The Blisters

If there is anything I’ve learned from photojournalism in the past two years, it’s that your shoes are as important as your camera.

Lots of people think that it’s the camera, the lens, the flash – the equipment that matters. But the more I take photos, the more I understand that it’s BEING THERE that matters most. Sure, equipment is important. It can help. But the times when I’ve improved have been the times when I’ve gotten blisters on my feet. When I’ve pushed myself to exhaustion. When I’ve stayed out past the time when everyone else went home.

The FergusonPHL Protest. Click on any photo in the gallery to make it larger: