Mugging Muggles

Way back in 2009 when I was just a college youth at the University of Wisconsin, I stumbled across the existence of the UW Quidditch team, which practiced (of course) by the Lakeshore dorms on campus. Though I wasn’t a fan of the Harry Potter books or movies, I still knew that I wanted to […]

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Dispatches from the Deep South

On a narrow road jutting off a rural highway in Central Louisiana is a massive detention center, tucked behind towering pine trees in aptly named Pineville, Louisiana. Rising nearly as high are rows and rows of barbed wire fences with watchtowers placed every few hundred feet. Besides the flags flapping in the wind, the only […]

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Best Photos of 2017

2017 was a year on the move. My camera took me ~60,000 air miles around the world where I got to see and photograph some incredible people and places. But the 1,000 or so miles from Texas back to the Midwest and to my new home in Chicago were the most exciting. Here’s a little collection […]

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A Man, a plan, a (ear) canal, India

On my third day in Delhi an odd but harmless man “professionally” cleaned my ears despite my best protests.

“Your ears are very dirty, sir,” he began. “Let me have a quick look.” I didn’t doubt his assessment, though in my partial shock from his very specific and direct aural interests I didn’t take him very seriously. Within a split-second he placed a tuft of cotton on a metal q-tip and plunged it into my ear canal.

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Morocco: A Visual Feast

Casablanca’s humid ocean breeze mixes sounds of motorbikes, car horns and call to prayer that provides a suitable soundtrack for reflection.

For the past month I’ve been working as the Photo Instructor for Rustic Pathways’ Advanced Photography Workshop in Morocco. I taught photography to a small handful of incredibly thoughtful and motivated high school students with the help of a crew of indispensable Moroccans who guided us around their beautiful country. The trip itself was a fast-paced tour that had us cruising across a large portion of the country to see many of Morocco’s famous sights.

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