Mining Boom in Arizona

At the turn of the century, the mining boom in Arizona brought about numerous towns that prospered for several years. Tombstone, AZ grew from a population of 100 to 14,000 in less than seven years during which the town produced between $40 to $85 million in mined silver. The majority of these boom towns lasted until the precious minerals were all mined or catastrophic events turned the once prosperous towns into ghost towns. Many of the remains of these ghost towns still exist all over Arizona today. I visited two such sites: Pearce, AZ and Tombstone, AZ.Blog1 Blog2 Blog3 Blog4 Blog5

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Studio Portraits

As a photographer, it’s all about your style. My style is generally bright, cheerful, and romantic. In studio portraiture, I can really take this to the extremes. In class we set up some bright seamless sets and worked on our studio portraiture. ¬†I shot portraits of my classmates and friends, keeping things lighthearted and fun.

Collage of studio portraits

Collage of studio portraits

Annabelle playing with a tutu

My model in tutu and boots

In studio portraits

A mix of studio portraits