Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Chasing death

An aerial over Greenwood Lake looking southwest. (By Jai Agnish) 
I wrote about a 20-year-old that died in an early morning car crash Monday and chased it down some more on Tuesday.

It happened in my hometown. On East Shore Road, a road I've driven countless times. I was just living in Greenwood Lake, N.Y. this past winter and made the drive on that long, windy road over and over again from the office in Butler, N.J.

I've seen it in the daytime and in the nighttime. Those trees. That lake. I wonder what Paul saw in the moments before his tragic death Saturday.

Today I pursued some leads, or rather rumors, and filed a records request. The police station, the phone, the house numbers. Someone has to go and knock on Paul's mom's door. That was me today.

I'm still not sure what I would've asked her, or first said. It's a dreadful assignment, but it's outweighed when you consider your place in this reality. I didn't just lose a son.

So, you hope she's not home. And if she is, you hope you say the right thing. Ask the right questions. That your humanity takes over. You expect that. Being a reporter that is also aware of being a human. The balance of life, I suppose.

I left my card in the screen door. And then I went home, and wrote about a new Taco Bell coming to Wanaque.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Super Bowl halftime show

Super Bowl halftime show by Jai Agnish
Super Bowl halftime show, a photo by Jai Agnish on Flickr.

Super Bowl halftime show at MetLife Stadium in Easter Rutherford, NJ Feb. 2, 2014. This photograph was published with this article/slideshow.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

'Here, take it'

"Take it" by Jai Agnish
"Take it", a photo by Jai Agnish on Flickr.
Dallas Stars' forward Antoine Roussel hands a puck through a photohole for a fan during warm-ups. From the game between the Stars and New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Jan. 6, 2014.

Some of the photos I took during this game were published with this article that I wrote at examiner.com.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fisheye view: Battle in the corner

The New York Islanders against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Pictured foreground from left: Matt Martin (#17), Daniel Alfredsson (#11), Casey Cizikas (#53), Radek Martinek (#4), Justin Abdelkader (#8).

Some of these photos were published with this article that I wrote at examiner.com.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Jersey Shore pix available through Getty


Six new photos from my trips to the Jersey Shore (Seaside Park and Point Pleasant, New Jersey) this past summer are now available for purchase through Getty Images

The top left photo: Funtown Pier at Seaside Park, New Jersey taken Aug. 8, 2013 just one month prior to the Sept. 12, 2013 fire that burned down this part of the boardwalk and areas of the boardwalk further north in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, New Jersey. A crane can be seen here rebuilding a section of the pier/boardwalk that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy just under a year earlier in October, 2012.