visit the characters gallery

Although they are some of my least seen images these are among my favorites.

In the newspaper business you often have assignments to photograph people to go with a story. Sometimes these were simple mug shots other times you got a chance to do something more. It might be a chance to shoot during the interview or better, a chance to follow the person as they go about their life.

It is the last that I enjoyed the most because it gave me the opportunity to tell a story about the person. To give others a peek into their life. Although I no longer work for a newspaper I continue to photograph the characters in my life.

These images are family, friends and people I have met in my travels.

My father who loves to cook in the kitchen after a Christmas dinner.

My mom holding her first great-grandchild.

My friend Lowry sitting on the steps of a Mississippi church on the phone getting permission for us to shoot in an old plantation.

My friend Andy at the legendary crossroads or at home prepping for a gig.

Don McNeal doing paste-up at his family newspaper.

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at the Blue Front Cafe.

For me these all tell a story about the person, I hope you enjoy the stories.