Sunday, July 8, 2012

American Next

For the past week, the Columbia Missourian has been publishing "American Next," a series of stories on what the American Dream now means to young adults around Missouri. I had the honor of photographing one of the stories on the Mabin family from Springfield, a story of the classic stereotype of the American Dream coming true. That story is featured in today's print addition of the Missourian and is available online here.

Sean Mabin and his daughter Naomi celebrate their win over Naomi's brother's Isaiah and Kylan in the new game that the family bought that day. Wednesday afternoons and Sundays are Sean's days off.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Harrisburg, Missouri

After spending a stretch of this spring in Harrisburg, Missouri, I put together an essay on life in the small mid-Missouri town. If you haven't seen them already, you can view the collection here on my website.

You can find additional photos from Harrisburg on my blog, including more photos from the Harrisburg Elementary School's bike rodeo and Freeman Taxidermy. I've also included a few of the photos below that I enjoyed but didn't make it into the final project or earlier blog posts. Enjoy.

Fire Follow-up

After spending the first half of the summer with limited internet connection...I'm back. First up on photos from the last couple months is a quick follow-up on some of the prescribed fire photos from earlier in the year. If you followed the blog in the spring, there were photos from numerous fires around mid-Missouri (Like herehere, and here.) I checked back in on one of those burned areas in the Baskett Wildlife Area near Ashland and shot the photo below. The image was made within a few feet from the photograph that was shot just seconds after the fire passed.


This was shot from a slightly different angle, but it gives an idea of the intensity of the fire in the area now covered in wildflowers.