You have to love when a shoot combines two things you love and this case it was art and biking. Many thanks to Charles for being a great subject to work with!
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Recently we had a two day assignment for The New York Times that allowed us to explore a couple outer ring suburbs here in the Minneapolis area for a story on suburban sprawl and the recovering housing market. Jenn and I love assignments that are open ended like this and have you exploring new areas in search of a few great images.
We keep a folder of ideas for things in the future we would like to photograph and since moving to Minnesota we have had the Lumberjack World Championship that takes place in Wisconsin in that folder. So to say we were beyond delighted when Time called to ask us to cover that crazy sport they call lumberjacking would be an understatement. The idea for the shoot was to photograph it as diptychs with a portrait of the competitor being paired with a shot of them in action, which made for a very crazy and action packed day of shooting.
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Recently we were out in Nebraska working on a fun ranch story for the German magazine Capital.
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Jenn and I were recently interviewed for a story PDN did on photo markets that photographers love working in and one city they chose to profile was Minneapolis. There is no denying that we love Minneapolis so we were happy to be a part of the story. They also included one of our favorite images from a new project we just finished shooting for ESPN The Magazine on their contents page. Perhaps the highlight though is including a winter and hockey quote in the story! Thanks again to the lovely staff at PDN.
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I was fortunate to receive $10,000 grant this year from the Minnesota State Arts Board to help fund my on-going project on the Somali community here in Minnesota. I have also been fortunate to receive funding for the project from the Documentary Project Fund and the NPPA’s Short Grant. It’s an incredible feeling in an age where funding for the arts is shrinking to know I haven’t had to turn to crowdsourced funding to support a personal project. Thanks to all three of these organizations for funding my work!
We were recently featured in American Photo magazine for a feature story called “Double Visions” that looked at photographers who work as a team. Jenn and I were happy to be featured alongside some great talent. They also highlighted a photo from our new Blue Ribbon project that we have yet to share but just posted on our website.
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We spent a beautiful summer evening outside of Duluth for a Money Magazine shoot about helping your kids in your retirement years. It was a Minnesota summer night at its’ finest.
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