Quickly after I expanded my journalistic interests from live broadcasting to reporting and writing, I knew the next thing to do was pick up a camera. But I didn't want to simply shoot sports galleries and school events like I'd seen filling The Harbinger's pages and website.
My photographic efforts have almost always been coupled with a body of reporting to fully immerse the reader in the subject. From gun violence roundtables with reputable public officials and concerned citizens, to board meetings, to talent shows and beyond — every photo I've taken had more than a gallery in mind.
To me, the essence of photojournalism lies with its piece of the larger puzzle. A story isn't at peak imagery and relatability without photos to fill in the blanks. So for most of my recent work, I've kept a Canon packed tightly next to my worn leather notebook.