Documentary

Documentary storytelling is what I hope most do with my photography, and what I feel is most rewarding.

A single window washer in a bosun's chair in downtown Denver, spring, 2014. Nikon F2, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-s, Kodak Ektar 100 film. (Daniel J. Schneider) The old, neon Robert Waxman Cameras sign sits inside the Denver Dry Building after Wolf Camera (who bought out Waxman's) vacated the space, as a pedestrian is reflected in the window pane. Nikon FM2, Nikkor 50mm f/2.0 AI, Kodak Plus-X 125 film. (Daniel J. Schneider) An unnamed street musician plays classic Country and Western tunes for tips on the 16th Street Mall in Denver. (Daniel J. Schneider) Car guys gather to show off their shiny creations, such as this shiny, red 1965 Ford Galaxie 500,  on Colfax Avenue during the annual Cinco De Mayo celebration in Denver. (Daniel J. Schneider) A couple weeks after a gunman claimed 12 lived and wounded 58 others in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, I visited the makeshift memorial that cropped up across the street. Dozens of people were coming and going, contemplating, commiserating and crying. 12 white crosses represent the 12 victims. (Daniel J. Schneider) To bridge the gap while waiting for to complete his disability application process, Mark Rhoads, who has lost nearly all his eyesight, plays guitar for tips on the 16th Street Mall in Denver. [Or else, it's just a shaggy guy with a guitar.] (Daniel J. Schneider) Evacuees from the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins, Colorado, stake out cots at a Red Cross shelter set up in Cache La Poudre Junior High School, June 10, 2012. (Daniel J. Schneider) Near the shore of Horsetooth Reservoir outside Fort Collins, Colorado, onlookers take photos of the smoke from the High Park Fire as it obscures the sun late on Sunday, June 10, 2012. (Daniel J. Schneider) On Oct. 13, 2011, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that Occupy Denver demonstrators must not camp in Lincoln Park near the state Capitol and that the park's 5 a.m.-11 p.m. open hours must be respected. That evening, after numerous requests by Colorado State Patrol for protesters to leave the park and many opportunities to end the tense situation without a standoff, arrests, or any other unpleasantness, police were finally forced to evict the demonstrators forcibly.  (Daniel J. Schneider) Portraits of the people demonstrating and mingling at the Occupy Denver encampment on the edge of Civic Center. The variety of people includes young and old, black and white, homeless and affluent, veteran and objector, from many walks of life. Taken after the march and the Veteran's Day Parade, Nov. 5, 2011. An entrant in the amateur working ranch horse competition successfully ropes a calf after completing the conformation phase at the AQHA Working Ranch Horse Classic during the National Western Stock Show, Denver, Colo., Jan. 13, 2011. (Daniel J. Schneider) Wadsworth Ridge is shaded and obscured by clouds and a plume of smoke from the 200-acre fire burning there. Winds whipped a smaller fire quickly through the brush late the night before. (Daniel J. Schneider) A flag-carrying drummer rallies Occupy Denver demonstrators in front of riot-equipped police in Denver, Oct. 29, 2011. Within just a few minutes, Reed has already begun to reveal the subject of the finished carving. Wood chips and the smell of pine fill the air at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (Daniel J. Schneider)
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On Oct. 13, 2011, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that Occupy Denver demonstrators must not camp in Lincoln Park near the state Capitol and that the park's 5 a.m.-11 p.m. open hours must be respected. That evening, after numerous requests by Colorado State Patrol for protesters to leave the park and many opportunities to end the tense situation without a standoff, arrests, or any other unpleasantness, police were finally forced to evict the demonstrators forcibly. (Daniel J. Schneider)