Vincent Buggie flinches as Ian Struthers hands him an owl. Buggie had been brought by his grandfather Fred Brown (also pictured) to the Isle of Arran for a private falconry demonstration by Struthers. Struthers owns and raises birds of prey and often gives demonstrations and lessons to small groups.
Dan Goronwy of the Isle of Arran rides on a Viking long ship in the Firth of Clyde as part of the Viking Uphellya, an annual festival held to celebrate the Scottish islands’ Viking heritage.
Amanda Mock, Ellen Haskins, and Erin Deffenbaugh enjoy the mud and alcohol at Seven Fest, an annual party held in Athens Ohio. The event features a stage and a few acres of sodden, muddy ground where attendees drink, dance, wrestle, and urinate from noon until dusk.
Artist Forrest Myers poses for a portrait in one of his vintage cars, a ’49 Nash, which he plans to use in a new sculpture. Myers is in the process of shooting the car with various caliber weapons, “A ’49 Nash with a million holes,” he says of his plans, “hopefully it’ll become a disco ball.”
Aiden Kostival, Andy Kostival, and Adam Heckman yell encouragement to the Ohio University Bobcats from the stands of Athens Ohio’s Peden Stadium. The Bobcats lost the game to the Toledo Rockets, 20-13.
A woman reads on the ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick, the largest town on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.
Sam Jones poses for a portrait in his boxing gym in Glouster Ohio. Jones is a retired boxer and kick boxer with over 90 amateur and professional fights under his belt and was a three time heavy weight Bando Kickboxing champion. Jones now uses his knowledge and experience to coach children who attend his gym, which was founded by his father in 1936 and is open to anyone. “We want to keep kids off the streets, get them to respect their parents and be productive citizens,” he says, “You get knocked down in the ring you got to get back up and get back in the game, maybe you have a bloody nose, your lungs are burning, but you get back up. That’s the way it is in life, you get knocked down in life almost everyday, it’s a rollercoaster all the way through life, you can’t quit, that’s what we try to instill in these kids.”
Kenner Sims removes Lucky the dog from the bar at the Smiling Skull Saloon in Athens, Ohio. The Skull is a family biker bar which caters to Ohio University students, Athens residents, and motorcyclists who come from as far away as West Virginia. Dogs are fairly common at the Skull and are welcomed by most patrons, in spite of the occasional lifted leg.
Partners Jess Beck and Mika Herman Grey kiss in protest while street preachers John, Jeroy and Robert (last names withheld) tell a crowd of Ohio University Students to repent for their sins. “I’m gay and I’m trans and I don’t appriceiate people telling me I’m wrong,” Grey said. The anti-gay relgious messages of the street preachers drew large crowds and numerous other student protesters.
Rhwairidh Duncan, Lawrence Menzies, Gordon Duncan, Alec Rattray, and Andrew Duncan of the Strathardle team give their best effort during a tug-of-war match at the St. Andrews Highland Games on July 25, 2010 in St. Andrews, Scotland. “It’s painful, but I like it,” Rhwairidh Duncan said. “It’s a bunch of your friends, we get a beer after, it’s adrenalin.”
Ohio Bobcat Eric Benjamin tackles University of Buffalo player Josh Thomas during a game at Ohio University on November 4th 2010. The Bobcats were victorious 34-17.
Ohio Bobcat Erin Schwenke collides with Mackenzie Lewis of the Northern Illinois Huskies as the girls fight to head the ball during a game on October 21st, 2012. The Bobcats won the game 1-0.
Ohio University Bobcat Bryan Barnes collides with Xavier University Musketeer Jake Forrester during a baseball game at Ohio University on April 6th, 2010. Ohio lost, 7-5.
Aaron Hall, Jake Fenzl and Patrice Beard celebrate moments after watching President Obama cross the threshold of 270 electoral votes to win reelection. “It’s politics, I just love it,” said Fenzl, who is a freshman studying history at Ohio University, “I love seeing that political battle going on, it’s almost like a sport to me. Most people watch super bowl Sunday, I watch election night.”
Local young adults enjoy the lights at the Ormidale hotel in Brodick. The hotel sports a loosely policed bar and a dance floor and is a favorite hangout spot for the younger crowd on the weekends.