Category Archives: photography

ToxRod Photographs

My brother Mike just finished his latest hot rod project (the ToxRod), so I spent a Saturday cruising around and photographing it with him. I worked with a Fuji x100s and natural light.

Nikon L35AF lens cover

This is a replacement lens/rangefinder/viewfinder cap I designed and 3D printed for the Nikon L35AF film camera. Last Christmas I was rummaging through a cupboard and found our family’s trusty old L35AF – a rugged, 35mm rangefinder with a sharp 2.8 lens. I loaded it up with Portra 400 and went out to shoot a […]


I finally shot some 120 film with a Mamiya 645, and I fell in love with it. See more of my latest photo work at


A new study in after-hours and accidentally beautiful industrial lighting with mixed color temperatures.

PRODUCTION TIPS: organizing your memory cards

I just made a short tip for video production about memory cards. Sometimes little systems can save you a lot of stress/time/accidents. Data wrangling isn’t the sexiest part of video. But keeping tabs on your memory cards while doing video, photo, or audio production is super important. I use a system of two color-coded card holders […]

Being involved

As a documentarian, sometimes you have to make a decision to stay behind the camera or to get involved in a situation outside of documentation. The ethical issue is how to balance your involvement in a situation as a videographer, which includes the responsibilities of honest journalism and creating engaging material, balanced against your subjects’ emotions, injuries, […]


More adventures means more photos, especially for my Abandoned collection. Check out new photos on Flickr.

Moorhead Power Plant photoset

I recently published a new set of photos from the gorgeous, decaying, and soon-to-be-demolished Moorhead Power Plant. Check them out here, or on Flickr here.

Midwest winter

Window Frost

One of my favorite, often overlooked little things about these harsh Midwest winters is the frost. In the mornings, you’ll often be greeted with these beautiful patterns on your car’s windshield. Here are a few from yesterday.