Bluesfest and internships
There is some exciting news this week as yesterday I found out that I will be going to Costa Rica in January of 2012 on an expenses covered, paid internship with a community newspaper called Voice of Nosara. Although I still need to hammer out the finer points it looks like I’ll be producing content, mostly photos although stories and multi-media as well, for the papers hardcopy and website. In addition they have an apartment they’ll give me and pay for and an ATV to drive to local assignments and a monthly salary of $500.
I urge people to go to http://www.voiceofnosara.com/ and check out the work done by Pinar Istek. She’s their current intern.
The opportunity came during game six of the NHL playoffs. I was at the Georgetown Pub in Old Ottawa South with my girlfriend and some journalism friends. My friend and former coworker/boss at the charlatan, showed me an email he’d received from the journalism department. It was a forwarded internship opportunity looking for an advanced photojournalism student who spoke Spanish. I figured, “what the hell,” and applied. The deadline was July 1st and on July 2nd I had an interview over Skype with the managing editor at Voice of Nosara.
In the meantime I have the time to brush up on Spanish, finish my degree at Carleton and pick up a few pieces of equipment I’m missing.
For those curious my portfolio is available here: http://adamdietrich.carbonmade.com/
…Now onto BLUESFEST. The annual music festival hosted at the Lebretton Flats here in Ottawa. Yesterday was the second day. I saw the Roots and Skrillex, although I missed the media call for the Roots, so I only have pictures of Skrillex. Enjoy.
So I was merrily making pictures, then crap started happening during the second song then after security called a stop to the music because their barricade had broken from the crowd.
There will be more Bluesfest…. Rise Against, Lupe Fiasco, Black Keys, Dropkick Murpheys and Cheap Trick are what I can think of off the top of my head.