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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The Language of Selfies

Instead of seeing selfies as the end of civilization and Millennials (side note: there is empirical evidence that shows that no generation takes more selfies than another, so, let’s stop blaming Millennials for selfies.) as harbingers of societal disaster, it makes more sense to understand the process of taking selfies as just another means of communication.

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Best of 2015

Ya so I’m way late on this, but thought I would organize a post anyways with some of my favorite pictures from 2015 in one place (click on the tiles to view them larger).    

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Final Day

Today is my last day in Ghana. As we shuttled the last group of students out of the Accra airport last night I tried to think about what I would write here. I wanted to write something smart and profound. Ideally I would be able to sum up just under two months of experiences in […]

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Rural Population Loss in Wisconsin

Back in July a reporter, Mario Koran, and myself wandered around northern and central Wisconsin working on a story about why young people are leaving small towns in Wisconsin. Today, after months of fine-tuning all elements of the story, I’m proud to say it is published. The concept of rural population loss is something that […]

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Thanks Life

Sometimes life gives you lemons; othertimes, life gives you an adorable blonde little girl with a strawberry t-shirt, strawberry hairclip, and strawberry-striped shorts…picking strawberries on the most beautiful Wisconsin day. Life gave me that today. Thanks life. Leading up to this assignment I’d had a long day. Got to the office at 8:30am and spent […]

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Underwear Achievers

Apparently men in small, colorful underwear are drawn to my camera. Considering this high school graduation was pretty uneventful (and unbearably cold) up to this point, I wanted to shake that guy’s hand for giving me a great shot. Also, whoever’s idea it was to give every student Silly String instead of throwing hats in […]

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Tight Crops and Short Shorts

The smell of hot rubber. The green grass. The slight breeze. The blue sky. The crack of the starting gun. I have some pretty fond memories of running track my senior year in high school, so the past two days of covering track for the Gazette have actually been pretty fun. Today was an especially […]

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Week One Done

Week 1 of my six month internship at the Janesville-Gazette is in the books. So far, each day has already offered some valuable learning moments, such as…get as much info for captions as possible, keep a pair of dry socks in the car (always) and don’t count on GPS. What I find most fascinating about […]

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Mifflin Street Block Party

Mifflin is a pretty surreal experience — probably more so sober than intoxicated. This year, for the third straight year, I wandered the few blocks of Mifflin Street with cameras in hand, hoping no one spills beer on me or runs into my equipment. Also, for the third straight year I was also probably the […]

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