Austin, TX, United States
I'm a freelance community photojournalist, multimedia producer, and native Austinite. I've worked for large metropolitan dailies as well as small-town newspapers and honored with recognition from Pictures of the Year International, NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, the Missouri Press Association, the Associated Press, The Eddie Adams Workshop, and anyone who ever put my photo on their fridge.
Clients include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USAToday, Wired, the Dallas Morning News, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Texas Highways Magazine, Reuters, The Texas Observer, and the University of Texas.
- Audio editing
- Breaking news
Beers and Bulls
A rider is bucked off a bull amidst beer cans at the El Bajio ranch in Von Ormy, Texas. The ranch hosts monthly Mexican style bull-riding, called Jaripeo. Anyone who signs a liability waver and fashions spurs onto their boots can take a ride for $20. No cash prizes are awarded, but cowboys earn the respect of the crowd for their style and staying power, riding the bull until it stops bucking instead of eight seconds, common in American style rodeo.
(Left) Louise Marie Monroe, 72, the widow of Bernard Monroe, sits on the porch where she watched her husband of 49 years lie dying in the yard below. Witnesses and family members believe Bernard Monroe was on his way into the house to check on his wife when he was shot seven times through the screen door by police as he walked up the steps. (Right) Shuan Monroe stands in the road in front of the house where his father was shot. Shaun, the son of Bernard Monroe, Sr., was being pursued by police when the shooting occurred. "If you ask me if I feel responsible for my father's death, I think about that everyday. Everyday."
Mike Gamble has lived on the Missouri River just east of Cooper's Landing since the early 1980's. He had to rebuild his home after the flood of 1993, but nothing has diminished his love for living on the water. "It's one of the prettiest places on earth," says Gamble. During warmer months he fishes and takes long walks with his dogs Max (pictured) and Mandy. "It's like being on vacation everyday."