Controversial Immigration Bill Signed into Law

Controversial Immigration Bill Signed into Law

Immigration bill allowing police to question if immigrants are in the country legally was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today. Placing the responsibility on police will lead only to racial profiling and push Arizona further towards a police state. The thought that people have to carry documents with them to prove they…

Oklahoma City Bombing 15 Yrs Later

Oklahoma City Bombing 15 Yrs Later

Sad day fifteen years ago. A day when a lot of lives were lost, a lot of people were injured, and a lot of hate spread by another fringe character who was motivated by intense hatred for the federal government. On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh parked his truck next to the Alfred P. Murrah…

A Freelancer’s Perspective

There is an interesting story (here) about how the economy has fostered a growth in the world of freelancing. This is not specific to photography by any means, but details how companies are apt to rely on freelancers to save the cost associated with employing someone. This is hardly a surprise and one that I…

Health Care Reality

There is no sense at this point in debating the merits of the Health Care Reform bill. It’s a done deal, thankfully. Unfortunately, like everything else, politics always plays a major role. It’s more important to many of our representatives to vote in a manner that is less controversial, therefore maintaining a likelihood of reelection,…

Print Media Moans but Doesn’t Seem to Care

Here’s my personal tale of woes from the last year or so with regards to the print media, a industry that has been bemoaning the massive loss of readership for years now. You’d think they’d work to hang on to loyal subscribers. Vanity Fair. Love the long form journalism. Arrives in mailbox on average about…

A Mobile App for Migrants

A Mobile App for Migrants

I’ve spent a lot of time along the US/Mexico border, photographing in towns dotting the 2000 mile boundary from Eagle Pass, Texas to Imperial Beach, CA and places in between. Places where the desert meets the mountains, where sand and scrub brush can bake a body in hours during the summer or freeze it in…

Looting Cultural Artifacts Gaining National Attention

Looting Cultural Artifacts Gaining National Attention

Making our way down a rutted trail after a long drive along a dusty fire road, the two men, one a undercover federal agent and the other a middle aged archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management, led me to a site that left me in awe. On both sides of me were twenty foot…

What Exactly Do You Do?

What Exactly Do You Do?

I always get a laugh from the quizzical look on peoples faces when I tell them I’m a “photojournalist.” Sometimes it’s like announcing you are a neonatal geophysicist. The long, drawn out “Ohhhhh” is the first clue they have no clue. Once the standard, “I take photos for various magazines and publications” is explained, I’m…

Covering Pebble Beach

Covering Pebble Beach

I just got back from shooting the AT&T National Pro Am for Sports Illustrated and am still laughing at some of the situations photographers commonly run into when shooting the PGA Tour. Covering a golf tournament really is unlike any other sporting event. Let’s consider a few of the unique things about covering golf compared…

More Migrants Try to Enter US by Sea

Authorities again detained a boat off the San Diego coast that carried 23 suspected undocumented immigrants early Friday, Feb 5th, according to the Los Angeles Times. The boat was intercepted by a Coast Guard cutter on patrol nearly seven miles from land. In mid January another boat capsized while trying to come ashore at Torrey…