Nov. 1, 2012
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I take after my grandmother, it was also her favorite. I enjoy the day simply because it is so visual, and in my world the more visual something is, the more I like it generally. Assignments don't get any more visual than the Frank Layden Elementary School Halloween parade in Frontenac. It has been taking place for many, many years. I have attended four or five of them and always look forward to that assignment. I will say it is really hard to focus on trying to make a single photograph when hundreds of students in great costumes line the streets of Frontenac to take part in the parade. I want to photograph everybody, but in the end I get a few photos that I really like that hopefully tell the story visually of what is going on. The important part of it all is seeing the kids and their teachers with smiles on their faces having a great time at a really neat event.