And on that ground was a deer, a rare deer, a rattlin' deer. Was a rattlin' deer, at least. This one is for all of you into blood and guts.

Faces in the Night

America! Fuck Yeah! There was a huge tent devoted to a realistic, army style video game.

Parker puked on the C-130 Hercules.

I went to the air show today at Columbia Regional Airport.

I photographed fire spinners for Vox Magazine on Saturday. I had an audio rcorder with me, so I took some sound too. This is what I came up with.
Circus Pages

It’s three hours before the show, and the flavorful, buttery smell of popcorn starts to slowly waft through the air, swirling with the gritty dust at the Boone County Fairgrounds Coliseum. Outside, the elephants, Daisy and Bambi, trumpet while children and their families file into the arena. Camper trailers line the grounds, but these are not your usual trailers. Signs posted on them read “Concession Stand” and “Performing Elephants.”

Circus Pages, a family-run business, arrived in Columbia on Friday for a double performance at the fairgrounds. The performers travel the country throughout the summer putting on shows. Elephants, camels, pony rides, jugglers, trampolines, face painting, balloons, cotton candy, hot dogs, popcorn and soda. It’s just about everything a child could want.

“There’s no better feeling than seeing the kids’ happy faces after the show,” says ringmaster James Earhart. “It’s the greatest job that you can ever hope for.”
I saw a show back in San Francisco, and the opening acts were straight out of the Speakeasy. Emily Anne played swing, with an old school microphone and all. The next act, Baby Gramps, probably ran a speakeasy. He's been touring for forty years, and led the crowd in a round of Frank Sinatra songs.

Kate LaRue: Portrait #2,494

Scenes from 'Ikuru's Last Stand'

Earlier this week, water levels on the Missouri River rapidly increased, threatening flooding along nearby towns. I went to Hartsburg, Mo. to document the preparation process.

Boone Country Prisoners make sandbags for a makeshift levee along the Missouri River.

The arm of Boone County Prisoner Josh Daly.