Recently I had the wonderful assignment of photographing and meeting a local inspiration for Arthritis Health Monitor magazine. Kathie Lapcevic is a farmer, teacher, and writer and recently lost 111 lbs. to ease her symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It was a joy photographing her as you can see here in my three favorites from our shoot.
It was a great opportunity but a sad occasion when I was asked to photograph my first assignment for The New York Times of the events surrounding the recent tragic shooting in Missoula, Montana. Below are some selects of the memorial and candlelight vigil for German exchange student, Diren Dede, who was shot and killed by his neighbor, Markus Kaarma.
For the full edit please visit this gallery on my website. Click here to read the story on The New York Times' website.
During Spring Break my freshman year I bought a ticket to Nashville and spent time driving from there to Memphis and exploring a bit across the Mississippi. On a hot Palm Sunday during one of the worst droughts in the Midwest since the Dust Bowl years, I stumbled on this welcoming family.
In the summer of 1990 I was the only sighted person staying in the dorms at the University of NM. They hosted a program for blind/visually impaired NM teens to help them develop job skills. The counselors were also blind/visually impaired.
This is the only photo I took of any of them through the peephole in my dorm room door.