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Fisherman, Holmes Lake, Lincoln

Fisherman, Holmes Lake

Fisherman, Holmes Lake

Make the best photo you can, every time. My photographic mentor and friend has repeated this phrase often, and it’s true; good photos come from good practice. As I drove through Lincoln, Nebraska, this Saturday, the differentiated light coming through the clouds at sunset was calling me, and soon after, from afar, I saw these two Vietnamese fishermen on the jetty at Holmes Lake. Stopping the car and rushing to the jetty, I received some strange looks from the men, but I waited as the nearer man baited his hook again and cast it.

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PlainSky, Nebraskans: Wave Pizza, Grand Island

Wait Staff, The Wave Pizza Company, Grand Island

Wait Staff, The Wave Pizza Company, Grand Island

The Wave Pizza Company sits on Walnut Street, right next to an unlikely neighbor: The Farmer’s Daughter Cafe. Between The Wave and Farmer’s Daughter, the clientele couldn’t be more different; piercings and ‘tudes for the staff at The Wave, gingham and love for those at The Farmer’s Daughter.  Both sit at the far southeast corner of the area for my PlainSky, Nebraskans project, which is personally limited to the area north of Interstate 80, and west of Highway 281. Though Grand Island is just slightly east of 281, it is an important tool for contrast, since it is urban, diverse and growing; in opposition, Harrison, at the far northwest corner, is rural, homogeneous, and dying.