break out of the prison of your awful job

Sure, you wouldn’t orchestrate a prison break, but can you leave your awful job?

Sure, you wouldn’t orchestrate a prison break, but can you leave your awful job? What do a prison break and leaving an awful job have in common? It takes a desperate person to decide to instrument a prison break. If you’re desperate to leave your job, find a way...

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How photographing a natural home birth made my year

December 4, 2017

How photographing a natural home birth made my year My niece Shasta’s first birthday is this month. In honor of the birthday, I decided to share the story of her birth, and how I photographed it. I don’t really have a bucket list, per say. But I do keep...

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How collaboration became more important than the limelight, interview with Musician Josh Urban

Interview with Musician Josh Urban Enjoy this interview with musician and educator, Josh Urban. In our conversation, he spoke about how his collaboration with people on the street was a conscious choice and a change from his previous more traditional approach to performance. It was hard for him to...

Celebrating a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving

Feeling a sense of belonging in a room full of strangers

November 20, 2017

Feeling a sense of belonging in a room full of strangers Chuseok and celebrating a non-traditional Thanksgiving in a foreign culture Koreans celebrated Chuseok last month, arguably the most important holiday of the year here. Finally, people can take a break from work responsibilities, and start taking care of...

Girls… Now Women

November 17, 2017

I’ve known these women since they were girls, placed in Child Protective Services and wards of the state. I was their group home staff, and they were my clients. I’ve been taking photos of them since they were preteens in some cases, and it’s been a privilege to be...