Everyone that makes their living doing something creative understands the importance and challenges of making something for yourself. No pressure, no deadlines, no paycheck. Just a thing that makes you smile inside. Like spending a few days in the mountains. It was exactly like work. Without the work part. And it felt glorious.

Sista Sue’s California Send Off

You can look damn near anywhere in the photojournalism community and find somebody who knows and loves Sista¬†Sue Morrow. I’ve had that pleasure for many years. This time next week, she and Michael will have planted themselves on the other side of the country. But they will always have family here in California. Be safe, Sue. Onward and upward.

Celebrating Craft Labor

Through a culture of support

Craft labor is arguably the backbone of any given project. And as that labor pool constricts, recruiting, cultivating, and retaining this specialized workforce is more important than ever. That said, a couple sure ways to bring together any group of people is to highlight their value and showcase their efforts. This is where I come in. I’ve been telling stories with my camera for two decades. But what I do has much more to do with people than it does photographs. My job is to bring out personality. Full stop. I don’t care if you’re a one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people-eater. If you’re human, you should find a connection to my work. But you still have to help me understand how you get that whole operation off the ground.