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.
Bad Brad Wheeler, DJ at KRCL. Taken for City Weekly's Best of Utah issue.
Ben Winslow, reporter for Fox 13, preparing to go on air. Taken for the City Weekly's Best of Utah issue.
These photos are of Palmer Court, a previous hotel, now housing for the chronically homeless. The Road Home runs Palmer Court according to Housing First ideas to provide stability then services for 305 tenants, 80 of which are children. Please read this week's City Weekly story by Stephen Dark.
I went on assignment for a City Weekly story about spirits. In all, I photographed 2 paranormal investigators, a spiritual medium, a funeral parlor director, and an atheist.
Former Utah AG Mark Shurtleff tells his story after the verdict came out on his political scandal.
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)
Joslyn and Rebel appear to be so different, but have much in common. Both are sex workers and while they work different areas, they both use the internet and technology to propel their business. Read about their unique stories in this City Weekly story by Stephen Dark.
I photographed Rob Jones for Park City Magazine. Rob is a returned war veteran who lost both his legs in combat. Determined and strong, Rob has become a competitive athlete.
Stella Saltas and Eugene Halverson were residents of Bingham Canyon, a now buried mining town near the Kennecott Mine.
The Mama Dragons are a group of mothers with LGBT children who formed a support group. The group is primarily LDS women and their reach extends nationwide. I photographed Lisa and her daughter Patti, Jana and her son Scott, and Jill.
Greta deJong has been publishing the Catalyst for 34 years. She is pictured here with her family Sophie and John. These photos are for a City Weekly story featuring Greta and Angela, publisher of SLUG Magazine.
I had fun walking Main Street with Park City Mayor Jack Thomas. I photographed him for a feature on Main Street for Park City Magazine.
"Enjoy the process, there is no crescendo."
Lynda Brown volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club. She's in charge of the food bank. She's pictured in her home in Murray, Utah.
Craig Elliot is an architect in Park City designing the the Parkite on Main Street. These were taken on assignment for Park City Magazine.
Leslie Miller is the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator for the Utah Coalition against Sexual Assault.
Rod Decker from KUTV Channel 2 News.