Creation date / 1987 / March / 0
- Suicidal Trucker
A state trooper attempts to talk things over with a suicidal truck driver on US-54 highway in Iola, Kansas. A local psychologist eventually counseled the distraught man, and the standoff ended without incident. This was a difficult photo to get since it was at twilight and shot from some distance with a handheld lens. The photograph placed first in the News Photography category of the annual Kansas Press Association Awards. Photographed with a Pentax MX and SMC Pentax-M 300mm f/4 lens.
- Learning How to Care
An Iola High School student wipes the nose of a young boy in her care. The image was one of several in a picture story about the school's day care class, which was an attempt to show high-school aged kids what it was really like to have to care for a bunch of screaming, rambunctious children with runny noses. This was actually one of my favorite assignments, and I was able to get several wonderful facial expressions. Photographed with a Pentax MX and SMC Pentax-M 28mm lens.