Monday, November 28, 2011


The greatest part of my job is getting opportunities like this to meet someone who just completely and inspires you. Gale wrote a great article, but I really wanted to shoot some video so that people could hear Tara explain her ethos in her own words.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Clips (the paper kind)

Wanted to share a few pages from the paper from the past month. You know, with all the debate about print disappearing, it's easy to forget how great it is to see pictures on a page. Of course, you've got to have great designers and writers on board, but once they are, picking up an actual paper is pretty great.

Here's a Sunday story about the changing nature of the forest service here in Snohomish County:

This is a front page from a day that included the fall football preview and a some fair coverage.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Never got around to posting these photos last summer, either. A gray whale beached itself twice on a beach just south of Everett (you can see Everett in the background of the pano photo) in July. It beached a couple times further north as well. Biologists thought he was pretty done for - whale's don't make that mistake that many times unless they're doing it on purpose - but amazingly he ended up swimming off back into the Puget Sound that summer, looking healthy and happy. Maybe he just had a cold?

To my surprise, honor and, honestly, delight, these photos were featured on the Boston Globe's Big Picture Blog in an "Animals in the News" post.


These are from last summer. Had to shoot this for the paper - we only got one angry letter about dead birds and big knives. It was a cooperative effort to raise free-range meat chickens by a group of people, a few of whom we knew, so Annie ended up jumping in and culling some birds herself. It's pretty satisfying to know EXACTLY where your food comes from.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Vicki (the goat)


Adoption Day

Moving Day

Trying to catch up on the blog with some new photos, but also some older and older.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Only a drill

Herald story:


Friday, April 08, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Two for One

Accidentally only took one roll of film with us to the Flaming Lips concert last fall ... so, just rewind and shoot over it again - oh, film!

Not the best scans - real quick on a flat-bed, but they give the general idea. I'm going to try and keep-up posting on my blog - new stuff, but also a lot of these older photos sitting on hard drives or like these, on film.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Illustrating love ... behind the scenes.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Memorial photo team effort

The front page of Tuesday's Herald:

The main photo is mine, but the entire photo staff covered the memorial for Jayme Lee Biendl, a corrections officer killed by an inmate at the state prison in Monroe last week. We filled three photo pages inside the paper, and Annie produced a video for Heraldnet using staff photos and audio from the day. It's powerful. Watch it: