Photos from Skatopia: '88 Acres of Anarchy' in the Woods of Ohio - Feature Shoot

In YEARTK, Durham, NC-based photographer Travis Dove was studying photography at Ohio University when he heard of Skatopia. The DIY skate park’s “88 acres of anarchy” is located on farmland in Rutland, Ohio, a town of fewer than 500 people, and draws hund

In 2007, Durham, NC-based photographer Travis Dove was studying photography at Ohio University when he heard of Skatopia. The DIY skate park’s “88 acres of anarchy” is located on farmland in Rutland, Ohio, a town of fewer than 500 people, and draws hundreds of visitors per year. Some stay a day, others camp out for months at a time. Either way, much partying ensues.

Convention Storybook

The New York Times has assembled a “Convention Storybook,” an online archive of the conventions. It is a look inside the two parties as they sought to articulate their platforms and positions as clearly as possible, without interference. The “Convention Storybook” presents photographs by Stephen Crowley, Josh Haner, Todd Heisler, Doug Mills, Damon Winter, Mike Appleton, Travis Dove, Edward Linsmier, Luke Sharrett, Robert Stolarik, Max Whitaker and Jim Wilson. Michael Barbaro provided audio and it was produced by Nick Corasaniti, Jacqueline Myint and Cornelius Schmid

College Photographer of the Year Travis Dove on Creating His Photo Business

Travis Dove swears he didn't intend to become a photographer -- particularly when he was working freelance assignments in North Carolina for $30/day. Earning his Master's degree from Ohio University and winning both the College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) in 2007 and a World Press Photo award helped him acquire clients, but he still needed a kick in the pants from his accountant to start planning the growth of his business. We had a chance to speak with Travis (really nice guy!) on the phone.