Shot from Jan 13, high of -5°F. It even sounded cold out. The snow squeaks and the air seems too brittle to carry a breeze.
My sister, Maddie, walking across a field by our house.
First day of the St. Paul Winter Carnival ice sculpture contest. My favorite was “Survival,” which included this eagle with spread wings. Because the ice-art is displayed outdoors in Rice Park, security must be maintained 24-7. I talked with one guard (below) who told me his shift was 6pm-6am. This was his first night, he said, as last year they used a different company whose employees fell asleep on the job, enabling vandals to destroy several of the sculptures.
Nervous ducks and a bold Chickadee.
Emily and I shot her acting headshots today. First pic here was obviously a misfire but caught my eye going through the outtakes. I had a fun time piecing together a backdrop from scraps around the studio.
My Friend Anna was on closing shift at Mayday Cafe in Minneapolis. I stayed late finishing some web-design work and kept her company.
Frost against the sunset.
Arriving here a few weeks ago, I was not prepared for all the infrastructure changes going on around the city. Several new elevated highways are going up and I was impressed with the view of this one as I was driving around yesterday.
My brother Sam climbing a 5.10 route at Vertical Endeavors in St. Paul. I was training for the day when I have to shoot the last bald eagle feeding her young on the side of a mountain. I think I’m ready.
One of my good friends is in the electronica scene and invited me to come to a house/trance show at Club Element, downtown Minneapolis. Not too many people, but the vibe was much more fun than the attached hip-hop club next door.
sidenote: it’s hard to dance with a camera bag over your shoulder.