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The Thanksgiving Table

I’ll tell you the truth, and you won’t believe me. When we get together for Thanksgiving, the miles melt away, and we have that rarest of holiday experiences. We get along.

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Flamenco Denver

Because it’s on the way to Portland, I was in Denver last week. And after visiting my sister & sister-in-law, I had a blast shooting my friend Katix’s flamenco troupe.

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Def-I: Headshots

It was an honor and a lot of fun to sit down with local emcee & beat-maker Def-I for a headshot session.

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Denver 3 (+ Zombie Crawl)

In my second day in Denver, before I got to see Autechre, I caught up with the time-traveling Zombie Crawl. But first, I got to see a genuine Invader piece. 303, you may wear me down. You may never let me sleep. But you come through in the most lovely, lovely ways.

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Duende Poetry, feat. Levi Romero & Tony Hoagland

It was a gorgeous Sunday to gather for words in the Anasazi Wine Fields.

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Aimara Coronado’s Quinceañera

There comes a time in our lives when our traditional cultures recognize, and begin to depend on us, as young adults. The quinceañera is a big one. It was my privilege to shoot yesterday, at Aimara’s induction into adulthood. The ceremony was held in church, and the party (naturally) at a local Shriners’ gathering hall. The ceremony […]

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National Poetry Slam: Oakland

I learned a lot this week, and I’m so grateful for all my educators, intended and not.

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Southwest Shootout 2015

Every two years, the Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam swings through Albuquerque. Sometimes it goes to Houston; sometimes to Flagstaff; sometimes to Dallas or Austin. 2016: Denver. I’ve worked on a few of them, sometimes contributing design, or bout managing. This year it’s my privilege to take photographs for it. Being it’s in my front […]

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ABQ Pride 2015

This year I finally swallowed my fear of nonbelonging, and attended Self Serve’s Pride parking lot cookout/parade station. Again, the camera gives me purpose. Purpose gives me peace. Peace emboldens me. I hope yours was a bold and purposeful Pride.