Thursday, August 31, 2006

Shopping stinks...

I grabbed this feature while on a business assignment in a furniture store. Photographs are everywhere. This really reminds me of how much I hated shopping for stuff with my folks when I was younger.

Friday, August 25, 2006


Lambeau Field is unreal. Miller Park is pretty cool, too.


Two recent portraits... one for the cover of our home improvement tab on outdoor ambience (I thought the light looked lantern-ish)... and the other for an article on a plastic surgeon who developed a machine that does hair replacement.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Coming Home

Wisconsin Army National Guard 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry


A local high school football team has the annual tradition of forming a stronger team bond through a multiple-day lock-in in the school's wrestling room. At the beginning of the week all players must get a crazy haircut, per the tradition. The one player below chose to get a relief of his uniform number.

Barn Fire

Barn fire in Calumet County. There are no fire hydrants in rural areas and all water must be trucked in. Over 20 tankers and over a handful of area fire departments worked this fire for the entire night. I focused on their dedication to their work.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


just a test to see if my RSS feed is working!

Please excuse,

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Balloon Glow

From the annual Balloon festival in Seymour, Wis.

National Night Out

This annual holiday is sometimes a toss up when it comes to finding good art. Personally, I find it very odd that we deem it necessary to designate a day on the calendar to exit our homes and say hello to our neighbors. But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.

For a brief moment, this little guy was king of the lawn sprinkler.

The Ice Rink

I was early to an assignment and decided to stop by the nearby public ice rink. I noticed that in a certain spot from the stands, skaters (assuming they skate by the right spot) are reflected in every pane of glass.

Fest-this, fest-that...

We have a lot of fests... when it comes down to it, they are probably an excuse to serve beer. But nevertheless, they're fun and they can make for some good art.

This was from PaperFest in Kimberly.

Back in time...

We did a story about restaurants that have maintained the 1950s look... in hindsight it would have been fun to photograph it the way a "press photographer" from the 50s would have shot it. Speed Graphic and flash bulbs! :)

Catfish extravaganza – Greenville

Some people race cars, others horses...

... we race catfish...

... and gamble on it...

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

EAA's not big... it's huge

That's what my uncle said when he told me about the Oshkosh, Wis., annual airshow and fly-in.

It's pretty cool. I went on my day off – for fun – and made a couple nice photos. Well.. at least I think they're nice. I'm pretty happy with the shot of the sad kid.

What? Huh? Come again?


It's a play – A play that I had never seen.

And in all seriousness – just to set the record straight – with 12-years of Catholic education and 21-years of like upbringing in my past, I do, indeed, love God.

But for various reasons, this production just confused me.

I shot the rehearsal, but I also shot the pretty pattern on the floor. :-)

My artsy image for the week.

Computer Guy

This guy was wise enough to start a computer group/class for senior citizens... back when computers were the new thing... about 15 years ago.

For my fellow geeks: we talked for a few minutes about the progression from 286's to 386's and 486's... he's seen a lot of change. To totally geek out for this photo, the only lighting I used was the classroom LCD projector. :)

The portrait is nothing great, but I just really like his smile. Some people are just so happy to be photographed, and I guess that makes me happy, too.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Night the News Stopped

What happens when your newsroom loses power and you don't have a UPS system for your computers? Not much.

Well, eventually we got moving on things. Our power was out for 43 minutes... in hindsight that's not long at all, but when you're trying to produce a newspaper on deadline, that feels like an eternity.

I went out on the street and shot some of the local businesses shut down, but I found our newsroom at a short standstill a much more interesting subject.

Piano Odyssey

These are my two favorite photos from my recent multimedia project on a piano teacher in Appleton. You can view it at: