Sent over to photograph the opening ceremony of the Utah Black Chamber of Commerce. Ava Kabe sang an amazing (as you can tell from the photo) rendition of the R. Kelly song “I Believe I Can Fly.”
The whole time I’m photographing, I’m thinking. ‘Who is that guy in the suit? I know I have seen him before.”
After the event, I approached him to get his name for the cutline.
“Excuse me sir,” I said. “I know who everyone else here is. Could I get your name?”
“I’m the lieutenant governor, Gary Herbert,” he said.
So embarrassing that I didn’t know, especially since I did a formal portrait of Herbert during the campaign.
Lesson learned: Read the program before the start of the event.
The Globe Diaries. They told me I could not have the job. That was fine; Who wants to live in Utah, anyway? (older content, 1995)
Four Months in Utah. Adventures from the summer of 1997. (older content)
Africa. Let’s criss-cross Africa following the Mormon Prophet, okay? (older content, 1998)
Let’s criss-cross Africa following the Mormon Prophet, okay?
Tour of Hatred. A tour through lands of hatred, intolerance, and death. Bosnia, Kosovo, Poland. (older content, 2000)
The Mission. The Salt Lake City Mission provides meals, shelter, clothing and other services to the needy of Utah’s largest city. A collection of audio and photographic portraits made on Thanksgiving Day. (older content, originally posted 2000.)
Spares & Strikes. Come bowling with Tom, Diana, Nicole, Guy, and Alvin. (older content, originally posted 1999.)
Spirit of the River. Ute elder Clifford Duncan takes us down the river. (older content, originally posted 1999.)