Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ski MId-Michigan

Can you just imagine the thrill of shushing down the fine slopes of Apple Mountain?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

scrub away the thought

I stopped to shoot a feature on the way to an assignment yesterday. I saw this little girl in pink scrubbing the steps set against the green grass of the lawn. I figured she was being punished, but thought it might make an interesting image. Mom said it was OK, so I made a few images but felt a little uncomfortable. The next door neighbor, whose steps they were, I learned, poked her head out to protest my making the image.

I went back next door, passed though a gauntlet of barking dogs and talked to mom some more. "She is basically a good kid, she's just going through a lot right now." Instead of asking what she was going through, I asked what she was scrubbing away. "She wrote 'I want to kill you' in crayon" on the neighbor's steps.

I'm not sure where to place the photo, since a stand alone won't work, but got Mom's number in case I do find an appropriate place to run it.

What piques my curiosity is the timing. Bay City has been averaging one homicide per year. The first of 2008 was discovered on Monday. The victim of the one murder of 2007 lived and died two blocks away and worked with the eight-year-old girl's mom.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A study in hands from the weekend


Birmingham, AL: June 15

Friday, June 13, 2008

there's oil in them there flats

Putting in a new well in Clare County, near Gladwin. The well they finished last week has already produced $200,000 in oil.


Monday, June 09, 2008


Forgot to post these shots from NYC in April.

Boat launch

Chris and Kari Maples put their sailboat in the water on Sunday.

my job

Tornado watches went into effect while we were out there, but we were off the water by the time the rain and wind came in.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Governor came to a warehouse

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


taking in Lake Huron in May

didn't crop quite right for a series

inside a lighthouse's good to have coffee. The tiles show what the outside looks like.

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Bay City schools graduation