Thursday, August 12, 2010

The (Non) Debate

Yesterday I showed up for what I thought was going to be a lame event: Two gubernatorial candidates making separate boring speeches, not taking questions and maybe shaking hands afterward inside of the dimly-lit casino conference room with bad carpet. It turned out to be a little bit more fun. Rory Reid, the Democratic candidate, challenged Brian Sandoval, the Republican, to an impromptu debate during the Nevada Subcontractors Association annual luncheon. I got some funny pictures of them crowding a single podium and Sandoval's surprised face when Reid made the challenge. A much more interesting afternoon, photographically...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Arboreal Census of Big Bear Lake

Just before I left on a camping trip to Big Bear last weekend, I saw some very interesting tree photos in a New York Magazine article about the arboreal census of Central Park. So I had tree photos on the brain before I even left the dry, treeless desert. Needless to say, trees were abundant at Big Bear Lake, which is located in the San Bernardino National Forest in California. So here are my tree-inspired vacation photos from Big Bear!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Collectors

These are the collectors I photographed for Las Vegas Weekly's collector story by Abigail Goldman. Shaun Wayne (top photo) collects Barbies. But what does Gia Ray collect? Beard hair, of course! Beard hair stored in lockets. How nice.