Nick Krug (Photographer)
I've been a staff photographer at the Lawrence Journal-World since the summer of 2005. My love for photojournalism was cultivated in college with long hours spent at the University Daily Kansan. Fresh out of school I spent a year as a contract photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before taking a job as a staffer for the Topeka Capital Journal where I spent the next three years. Although I primarily work with still photography, my duties at the JW include covering news, features and sports with the use of still images, video and audio clips. A few highlights from the last few years have been covering the 2008 NCAA championship run as well as the Orange Bowl victory. I feel fortunate to work with such a knowledgeable and hard-working staff.
- Pageant contestant has unique and colorful talent
- December 4, 2016
- In 90 seconds, most people could probably fry an egg on a preheated pan, fill up an empty tank of gas on a compact car or peel and cut up an apple with fingers fully intact. Most people, however, could not produce a large-scale painting of anything remotely recognizable before an audience while wearing high heels.
- 65 colorful characters in Lawrence artist John Sebelius’ upcoming show
- November 20, 2016
- It would be pretty difficult to forget meeting a anyone with a name like Gizmo Joe, or Mothman or Pat the Hat from Slab City, California. A pinky-ringed cabbie from Jersey named Al? Fahgettaboudit! For Lawrence artist John Sebelius, the memories of these four and 61 others certainly haven’t faded, as he has recorded them in great, colorful detail for his upcoming show, Cupcakes, which opens at Phoenix Gallery for Final Fridays on Nov. 26.
- New book aims for a clearer look at Phog Allen
- October 30, 2016
- Most Kansas basketball fans can recall from memory the classic photo of the game’s creator James Naismith standing proudly on the left with the coach Phog Allen to his right. The two figures of basketball royalty are both wearing fedoras and the only thing stopping them from holding hands is a basketball that they hold together. The image portrays the two as allies and collaborators in lock step, cradling the game in its fledgling years. But a new book on Phog Allen suggests reality wasn’t nearly as picturesque.
- ‘Pinnacle of Nuttiness’ — Political state of affairs a dominating theme this Final Friday
- October 23, 2016
- If going downtown to unwind and unplug yourself from the presidential election, the talking heads and hot-button political issues is on your agenda for the upcoming Final Fridays, let this serve as a warning to steer clear of several works of art.
- Whether you call her Cheese Whiz or Big Cheese, Lawrence resident now in most exclusive of cheese clubs
- October 16, 2016
- After waiting for six weeks, on Sept. 2, Knickerbocker, who heads the Murray’s Cheese Shop at the Dillons at 4701 W. Sixth St., said that she received word that she had passed the three-hour, 150-question Certified Cheese Professional exam.
- Art between friends: Lawrence artists collaborate despite 1,000-mile separation
- 12:00 a.m., September 25, 2016 Updated 03:20 p.m.
- Two Lawrence friends, Adam Smith and Adam Lott have collaborated on a Final Fridays show despite having more than a thousand miles between them.
- 90th anniversary exhibit celebrates Haskell Memorial Stadium
- September 19, 2016
- Pop quiz: What Midwestern stadium was the first in the region to feature outdoor lighting? Hint: If you’re reading this in print, you might even be in the same ZIP code. Was your answer Memorial Stadium? If so, you would be correct. But not the Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas.
- Lawrence jeweler and metalsmith gets national recognition
- September 4, 2016
- The chance of hearing a jeweler talk about the beauty of cement, coal or industrial latex within a conversation about engagement rings is just about as likely as hearing a construction foreman asking for more diamonds, gold or silver in the concrete mix. That being said, Lawrence jeweler and metalsmith Cate Richards, who was recently named to American Craft Week’s list of “30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under the Age of 30,” is garnering some attention for melding what many believe are seemingly incongruous materials into her own fine art.
- Lawrence pool players get second chance at world championship
- August 14, 2016
- In the game of pool, tales of big money games, rough venues and even rougher people roll off the tongue about as often as the balls roll along the green felt. Sometimes the stories even come with a prop, like the left hand of Lawrence resident Noble Lathrom. It features a protruding carpal bone and some fingers that don’t quite lay straight. How it got that way about 50 years ago, Lathrom admits, sounds a bit like a scene from Paul Newman’s famous pool hall movie “The Hustler.”