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A Great Northwest Summer

A Great Northwest Summer

A summer exploration across the great Northwest. Exploring the streets and clam chowder of Seattle, the musical works of Nirvana, the beautiful, blooming Butchart gardens of Victoria BC, and the rocky shores in between.

The Frozen Stateless and the Fire

The Frozen Stateless and the Fire

*Shot while on assignment for a global, faith-based nonprofit. They retain all rights. Sunsets on the Thaunggin Moei river are beautiful. As the sun sets in beautiful shades of red and orange, native Karen tribespeople wade across the shallow parts of the river holding worn backpacks and baskets above their heads. […]

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How To Survive the Ultra-Long Haul Flight

How To Survive the Ultra-Long Haul Flight

Recently, in a strange twist of debilitating fate, I had to take one of the longest flights in the world: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) on Cathay Pacific Airlines. It clocks in as the world’s eighth longest flight at an average of 16HRs […]

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Lightning in the Heavens

Lightning in the Heavens

Somewhere over north Texas our airplane hugged the rim of a gigantic lightning storm in the clouds. A great light show: flashes of red and white popping in the clouds and turning them into massive Chinese paper lanterns. I pulled out my camera and started to click away, hoping to […]

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Shining Stars Foundation

Shining Stars Foundation

Last summer my wife and I were fortunate enough to shoot some photos and video for the Shining Stars Foundation–an organization that helped my family in a hard season. We spent a week in Winter Park, Colorado, getting to know families, kids, and staff. We shot a ton of stuff–all […]

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Giving Thanks For a Good Day

Giving Thanks For a Good Day

Over the course of that first year the doctors and nurses reminded us many times that “you fight this battle one day at a time; some days you just give thanks that it was a good day.” Today I have to give thanks. It’s hard to believe it’s been three […]

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Gloria’s Rings – A Story from Isaac

Gloria’s Rings – A Story from Isaac

I met Gloria while shooting disaster photos in Braithwaite, Louisiana after Hurricane Isaac flooded an eighteen mile stretch highway. Nearly every house along the eighteen mile stretch had been destroyed. Gloria had contacted Operation Blessing with a simple, heartfelt request. I suited up in protective clothing, strapped on a N-95 respirator, and […]

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Ireland in Fall

Ireland in Fall

Sláinte! My wife and I have been fascinated by Ireland for years. Luckily her ancestors are from Ireland, which makes me an honorary Irishman… I think. We were married this last August and decided to go to Ireland for our honeymoon. The trip wasn’t intended to be a photo adventure, […]

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Fotodiox FD-EOS Adapter Test

Fotodiox FD-EOS Adapter Test

A long, long time ago a fourteen year old version of myself found my dad’s old Canon AE-1. It sat in a box, taped up, with old cords and other junk. It was gathering dust, which made no sense to teenage me because, well, it looked so damn cool. I […]

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A Fire in Marion

A Fire in Marion

After spending the day in a tornado disaster zone, I was headed to my hotel in Marion, Illinois. As I drove down the interstate at sunset I could see a thick cloud of smoke streaming up from the historic part of town. I had a little extra energy, and I […]

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