Each of the photographers at The Enquirer chose five of our most memorable photos of 2015. For me, it's the people I remember. We wrote the stories behind the photos, and one image from each of us ran in print. To all of those who inspired and taught me in 2015 – Thank you!
Dec. 27, 2015 - After the funeral of Samuel DuBose in July, I photographed Tramell Metz of Avondale having a final moment with his cousin. An important part of this job is talking to people whom you’ve photographed, but that is never easy during a tragedy. Metz talked to me about DuBose, who he said was like “a big brother.” Then, we parted ways and I continued shooting.
Tension was building as the crowd waited for the hearse to leave for the cemetery...
I reported and wrote this story as a two-day turn, while taking other assignments. I had heard that this restaurant was closing, so I pitched it as a human interest story with an opportunity to talk about the changes that Downtown has experienced.
This piece was originally published as the local cover centerpiece in the Cincinnati and Kentucky editions of The Enquirer Friday, Sept. 18 and online Saturday, Sept. 19. It took first place in the best business profile category of the Ohio SPJ annual contest.
DOWNTOWN — Friday at 5 a.m., Steve and Faye Creech will leave their Wayne Township home. They will make the hourlong drive Downtown together to 309 Vine St. and will serve breakfast and lunch at Café deVine one last time.
I reported and wrote this story as a daily the Sunday after Samuel DuBose's funeral, after the bodycam video was released showing University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shoot and kill DuBose during a routine traffic stop. This was also the same week that Tensing was indicted on murder charges by a grand jury. I had covered all of these events on this week, and talk of race was prevalent in columns and comments.
This piece was originally published as the page one centerpiece in the Cincinnati and Kentucky editions of The Enquirer Monday, Aug. 3, and online Sunday, Aug. 2. It took first place in the best religion reporting category and second place in the best minority affairs reporting category of the Ohio SPJ annual contest.
This piece published as part of our All-Star coverage. I found out that Major League Baseball flies in seamstresses to work on jerseys throuout the weekend, and worked with MLB to gain permission, producing a video and writing a story.
As soon as Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, No. 22, was named to replace another pitcher on the All-Star team on Sunday, the A-team moved into action.
Dawn Jayne started fishing for 2s, and various sizes of Ks, Es, Rs, Ss, Hs, As, and Ws. The Los Angeles ace's name was pulled up from a special database, revealing Kershaw's size – which by the way is a 50 – but also the sizes of the jerseys his family members will need.
So, just after a jersey was made for Kershaw himself, a tiny jersey was made with tiny letters and num...
I was honored to be part of ReelAbilities Film Festival. This was the first time any of my work had been screened at a festival. The closing night was a special night. I wrote a short piece to preview the event.
When people see my work, I'm usually never in the same room.
This week, that will change.
Five of my short films will be part of the Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival, organized by Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled.
The best part is that all of the stars of these shorts will be there with me, to see themselves on the big screen.
It will be exciting, albeit a little daunting for all of us. But the people featured in these pieces deserve big-screen attention.
When I was racing bicycles, I met Charles McDonald of Bellevue, who works...
I knew I had to do a story on Fraser Cunningham as soon as I met him. But timing was everything. It was the fall, and I figured I should wait until the coldest part of winter hit. So, when forecasters predicted subzero temperatures, I called Fraser. I shot video and wrote the story, then after it ran in The Enquirer and on Cincinnati.com, USA Today and the Associated Press picked it up.
When Fraser Cunningham stepped outside of his Cincinnati home Friday morning, it was still dark.
It was darn cold, too. His Garmin told him it was -10 degrees.
And, just like he's been doing every single morning at 5:30 for more than 18 months, the 56-year-old GE engineer hopped on his bicycle and rode to work.
Just like being married at the courthouse or getting divorced, the official adoption proceedings at the Hamilton County Probate Court usually don't live up to the momentous change they signify.
Adoptions are typically done behind closed doors and without much fanfare, but Friday was National Adoption Day. For ten local children whose adoptive parents agreed to go public, there was cake, balloons, and lots of cameras – live-streamed for the world to see.