Archive for August, 2012

On July 4 I gave myself a simple assignment: photograph 50 random strangers. The idea was to document what an ordinary American looks like. But then it got really hot — and I got really lazy — so I didn’t shoot a single frame. Independence Day has long since passed, but the idea has continued […]


A couple of my friends are heading to Paris for the first time and have asked the inevitable question: “What should I see?” I recently created a (virtual) walking/photography tour for my friend Craig and a guide to the fundamentals for my friend Jennifer. But today it’s all about museums. I’ll show you how you […]


It seems lately that many of my friends are heading to Paris — most of them for the first time. I recently created a (virtual) walking/photography tour for my friend Craig. Now I’m back on behalf of my friend Jennifer. Today we’ll cover the fundamentals: Preventing jet lag, getting around, staying safe, finding a good […]


Today marks five years since the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis. I was one of the first people to arrive at the scene. When the dust cleared, I thought I was looking at a mass grave. Although some details of that day escape me, the images are seared into my memory. Especially […]