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.
Read More Morocco: A Visual Feast
Everything within me wants to start this post with a Ghostbusters reference, but I’ll refrain. The other night I followed around a team of paranormal investigators as they crept around a downtown nightclub that the owner suspects is “haunted.” They brought energy rocks. And a knife. And a spray bottle of holy water. There was also […]
Read More Austin’s Paranormal Investigators
AUSTIN, TX – It’s 7:29 a.m. and the Route 19 Metrobus is five minutes late. “Just in time,” Capital Metro bus driver John Evans says to a passenger who sprinted to board the bus. When the doors rotate closed, overcast light from the morning sunrise competes with the dim fluorescent bulbs inside the bus. The morning […]
Read More Lonely Buses in the Lone Star Capital
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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Finishing up my fifth week here and about to embark on my third and final trip with students. It wasn’t until a couple days ago where I felt like I blended in walking around the streets. Being at the front of a dozen loud kids is an easy way to stand out in Ghana, but while in […]
Read More Ghana Week 5
It just doesn’t feel like the end of December until every media outlet has put out their lists of important things that transpired in the last year. I suppose I’m adding to the noise. This year I took roughly 40,000 photos (that’s how many I imported at least). Compared to most professional photojournalists, I shoot […]
Read More Photos of the Year 2013
It’s been a grind-it-out last few weeks with numerous graduations, baseball games and pre-summer general news events. Here’s some of my favorites that stood out from the rest of the noise.
Read More Graduaballgennews-athon
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 […]
Read More Rural Population Loss in Wisconsin
Already about to start my fourth week at the Press Gazette. Time has been flying. Here are some photos I liked from the past two weeks and how they ran in the paper. As always, thanks for looking!
Read More Settling In
Here’s the full edit from the 5 or so times I photographed the Wisconsin School for the Deaf football team. Each time I photographed them I struggled with same problem I brought up in my earlier post: how to convey silence in a photograph. I still don’t think I absolutely achieved it, although I think […]
Read More Wisconsin School for the Deaf Football – Part 2