Category Archives: Cancer

Roadmap of the American Dream

The lights of Cambridge shift and sparkle behind raindrops on Edwardo’s window as his “American Dream” unfolds like a road map in front of me. Continue reading

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Photographing what you can’t see

I recently got the assignment to photograph a story titled Carcinogens on Tap. The story is about the things in our tap water that might be causing cancer, and those things are measured in parts per billion. That’s a difficult … Continue reading

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Make it look a lot like Christmas (when it’s not snowing)

You’re thinking about light, composition, repetitive motion and the constraints of frame count. On top of all that you have to keep the subject engaged and interested. Continue reading

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Another ride

Three years ago this weekend I was returning from a 4,000-mile motorcycle ride that took me across seven states. That two-week journey reintroduced me to my hometown. It allowed me to reconnect with friends and family members, some of whom … Continue reading

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A little camera can help you do big things

I’m headed back to Africa in two months for Fred Hutch, and I need to do more than still photography on this trip. I want to produce and deliver video from the field. However, producing “good video” is harder than … Continue reading

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I’m literally shooting fish in a barrel

I recently had to make a picture to illustrate the idea of how scientific researchers sometimes have to get all “MacGyver” and make the tools they need to do their research. Fred Hutch’s Anna Greenwood is a good example. She … Continue reading

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My 2014 Year in Pictures

My first full year making pictures at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was an interesting experience. Adjusting my thoughts and actions away from the immediate (often panicked) needs of a major news website to the calmer needs of a research … Continue reading

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