Saturday, May 30, 2009

From Grunt to Graduate

From Grunt to Graduate - Images by Pat Shannahan

I spent the week photographing Arizona Project Challenge cadet Michael Jensen during his final days in a 22-week long program from high school drop outs run by the Arizona National Guard. On Friday he became the first Arizona Project Challenge cadet to graduate high school through a new online program through Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning. Only arounf 60 percent of the cadets finish the program.

Click here to see the story in The Arizona Republic.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Catalina Island

Catalina Holga - Images by Pat Shannahan

I spent last weekend camping with friends at the Little Harbor campground on Catalina Island. It was a perfect weekend in every way. I took my point and shoot to make the necessary happy snaps and my Holga to try something different. The above images were all made with my Holga. My favorite is the first image of the wave breaking against the rock. When I see it, my shoulders relax and I can smell the sea air.