hair art

This weekend I teamed up with hair artist extraordinaire Kelsey Smart to shoot a portfolio of her amazing creations. We (yep, I modeled too) are such an amazingly colorful bunch thanks to Kelsey's work. One quick favorite before I get to editing the more straightforward headshots...



...one of my favorite restaurants in town. I was there just days after this shoot for a delicious brunch with friends, and 2 1/2 years ago after the flood.



An Iowa fan waves a photo cut-out of head coach Fran McCaffery as SIU-Edwardsville player takes a freethrow in the first period of the Hawkeyes'm 111-50 win Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

Vigil for Jose

(Above) Jose Mendoza's sister Roxanne, 14 (top left), brother Alberto, 9, mother Ada and her boyfriend Ricardo Juarez hold vigil Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the site of accident that killed Mendoza early Monday along Cottage Grove Avenue SE. The driver of the car has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Situations like this are so hard to cover without feeling somewhat like a vulture (or at least worrying that's what people are thinking). I just do what I can do be respectful, shoot sparingly, avoid the bright lights of the TV cameras, listen as people share their memories -- with friends, with strangers, with me -- and hope my photos do justice to those gathered and those they're remembering.