Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
My favorite genre of photography is nature photography. I love going out and finding neat things, cool patterns, beautiful colors, anything like that, and immortalizing it. This particular photo is a bubble that had frozen solid, then broken partially. I enjoyed the contrast the thinner ice around the bubble made with the rest of the ground, and the shape of the bubble itself.
This was one of my favorite experiences as a photographer, getting to go behind the scenes and take photos of an incredibly popular event. I loved that everyone there was having fun, and I got to record the fun they were having. For this photo I tried to put the performer, Lisse, in the background, in order to focus on the audience. I saw this boy on his father’s shoulders and knew he was having a great time, so I recorded that.