Was a pleasure photographing a step-and-repeat with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, special guests and, of course, Sen. Cantwell.
Got to meet renowned actor, singer and dancer Ben Vereen this past weekend! Fun facts: He played the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's biological father, appeared in "How I Met Your Mother" as the long lost father of Barney's brother, and is Usher's godfather.
I've been a big fan of GOOD since it debuted during my college days at Indiana University, and even brought my stack of back issues with me in the Corolla when I moved out to Seattle. So it was a pleasure to partner with them recently for the #EarthToParis campaign ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. For more info: http://www.earthtoparis.org
This was a slower night, but I liked this one. So a one-photo post it is.
This past weekend I took off for a 24-hour stint in Des Moines to attend the Iowa Democrats' annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. Had hoped to photograph all five presidential candidates, but Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee dropped out days before. No matter, the trip was well worth it and a great addition to my personal project documenting the 2016 presidential campaign. Couldn't be happier with the images, got to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Katy Perry and Bernie Sanders, and also snagged drinks afterwards with area wire photographers who are doing fantastic work. Never thought I'd end up wishing I could spend the next couple months in Iowa, but am glad to finally be in a position to just get up and go here and there. Big thanks to Paul Moakley at TIME for helping me with press access to the dinner and the Hillary rally beforehand- made all the difference. Also, note to editors: all these images are unpublished and are, of course, also available in color. I'd love to see them get put out there!
I gotta head out for the evening, but I'll be sharing 50 images or so from Iowa's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner tomorrow! Here are some teasers :)
Sen. Rubio of Florida is the GOP's candidate I've been most impressed with. If not this election cycle, he's the one to look out for in the future.
Never in my wildest did I ever imagine I'd end up in a bingo hall with John McCain. But the scheduled stop at Manchester Bingo Center was on the candidate tracker I'd been following, so I showed up. A Boston Globe correspondent was already there and told me she'd asked the lady at the front desk if what seemed too good to be true - that Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain would be dropping by as part of Graham's presidential campaign - was actually happening. "Yes, I think she's coming," the lady had said. Ha! After not too long, their polished black Suburban arrived. It immediately became apparent that, besides just the few of us, no one had been made aware McCain would be in the building. Half the crowd looked like they were damn near having heart attacks while the rest couldn't be bothered during the current round of bingo. I couldn't stop smiling. And it seemed the two senators were having just as much fun. Meeting John McCain at the bingo hall - by far the best half hour of the year for me.