Doing Business with the Elderly

 

J. Rodney Dansie is in his late 70's and suffers from dementia. A developer encouraged Dansie, despite his dementia, to sign a contract involving dumping on his plot of land that went against city laws. Dansie is now responsible for over $30,000 in fines that accumulated without his understanding of the contract. This raises questions over the ethics of businesses who take advantage of the elderly suffering from dementia and other mental illnesses. I photographed Dansie and his daughter, Tiffany Janzen, in an elderly care home where Dansie lives.

To be Transgender

I had the pleasure of photographing some transgender folks for a recent City Weekly story.  I met a group of people full of courage, intelligence, and compassion.  There was much inspiration to strive to be our true selves, despite all obstacles.  Alex’s tattoos sum it up perfectly.  

Sara Jade Woodhouse is pictured on the cover next to the Bountiful Temple.  She has remained an active mormon throughout her entire transition.

"All heroes are reluctant heroes who are called to do something they just have to do."                                                                        - Unknown (told to me by Alex)