I have made documentary photographs since high school, and I’ve continued this creative work as a form of public engagement, as a way of practicing mindfulness, and as a means of keeping up with developments in visual composition. I post this work online via Flickr, Facebook, and (more occasionally) Instagram in order to maintain a social presence across digital platforms and to informally study digital circulation.
Open access is an important element of my scholarly work on intellectual property, and it’s also been an important part of my creative life. Because I make my work available on the web and license it in ways that facilitate open access, re-use, and circulation, my photographs are often selected for publication in a variety of venues. In that sense, these images are competitively selected from the vast array of images with similar licenses on the open web. I don’t submit my photographic work for consideration, so it’s always interesting to see which images editors select for publication.
“Blowtorch, Copper, Basement,” original photograph reproduced in Howard, Rebecca Moore, Writing Matters, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2017. 639.
“Quilt Made by My Momo,” original photograph reproduced in Howard, Rebecca Moore, Writing Matters, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2017. 519.
“Exit,” original photograph reproduced in Vibert, Frank and Gunnar Beck, The Seven Days of Brexit: How a Leave Government Could Bypass Article 50. The London School of Economics and Political Science. June 15, 2016.
“Water Power Park,” original photograph reproduced in Global Energy Issues MOOC, MINES ParisTech (École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris). Spring 2016.
“Half Tamale Spread and a Shiner Bock,” original photograph reproduced in Alexander, Kevin and Liz Childers, “Are These the 11 Best BBQ Cities in America?” Thrillist, Feb. 15, 2015 and Yahoo Food, Feb. 18, 2015.
“Making Spicy Fried Chicken on Christmas Eve,” original photograph reproduced in Thomson, Julie R., “How to Season, Clean, and Care For a Cast Iron Skillet Like a Pro.” The Huffington Post. Feb. 11, 2015.
“Packing Up an Identity,” original photograph reproduced in
- “The Benefits of Research Aren’t Just Economic.” The Conversation. Aug. 10, 2014.
- Gerke, Markus, “Teaching Gender and Feminism as a Male-Identified Instructor.” TheSocietyPages.org. Minneapolis, MN: The University of Minnesota and W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., Jan. 10-17, 2014.
“The John Wayne Hockey Movie: Sports World vs. Underworld,” original photograph reproduced in Cole, Stephen, Triple Overtime. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012. 95.
“The Old Bailey, London,” original photograph reproduced in “Bragging Investment Manager Loses £1.7 Bonus in High Court.” The London Evening Standard. Dec. 10, 2012.
“Snoot!,” original photograph reproduced in Del Signore, John, “Rat Bites Prisoner’s Penis, Lawsuit (and Nightmares) Ensue.” Gothamist. Jan. 14, 2011.
“Little House Replica,” original photograph reproduced in
- Taylor, Danielle, “Homeward Bound.” Log Home Living, June 2012. 88.
- “Historic Cabins Across the Country.” Country’s Best Log Homes Presents Cozy Cabins, 2010.
“Bleakness,” original photograph reproduced in Friedrich, Alex, “U-Minnesota System to Turn Down the Power Over the Holidays.” Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). Nov. 11, 2010.
“Pasadena Playhouse,” original photograph reproduced in Devall, Cheryl, “Pasadena Playhouse May Reorganize Under Bankruptcy.” Southern California Public Radio 89.3. KPCC. May 11, 2010.
“Art of Boxing Video Installation,” original photograph reproduced in Norris, Wendy, “The Gas Fracturing Fracas: What We Still Need to Know.” The Colorado Independent. January 15, 2009.