Irvin Dillard (left) and Steve Matthews (right) relive being on the streets and smoking crack in a not-so-fictional play Crying From the Streets.
While working on smaller publications, photography was usually part of the reporting process. I'm an entirely self-taught photographer. I've learned in the field where every shot really counts. Taking photos is something I really enjoy, and I hope that my reporting career will lead me to more photography in the future.
Photos taken on the job
Unfortunately, there are a lot of great photographs that never make it to print. Here are some favorites that I took while reporting but that never made it to the printer.