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Somewhere in South Dakota. 2014.

Dennis Wilkening’s Shed. Story County, Iowa. June 3, 2014.

from the Polling Place Project

Ray Lounsberry’s Machine Shed. Story County, Iowa. // June 3, 2014.

Over the next couple of days I’ll be posting some preliminary scans of the most recent work from my Polling Place Project — shot here in Iowa during the June 3 primary.

You can check out more from the Polling Place Project at my portfolio site.

Nebraska City, Nebraska for Smithsonian "Best Small Towns 2014" // April 2014 issue. More images here.

Last October, I was invited by Photo Editor Jeff Campagna to go make some pictures of this great little town, which is located about an hour south of Omaha. It is truly chock-a-block with some great history — Lewis + Clark sailed through here, the Underground Railroad made a stop here and Arbor Day was founded in Nebraska City. It boasts something like 11 museums, which is almost one museum for every 800 residents that live in the town. 

My favorite was the Kregel Windmill Museum (pictured in the magazine and above). Nothing in the museum has been touched since the 88-year-old factory closed in 1991. They even preserved the dust and, as lore has it, a letter, half-written and still in the typewriter that the owner’s wife was in the middle of writing — when she died!

Thanks Jeff and @smithsonianmag for the fun trip.

Tappan Zee Bridge, 2013. From the on-going Broken series.

Year Built: 1955; Average Daily Traffic: 139,210 (as of 2005); Length: 3.03 miles

The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills. Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at UCLA, Los Angeles. Chua Phat To Gotama Temple, Long Beach. Curbside Voting, Hermosa Beach. LA County Lifeguard Station, Santa Monica. Bob's Big Boy, Downey. Church of Scientology, Los Angeles. Residence, Long Beach.

The lab just returned my film from election-day trip to document unique polling places in the Los Angeles area. I’ve been busy making some draft scans of the images for editing. Keep an eye out in the near future for the images to appear on the project’s website.

LA was a goldmine, worth another trip I think. Here’s a sneak peek for everyone!

Happy Voting Day!!! You ARE voting, right?

Check out more images here:

Close to 4000 voting booths sit in a warehouse in Philadelphia and await delivery to voting locations around the city on election day tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 6th.

Philadelphia, Sept. 2012.

And, FYI, I’ll be in in Los Angeles through Wed. morning documenting that city’s polling place culture. Stay tuned for more images soon.