Here’s a few shots from Aspen’s first Halloween. Big sister Indy dressed up as a Crazy Cat Lady that year, Aspen was one of her cats, and Cooper was a bank robber. And I think Aspen has a little trick or treat for ya…. From my family to yours, have a safe and happy Halloween!
Fall colors are popping in Pueblo. Perfect timing for our annual family self-portraits. We popped in at Mineral Palace Park and grabbed a few shots at sunset – here’s the highlights.
The fall soccer season is in full swing here in Pueblo. This season has been the cutest ever – Aspen (my daughter) and her teammates are beginning to understand the game and play competitively. It’s fun watching their skills develop and I’m grateful to be their team photographer this season.
Select highlights from my portrait session with Evenpulse. Stephen and Elizabeth Robinson do some intriguing work in the area of human performance and potential. They are currently rebranding, and I’m grateful to help them in that regard. They’re a dynamic couple who made my job easy. I wish them the best of good fortune in the next phase of their business.
When my wife was pregnant with Aspen in 2016, we spent a week camping in Custer State Park, South Dakota. While there, we spent a day hiking to the top of Black Elk Peak, the highest point in the state. The 3.5-mile trail offers expansive views of the Black Hills, one of the prettiest landscapes in America. We also encountered bison, blue jays, mountain goats, and a unique view of Mount Rushmore. After all these years, I finally had time to edit the images – here’s the highlights:
I created a video about our hike for my storytelling project SCREAMS FROM THE TREES:
I just returned from the hometown of my wife and kids and I thought I’d share an interesting story from this small town in the rugged Ozarks of northwest Arkansas. Several years ago, I worked on a project with the Genealogical Department of the Boone County Library, where I needed to scan hundreds of old photographs of the area and its inhabitants, dating back to the 1800s. I restored a few of these images to bring this story back to life.
Above is William J. Myers, the bank president in Harrison, who gunned down the notorious bank robber, horse thief, and silent film actor, Henry Starr, on February 18, 1921.
During his thirty-two years in crime, Henry Starr robbed more banks than the James-Younger Gang and the Doolin-Dalton Gang put together. “The Cherokee Badman” netted over $60,000 from more than twenty-one bank robberies.
He started robbing banks on horseback in 1893. After going to prison in 1915 in Arizona, Starr published his autobiography, THRILLING EVENTS: LIFE OF HENRY STARR. Upon his release on parole, Starr even portrayed himself in the silent film, A DEBTOR TO THE LAW (1919). Starr was also the first bank robber in the United States to use an automobile for getaways. He ended up robbing his last with an automobile when he met his fate in Harrison, Arkansas.
Myers shot Starr with a .38 caliber Winchester rifle, 1873 model, during a robbery attempt. It was a gutshot, and Starr died from his wound three days later.
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Take a trip back to 1995 to watch nine-year-old Chelsea shoot hoops. This is an excerpt from Papa Jay Sutterfield’s restored VHS home movies.
Take a trip back in time to Christmas 1991 with Papa Jay Sutterfield in Northwest Arkansas. These are his restored VHS home movies.
Take a trip back in time to 1997 with Papa Jay Sutterfield in Northwest Arkansas. These are his restored VHS home movies. Here’s Chelsea riding the horse she received for her 11th birthday.