Monday, April 22, 2013

We won Greek Week 2013...again.

I've been a brother of Phi Kappa Tau throughout my entire university experience. It's meant the world to me and my last semester as a brother on campus we won Greek Week; again. Here are a couple photos of brothers (and our partners Delta Phi Eplion) with the trophy.

Proud to be,


Monday, February 25, 2013

The Bennett Paul Project : Intro

"I think I just want to graduate and become a bum. Or just work at bike shops for the rest of my life and meet tons of really cool people and higher ups in bike companies." were roughly the words that Saint Ignace cyclist and Central Michigan University student Bennett Paul said as we drove in his car on our way from a cyclocross race. The quote pretty much sums up Bennett to a 'T'.

Bennett is a mechanic, university student, talker, maker of friends, and slight hipster. Bennett also happens to be a die hard cyclists who is trying to make himself known throughout the state of Michigan this year. He once was the Michigan Junior champion and is looking to make a comeback on the podium for the 2013 season. I have no doubt in my mind, knowing his hard work and dedication, that this goal will not come true. 

I met Bennett the first week of my last year at college, it was his first week of his first year. He spoke to me, as I stood kitted up from head to toe at a local school event, about cycling and his interest in joining the schools team. I, president of the cycling club, noticing Bennett s shaved legs and knowledge of the sport, knew he would be our shining star. It's been 6 months of friendship since that day and many great memories have been made both on and off the bike.

I've decided to do a slight documentary on this rising star for a final project of sorts before I graduate in May. I'll be there making images of Bennett training, sleeping, eating, racing, learning, and making friends throughout the beginning of his 2013 season. 

To start, here are some images of Bennett from this past weekends Inside - Out Cyclocross race

Bennett Paul, master of the roads on anything with wheels. 

This is a typical Bennett move. We are walking the race course before the start to check out condition. Everytime I had my camera pointing at him, he'd always make a cheesey face. We'll have to work on Bennett allowing me to just disappear so I can take great photos.

Bennett has a cool style both on and off the bike. He can be seen here pulling up bright pink legwarmers as he gears up to start the race. 

Bennett Paul, putting the hammer down with the A class number 01. 

The course was unique in that it was both inside and outside which had riders running up loading dock stairs, around a corner, and into a hallway so dark you could swear it was out of a horror film. Bennett navigated just fine though. 

Bennett Paul holds his bike around his should as he walks to the pit area with 3 laps to go. Bennett got a flat tire, or 'mechanical' as it's known in the sport. By the time a tire / tube would be changed, Bennett would be down 2 laps. The towel was thrown in, this race was over. 

Overall, it was a really fun race day. I look forward to shooting more images of Bennett. His determination tot he sport is easily seen. I want to capture that the best I can. 

Also, shout out to Bennett Paul for letting me do this. It'll be fun and totally worth it. I promise!

.Christopher Bacarella

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Washington D.C., Part 3: Objects

Part three is just a few photos of objects I shot while in D.C. Enjoy.

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-Christopher Bacarella

Washington D.C., Part 2: All Smiles

This is part two of my Washington D.C., series. As I was walking around I had a few scream, "Take our photo!" So, I did. These aren't shots I could use for publication, but they are fun and captured people around the event just as feature photos do. Below i'll share a few.

That's about it for the fun portraits of people walking past me as I was shooting. Wish I would have actually thought about a portrait series well I was down there. It could have been pretty fun.

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-Christopher Bacarella

Washington D.C., Feature Hunting: Part 1

Part 1: Feature Hunting

was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for President Barack Obamas Inauguration and I just cannot say enough about the experience. As a photojournalism student graduating in May, being put in the middle of the nations largest event, in an unfamiliar area, to capture emotion and hunt for features was the most rewarding experience I have encountered so far. I connected with people from many different backgrounds and grew as a photographer because of this.

Below are some of my photos from Inauguration day.

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Please take a peak at Part 2, where I am featuring photos of people who asked me to snag a pic of them as I was walking around.


Christopher Bacarella

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Logging Winter Miles

Bennett and I went for a 30 mile ride today since the weather was nice (30's and mostly sunny). Spent most of our time on dirt / snow roads, but had some nice paved roads in between.

Shot with my Galaxy S3 btw.

.Christopher Bacarella

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Big Bad Wolf Cyclocross Race

A few shots from the Big Bad Wolf Cyclocross race on Sunday, December 9, 2012 in Midland, Michigan.

.Chris Bacarella