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Fake National Emergency Protest: Columbia, SC

February 18, 2019 - Tootsie Holland (above) says that president Trump’s recent declaration of a national emergency is only part of the reaso...
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Photos: New Year's Eve at New Brookland Tavern

January 02, 2019 - At the stroke of midnight on New Years at New Brookland Tavern, after shifting through different roles in Fleetwood Mac...
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Photos: Central American Caravan Thanksgiving in Tijuana

November 24, 2018 - For the Central American refugees and migrants who have traveled a near three thousand mile journey to Tijuana, Mexico,...
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Photos: Central American Caravan continues gathering in Tijuana

November 21, 2018 - I was sitting in the dirt near third base on Tuesday afternoon at Little Padres Park in Tijuana when Alfonso Mejia Casti...
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Photos: No one is above the law protest - Columbia, SC

November 09, 2018 - Yesterday’s firing of U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, and the appointment of Matt Whitaker as a...
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Queef headlines "Bohemian Rhapsody" celebration

November 06, 2018 - In the upstairs Pastor’s Study at Lula Drake on Sunday night, Queef headlined a live musical celebration of the new film...
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Eighty 5 @ Eff 1.four @ the SC State Fair

October 17, 2018 - I added a Nikon 85mm f/1.4 D lens to my kit last year for portrait work. It’s the older version that was in production f...
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Photos: State Fair Traditions with Cameron

October 16, 2018 - Standing next to the Matterhorn, my friend Cameron asks, “Sean, when will the fair be back?” And so begins, and ends mo...
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Photos: Devastating floods continue in SC weeks after Hurricane Florence

September 27, 2018 - On Sunday morning as I prepared my kayak for a photo mission into a neighborhood flooded by the Waccamaw River, just a f...
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Photos: "Get Out of the Road" - Chapin Labor Day Parade

September 04, 2018 - After the first few hundred yards of the annual Chapin Labor Day Parade, Rep. Joe Wilson found himself holding on to a.5...
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Photos: BrickUniverse wows Lego fans in Columbia

August 12, 2018 - “I started putting some stands together with the north end zone seats and when I put in the walkway - you start to get a...
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Soda Citizen: Sean Thomson loves satanic crabs

August 07, 2018 - Sean Rayford: If you participated in organized crime, what would your role and nickname be? Sean Thomson: Something bor...
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Soda Citizen: Josh Latham is Moist

July 20, 2018 - Sean: Do you talk to animals? Josh: Yes. It's not really a full on conversation. It's more or less derivations of my do...
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Photos: Brookland Beach Bash - West Columbia, SC

July 08, 2018 - Like a dog wiping it’s ass across the carpet, the back end of a tandem kayak slowly took on water Saturday afternoon whe...
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Photos: Hasher battles Congaree River to fetch beer for friend

July 02, 2018 - “Shit happens mate,” explained Dan Cooper when asked about the last stretch of his journey yesterday on the rivers in Co...
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"DTF: Down To break kids out of detainment Facilities"

July 01, 2018 - In unison with nationwide “Families Belong Together” marches and rallies, planned in over 600 cities, several hundred de...
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Photos: Summer grilling with Kristian Niemi

June 08, 2018 - “We are here to grill steaks today,” explained local restaurateur Kristian Niemi last night at City Roots Farm, “The rea...
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Photos: Sanitized in Myrtle Beach

May 28, 2018 - Standing on a corner of N. Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach on Friday afternoon of Black Bike Week I wondered where all the m...
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Photos: Kinetic Derby Day - West Columbia, SC

April 22, 2018 - "Earlier today, we had kind of a breakdown just off the start line with the "Savage Lung." We learned that Kent Sutcliff...
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About Last Night: Flogging Molly at Music Farm

March 02, 2018 - Getting an early start on St. Patrick's Day celebrations, Celtic punk rockers Flogging Molly kicked off their "Life is G...
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Photos: Moms demand closing the loop

February 28, 2018 - After morning meetings with state lawmakers concerning gun legislation for the upcoming session, representatives from Mo...
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Photos: Junior Astronomers at New Brookland Tavern

February 25, 2018 - Junior Astronomers at New Brookland Tavern in West Columbia, SC. 2/23/18 RELATED CONTENT Drunk Guy at the Festival &...
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Onesie bar crawl stumbles through the Vista

February 25, 2018 - As three elderly women waited the in the lobby of Carolina Ale House last night, the front door swung open and a boister...
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Two a.m. mandatory bar closing hearing stretches into afternoon

February 20, 2018 - Some residents near Five Points say that drunk college students have urinated in their gardens, passed out naked on thei...
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About Last Night: Confederate Fagg at Art Bar

February 19, 2018 - Celebrating his retirement from the U.S Army, Confederate Fagg drummer, Packer, and bandmates Teabag Balzac, Spanky Swat...
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About Last Night: Bask, Abacus, Vacation State, Galaxy Chief

February 18, 2018 - "Sean, can you do me a favor?" asked my friend Ryan, a former co-worker at New Brookland Tavern. "Sure," I responded. I...
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Photos: Mardi Gras Festival Columbia, SC

February 11, 2018 - A show at the Elbow Room was my alibi on two occasions in 1998. The first instance occurred when my neighbors in Preston...
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Photos: Mardi Gras Parade Columbia, SC - 2018

February 10, 2018 - Like Bourbon St. on steroids, revelers flocked to the Rosewood neighborhood this morning for the annual Mardi Gras parad...
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Photos: Accident scene of fatal Amtrak crash in Cayce, SC

February 04, 2018 - This morning in Cayce, SC, not too far from the state farmers market on Charleston Highway, an Amtrak passenger train cr...
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Soda Citizen: Alex Strickland of Abacus/Bathe

January 31, 2018 - Sean: Do you believe in aliens? Alex: No. I want to, but I just don't. Do you believe that they don't exist or just ha...
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Photos: Charleston, SC Women's March - 2018

January 21, 2018 - MISGIVINGS OF A PHOTOGRAPHER: I had planned to photograph the Women's March anniversary event yesterday in Charlotte but...
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Photos: New Year's Eve at New Brookland

January 01, 2018 - Over the last decade, the annual New Year's Eve Covers Show at New Brookland Tavern in West Columbia has grown to be one...
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Photos: Charlotte Groups Rally Against White Supremacy

December 29, 2017 - White supremacists had planned to hold a rally and torch march last night at Marshall Park in Charlotte, N.C. — but inst...
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Portrait: These Alabama voters elected Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate

December 13, 2017 - Quenetta Gunn, a 33 year-old African American mother of two, was in high school when Doug Jones successfully prosecuted...
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Photos: '68, Whores at New Brookland Tavern

December 07, 2017 - '68, Whores, Alistair Hennessey (not pictured) performed at New Brookland Tavern last night in West Columbia, SC. The t...
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13 Practical and Affordable Holiday Gifts for Photographers [$10-$250]

November 23, 2017 - One of the best things about photography - and most creative endeavors - is the unending process of learning. In celebra...
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Photos: Susto at The Music Farm Columbia

November 20, 2017 - Charleston's Susto performed at the Music Farm Columbia and will be heading back out on the road during the month of Dec...
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Photos: First Week at Catitude Cat Cafe

November 16, 2017 - PHOTOS AND WORDS BY SEAN RAYFORD University of South Carolina grad Andres Ortega had a nice job in corporate America.
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Photos: Elmwood knows how to Halloween

November 01, 2017 - Children laughing in every direction. Music coming from three. A shriek from a frightened skeleton wearing a tutu and an...
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Photos: Third Eye Blind last night at Music Farm

October 28, 2017 - The last time I saw Third Eye Blind my friend Fred punched my not friend Larry at a stadium show in D.C. It rained durin...
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Photo of the Day: Is it Halloween yet?

October 26, 2017 - A server waits for a drink from the bar at Grill Marks in the Vista on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Photo by Sean Rayford...
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Photos -The Making of The Theta Girl

October 24, 2017 - NOT SUITABLE FOR WORKPLACE VIEWING - Adult content ahead When I walked into the bathroom my friend Jaime Clark was pain...
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Photos: Jam Room Fest with Guided by Voices

October 15, 2017 - You know something’s afoot when a dude walks past you on Main Street in Columbia wearing a Merge Records t-shirt and you...
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Photos: Opening Night at the SC State Fair

October 12, 2017 - Cameron’s favorite amusement ride at the SC State Fair is the Musik Express, a Matterhorn/Flying Bob style ride with the...
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Photos: Last night with Manchester Orchestra & Tigers Jaw

October 07, 2017 - Atlanta's Manchester Orchestra booked their first out of town gig in Columbia, SC and singer Andy Hull, along with his b...
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Photos: Columbia responds to need in Puerto Rico

September 30, 2017 - “One is running out of food and the other is running out of water,” says Yanira Rivera about family members who are batt...
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Overnight shooting in Columbia's Vista at closing time

September 16, 2017 - After talking with law enforcement outside of The Empire Supper Club on Lady St. in the Vista early Saturday morning, a...
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Photos: North Florida's fight with Hurricane Irma

September 14, 2017 - Yesterday in Middleburg, Florida, covered in strands of Spanish Moss and various pieces of foliage, I paddled up to the...
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Photos: Irma causes record flooding in Jacksonville, FL

September 12, 2017 - Yesterday, after weathering Hurricane Irma in Daytona Beach, FL, I started driving towards the Tampa Bay area to see the...
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Photos: DACA Prayer Vigil - Columbia, SC

September 06, 2017 - "God of love and justice, you are the god of all peoples of every nation and yet no nation. For you do not recognize our...
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Photos: Friday night at Hoechella - Columbia, SC

August 27, 2017 - So far this weekend, I’ve made photos at an Apache helicopter team’s deployment to Afghanistan, a youth golf skills tour...
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Photos: Sneak attack finishing move on the dance floor

August 24, 2017 - It was a sneak attack from behind. Energized by the crowd’s appreciation for his jive, sporting a black fanny pack and a...
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Photos: Billboard battles lasers on banks of the Congaree

August 20, 2017 - Last night hundreds gathered on the eastern banks of the Congaree to take in a laser light installation that will cris c...
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First Week: Duck Donuts [photos]

July 15, 2017 - Some of my earliest memories from childhood involve eating donuts in the Australian Outback. My family had moved from Ma...
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Photos: New Millwood Ave. Mural Connects Artists with Neighborhood

March 22, 2017 - Watching four street artists as they painted a new mural on Millwood Ave., a 59 year-old neighborhood man sat across the...
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Enjoy it Fans - South Carolina is Winning Football Games

November 18, 2013 - I almost went to the University of Florida, but instead I ended up a Gamecock here in Columbia, SC. My freshman year at...
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Unicorn sighted at Kenny Chesney Concert - Photo

May 13, 2013 - I spent the Saturday before last hanging out at Williams Brice Stadium photographing the Kenny Chesney concert. Most of...
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How the Soda City Rocked in 2012 - Part 3 of 3 - Concert Photography

January 02, 2013 - "Could you take my picture - cause I won't remember." -'Take a Picture' by Filter (1999) Can you blame me? Here's th...
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Aiken County Slurtoth vs. Serbian Zastava M70 AK47 - Photos

December 04, 2012 - After the recent acquisition of another AK-47 by a co-worker at the music club, it seemed like an opportune time to revi...
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Almost Halloween in the Soda City - Photos

October 27, 2012 - It's not quite Halloween in Columbia, South Carolina but it's Friday night and we're living in Zombie Town Soda City sty...
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Scared Shitless: The Diving Pig at the South Carolina State Fair

October 23, 2012 - Friday - October 19, 2012 - Columbia, SC "Awe come on pig. Just jump in the darn water," pleaded the former strip club...
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Photos - The Sheepdogs at New Brookland in West Columbia, South Carolina

September 26, 2012 - I didn't expect to see anybody at New Brookland Tavern when I dropped by mid-afternoon on Tuesday to double check my wor...
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Photos - Famously Hot Music Festival - Day Three - Columbia SC

August 27, 2012 - August 26, 2012 - Columbia, South Carolina Sunday was the final day of the Famously Hot Music Festival at Finlay...
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Photos - Famously Hot Music Festival - Day One - Columbia SC

August 25, 2012 - August 24, 2012 - Columbia, South Carolina As I walked across the perpetually soaked concert lawn of Finlay Park yest...
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Welcome to the Soda City: Columbia, South Carolina - Part 2

August 16, 2012 - Columbia, South Carolina: July 31 - August 11, 2012 A few months back I moved over to the west side of town, a mere 9...
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Click. Click. Clunk. It's Dead... 10 Ways to Cope With the Death of Your Camera

July 18, 2012 - Monday, July 16, 2012 - Columbia, South Carolina I stood at the top of the South Carolina state house steps and looke...
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Guns & Ammo: Hunting the Slurtoth in rural South Carolina

June 25, 2012 - June 22, 2012 My co-workers from the New Brookland Tavern like shooting guns and one of them just got an AK. It's also...
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Gin Blossom's singer: "Take a picture of that girl's legs"

May 07, 2012 - Rosewood Crawfish Festival - Columbia, SC - May 5, 2012 I'm pretty sure it was mid-song, during an instrumental interlu...
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La Dispute, Balance and Composure, All Get Out and Sainthood Reps

May 01, 2012 - Dudes in vans. Sunday, April 22, 2012 - New Brookland Tavern I have been bartending at New Brookland Tavern for too lon...
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