My internship at The Alton Telegraph (January-May 2008) was a different experience for me. It was a great learning experience. Working in small towns like Grafton, Ill., I really had to rethink the way I photographed and approached people. This internship also gave me unbelievable opportunities to hunt for stand-alone art for the paper. In fact, I think the only downside to the internship was that I had to drive nearly one hour from my home in St. Louis to Alton and then another hour drive home at the end of the day.
I compiled some of the shots that I took for the Telegraph and put them in a gallery. I did a decent amount of shooting!
Take a look!