So long, D.C. #working #onassignment #backtomilwaukee

Prop shop. #propshop #burnhamcanal #milwaukee #wisconsin

Box repair. #box #repair #fixit #burnhamcanal #claws #industrial #milwaukee #wisconsin

Anonymous quote. #horses #stable #nature #bite #hands #ouch #teeth

#onpause #bridge #metal #sky #blue #clouds #sun #thirdward #milwaukee #wisconsin

Stand-ins. #mannequin #brains #magnum #matthews #studio #bayview #milwaukee #wisconsin

When a morning starts with one of these, there’s pretty much no way the rest of the day will top it. #onassignment #editorial #hartland #wisconsin #latergram

I love photographing people whose passion is so clearly visible. People like Green Bay Packers super fanatic Steve “The Owner” Tate. Just look at all that stuff! I didn’t measure this room, but it’s smaller than it looks. I still can’t believe we found a way to squeeze two beauty dishes and a camera in there. Check out one more from the shoot here.

Many thanks to the awesome Photo Editor Kate Marron at ESPN The Magazine for the assignment and to Steve for being so hospitable during our time together at his Madison, Wisconsin, home.

Pretty exciting that this image was picked — from more than 5,000 entries — to be included in the 2014 Communication Arts Photo Annual. Unreal to have work in there two years in a row!

Fancy tree. #alldressedup #bowtie #tree #thesuburbs #waukesha #wisconsin #closetohome

“Its not so much about trying to push the envelope, but about trying to evolve creatively. If I’m making the same safe images all the time, there is no room to grow.”

Photographer Victoria Will on creating new personal work. (via aphotoeditor.com)

Right on.

Victoria (website link above, Tumblr link here) does awesome work, and she’s blowing up after running a tintype studio at Sundance earlier this year.