THROWBACK THURSDAY #TBT

Posted on January 8, 2015 8:45 am Categorised in: ,

The featured image (above) is from a 2008 trip to Eastern State Penitentiary, the world’s first penitentiary, in Philadelphia.

As I begin to prepare this newly redesigned blog for mass consumption I am starting to feel a little nostalgic after combing through some of the earlier posts to this blog.

I started this blog back in 2006, almost 9 years ago, as I was heading off to my first newspaper photography internship at the Colorado Springs Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colorado. My parents simultaneously were moving from our home in Houston to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The blog would be a way that my family in Rio or elsewhere could see my recent photos and keep up with my day to day. It followed me through both internships and back home to Houston in 2009. It was once a simple Blogspot account, then over to WordPress.

The blog has gone through several design iterations and although I absolutely love the way this newest incarnation is looking, there are some changes that must be made. I’ve been archiving most of the older posts in an effort to keep things clean.

I had a ball going through those first posts and the images that accompanied them. Since it is Thursday, I decided to make this post a sort of formal welcoming of the blog’s new look as well as a look back at some of my favorite images from that era 2006-2009. There are too many to even post, but here are a few that stood out.

GRAN PRIX HOUSTON © TODD SPOTH

2006. Grand Prix of Houston.

CHRISTMAS TREE FARMER © TODD SPOTH
2007. Colorado tree farmer.

IVYWILD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL © TODD SPOTH
2007. Elementary kids during a fall festival at their school in rural Colorado.

GIRL IN SNOW © TODD SPOTH
2007. Girl in snow.

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER FACTORY © TODD SPOTH
2007. From a story about the making of a World Series bat at the Louisville Slugger Factory in Louisville, KY.

BALLOON CLASSIC © TODD SPOTH
2007. Colorado Balloon Classic.

COLORADO SPRINGS © TODD SPOTH
2007. Colorado Springs is a beautiful place and I miss it everyday. Time to go back and visit!

THE SHORE © TODD SPOTH
2008. Along the Chesapeake. Maryland.

PEE WEE FOOTBALL KIDS © TODD SPOTH
2008. Pee Wee football kids.

MOODY STORMS © TODD SPOTH
2008. Covering tropical storm Hannah from the car.

BALTIMORE SWIMMER © TODD SPOTH
2008. From a feature hunt at a community pool near Baltimore, Maryland.

BOORNY VINEYARDS © TODD SPOTH
2008. Grape harvest at a rural Maryland vineyard.

BALTIMORE CHEERLEADERS © TODD SPOTH
2008. Small town cheerleaders at a local football rally.

DRAG RACE PITS © TODD SPOTH
2009. Drag race pits in Baytown, Texas.

BOOMTOWN FILM FESTIVAL © TODD SPOTH
2009. Double exposure at the Boomtown Film Festival. Beaumont, Texas.

BLOODY MIDGETS © TODD SPOTH
2009. Puppet of the Bloody Midgets performs at the Meridian in Houston, Texas.

NORTH SHORE MUSTANGS © TODD SPOTH
2009. The Northshore Mustang varsity football team takes the field against the Katy Tigers in Katy, Texas.

THROWBACK COMP © TODD SPOTH
All of my favorites in one place because I like comps like this. The only one I didn’t post was the photo of my family’s golden that sadly passed away just a few days ago at my parent’s place in Singapore. She was just a puppy in 2006 when that was taken. RIP Shelby.

PS: If you haven’t had the chance to check out the ‘GIFS’ section, please do that now. I’ve always been very intrigued with alternative processes and little video tweaks, timelapses and now recently, with the .gif format, especially as I converted to the new Fuji setup. During last year’s redesign I had the idea in my brain for just a section that is nothing more than a cascading wall of gifs that is updated whenever new ones are created and it couldn’t have turned out any better. They even look rad on mobile devices, but it sings on this new retina iMac I am working from.

Find me on Twitter or Instagram @toddspoth and let me know which were your favorites! 

Please send an email to info@toddspoth.com if you are interested in prints or licensing.

Thanks!