Bettina Hansen

photojournalism in musing and pictures

Archive for September 2008

más méxico

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what a maquiladora looks like

what a maquiladora looks like

trabajando en la maquila

trabajando en la maquila

un halo, quality control

un halo, quality control

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for Herbert :)

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September 30, 2008 at 5:45 am

suerte

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I got so lucky today.  As my mom would say, ‘my guardian angels were with me’.  I didn’t think I would ever get to witness this.  But boy, is it easy to get from one side to the other.  It seemed like these guys were just testing/practicing because they didn’t have anything with them and hopped right back over.  Either they saw border patrol (which is 99% likely anyway) or they were just intending to give it a test run.  After making it over to the U.S. side, they scampered back over and ran into the city.  It was physically pretty easy for them.
Men scale the fence into Nogales, Arizona from the Mexico side

Men scale the fence into Nogales, Arizona from the Mexico side

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September 24, 2008 at 7:39 am

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archival archrival

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Today I tried to be productive.  But it’s Sunday.  I have been going through old images, looking for diamonds in the rough.  I found a couple I liked. But nothing groundbreaking.

Edit, edit, editing just makes me want to shoot again. This will be another busy week.

feet at Warped Tour this summer

feet at Warped Tour this summer

pillowman rehearsal

the mascot and his troops

ta-da

at the rock show

I am a sucker for mascots

I am a sucker for mascots

opening of exhibit at Falcon Field, an airfield for vintage planes

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September 22, 2008 at 7:01 am

Modern love

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This week has been busy Fulbrighting and freaking out about this and that.  I am going to start the application process for internships next week and am nervous about putting my work out in the open.  I like being back at The Arizona Republic and am learning a lot being an ‘online producer’ in the sports department.
When a photographer gets a particularly amazing shot and everyone in the newsroom fawns over it, I can’t help but want to be out there.  Editing other people’s work is a great job to have, but it reinforces the shooter in me.
Mom and Aunt Karen brought Natalie down today to swim at Uncle Jim’s house.
Natalie takes a break after rigorous training

Natalie takes a break after rigorous training

Perfecting her space...

Perfecting her space...

...no more pictures Aunt Tina.

...no more pictures Aunt Tina.

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September 21, 2008 at 10:16 am

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Bettina, the recluse

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Tonight I went to the art museum for a showing of a film entitled “Bettina” about a young male artist’s friendship with his older, enigmatic, reclusive, artist neighbor, Bettina Grossman, in the Chelsea Hotel in Brooklyn. It’s odd to see myself in 70 years on screen.

These are screwed up and I am too tired to try to make them bigger, sorry. I will figure out a way to fix them. Here’s some more God-forsaken freelance stuff along with the ones I took at holgas and I thought they were kind of a funny set. It would be interesting to do a story on that place.

Argh. I hate small pictures, but goodnight anyway.

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September 17, 2008 at 9:05 am

I don’t know

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I don’t know whether to hate freelance or love it. I hate shooting it but it pays better. That doesn’t make up for the fact that I hate it and I hate poring over the images. Here is one I particularly like, however:

This would have been great if it had the birthday girl in it.

This would have been great if it had the birthday girl in it.

I had to turn down something I really wanted to do this morning and then proceeded to spend the rest of the day working on my Fulbright application. I will be so glad when that process is done. I really want to do the Fulbright but I am going to be so disappointed when they turn me down. Argh. This day has been good but frustrating.

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September 16, 2008 at 7:02 am

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Some recent portraits

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Tara O'Connor is a photographer at ASU.

One I didn't like as much as the above image.

Brittany Gansar spent a Semester at Sea, particularly in India and Vietnam.

Brian, aka 'Banjo', went backstage with his friends Dear and the Headlights during their summer tour with Jimmy Eat World.

Rachel Richards owns Bunky Boutique in downtown Phoenix.

Justina Duong owns Cyclo Vietnamese Restaurant in Chandler.

Amber Chamberlain

Amber Chamberlain is a great friend, swimmer, assistant, model, coffee drinker, etc.

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September 14, 2008 at 9:30 am