Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I first went to Pine Ridge over six years ago and will never stop going back. The people there are some of the most welcoming people with some of the most heartbreaking stories I have ever heard. Last year I was fortunate enough to spend several days on the reservation for The New York Times. It was my fourth trip to the reservation and the relationships that were cultivated there have developed into friendships. This image came about after a long day of walking around the reservation with my friends Rich and his younger brother. The two went back to their house to meet friends and suddenly their friend Leston Moran shows me his scars. He tried to kill himself when he was in prison because he couldn't attend his grandmother's funeral services. The image was easy to take, but reminds me of the importance of listening and being open to situations of all types when working closely with people on a long term project. I look forward to going back in a couple of months and continue to build friendships and tell the stories of the Lakota. Thanks to everyone who has let me into their lives out on the reservation.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Demonstrators gathered outside the courthouse after Native American Carver John T. Williams was fatally shot by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk last August while crossing the street. Williams was shot numerous times by the police officer while carving a piece of wood.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
2010 has been a whirlwind of moving to Seattle, building my editorial clients, building my wedding business, trying not to go broke, exploring Seattle and the Cascades and meeting new and wonderful people. These are some of my favorite images from 2010. I hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
The past three weeks have been a crazy trip through Wyoming, Tennessee, Chicago, back to Washington and through all of the places in between with my beautiful girlfriend and my dog (no that's not her curled up in a ball). It's good to be home, but it was fun to see everyone and catch up with family and friends. Driving through the country is truly a humbling and amazing experience in the winter. We drove through some of the most beautiful snowy landscapes I have ever seen. Here are a couple images from the trip. I shot more film than digital so more to come later when I get around to getting them developed.