Saturday, October 1, 2011

DUSTDEVIL 35 - My first Iraq book available for order on Blurb

After several years of procrastination my first Iraq book "DUSTDEVIL 35", is available for order on Blurb.

This book includes many of my photos as well as one of John Camp's stories from the trip.  Thank you John for graciously letting me include your work!

I've also started work on a second (untitled) book of photos and stories from the 2007 embed with Bravo Company in Fallujah... no ETA on that project yet...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Combat Photographer Video Game

Been there done that... not sure it makes a compelling video game...

"Warco is a first-person game where players shoot footage instead of a gun. A work in progress at Brisbane-based studio Defiant Development, the game is a collaboration of sorts; Defiant is working with both a journalist and a filmmaker to create a game that puts you in the role of a journalist embedded in a warzone."

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Quote of the day (from Mad Max)

"Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

--George Orwell

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

And on earth peace...


Captain Andrea Ourada in front on her Blackhawk in Balad, Iraq in January 2008, and at her wedding in Marshall, Minnesota in December 2009.

(I thought the "Peace" banner in the background of the wedding portrait was kind of neat in this context...)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Iraq article with my photos in the Rochester Minnesota Post-Bulletin

The Rochester Minnesota Post-Bulletin ran a couple of nice feature articles today on SSG Michelle Smith including several of my photos of her taken in Iraq this past January:

* National Guard gunner returns to farm life

* National Guard service became a career for Minnesota woman

Here are the photos they ran:

SSG Michelle Smith, Blackhawk crew chief and door gunner, scanning constantly for ground fire.

SSG Michelle Smith, CW2 Gary Ng, CW2 Christopher Frazer, and SPC Joe Grabrick, all of Minnesota, prepare to shutdown for the night in Balad, Iraq.

And here is my favorite picture of Michelle that they did NOT choose to use:

SSG Michelle Smith, Blackhawk crew chief and door gunner, stands by to watch engine start at the beginning of a mission.

Quote of the day

"Optimism is a force multiplier"


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Video: Interview with CPT Andrea Ourada

This video is the first hand account of CPT Andrea Ourdada's first combat action in Iraq (this interview was a basis for the Parade Magazine article).

Day by Day, by Chris Muir (updated daily)

Chris Muir is the cartoonist that I met in Kuwait. He spent two weeks in Iraq at the same time I was there in February 2007, and so thought it would relevant to showcase his work on my site. Here is a link to Chris' humorous travelogue of this Iraq trip: