December 19, 2012

Michigan roads

This is a stretch of land just off M-46.  I grew up just a few miles down the road from here.  I love mountains but I love the Michigan flat lands too.

December 14, 2012

House Fire

It seems like every other week one of us on staff races off to a house fire.  I didn't really realize how common these are until I started listening to the scanner.

December 13, 2012

Right to work

On Tuesday Michigan became the 24th right-to-work state in the nation.  The Republican controlled House and Senate pushed it through in just five days surprising union leaders and state Democrats.  While the bills steam rolled through the House and Senate chambers thousands of protesters descended on Lansing.

Above are the pages which Nick King, Sean Proctor and I worked on together.  Despite the tempers flaring both inside and outside the best part about shooting it was covering it with Sean and many friends from other publications around Michigan.  Sean and I tagged teamed it and I stayed indoors in the morning while he covered the protest as it heated up outside.  Later on we both shot photos as the protest moved from the Capital building to the Romney building next door.  It was an interesting change to the usually sleepy town of Midland.

December 7, 2012

"Blue Death"

The Chemics had a good run this year ending their season at 11-1.  Here are some of my favorite images from covering them this fall.