Life’s Work, Part XVI Anna, Nurse

Anna, Nurse, Plymouth, NH “As all good ER nurses do, I learned to compartmentalize, created an ability to separate personal life from work life…My work is challenging as a whole, that’s why I like it.  After all these years I’m still learning, still growing, still being challenged. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. If I don’t do

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2017 Top Nine Instagram Favorites

It was a beautiful year. Here are my most-liked images on Instagram in 2017. The very favorite was the one of me and my and my son—the sweaty, no-makeup, what-the-hell self portrait. The one where I said, “I’m enough. Our love is enough. I’m not perfect but I deserve to exist in beautiful photos.” I’m happy

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Life’s Work, Part XV Casino, Fire Chief

This is Casino Clogston. He began fighting fires when he was sixteen years old, when his grandfather was the Fire Chief, around 1985. Firefighting equipment is getting better and safer all the time, but firefighters still regularly carry over 100 pounds of gear while they work. The hood he is wearing here inside his helmet provides

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Life’s Work, Part XIV Published in Real Small Towns Magazine

It’s always special to see my work in print.  My portraits of Jim, the mail carrier, Regina, the farmer, and Mary Francis, the minister, from my project “Life’s Work” are published in Vol. 2 of Real Small Towns.  The magazine featured a full page with portraits and an article about my project.  There are many interesting

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Life’s Work, Part XIII Basil, Joueur d'Accordéon (Accordion Player), Paris

One day in Paris, while returning from photographing a client, I heard beautiful accordion music echoing around the corner in Montmartre. I had been hoping to photograph an accordion player in Paris for my project “Life’s Work.” I don’t speak French at all though, so I decided to wait until my friends who do speak

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