The Squirrel Lady

Squirrels make terrible pets. At least, that’s what Terri Gay says. Terri is a volunteer with the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, where her main duties are helping rehab young orphaned squirrels. She also works with possums, raccoons, coyotes and, once, a cougar. I photographed Terri in her home in Suamico, a town just north of Green Bay. It […]

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Occupy Movement Within Wisconsin

Today is the release of my first major project for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Since late January I’ve been tracking the Occupy movement’s activity within Wisconsin, specifically looking at Madison’s camp, which is believed to be the last encampment left in the state (see the full story and photos here). When I got […]

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Surfing in Sheboygan

Sheboygan is the Malibu of the Midwest, at least for surfing. The day of the cover shoot for Curb Magazine, Sheboygan weather was the antithesis of Malibu. Cold, 45mph winds gusted off of Lake Michigan and the water temperature sat just around 40 degrees. The sky was a cloudy bluish gray and sand-sized rain droplets […]

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The Sound of Silence

When you think of football, you probably don’t think of a quiet, soft breeze carrying subdued cracks of shoulder pads and a sporadic yet muffled clap from the bleachers. No, you think of fat, sweaty men dressed as female-pig hybrids screaming their tonsils red. Or a bald man painted black and silver with spikes coming out of […]

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Semester in Reflection

Perhaps it is all of the wonderfully sentimental Twitter and Facebook updates from UW grads and the tear-inducing farewell columns in the Herald, but I’m in a mood of reflection. This past semester was pretty great: Trip to the Rose Bowl. Packers win the Super Bowl. Campus snowball fight. Protests that go on forever. Miami. […]

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A “Capitol” Idea

Today was interesting. I had a photoshoot with the UW Madhatters, an all-male a cappella group, to take some publicity photos for their upcoming Spring concert. I’ve been shooting the Madhatters for about 2 years now, and one thing I’ve found is that it is beginning to get very difficult to do anything new. Essentially […]

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Witnessing History

Today began simply enough; as I write this at 1:30Am, I strongly believe I witnessed something historical today. Not only for Wisconsin, but historical for politics around the United States. I am of course talking about the protests outside the State Capitol building in Madison, where exponentially larger crowds have descended on Capitol Square over […]

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From Madison to LA

As many of my Twitter followers already know, I took a daring (read: stupid) trans-national trip via Greyhound bus from Madison to LA for the Rose Bowl game. Since being back I’ve been bombarded by a number of people asking, “how’d it go?” To save myself some time, I’ve decided to construct a comprehensive recap […]

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