Author: Travis

I always have a blast shooting for Kissel Entertainment. You can’t beat the family atmosphere of food, fun, games, rides and smiling faces. The Midway is a great escape from the daily grind and it is a great place to create memories of a lifetime. I hope you enjoy these images!   I also like […]
Our nation’s reaction to the Covid-19 Pandemic changed our daily lives as we knew it. Almost all social activities came to a screeching halt. One of the victims of this reaction was the Annual Mule Day event in Columbia, Tennessee. Mule day was cancelled in 2020 and it was also cancelled in 2021. The long […]
Those who follow me know I have a passion for street and documentary photography. You might not know that my first love was nature photography and more specifically, wildlife photography. Over the years, I’ve been slowly getting back into wildlife photography. It’s been fun. I forgot how much I love being outside in nature with […]
Wow! What a year! I’m glad I’m here to see 2021. I remember a year ago thinking that 2020 was going to be an awesome year. Well, for many people including myself, that did not go as planned. So many lost so much. Many are not here to see the New Year. Despite the pandemic […]
A pilgrimage is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature, or a higher good, through the experience. It can lead to a personal transformation, after which the pilgrim returns to their daily life. – Wikipedia I love […]
I can remember being excited about casting my vote for the presidential election for the very first time. It was 1992 and the candidates were Bill Clinton and H.W. Bush. To be honest, I was not really engaged in politics at the time. I just knew I was supposed to vote. You might ask, if […]
Today was a nice autumn day. After work, I decided to take a detour onto the Natchez Trace Parkway. I needed to unwind a little after watching the returns on this mess of an election. I was going to hit some of my favorite spots when I came across a dust cloud from a combine […]
We all are aware of domestic violence. Even if it has not affected us directly, we see the fallout in the news and social media all too often. I will be the first to tell you that I haven’t really thought about it that much. I’m not a violent person and at least to my […]
I’m sure everyone has heard the phrase that is the title of this post. This is Kissel Entertainment’s tag line. They have been turning frowns upside down on the Midway for generations. It’s hard to step onto the Midway and not crack a smile. Possibly the only time you might see a frown is when […]
I’ll be the first to tell you that graffiti is a form of vandalism. There is no excuse for painting messages or artwork on property that doesn’t belong to you, unless you have permission. However, I do admire the talent. We all have seen the commissioned murals around the city. Their artistry is amazing! I’m […]
This is my third and final entry into my project covering the George Floyd protests. The Nashville protest was the first in this series. It was the largest and the one that garnered the most attention due to the riots that happened afterwards. Next, I covered the protest in Franklin, Tennessee on the square. I […]
Many protests have popped up across the nation. I believe there have been demonstrations even overseas. Unfortunately, the message from these demonstrations have been hijacked by rioters and looters, but there appears to be an effort to regain the message in the wake of the rioting and looting. One of these such protests took place […]