In 1985 my father passed away due to exposure to a pesticide during his tours in Vietnam. One thing I never enjoy doing, but something I can certainly relate to, is photographing military funerals. It’s sad seeing my fathers generation laying to rest members of my generation in yet another war.
Here are pictures form a story I worked on late last week that were debuted this morning… if you’ve got $1.5-Million I know where you can buy a house!
Today, Reuters released a set of photos that I shot and a story about researchers in Chicago working with electromyography — electrical signals produced by muscles — and pattern recognition computer software to control and develop a new generation of robotic limbs.
I have had a very busy stretch the last four days. I have photographed three professional games, made several website updates and hosted a small gathering of friends. Here are some images from last nights Blackhawks-Canucks game. Chicago vanquished Vancouver, winning the playoff game 7-2. Chicago now trails in the first round series the-games-to-one.
Five years ago today I met reporter James Kelleher. He had come up with a story to feature a truck stop preacher in rural Illinois. After a few hours of driving, the two of us found our selves in the back of a semi trailer, which served as a church for road worriers of the 18-wheel variety. On a personal note, I am not a very religious person and this may very well have been the only church service I attended in 2006.