7 PM, Thursday, March 26, 2015. “We decided to come to Alaska for spring break..we like to camp and hike.” -Chinese college freshmen students Diwei Xiong, Shang Shangwen Su, and Lucas Lu from southern California explore Bootleggers Cove in Anchorage.
6:45 PM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. “…I had a difficult time with your instruction to not smile. So I was simply determined not to smile. Looking into the camera, as opposed to up or away made it even harder, so I was even more determined. It reminded me of some hippie partner yoga classes I’ve taken where you are instructed to stare into a fellow student’s eyes and not talk, laugh, smile, look away, or make faces, just see. I think you were supposed to feel and receive deep compassion after several minutes. I remember being determined to do the assignment correctly–to get the deep compassion!–but it was hard to relax into. But as for why determination takes over, instead of just being, yes, I think it is a personality trait; I bet my folks would tell you I’ve had it for a long long time.” -Attorney Carina Uraiqat (left) with friend and fellow attorney, Meghan Kelly, near Inlet View Elementary School prior to a run the Coastal Trail in Anchorage.
1 PM, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. “Running this place is a real challenge and I like that…I started seeping floors 17 years ago and worked my way up.” -David Dandurand, Warehouse Superintendent, Alaska Steel Co., Anchorage.
4 PM, Monday, March 23, 2015. “Perfect… the guy at the lumber yard told me I looked like hell” -Construction contractor, and Kevin Costner look alike, Brad Himmelwright, Anchorage.
6:30 PM, Sunday, March 22, 2015. “We’re getting married in June…our future plans are a bit scattered.” -Wesley Ann Foraker and Tim Hartmann on 10 Avenue and on their way home from a day’s work at Title Wave Books in Anchorage.
12:45 PM, Saturday, March 21, 2015. “Sharkey is 17 years old and going down hill quickly. We wanted some photographs of her with the kids.” -Meghan Kim and her daughters Kisun and Minsun, Anchorage
8:15 PM, Friday, March 20, 2015. Artists Esther Euimu Hong and Don Mohr, Anchorage.
4:45 PM, Thursday, March 19, 2015. “So, did you come to Anchorage just for your prom dress?” No, I came to play in the high school basketball tournament.” “How did your team do?” “We took 5th place.” “Well, at least you got your prom dress.” “No, I am totally happy.” -Sherelle Anelon, a member of the Newhalen High School basketball team, while having her new prom dress fitted at Oak’s Alterations on Northern Lights Blvd. in Anchorage.
4:45 PM, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Photographer Thuy Vo and her husband Jacques Alleva, Anchorage.
6:15 PM, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Desiree Bax performs the Partridge Pose before a run at Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage.
5:15 PM, Monday, March 16, 2015. “I work at McDonald’s but I hope to find a better job.” -Ron Bares (left) with his brother Angelo on the first warm day in a week at Chugach Optional Elementary School, Anchorage.
8 PM, Sunday, March 15, 2015. Best Friends Bonnie Headley and Mary Ellen Ashton on Mary Ellen’s birthday, Anchorage.
4:45 PM, Saturday, March 14, 2015. “Someday I want to be a cosmetologist…or a fireman…not sure yet.” Samm Parra with her boyfriend Zach Adam, Anchorage.
9:15 PM, Friday, March 13, 2015. UAA Women Basketball coach Ryan McCarthy tries to rally his team in the final moments of the first game of the Western Regional Championship at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. UAA was upset by Point Loma of California 64-63.
3 PM, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Spring break intern and high school student, Jered Rifenberick, has been hanging with us this week. Mike and I introduced him to a bunch of photographer’s work today via the internet plus old issues of PDN and CA Photo Annuals.
8:45 AM, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Neighbor Minsun Kim on a cold morning in Anchorage.
6:15 PM, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. My three year old neighbor Opal. “We take a walk around the block every night after dinner…Opal always brings her bear.” -Opal’s father, Chester Gilmore
5:15 PM, Monday, March 9, 2015. Construction contractor Brad Himmelright, Anchorage.
5:15 PM, Sunday, March 8, 2015. Anchorage South Addition neighbor Becky Farleigh.
10:30 AM, Saturday, March 7, 2015. “I’m a member of Team Baker and the brother of musher John Baker.” -Andy Baker with his granddaughter, Noah, at the Iditarod Ceremonial Start on Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage.
3:30 PM, Friday, March 6, 2015. “I’m just trying to hurry-up spring…I started with the front of my house and then went to the corner in both directions…this is now an ice free zone.” -Neighbor John Farleigh removes ice from his drive way on an unseasonably warm March afternoon.
6 PM, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Production Assistant Sarah Glaser at Alaska Public Media, Anchorage.
10:15 AM, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Sarah and David Jefferies with three day old Avalyn at their home in Anchorage.
5:15 PM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. West High student Eniko Sape after school and on his way home, Anchorage.
5:45 PM, Monday, March 2, 2015. National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths during a visit to Anchorage.