The Deepest Thoughts (Ever)

Christmas 2016

November 26, 2016 Photography
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After Thanksgiving, I went to a nursery to pick up a Christmas Tree with my parents and dog,.

Editorial Detox #4: 5 Apps & Tools to Make Journalism an Almost-Sustainable Career

June 20, 2016 Digital, Writing
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Header image courtesy Tycho.  Freelance journalism is a numbers game on many, many levels. The more articles produced,.

Pictures: Little Green Cars

May 8, 2016 Music, Photography
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Faye O’Rourke was the last member of the Dublin folk quintet Little Green Cars that I photographed. I’d shot the rest of the.

Pictures: Roller Derby Skaters Are the New Valkyries

April 25, 2016 Photography
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Pictures shot at the Ohio Roller Girls vs. Ithaca League of Women Rollers match.  

Pictures: Daughter & Wilsen

April 13, 2016 Music, Photography
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Shooting bands at concerts is an exercise in perseverance. As a photographer, there are some things you can.

Style & Editorial Detox #3: How to Not Ask Terrible Questions in Interviews

March 21, 2016 Writing
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Header image courtesy Tycho.  Let’s start with the basics: Journalism is the industry of telling people true things.

This Is A Thing That Is Happening

January 19, 2016 Photography, Writing
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Photography/Design/Annoyingly-Unannounced-Yet-Hinted Project Copyright Sean Edgar

Clarity in the Repitition: A Camera, Tripod, & Refurbished Mangels-Illions Grand Carousel from 1914

December 15, 2015 Photography
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Refurbished Mangels-Illions Grand Carousel courtesy The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Usage without the author’s written permission is strictly.

Studio Fashion Shoots Are Hilarious & Frustrating

October 31, 2015 Photography
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Photography is hard, and there’s no automatic mode to do it right. There are people who do it.

Style & Editorial Detox #2: The Perils of Passive Voice & Pseudo Divinity

July 20, 2015 Writing
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Each month I send out a basic lesson to my freelance writers reminding them of general style and editorial.

Style & Editorial Detox #1: Why Adverbs Are Awfully Awful

July 1, 2015 Writing
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Each month I send out a basic lesson to my freelance writers reminding them of general style and editorial.

On Sufjan Stevens, Walt Whitman, and the Unreliable Romanticism of the Midwest

March 23, 2015 Music, Photography, Ramble
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Sufjan Stevens contains multitudes: soft-spoken acoustic troubadour, electronic experimentalist, and esteemed costume tailor describe just a few of his.