Flint, MI, United States
Jake May is an editorial photographer based in Flint, Mich. After eight months with The Register-Mail in Galesburg, Ill., he found his way back to his home state and works as the multimedia specialist at The Flint Journal and MLive Media Group. When he is not capturing life with his lens, this beard enthusiast enjoys kayaking, karaoke and cooking.
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Hold your breath
Bubbles float by the face of Flint School Board President Isaiah Oliver after he fell into a dunk tank to raise money during the 26th Annual African American Festival, held by Christ the King Church on Saturday, July 11, 2015 near the church in Flint. Police Chief James Tolbert and Mayor Dayne Walling were also dunked as a part of the fundraiser.
No more Mayor Mays
Flint City Councilman Eric Mays releases a puff of smoke from his cigarette between sips of fruit punch while coping with being behind in the polls early for the mayoral primary election results on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at his home in the first ward on Flint's north side. Mays finished third with 1,194 votes at nearly 15 percent of total voting behind incumbent Dayne Walling (3,530 votes) and Karen Weaver (2,364 votes). "Well, so much for being the only mayoral candidate on the November ballot," said Mays of his loss. "I'm very conscious of the 1,194 who agree with what we stand and fight for — water, jobs and eliminating blight and crime. Now, I'll continue, from my elected seat, to fix Flint. Full steam ahead. Let's fix Flint."
Through the smoke
Smoke surrounds a neighboring tree as flames shoot out from the first of two houses that Flint firefighters battle during a raging blaze on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Stone Street just north of downtown Flint. Both houses were destroyed in the fire.