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Worm + Doormat + Water

I’ve always been fascinated by the behavior of worms on rainy days. They surface in parking lots, sidewalks and other spots coated with rain water.

This fellow caught my attention this morning as I made my way into Dakota Montessori School in Fargo, N.D. He was still working his way through a maze of treads and pebbles when I returned a bit later with a macro lens.

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Making PicturesApril 23rd, 2010

Neighborhood Scenes

One of the wonderful benefits of being on staff with a newspaper is the perpetual supply of assignments and related deadlines. That constant demand to produce content is omnipresent. It’s like a beast whose appetite is never truely satisfied. That mandate to produce images with such regularity is something I’ve missed for the past 14 months or so.

Enter the online journal. (Note: I’m intentionally avoiding the b-word because I find it clunky and awkward.) This journal provides a platform for images and related creative explorations. It’s a place to share freelance assignments and work through the process of establishing a sustainable venture. It’s a reason to set aside time to walk around my neighborhood and really look for photographs. It’s a reason to set aside perfectionism and embrace an imperfect world.

Photographs and stories exist everywhere and all around us. But, it’s up to the photographer to be watchful and vigilant.