. His set list included classics like Truth Is, and Uncle Sam Goddamn but he also went off his 2009 album US including Tightrope and Fresh Air. It was definitely a different experience than seeing him in Minneapolis where he draws a crowd packed to the brim but nonetheless still an incredible show. I had the privilege of chatting with him after the show thanking him for coming out to Columbia and talking about Minnesota. He was very genuine and made an effort to connect with the audience during the show and after.
Click here to see the photo used in The Maneater.

Fashawn opens for Brother Ali with music from his newest album "Boy Meets World"

Rhymesayers DJ BK-ONE spins at Brother Ali.

I encourage you to check out his music: