The last few months have been very busy. Filled with projects from all directions. I finished off 2018 with a project with one of my favorite writers, Bailey Loosemore on food insecurity in Louisville. Food deserts are food insecurity are a hard thing to visualize, so I was happy to be able to work closely with Bailey and create diptychs that helped better illustrate who was affected across our city.
I started 2019 with a trip to Eastern Kentucky working on a story about Kentucky’s Hep A outbreak. The landscape of the area really struck me. One both of these stories I was able to work with members of our talented photo team here at the CJ, Matt Stone and Michael Clevenger respectively.
A story I have been working on in my spare time on Jecorey “1200” Arthur finally published as well.
Then, I was happy to hear from the wonderful Sammy Jo Hester for a freelance assignment focused on Jo Adell, who was very sweet and great to work with.
Lastly, a project I worked on with Maggie Menderski on girls in the Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services who use poetry as an outlet just published. Tasha Golden works with groups of girls to help provide a platform to raise their voices. These girls write beautiful poetry and it was an honor to sit with them and create.
Lots of new work. Lots of collaboration. Not a lot of sleep.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by.