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Michael Rayne Swensen  || 2018 Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling recipient || Boston Globe Co-op Fall ‘18 || EAW XXX || OUPJ '19 || lover of blue hour and Dijon mustard |

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Dedicated to Michael ‘Mikey’ Martinka (October 15, 1991-June 30, 2009) || “Out of the Furnace” ||

“Blood Moon rising” | Harrison County, Kentucky | January 20, 2019 | @boydsstation #project30636

E. Pleasant Street in downtown Cynthiana | August 3, 2018 | @boydsstation #project30636 #nikonlove #harrisoncountykentucky #archive

“Good Oak”

“It may have been the wash and wear of the emigrant traffic that bared this roadbank, and thus enabled this particular acorn to spread its first leaves to the sun. Only one acorn in a thousand ever grew large enough to fight rabbits; the rest were drowned at birth in the prairie sea. •
It is a warming thought that this one wasn’t, and thus lived to garner eighty years of June sun. It is this sunlight that is now being released, through the intervention of my axe and saw, to warm my shack and my spirit through eighty gusts of blizzard. And with each gust a wisp of smoke from my chimney bears witness to whomsoever it may concern, that the sun did not shine in vain...” -Aldo Leopold | Sunday, January 27, 2019| A Sand County Almanac

Myrtle at 7 months | Thursday, January 3, 2019 | Pittsburgh, Pa

“It began with a man named Ted Pelkey, a 54-year-old mechanic who on a frigid morning this week stood in his driveway off Route 128 — not far from what has become known here simply as “the finger’’ — and explained how it came to be.

For the past decade, Pelkey said, he has been attempting to move his business, Ted’s Truck and Trailer Repair, from the town of Swanton, twentysome miles away, to the 11.4 acres on which his home sits in Westford.

The move would not only eliminate his daily 30-minute commute, he said, but save him thousands of dollars a year in rent. It would also require the construction of an 8,000-square-foot building on his property.
As Pelkey tells it, the town initially signed off on the project, but after a handful of neighbors appealed to the state’s environmental court, local officials withheld the permit necessary to begin building.” - Dugan Arnett @duganarnett
Check out the full story! Link is in my bio. | @bostonglobe

A few more frames from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s victory speech last night and the Yes on 3 campaign watch party. | Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 | @bostonglobe | #bgshare

A few frames over the past month of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s race against candidate Geoff Diehl. | @bostonglobe #bgshare #vote

Firefighters battle an apartment fire at 104 Hemenway St. in Boston on Saturday. | @bostonglobe #bgshare

Coyote | Harrison County, Kentucky | July 10, 2018 | @boydsstation #project30636

Despite not winning any games, Triton High School is going to the state playoffs because the quality of their opponents was so strong they earned lots of playoff points. Full story can read at the Globe’s website. | Monday, October 22, 2018 | @bostonglobe #bgshare

Head of the Charles day two | Sunday, October 21, 2018 | @bostonglobe #bgshare

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