My goal as a photojournalist is to document news events in ways that enrich perspectives and spark reaction within our community: to make readers care about others and the world around them. From raging wildfires all over Eastern Washington, to the sidelines of Martin Stadium, 2015 gave me plenty of opportunities to bring reality to the pages of The Spokesman-Review. I feel extremely fortunate to work for a newspaper that still supports great documentary photography and to serve a community that passionately connects with our work.
A wedding in Manito Park. A house fire on the South Hill. A rainbow over Spokane Falls. My work as a staff photojournalist for The Spokesman-Review is a kaleidoscope of fleeting moments filled with emotion, beauty and sometimes despair. Each day, I try and capture with my camera a visual reflection of what has happened in our community. Here are some of my favorite snaps from 2015.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the following has a collective value of 54 thousand. But the real value of capturing fleeting moments is priceless. The most interesting subject for me to photograph is people. What are they doing? What are they feeling? What are they saying? The right captured moment, no matter how loud or quiet, reveals the person. Oh, and by the way, I threw in a few scenics just for fun.
The devastating death of Sgt. Greg Moore, the loving relationship between a father and son and some crazy Seahawks fans created a year that was both heartbreaking and beautiful. Here are a few frames from 2015. Thanks for letting me in.
I have the privilege to watch, through my camera’s viewfinder, many significant and minor happenings in the Spokane area and share them with the readers of the Spokesman-Review. Here are some of my favorite photos from 2015.
One or more gunmen believed to be wearing military-style gear opened fire Wednesday at a Southern California social services center killing at least 14 people and wounding more than a dozen in a California mass shooting. Police say suspects may have left area in dark-colored SUV.
The National Weather Service has posted high wind warnings for the region with gusts of 70 mph possible in lower elevations and stronger gusts in the mountains. The area from Ritzville to Spokane appears to be in the bullseye of the wind storm with gusts up to 68 mph possible. Coeur d’Alene is forecasted to see 55 mph gusts.
A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 129 people and injured more than 350 in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II.
Over 600 adults and children, many dressed in Halloween costumes, ran the Monster Dash 5k Run + Kids’ Fun Run on Sunday in Manito Park. The race is put on by Active4Youth - whose mission is to combat childhood obesity & juvenile delinquency through after-school sports programs.