May 17, 2013 by Stephen Dunn PHOTOS BY BRAD HORRIGANemail@example.com Let the graduations begin! Courant photographer Brad Horrigan was on hand to cover the SCSU commencement ceremonies held at Webster Arena in Bridgeport Friday morning. Stay tuned to this space for lots more graduations all week.
May 7, 2013 by Stephen Dunn Lloyd Allen, a farmworker for Johnny Appleseed’s Farm in Ellington, raises dust as he plows a field on Pinney Road in preparation for planting corn in the next few weeks. The lack of rain has made the dirt appear to be a pile of dust. Will it ever rain? The weather folks say tomorrow.
May 6, 2013 by Stephen Dunn With no rain for the past month in Old Lyme, Linda Kelly, the owner of Old Lyme Landscape, creates her own as she waters some of the several thousand geraniums in their greenhouses in preparation for the upcoming Mother’s Day and Memorial Day holidays. Kelly says Mother’s Day is the biggest holiday for selling hanging [...]
April 30, 2013 by Stephen Dunn Peggy Mottola of Cromwell donned her pink dress and tiara and headed to the dance floor. Gathering my equipment from the back of my car in the New Britain High School parking lot recently, I could hear the strains of good old-fashioned rock n’ roll emanating from the cafeteria. As I [...]
March 6, 2013 by Stephen Dunn The New Britain Museum of American Art may be on to something. The security guard that is on duty at the front entrance to the galleries works 24/7, requires no sleep, no food and no pay. The guard, of course, is actually a work of art, a hyper-realistic sculpture by artist Marc Sijan. Museum patrons [...]
December 11, 2012 by Stephen Dunn It was a real kick photographing The Who Sunday night during a stop on their Quadrophenia tour at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Roger Daltrey, singing lead in photo, and Pete Townshend, right, are from the original band and sounded like time has stood still for them. They sounded great. Daltrey is 68 and Townshend, 67, [...]
November 5, 2012 by Stephen Dunn Having covered many hurricanes, blizzards and natural disasters for decades, I was ready for Sandy but I was still nervous. The hype was incredible. “This is the largest threat to human life that our state has experienced in anyone’s lifetime,” said Gov. Malloy. Whoa, that’s enough to make anyone nervous. While everyone in the state [...]
September 28, 2012 by Stephen Dunn Talk about a double-take. I was heading to an assignment downtown in the pouring rain when I saw two women pole dancing inside a glass-walled box truck. Say what? I just had to shoot this. It felt kind of creepy, to be honest, when I started shooting but I thought that maybe I could make [...]
September 10, 2012 by Stephen Dunn Diapers for your indoor pet chicken. Sure. Why not? The best thing about working for a newspaper is that every day brings new stories. But chicken diapers? I never did that one before. My Pet Chicken.com founders, husband and wife Derek Sasaki and Traci Torres have created the 14th fastest growing company in Conn. that [...]
July 27, 2012 by Stephen Dunn This was a can’t miss photo assignment. A half-million full grown sunflowers growing in a tightly packed field. We shoot it every year but this year I assigned it to myself. Years ago, Duane and Kim Button grew one acre of sunflowers to give their ice cream customers something to look at. They started selling [...]
June 15, 2012 by Stephen Dunn GRADUATION DAYS It’s that time of year again when photojournalists throughout the country have to cover high school and college graduations. While the big day is huge for the graduates and their families, photographers cringe when they remember that they may be shooting two or three of these events per night. The problem is that [...]
April 24, 2012 by Stephen Dunn The interchange for I-91 and I-95 in New Haven has been a mess for a long time. It seems like the area has been under construction for our entire lives. Making my way to the top of one of the concrete piers allowed me to get an idea of what is actually happening there. The [...]
February 28, 2012 by Stephen Dunn One year ago, there was still a foot of snow on the ground and more on the way. It was the killer winter that would never end. January 2011 was the snowiest month ever for Connecticut, breaking the record set in 1945 with 45 inches. Last January we had already had 59.8 inches on the [...]
January 27, 2012 by Stephen Dunn by Stephen Dunn Maturo has been at the center of a controversy since WPIX-TV reporter Mario Diaz asked him what he was going to do for East Haven’s Latino community in the wake of the arrest of four police officers on harassment and intimidation charges. “I might have tacos when I go home. I’m not [...]