Clay Artist

I'm currently working on a story about an artist couple that live in a remote area of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Much of the story revolves around their interactions with their kids and how they live off the land, however, I ended up liking this frame of John Gumaelius as he worked on his sculptures.

Dirty Portraits

Full disclosure: I'm not a huge fan of color runs and mud runs for photography. They are a great place to make pictures, but everyone knows that and as a result, they're usually flooded with photographers. I've given a few portfolio reviews where I've told people that they should try to cut back on photos from these kinds of events because they just seem overdone. Alas, every once in a while I still get sent out to cover these kinds of events, like last weekend. I photographed some action and general event coverage, but before firing off a frame of the run itself, I photographed a portrait series of about 25 people who had just finished the run and were caked in mud and still euphoric from the experience. I've really fallen in love with portrait photography so I take any opportunity I can get to do something I've never done. While a portrait series at a mud run doesn't hold the most weight journalistically, I still had fun and sometimes that's all that matter. Thanks for looking!


Elma Track Champion

As a small-town photojournalist, a large amount of my time is spent covering local sports. Usually I'm shooting games and meets, but every so often we get to produce a feature on an excelling athlete. Take Ray Stark for example. Stark just became the third of his brothers to win a state title in the hurdles. I didn't have the ability to travel to the meet to get art of him actually winning the championship, but he was accommodating and worked with me to make a pictures of him in action as well as a handful of portraits.