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Drone Protest for the Review Journal

"What does it take for me to get arrested?" asked Cynthia Papermaster, 70, as she laid in the road. Impeding traffic was enough of an offense, as members of LVMPD reluctantly handcuffed her. Creech Air Force Base and the small town it is near, Indian Springs, are located about an hour outside  of Las Vegas. It is also home to one of the largest drone programs run by the Air Force. The drones flown out of Creech are responsible for flying missions all over the world. A group of protestors gathered there to express their displeasure with the program. The protest was generally peaceful and the police acted professionally. There are similar protests all over the country near other bases involved in the drone program.  

Penn & Teller: Fool Us for the CW Network

The past two seasons I have worked as the unit photographer for the CW Network show "Penn & Teller: Fool Us." My main job is to do performance and behind the scenes photos. Fool Us is a magic based competition television show in which magicians perform tricks in front of Penn & Teller, if they cannot figure out how the trick was done, the magicians who performed it win a trip to Las Vegas to perform as the opening act in Penn & Teller's show at the Rio Hotel & Casino.

Vashti Cunningham for Sports Illustrated

Here are some recent photos of Olympic high jumper Vashti Cunningham for Sports Illustrated. At just 18, the recent high school graduate is poised to become one of the world's best high jumpers. Her mother, Felicity de Jager, is a former professional ballerina and her father is former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham. Growing up in Pennsylvania I can remember playing football as a kid and how everyone always wanted to be the Philadelphia Eagle's Randall Cunningham. 

Battista Locatelli for the Geriatric Times

Some photos from a recent assignment for The Celveland Clinic' s Geriantric Times of Battista Locatelli. Locatelli, founder of the Las Vegas landmark Battista's Hole in the Wall, was recently treated by the Cleveland Clinic for some very serious health problems. The magazine asked me to show Locatelli's active lifestyle and positive outlook on life. We decided to meet at his airplane hangar in Utah, where he now lives. Locatelli came to Las Vegas to be a famous singer and instead bought a restaurant behind the Flamingo. He opened his restaurant there in 1970, serving affordable and tasty Italian food and wine with a great atmosphere that made everyone who came through the door feel like part of the family. 

Metro Ride Along for the Wall Street Journal

"Sgt. Jessie Wiggins maneuvered his police cruiser away from the glow of the Strip and into the darkness of a nearby neighborhood that recently had been the scene of a half-dozen robberies, multiple assaults and the killing of a 21-year-old with a shotgun blast to his head." I recently had an opportunity to do a ride along for the Wall Street Journal with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as they employed new tactics to help combat a recent uptick in violent crime. Metro is employing a tactic of using computer generated statistics paired with a high concentration of officers.