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.