Recently, we had our biggest event of the year at work. I spent a lot of time after my regular hours and on weekends working on a 10-minute video for the event, so I was glad for the opportunity to take a flex day and make time for personal photography.
I knew I wanted to shoot an Iowa town on the Mississippi River, like the town I was raised in. And so, at random, over my morning coffee, I chose Burlington, Iowa.
I had only been there once before, just passing through really but I remembered being charmed by it and wanting to explore it more. In my photographic work, I’m always looking to compare and contrast elements that remind me of or differ from my hometown—not just aesthetically but the feelings I associate with my home as well.
A rare photo of me, courtesy of Ethan Zierke.