A fan pays his respects to Prince at an impromptu memorial for the musician that was set up at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minn., by mourners the day the musician died, Thursday, April 21, 2016 (visit my multimedia page to see a video I did covering the reaction of fans to Prince's death).
The Little Flower Parish in Browning, Mont., conducts the Catholic prayer service The Way of the Cross on Good Friday, which consists of 14 prayers, or stations, that are read along U.S. Highway 2, Friday, April 18, 2003. Every year, the parish sets up 14 crosses to stop and pray at before returning to their church in Browning. Here, the procession stops to pray at the third station and reads the prayer Jesus falls the first time.
Former President Jimmy Carter greets people at a birthday celebration for former Vice President Walter Mondale’s 90th birthday at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
Highway Patrol officer Roger Hinckley takes a photo of the accident scene along U.S. Highway 2 where a red Ford Escort collided head-on with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe tractor-trailer about 13 miles west of Havre, Mont., on Sunday, August 24, 2003. The driver of the Escort, Heather Mowen, 25, of Havre, died at the scene. The trailer driver sustained no serious injuries.
A juvenile bald eagle flies after being released at Como Regional Park in St. Paul, Minn., as part of its rehabilitation on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Volunteers from The Raptor Center bring birds out for test flights once a week to start with, and three to four times a week before they are released back into the wild. A rope is attached to the eagle’s feet so it can’t fly away.
Wrestler Old School Oliver John celebrates his victory after winning his match at Kleiver National Guard Armory in Portland, Ore., February 9, 2006. Portland Wrestling made a comeback three years ago after being canceled when popularity waned. Now, monthly shows are put on at the Armory and fans come from all over the Pacific Northwest to see the action. “Portland Wrestling is one of the best local shows out there. We wouldn’t drive eight hours to get here if it wasn’t,” said Mike McCready, who drove from Eureka, Calif., for the show.
Kurt Ross quickly strips line as he swings a streamer through a hole on the South Fork of the Flathead River near Glacier National Park in Montana while fly fishing for bull trout in June 2013.
Ms Rochester SE Rosie Elwood, 75, smiles after getting makeup put on by Avon Representative Mary Lou Stewart during rehearsals for the Ms Senior Minnesota Pageant at the Rochester Senior Center, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
Daniel Peterson, 14, of Minneapolis, walks with a sparkler at the conclusion of service in celebration of being confirmed at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minn., Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Paralympian Mallory Weggemann does one last training session while her coach, Steve Van Dyne, looks on, before leaving for the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at Life Time Fitness in Lakeville, Minn., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
Nicodemous Johnson, 4, watches as protestors go by during the March For Our Lives anti-gun violence protest in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, March 24, 2018. His mom, Elle, says she’s scared but hopeful for his future.
Salma Ahmed, a University of Minnesota activist with Students for Justice in Palestine, speaks at a protest against President Trump’s immigration ban in front of the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn., while a supporter records her with their cell phone, Tuesday, January 31, 2017. “I stand among you today unapologetically Muslim!” she said.
Neon Trees, First Ave, Minneapolis, Minn.
Shakey Graves, Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Old Crow Medicine Show, State Theatre, Minneapolis, Minn.
Enrique Iglesias, Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Rodrigo y Gabriela, State Theatre, Minneapolis, Minn.
Israel Nash, Turf Club, St. Paul, Minn.
The Rural Alberta Advantage, First Ave, Minneapolis, Minn.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Kieran's Irish Pub, Minneapolis, Minn.
The Giving Tree Band, First Ave, Minneapolis, Minn.
Pert Near Sandstone, Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Jennifer Lopez, Taget Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Jennifer Lopez, Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Mohamednour Aded, 38, poses for a photo in the hallway of former Garfield Elementary School, which is now a mosque that was started by the Islamic Center of St. Cloud in St. Cloud, Minn. Aded came to the United States in 2013 and was injured while working at American Food Group. While working at American, Aded had to pray in the bathroom after he was denied to take prayer breaks.
Silas Roy, 13, poses for a portrait on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, Minn., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Roy was out with friends and family in the frigid cold, wearing just sweat pants, a sweatshirt, mittens, a Tom Brady jersey, and his Patriots helmet. Originally from Bangor, ME, Roy moved to Minnesota in 2009, but has retained his loyalty to the Patriots. When asked how he felt about the Patriots coming to Minneapolis to play in the Super Bowl he said, “A lot better than I’ve felt before.” He also added he would “have gotten a lot of crap” at school if they would have lost the AFC championship game.
Bill Buege, a retired family physician, poses for a portrait in his home in Albert Lea, Minn., Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Buege worked under Mayo after it bought the hospital in 1995 until he retired in 2000, and was against the merger at the time. “I didn’t think it was gonna work,” Buege says. “I told them a tertiary medical center would not work in a small town.”
Paul Overgaard poses for a portrait in his home in Albert Lea, Minn., on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Overgaard is a retired businessman, and served as a state representative for six years and as a senator for two years for Minnesota. He is a key advisor on the Save Our Hospital Steering Committee and is deeply concerned about the changes Mayo Clinic has made in his community. “No one has taken the time to fashion a modern day response to rural health care needs in the United States,” he says. “And it occurs to me that Mayo had a chance to play that role and instead they sought to buff up their model to increase revenue.”
Tony Osman, 33, poses for a portrait in his home in Golden Valley, Minn. Osman’s first cousin, Amir Meshal, of Bloomington, is under scrutiny from the government and local community members for being a possible terrorist threat. Osman, along with some of his family, believe Meshal is dangerous and has possibly received terrorist training overseas.
On October 24, 2000, Ashley Pierce had surgery due to internal bleeding caused by an ovarian cyst that burst. During surgery, doctors found a liver tumor caused by what had previously been undiagnosed melanoma and removed it. At the time of surgery, it was known that Pierce had cancer but it was not known she had a tumor on her liver. The photo Pierce is holding is of her stomach after surgery. About 50 staples were used to close the incision. Pierce ended up losing her battle with cancer and died in 2002.
Brian, Tom, and Brad Igl, Igl Farms, Antigo, Wis.
Dustin, Maah Daah Hey Trail, North Dakota Badlands.
"Morning Gold," Cherokee Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minn.
Lilly pad, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minn.
"Star Trail Sunrise," Cherokee Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minn.
McCargo Cove, Isle Royale National Park, Mich.
Rock Harbor Trail near Three Mile, Isle Royale National Park, Mich.
"Swan Song," Isle Royale National Park, Mich.
Sunrise looking towards Middle Islands Passage, Isle Royale National Park, Mich.
Aurora borealis, Isle Royale National Park, Mich.
Trail to Lane Cove, Isle Royale National Park, Mich.
Wintersweet, Portland, Ore.
"Sandy River Dawn," Sandy River, Ore.
Fitz Roy, Parque Nacional los Glaciares, Patagonia, Argentina.
"La Estancia," Estancia Harberton, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
"Ashley's Ashes," Rock Creek, Mont.
"Rancher's Road," Helmville, Mont.
Old Barn, Helmville, Mont.
"Canyon," South Fork of the Flathead River, Mont.
Sunrise at Harry's Flat Campground, Rock Creek, Lolo National Forest, Mont.
"July Moon," moonrise, North Dakota.
Maah Daah Hey Trail, North Dakota Badlands.
South Rim, Grand Canyon, Ariz.
South Rim II, Grand Canyon, Ariz.
Lunar eclipse, 2008.
Some favorite individual photos from various stories I've worked on throughout my career.
Live & In Person
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." -Plato
I love shooting portraits. Bringing out an individual's personality in a photograph is a challenge, and when you can do exactly that and create an image connecting the viewer to the subject you've created, in my opinion, something remarkable.
"Beauty is composed of many things and never stands alone. It is part of horizons, blue in the distance, great primeval silences, knowledge of all things of the earth. It embodies the hopes and dreams of those who have gone before, including the spirit world; it is so fragile it can be destroyed by a sound or thought. It may be infinitesimally small or encompass the universe itself. It comes in a swift conception wherever nature has not been disturbed."
-Sigurd F. Olson, Relfections from the North Country