Jake Lyell
Video Production | Still Photography

Visual Storyteller

Holding their breath in Haiti

Published on January 14, 2010 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized Posts | 1 comment

While the numbers have yet to be determined, the prognosis is not good in Haiti. When I heard of a possibly catastrophic quake last night, my heart sank. Then came the email from my contact at CARE: “Are you down in Haiti yet Jake? If not are you ready to go?” But instead I’m headed […]

Touchdown Cameroon

Published on February 28, 2009 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized Posts | 0 comments

After 32 hours of travel since leaving Richmond, I’ve arrived in Cameroon. It’s my first foray into West Africa and my first time back on the Continent since April. The landscape and flora are similar, but I was hit with a wall of hot, thick, damp air upon disembarking from the plane. Humidity of this […]

And the nominees are…

Published on January 29, 2009 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized Posts | 0 comments

Last year’s post about my all too close encounter with a machete in Kisumu, Kenya (and the photos to prove it) has been nominated for an RVA News blog award today. RVA News is my hometown’s source of news, entertainment, sports and community events. Click on the logo to vote. Move over Mamma Mia!. Winning […]