Saturday, May 31, 2008

Coastal Georgia Part 1

I recently finished a new magazine for the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center. It's called Business Images of the Coastal Georgia Region and should be published at the end of August.

The magazine has several different parts. One part focuses on the businesses of the Coastal Georgia Region from Savannah to St. Marys.

One of the biggest industries on the Georgia coast is the port system.

There are several ports in Georgia. I focused on the Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah.

It's amazing to see this place in operation. It's like watching an ant farm on steroids.

Another business in Savannah is Benedetto Guitars.

Bob Benedetto started crafting his guitars 40 years ago and has been making his signature guitars ever since.

St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah is home to one of the only da Vinci Robotic Systems in the southeast. I had seen this on the Discovery Health Channel before but it's even more impressive in person.

It's like a giant video game of "Operation." I'm just waiting for a version to come out for the Wii.

Just a few miscellaneous pictures from downtown Savannah.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Danville, VA

I'm in the latter parts of a month-long excursion shooting for Journal Communications and Golf World magazine.

Over the past few weeks, I've been to Danville, VA, Augusta and Savannah, GA, and Albuquerque, NM. Before the months over, I will have added a repeat trip to Augusta and a few days in West Lafayette, IN.

Needless to say, I've neglected posting to my blog over this time. I figured the best way to solve that is to make several posts over the next few days to get myself back up to speed.

Here are a few pix from my trip to Danville, VA.

Danville has a very active young professionals group. I happened to be in town when they were having their "Second Chance Prom" at the North Theatre.

Danville is also home to a company called Swedwood North America, a furniture manufacturer and a subsidiary of IKEA.

Danville has a rich history. There are old mansions that have been renovated and old tobacco warehouses have been converted into condos.