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Instagram portrait for AARP


Recently I had my first assignment for AARP Bulletin, a publication I really respect because they have been working with some wonderful photographers and producing interesting and innovative journalism under the thoughtful direction of picture editor Michael Wichita. For this particular shoot, AARP was having one photographer in each state make a portrait of a subject and then ask them a few questions about the economy. The catch was it had to be done with my phone and processed using Instagram. Like I said, interesting and innovative. I was cool to be included along with a number of my photo friends and acquaintances, but I think my favorite photo from the series (so far) was composed by Ian C. Bates, a student at Ohio University. I can’t get a direct link to that picture, so you’ll just have to follow the whole project on Twitter  or on Instagram.

Finally, big thanks to my subject Daniel Espalin for taking the time to talk with me and allowing me to photograph him as a winter storm rolled into town.


Mike and Alisa Wedding Slideshow



One of my favorite photographers, Ramin Rahimian, recently shot an essay on a sustainable ecovillage called Dancing Rabbit in northeastern Missouri. “The community consists of a little bit more than 50 visitors (who stay for 3 weeks), residents (on their way to membership), and full time members. They grow a lot of their own food. They build their own houses from renewable and reclaimed building materials. They are fully off the grid: using only solar and wind power. It is a very tight-knit community of people just trying to build a true community that is ecologically and socially responsible and conscientious.”