February and March 2020

February got away from me. Although, March almost got away from me too. I left the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., in mid-February after more than five years. It was so hard to leave, harder than I would’ve expected or wanted to admit, but I’m back in Nebraska now. After a four-day drive, and only a few delays, we made it to Omaha so I could join the World-Herald as a photojournalist. The move was hectic and, yet, dragged. But that was nothing compared to the changes we’d experience just after arriving. The novel coronavirus pandemic has kept me busy, though not with the assignments I had expected. As I’m out and about photographing the impact of COVID-19 in Nebraska, I’m doing my best to stay healthy and prevent spreading anything to others. I don’t want to be that asshole who gets someone else sick.

Anyway, here is a ton of work from a crazy busy couple of months, including my last video with the SJ. It is a feature on a local pastry chef who runs a doughnut shop, so it’s like it was made for me. And a large collection from my first few weeks with my hometown paper.