I drove out to Immokalee on Sunday to take pictures for a story on Lake Trafford Park. Lake Trafford is one of the largest (if not the largest) lakes in Collier County. It’s also home to hundreds and hundreds of alligators and other incredible wildlife. I took an air boat ride to see more of Lake Trafford and was amazed at the amount of beautiful birds and gators out there.
SO. MANY. BIRDS.
After a month of driving back and forth between Naples and Immokalee, my story finally ran. Here’s a few of my favorite images from the picture package:
Just a few frames shot while feature hunting in Naples.
Here’s another image of Sandy, the woman I followed last week for the Naples Daily News. She went out today for a second job interview and landed a job at the mall. Before the interview she put on makeup and grabbed an umbrella. Sure enough, it rained.
Monday was my (second) first day at the Naples Daily News. On Tuesday I was sent out in the early morning to cover the cold weather snap and how it was affecting the homeless population at St. Matthew’s House, a homeless shelter and emergency homeless shelter when the temperature dips dangerously low.
I met Sandy, a 35-year-old mother of four, who lives at the shelter with her two youngest children. She’s currently working on finding a job that will help her get back on her feet and provide for her boys.
I plan on following her story as the month progress.
Recently, I’ve had a slew of assignments on Marco Island. Normally, they’re art shows and wine-and-dine events, but today I was lucky to shoot an assignment with a few interesting characters.