Pics from Europe

Pics from Europe

These pictures are just over a year old, but I haven't really shared them and thought now might be as good a time as any. My wife, Christina, and I spent a few weeks in Europe -mostly Italy with a short stop in Lisbon and a tiny day trip to Switzerland- for our "babymoon" last year. I didn't spend a huge amount of time taking pictures; my goal was to remember the trip not create The Definitive Pictures of Europe, but I like what I got.I didn't dig into them immediately, then our little fella came along and now a year later... here they are! 

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Ozark Empire Fair

I haven't photographed a county fair in four years, since I worked at my last newspaper. I always enjoy the earnestness of the fair, with the FFA and 4-Hers, and the way it turns into something different as the sun sets. When 417 Magazine asked me to shoot the Ozark Empire Fair, I shook off the rust and tapped into my previous experience while trying to give it a fresh look - at least for me. 

 The Sizzler entertains fairgoers at the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, Mo. on July 28, 2017. Photo by Brad Zweerink.
 Lucas Bouldin, of Brighton, Mo., helps harness Titan, an English shire, before a youth cart competition at the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, Mo. on July 28, 2017. Photo by Brad Zweerink.
 The Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, Mo. on July 29, 2017. Photo by Brad Zweerink.
 Danny Terrell, of Springfield, sings "Thunder Rolls" at the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, Mo. on July 28, 2017. Photo by Brad Zweerink.
 The Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, Mo. on July 29, 2017. Photo by Brad Zweerink.
 Fairgoers ride the carousel at the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, Mo. on July 29, 2017. Photo by Brad Zweerink.
 Katha Jackson works a funnel cake stand at the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, Mo. on July 28, 2017. Photo by Brad Zweerink.

Trailiner

Trailiner, a refrigerated trucking company based in Springfield, Mo., is a multi-generation business. I photographed the founder and CEO, H.E. “Spook” Whitener, and his granddaughter, Amber Edmondson, the company's president, for Biz 417. 

 Trailiner CEO H.E. “Spook” Whitener and his granddaughter Amber Edmondson, president of the company, at their facility in Springfield, Mo on May 18, 2017. Photo by Brad Zweerink.
 Amber Edmondson, president of Trailiner, at the company's facility in Springfield, Mo. on May 18, 2017. Photo by Brad Zweerink.

Excellence in Technology Awards

I made a series of portraits for Biz 417's Excellence in Technology Awards feature in the March/April edition of the magazine. All of the subjects were easy to work with and interesting to talk to. I especially liked getting to work with the guys at Eagle Speak, who I see around all over the place and photographed at events, but hadn't spent any real time getting to know them.  

Shannon McMurtrey, cybersecurity expert and associate professor at Drury University 

Shannon McMurtrey, cybersecurity expert and associate professor at Drury University 

Brandon Cash, Jason Arend and Myke Bates of Eagle Speak

Brandon Cash, Jason Arend and Myke Bates of Eagle Speak

Jeff Morrissey, chief information officer at Missouri State University

Jeff Morrissey, chief information officer at Missouri State University

Murney Associates, Realtors technology team Jim Roberts, Daniel Call,  CEO Twila Hillme, Ashley Hughes, and Kyle Drenon

Murney Associates, Realtors technology team Jim Roberts, Daniel Call,  CEO Twila Hillme, Ashley Hughes, and Kyle Drenon