January 5, 2012

Jan­u­ary 5, 2012, Min­neapo­lis — Ve­hi­cles pass a van stalled in the left lane of west­bound In­ter­state 94 near the south end of the Low­ery Tun­nel close to down­town Min­neapo­lis on Jan. 5, 2012.

January 4, 2012

A lit­tle late, but I just got home.

Jan­u­ary 4, 2012, North­field, Minn. — St. Olaf men’s bas­ket­ball head coach Dan Kos­mos­ki (stand­ing) watch­es as Char­lie Asle­sen (42) dunks the ball past Condordia’s Jesse Wixo dur­ing a game be­tween St. Olaf and Con­cor­dia-Moor­head Jan. 4, 2012 in North­field, Minn. St. Olaf won the game to im­prove to 5–6 (4–2 MIAC).

And a bonus im­age to show the re­ac­tion to the dunk.

Jan­u­ary 4, 2012, North­field, Minn. — The St. Olaf bench re­acts to a Char­lie Asle­sen (not shown) dunk dur­ing the sec­ond half of a men’s bas­ket­ball game be­tween St. Olaf and Con­cor­dia-Moor­head on Jan. 4, 2012 in North­field, Minn. St. Olaf won the game to im­prove to 5–6 (4–2 MIAC).

January 3, 2012

Craig Martin shares a laugh with a client at Mug & Brush Hair Design in South Minneapolis, Minn. on January 3, 2012.
Craig Martin shares a laugh with a client at Mug & Brush Hair Design in South Minneapolis, Minn. on January 3, 2012.
Jan­u­ary 3, 2012, Min­neapo­lis — Craig Mar­tin shares a laugh with a client at Mug & Brush Hair De­sign in South Min­neapo­lis, Minn. on Jan­u­ary 3, 2012. Mug & Brush, which has been open since the mid-1960s serves both men and women.

January 2, 2012

A man and woman walk through an otherwise deserted section of the Minneapolis Skyway on January 2, 2012.

Here is the sec­ond in­stall­ment of my 366 day pho­to se­ries. I was walk­ing down­town and I was struck im­me­di­ate­ly by how emp­ty this build­ing was.

A man and woman walk through an otherwise deserted section of the Minneapolis Skyway on January 2, 2012.
A man and woman walk through an oth­er­wise de­sert­ed sec­tion of the Min­neapo­lis Sky­way on Jan­u­ary 2, 2012. With New Year’s Day falling on a Sun­day, many down­town busi­ness were closed the day af­ter, in­clud­ing a con­ve­nience store, cof­fee shop, hair sa­lon, dry clean­er, staffing agency and a restau­rant on the sec­ond floor of the Camp­bell Mithun Tow­er.

January 1, 2012 — A White New Year

A man lays down in the snow to take a picture of his custom bicycle in Loring Park near downtown Minneapolis, Minn. on the evening of Jan. 1, 2012.

In­spired my by friend Heather Byington’s 365 project, I have de­cid­ed to do my own pho­to-a-day project. I will be ex­plor­ing as many as­pects of pho­to­jour­nal­ism as I can over the course of the year.

A man lays down in the snow to take a picture of his custom bicycle in Loring Park near downtown Minneapolis, Minn. on the evening of Jan. 1, 2012.
Jan. 1, 2012, Min­neapo­lis — A man lays down in the snow to take a pic­ture of his cus­tom bi­cy­cle in Lor­ing Park near down­town Min­neapo­lis, Minn. on the evening of Jan. 1, 2012. Af­ter a un­sea­son­ably warm De­cem­ber, Moth­er Na­ture took a cold turn on New Year’s Eve, drop­ping 10 de­grees, an inch of snow and blow­ing wind gusts up to 35 mph through New Year’s Day, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tion­al Weath­er Ser­vice.

Since it was so cold to­day af­ter be­ing warm in De­cem­ber, I knew I want­ed some­thing show­ing the cold and I didn’t have to go any far­ther than Lor­ing Park to get this im­age of a man pho­tograph­ing his bi­cy­cle.