The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

What then, dreamer…?

What then, dreamer…?

What if you slept And what if In your sleep You dreamed And what if In your dream You went to heaven And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower And what if When you awoke You had that flower in you hand Ah, what then? ~”What if you slept…” by S.T.Coleridge I enjoy sleep.

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Adopting a new way…

Adopting a new way…

Sister adopted a cat today… …that is all for now: stay tuned. -Noah D.

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Fishing for fruit…

Fishing for fruit…

A few days ago I was told a parable. Much like a biblical parable, but this photo brings it to mind: A fisherman knows that if you only have one crab, it will escape very quickly. You have to put it in a closed basket. But the fisherman knows that if he has a lot

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Order in everything…

Order in everything…

An abandoned cart in an isle in the supermarket. A dead fish washed up on the beach. Lunch money left at home. A line cook drops a steak. My camera jams because I tried to load 40 frames. An earthquake kills thousands of people. The cart contains a jacket. The jacket contains a wallet. The

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Behind every back door…

Behind every back door…

Sometimes, it never hurts to remember that sometimes this… …is as much “Americana” as hotdogs, Thanksgiving and motorcycle rallies. Remember that the people in the retail stores you are dealing with this holiday season are people, too. They are not machines placed there to entertain or be verbally accosted when you don’t get your $100

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Here’s to you…

Rosebud, Arkansas: population 436. I think every single person living there was at their Homecoming on Friday night. These photos will never touch a portfolio, it probably cost more to pay for the gas to drive out there than I actually made from the whole thing, but in all honesty, its not about that at

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On the same day…

On the same day when a madman finally had some sense talked into him and decided not to burn Qurans – a situation which likely would have killed a lot of people and hurt a lot of good progress being made – a handful of college students took to the quad of Harding University to

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Stuff for good…

Stuff for good…

Lots of people went out in the community today for service projects… …I photographed them. Stay tuned, -Noah D. . PS: If you photograph a magician, its inevitable that you might inadvertently learn a trick or two from the photos later. I learned this one, see if you can:

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In both directions of the lens…

Some days are better remembered from the other side of the lens. I’ve recently learned a few things about myself and about life. (Don’t roll your eyes yet!) There have been a lot of talks around about “wisdom” and “how you get wisdom.” Its fascinating to hear people from all sorts of diverse backgrounds come

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Funny in the order of things…

Funny in the order of things…

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” ~Andrew Jackson quoting Napoleon Bonaparte Kay Plaza Clock Tower – Harding University I went with a simple HDR on the photo tonight because I have something to say: Ya know, its kinda fascinating with all this Haiti stuff going

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Christine…

In no way am I saying that all journalism can make a difference the world, but I honestly believe some truly can. If you have not seen New York Times’ series titled 1-in-8 Million, you need to click this link right now and spend an hour or two. Of course, most of the stories in

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