December 24, 2015
In Midland county, which I used to cover, there are around 83,000 people. In Kent and Ottawa counties combined there are approximately 892,000 people. The 800,000 more means more of everything. And especially more fires to cover. Here are a few images from chasing the scanner.
November 24, 2015
When I started taking photography seriously in high school many friends asked me if I wanted to do nature photography. I smiled politely as they asked, "Do you want to work for National Geographic?" Yes, yes I would. But not to shoot nature (though I did do that internship in Denali National Park...). I am too interested in people and their stories to focus solely on nature. But now, ten years later I find myself assigned fairly routinely to cover the weather. The destructive power of the wind or the beauty of the first snowfall. And I love it. It is a mental break from documenting the horror of the crimes that people commit against each other or the fires that leave people without a home. I'm thankful for the part of the job that allows me to capture nature scenes and show them to others. Here are a few photos from this fall.