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Slenderman Documentary

Slenderman Stabbing Waukesha Abe Van Dyke

Today I have gotten numerous calls, texts and emails asking if my photos will be used in the upcoming HBO documentary, titled “BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN” as it will be shown at SXSW.  I was contacted by a producer back in February 2015 about using my photos from the incident in Waukesha, WI. My images may have been purchased through an agency I worked for. At this time I do not know if they will be used.  For more information on the

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Anxiety is a Bitch & I Dropped the Ball

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I am a photojournalist with a severe anxiety disorder and tonight it got the better of me while trying to work. Here’s what happened.    The PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate took place tonight between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts on the main campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  I learned of the debate thanks to Facebook, where a “nearby event” let me know of a planned

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I was a guest panelist on ATL and it was awesome

Pod Mic Setup

Awesome news I had the privilege of being on the 11th episode of Around the Lens podcast earlier this week and it was a great experience.  For those of you that don’t know, the podcast is described as: “Each week a team of three to five photo and visual journalists meet up to discuss the news of the week related to the world of photo and visual journalism.” How it started A friend of mine I met while covering the protests

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Corbis is gone and I’m kinda scared

Jonathan Klein Getty

Corbis is gone and I’m kinda scared.  It has been a full week now since it was announced that Corbis and the crowd-sourced breaking news image company it owns called Demotix have been sold.  This is what the transaction essentially boils down to:  “A new distribution partnership with Visual China Group provides exclusive access to Corbis content at Getty Images” & “The transaction strengthens our dominant position in China’s image industry, enhances our core competence in the global high-end image

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Without a scanner: Photojournalism

Waukesha Police VDC Photo Garfield Tactical

I always carry a police scanner with me when covering a breaking news event. It sits on my desk always plugged in and ready to go.  For anyone interested, I use a Uniden Trunktracker IV scanner. I was sitting at home watching Star Wars V for the first time when I heard sirens outside of my house. Now I live close to a busy road, but today the sirens were louder because at 40º in December it’s pretty warm for

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Naval Warship USS Milwaukee Commissioned 11/21/15

USS Milwaukee Navy Wisconsin

Today I woke up to find that the first snowfall of the year had dumped several inches in Waukesha, WI where I live.  This did not bode well for me seeing as I needed to drive into Milwaukee for the commissioning of the newest Naval warship, the USS Milwaukee.  Battling the snow falling, ice on the ground and idiot drivers, my nerve-wracking drive into the city was finally over. I drove on the main road into Veterans Park where the

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Truth in Photojournalism

ABC Election Night 2012 Chicago Obama

Today I woke to find a PetaPixel article had been shared to me on Facebook regarding photojournalism so I was interested. Little did I know the can of worms it would open or that I would feel the need to write this post.  The article, Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos, informs the public via a Reuters pictures editor and confirmed by a Reuters spokesperson,  “Hi, I’d like to pass on a note of request to our freelance contributors due

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Vigil held in Milwaukee for victims of Paris Attacks

A replica of the Eiffel Tower stands in front of City Hall in Milwaukee, WI

Tonight I received a message around 4:30PM telling me that the replica Eiffel Tower that is brought out each year for Bastille Days in Milwaukee was being erected in front of City Hall downtown Milwaukee.  I first heard about the idea on the 13th by Brad Hicks of the local news network FOX6.  Put Bastille Days Eiffel Tower in Cathedral Square. #MKE stands w/ Paris. #ParisAttacks @EastTown — Brad Hicks (@BradHicksFox6) November 14, 2015 I had just finished eating but nonetheless

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Lonely Girl

Lonely Girl

I like to ride the Sky Glider and shoot from above down at people at Henry Maier Festival Park. Confused? The location is best know as being the grounds for Summerfest in Milwaukee.  While I was shooting PrideFest this year, I saw a girl sitting on a stone by herself talking on the phone. She looked so lonely, though for all I knew she could have been talking with President Obama.  I nicknamed her “Lonely Girl” and wanted to remind people that

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Light The Night Walk 2015

Light The Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 10/8/15

Light The Night Walk 2015 Tonight I had the pleasure of covering a charity walk called Light The Night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  When I arrived as predicted, a storm was about to roll through.  I met up with Dale Porter a local photographer who invited me out to the event. We became fast friends and we had some time to kill.  After the rain passed attendees began arriving. An absolutely stunning sunset graced the Milwaukee Skyline

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