New CR library

This Saturday, I got to spend some time at the downtown Cedar Rapids library's grand opening, which was a pretty ideal day for me; some of my earliest and fondest memories are of the library in the small New Jersey town where we lived in the mid-80s. I've been photographing the progress of the library over the past few years, so to see it all come together was really rewarding. For those not familiar with the story: the library was one of the many buildings flooded in 2008, and since then has operated out of a makeshift home in a mall and a small downtown storefront. The new library has been built further from the river and houses more than 200,000 new materials. It's also two blocks from the Gazette/KCRG newsroom, sitting right across Greene Square Park from the art museum. I'm sharing a few favorites from work in July along with Saturday's celebration; the full gallery is over here.


Here comes football

First game of the year. These early-season games have such sweet evening light, and I couldn't resist the silos in the background. For the game gallery, head over here.


Hard Charge

Muddy, sore, tired, exhilarated. And I was just photographing the event. See more photos over here.

Pony up

Cassidy Sundine, 12, of Iowa City turns her pony Glitter, 12, to join other riders during a clinic for the Johnson County 4H Horse & Pony Club in the horse arena at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Iowa City. The club is trying to raise $30,000 for a new arena at the fairgrounds, which would be twice to the size of the current arena to accommodate all horse show events, including popular events like barrel racing, and have permanent 60-inch permanent panels, instead of the current 40-inch panels. The footing of the new arena will be safer for horses and riders, too, with a lime waste base topped with sand, compared with the current dirt arena that becomes compacted with use or other events. Read Meredith's story here.


Lumeier pt. 3

 Tony Tasset, Eye, 2007.

Robert Stackhouse, St. Louie Bones, 1987.


Laumeier Project

Jackie Ferrara, Laumeier Project, 1981. Photographed July 2013.

House of the Minotaur

I've been using my new little Sony RX100 on trips lately, including a recent quick trip to St. Louis. After years of lugging around a DSLR, it's freeing to use such a compact camera in my off-hours. More to come as I dig through the past several months' worth of photos..

Tony Rosenthal, House of the Minotaur, 1980, Laumeier Sculpture Park. Photographed July 2013.