THE ANGRY WHALE

a web zine by columbia sc photographer sean rayford

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 from 1995-2010 and I picked it up off of eBay for $...
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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 most every conversation I have with Cameron. Consequ...
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Photos: "Reign in Mud" - Bogging in The South

October 09, 2018
Before Colby Hensley came into this world, his father raced a 1974 Dodge Power Wagon through pits of mud in a tractor pull, drag race, monster truck mutant style of auto...
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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 few miles from Coastal Carolina, a neighbor reminde...
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Adam Cullum: 1981-2018

September 06, 2018
Having worked at New Brookland Tavern for over a decade, Adam Cullum has been a consistent reminder of the amazing cogs in the creative scene in Columbia, SC. On Tuesday,...
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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.50 cal machine gun mounted on a vintage military je...
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Photos: Prehistoric FT Best Of Party - SC State Museum

August 23, 2018
Last night I dressed up as jelly fish and went to a prehistoric themed party at the museum. Here are some photos.
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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 feel of how big things are gonna be - I had no id...
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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 boring, like accounting, even though I'm bad with num...
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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 dogs' names into songs. Do you sing at them?...
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