The thought behind this photo was to give a sense of being a part of the team. I
asked a player to run at me but neglected to mention stopping before he made contact.
All I can say is that after this I really
feel like a part of the team, since I bled with them
while taking this picture in 1990.
At an early age I tried to convince my mother I was going to be a firefighter, and I
still have a special place in my heart for the men and women we call upon to help keep us
safe. Here’s Tacoma firefighter Mary Norum Hallman ’91,
’92, photographed for an
profile in 2000.
I didn’t count how many rungs I had to climb for this photo, taken in 2000, but
it seemed to take forever to reach the top of the huge crane that was on-site during
the construction of Wyatt Hall. The ladder went straight up without any pitch, and my
hardhat kept hitting the crossbars and knocking me off balance—not very comforting
when you’re 175 feet off the ground.
I’ve photographed all manner of pranks perpetrated
on campus fountains. It seems I take a picture of soap
bubbles in Sutton Quad every year.