Addison Robinson Spring 2017 Photojournalism portfolio


Tattnall Square Fountain


High school sweethearts that went to the same college in their natural element

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival Street Party/Concert

Somehow I always find the food :)

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival Fashion Show

Coordinator Mark Ballard (left) and KMBBC and Cherry Blossom Festival Founder Carolyn Crayton (right)

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival Fashion Show

Cherry Blossom Festival Mascot

Saundra Latimer-- My good friend and mentor from before college, who went to Chicago for a spoken word and poetry competition. She is a member of P.O.I.N.T Blank here on Mercer's campus.

Hugh Hunter- A Jack of All Trades
Leslie "Gabby Carter-- I had the honor of writing an article for the school newspaper on a Mercer Artist. Gabby, a junior studio art major on the pre-med track, does phenomenal work and behind her is one of creations.
Detail, detail, detail. This picture to me is more than just a fan. It's a representation of how the simplest things (a table topper) can have the most impact (without these the tables looked more plain to me). Sooo often in life we ignore the small things and details when in actuality they have so much intricateness and meaning.
This is just another version of the fountain that I have as my first photo on this page. This fountain, located in Tattnall Square Park, has easily become one of my favorite "relaxation" areas near my school.
Taylor Craig
Raynard and Deena
My organization, QuadWorks, planned Bearstock (an annual concert put on for students). This year one of the headliners was Waka Flocka Flame. I had all access so I was able to catch them gem :)
Jade. What I like most about this picture is how I was able to capture it in a way that the light on her face is one of the first things you see. This light contrasts with the back of her head which is much darker, making the light pop more.
My roomie Melissa.
African Student Association Culture Night 2017. After learning more about my roots, I was even more ecstatic to participate in this event *magically inserts Sierra Leone flag*.
My friend and hall-mate Michelle.

Just some more practice!

Zara Gabriel...Shout out to her for responding within seconds when I asked to shoot!

Going into JMS 235, I didn't know what to expect, personally. I know that I love photography. But I also knew how I wasn't confident in my skills. Throughout this course, I was forced to use my camera and capture moments to tell a story. Each photo, some even being accidents, took intention and sometimes a retake. Well in that case many retakes. But I tried and tried until I got the picture that I felt best told the story. I took a step further and even challenged myself to shoot in manual. I used auto to help me learn light but 97% of my photos were all me :)

My photo story is about Hugh Hunter-- writer, speaker, activist, author, professional. Hugh and I crossed paths from working in the same office. However, I began noticing him and his influence at different events. Whether he coordinated the event or spoke at the event, I was always inspired after leaving that event. It was heart-warming to see someone who was all for the empowerment of his race and the youth. While I have not read his book yet, I have spent time talking to Hugh in the form of interviews, taking photos, and him just giving me life advice. I definitely include Hugh as a person I look up to and I know that he will continue to do great things. Here is a link to a profile piece I did on him for another class:

Last but not least I want to touch on what I learned in this course....Challenge yourself. Step outside of comfort zones to get what you want. It is okay to try things you aren't used to or unsure of. The worst thing that could happen is that you don't like the picture. But be bold and go outside of the box. For me, that's all easier said than done but I have began that journey since taking this course and I will continue to be bold in life and with my camera.


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