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Shatter Silence a sculpture about cival rights in Des Moines Iowa. I woke up early and drove down to my Capitol to get some images during sunrise, but before I got those images I took some in low ligh
Fishing boat on the Rio Purus in Brazil
Capturing the sun set just as the fisherman was going to through the net.
Focusing on part of a subject can sometimes be more interesting than the entire subject. My favorate place to think between classes is at my university green house. I was attracted to this plant becau
Photo taken of old Tonka truck at the Community Garden in Haines, Alaska
Early signs of fall. I am always searching for textures and odd patterns in nature. I was out shouting one last time for summer images and I was excited to come across some plants that seemed more int
Hidden in plain sight. On a very hot summer day I somehow noticed this bug hidding in the grass. I was amazed by how difficult it was to locate this bug each time I looked up to change a setting on my
Buzz worthy. One day this summer I was out working on some nature photography and I decided to get some macro photos of this hoard of bees. At first I was really scared to move in close, but with each
The fairy moon...a claud that looks like a fairy lady whispering on the moon
Visiting the University of Iowa in Iowa City I captured this images of a reproduction room during the 1960s. This was part of an installation at the Old Capitol in Iowa.
The fairy moon...a claud that looks like a fairy lady whispering on the moon
While walking across my campus at the University of Northern Iowa I stopped to sit on the sidewalk to study. I looked up and saw this unique image. I had never thought to frame the American flag insid
Lincoin learning time. I really loved the way this sculpture look when the rising sun hit the surface of it. I am from Iowa and this was my first time visiting the Capitol and viewing this sculpture.
The beauty is in the detail. Out walking some paths one day this summer I decided to collect some plants with odd detail. I was drawn to this leaf by the texture.
Monster is an image that I created as part of a series involving beauty and the way present day females look at themselves. This is the first image of a three images series.
Doll Face. Jealousy is felt by almost everyone. I created this image to be surreal. A little girl merged into a doll feeling jealous of the others.
Come play with me #2. My second images in the doll series that portrays a different and deeper evil look than the first image in the series.
Primary education in rural China.
Young students in the dormitory of Baiyang village elementary school.
Primary education in rural China.
Young students in the dormitory of Baiyang village elementary school.
Come play with me. I was inspired by Halloween to create a series of doll images that create fear in our dreams.
Primary education in rural China.
A student is punished in the refectory during the test in Baiyang village elementary school.
a bumble bee
It's An Upside Down World
Primary education in rural China.
A student waiting for test in Baiyang village elementary school.
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Lincoin learning time. I really loved the way this sculpture look when the rising sun hit the surface of it. I am from Iowa and this was my first time visiting the Capitol and viewing this sculpture.

Lincoin learning time. I really loved the way this sculpture look when the rising sun hit the surface of it. I am from Iowa and this was my first time visiting the Capitol and viewing this sculpture.

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Date Taken: 10.2011
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