Quick portrait at noon. No big deal, we’ll find shade structures and make it happen.
I also made a bunch of technically fussy Timelapse videos but my blog cms won’t let me upload them.
Hawkstone mining has been doing exploratory drilling around the sacred springs of the Hualapai, which has damaged the water flow.
There are more than 660 places in the US federal database of place names that use a slur for Native women as part or whole of their name. The US Interior intends to change this rapidly.
I wrote a python script to help me find a route among the 12 closest such places and made a plan to visit them all. But then the editors saw some of my early photos and told me I already got what they wanted. haha.
Image from back in monsoon season 2021 was used this to head up a story in Wall Street Journal this morning.
The Grand Dream of an International Park With Mexico Meets a Complicated Reality: A land Beyond Borders
This was a massive undertaking. Weeks of research and planning on my part and that of Francisco Cantú. Days of travel and hiking and patience and interviews. We accomplished nearly all of our goals, I was quite happy when I got home to review the images. The magazine ended up running a bunch of images, which was thrilling, and when the website version came out, there were even more. Awesome. Great way to end the year.
A photo that couldn’t find a home in the larger commissioned work was used in the Winter 2021 Letter from the Editor. I really love this photo and I’ve gotten several emails about it.
Red carpet is fun, red carpet is chaos, red carpet lasts all day. I’m glad I brought too many batteries for my camera and flash. I will bring more snacks next time. Here are just a few of the images, there are a lot more on NPR’s website.
There were so many more photos that didn’t make it online, I shared some of them on my instagram.
Couple of very fast portraits at high noon in Arizona. Still pretty happy with them.
Cool story about of pair of old Navajo Rangers who have pivoted to other jobs as their role in policing has ended.
This was a joy to photograph, the evening started out very overcast and foreboding but just as the sun reached the horizon, the sky opened up and the sunset came to life. Lucky. There’s another portrait of Jonathan Dover on my instagram.
The Voice Media photo director calls me up, “You like Lowriders, right? Everyone likes lowriders. I’m sending you the details. Just get it done by next month.” I hadn’t even said yes, but to be fair, he’s right: everyone likes lowriders.
I grew up around lowriders, my grandfather was an airbrusher. But this assignment introduced me to a part of lowrider culture I hadn’t experienced before. One of the reasons I love this job.
EdWeek had me over to watch the pedagogy of Kareem Neal as he led his students through class. Unusually rainy days made things extra interesting and kept us indoors.
The layout editors were sweet to me.
Online the author did a bts story too.
Spent all day talking to folks about how they feel about Afghan evacuees, it was lovely.
Loved having a chance to photograph a place I’ve been visiting for more than 20 years. I put up one of the images I made on my print store.
Great working with Aydali who was selected to be the WSJ Education intern. I also met this great tortoise there.
Made some images for The Informant newsletter. First time I’ve done images for a newsletter. Would have been fun except for the subject.
Went to a lot of trouble to make this image. You made have read about it on the Freedom of Press Tracker.
Quick portrait of Lonnie Murray and her husband Dave Stewart for the Chronicle.
They’ve both recently moved to Arizona and are just settling into home. It was a pleasure to be one of the first folks to stop by.
An ideal assignment for me. I love radio stations, I love Dinétah, I love getting to talk to Elders.
I like the way The Verge has very large photos. Makes me wanna make photos that absolutely ought to be seen huge.
Quick turn around assignment to grab a portrait of Tara Krebbs, summer days had been getting pretty swelter-some, so Tara and I agreed to do this one at the crack of dawn, just a tad past 5am.
They paired that portrait with another photo I did back in October, and led the whole story off with a great image from Gabriella Angotti-Jones. Love when my photos get to hang out with photos made by my friends.
Always a delight to make photos on horse ranches. This one was very straight forward. I definitely arrived too early and made too many photos, but that’s just who I am as a photographer. I made several images I actively like, and that’s not nothing!
Natalie Behring did all the anchor images for this story and I think they’re lovely. I am glad I got to help out with the Arizona angles.
NYT got extra use from the photos I took for the record hot day a couple weeks back.
I thought this was a pretty solid storytelling image, so I’m glad it found a home. Extra stoked it went out in the international edition as well.