Competition draws crowd to see who is the fastest tobacco cutter September 3, 2009 – Lancaster, Kentucky, USA. Alvin Stamper, 26, defends his title as the tobacco cutting champion at the Garrard County Tobacco Cutting Competition. At the end of every summer during the tobacco harvest, men gather to compete against each other to see [...]
Jennifer Garner and Idol Gives Back in Jackson, Ky – Images by David Stephenson In March, I was hired by Fox TV to be the still photographer for the segment they were producing for American Idol Gives Back, which feature actor Jennifer Garner visiting the LBJ Elementary School’s Save the Children outreach program in Jackson, [...]
With a nod towards the basketball post-season and Kentucky’s beloved men’s AND WOMEN’S teams, Amy Wilson and I took a trip to Wild Cat, Kentucky in Clay County to resume our Project Dateline series. I had to take a little break from working on this series since I left the Herald-Leader nearly a year ago. [...]
This is the 67th year that the Santa Train has ridden a 110-mile route through Appalachian towns in eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia handing out toys and gifts to thousands of rural families before culminating in a parade in Kingsport, Tennessee. The Santa Train was originally created as a means for the Kingsport and tri-state [...]
Had a pretty awesome Sunday afternoon at Natural Bridge. The colors were better than I had expected, but still a bit muted. To see an iPhone pano stitch of Natural Bridge click here.
Just wrapped up the four-day Picture Kentucky workshop, held this year in Hindman, Kentucky. I had to sneak out in the early a.m. to get any shooting time in, so a handful of us went to the strip mines to look for elk. They didn’t disappoint!
For the 66th time, Santa rode on the back of a train, stopping 14 times through Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee handing out gifts and toys to children and their families.