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MayPac Redux for ESPN The Magazine

Catching up on past work….The May 2015 Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight was billed as the fight of the century. On assignment for ESPN The Magazine, I spent the day on the Las Vegas Strip with tourists in town for the fight hype. These were a few of my favorites from the day.

UNLV students, Destiny Penna, left, and Chaslina Cress work as showgirls for tips while friends from Bronx, New York - who came to Las Vegas for the fight, pose for a group selfie outside the MGM Grand in the midst of pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Jay Beets, center, of Chicago, Ilinois, isn't sure where he's watching the fight yet, seen outside the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Fans take pictures with Floyd Mayweather's bus in front of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Fred Barnes, of Shreveport, Louisiana, on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Irony, during the pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Claudi Ruiz, left, and Karla Silva, of Los Angeles, Calif., pause outside the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Beau Swindall, of Dallas, Texas, heads into the closed circuit viewing of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Ticket holders head into the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Ticket holders head into the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Programs go for $30 at the door to the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Tourists watch the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight through a Monte Carlo bar window from the Las Vegas Strip, on Saturday night, May 2, 2015.

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Hood to Coast 2015

Last weekend 12 friends descended on PDX to load into two vans and journey 198 miles on foot through sun, torrential rain and gale force winds from Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon in a little under 33 hours. It was epic, non-stop fun with a stellar group of photographers, a few spouses, and a few of Craig’s old friends and family as we ran the mother of all relays, Hood to Coast, as Team Awesome Sauce.

It was my first trip away from my 15-month-old son, who is still breastfeeding, and the longest I’ve ever been away from my 3 year old. I had been torn about following through on the race for months and being away from the babes, even after signing on a year earlier, but I am so thankful I did.

Hood to Coast was my version of a radical vacation:

/ Great friends ( Lisa, Bruce, Craig, Sandy & Chris – for the linkable photogs)

/ Adventure (that time we went to the wrong exchange and Bruce had to wait a half an hour, or I ran 5 miles at 3am in a hard downpour in the pitch black with a lightening storm as my guide)

/ Grueling physical feats (we each ran 14-20 miles across three legs in under 24 hours. The hardest part was running 5-7 miles and jumping straight into the van. Over. And over. And over.)

/ Pacific Coast Pie Company (surprise bday pie for Bruce between legs 1&2,)  Voodoo Donuts (thanks to Tim at exchange 6,) and Dutch Bros

/ Oregon. Oh I have missed you and your people.

/ Just enough photo geeking to feel at home

This cartoon pretty much sums it up.

Here is a diptych’d glimpse of our rolling running party, made with my cell phone. You have to check out Sandy’s pics and write up on the adventure too!

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

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Lobsters for United Airlines

Lots of work to catch up. Always. This was for United Airlines’ first class magazine, Rhapsody. Turns out working with the royalty of lobsters makes for nervous chefs and PR reps. You have to check out the prices on these babies. Glad everyone was happy with the results! I was hungry for lobsters for weeks.

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Shamir for the New York Times

I had the pleasure of photographing Shamir for the New York Times last month. From his apartment in North Las Vegas to the pig farm he grew up down the street from. The story is here. There is definitely something special about Shamir. I’m looking forward to seeing where this talent goes from here. Here’s the tearsheet and a few outtakes.  It happened to be take your kid to work day, so I had the youngest assistant Shamir had ever met. James styled it.

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Shamir in North Las Vegas on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Shamir at RC Farms, the pig farm down the street from where he grew up in North Las Vegas on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Shamir at home in North Las Vegas on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Shamir at home in North Las Vegas on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Shamir soaking up his bubbles at home in North Las Vegas on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

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Mega Fight Features for ESPN The Magazine

Everyone has had a lot to say about whether the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight lived up to expectations. For me, I spent the day on the Las Vegas Strip with tourists in town for the fight hype, most of who didn’t have tickets but they were stoked and pumping their hard earned dollars into the Las Vegas economy. A full gallery from the scene and fight action is here.

I’ll follow-up with more images after the print edition runs this week.

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Pillsbury Bake-Off for Philadelphia Magazine

The story by Michael Callahan is here.

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Three (3!)

No one was joking when they said it flies! My first born is THREE! 3!! Amazing, and I made another sweet boy since who is now nine-months. I have been using the time as best I can and not as much posting here. It’s been precious and wonderful and I’m ready to make more time to get caught up on sharing current work along the way. Please check back soon to see more! XOXO

A's third birthday. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

A's third birthday. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

A's third birthday. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

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Happy Halloween

From our family to yours…hope it was a fun one!

Halloween 2013 in Las Vegas.

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Vegas’ Post-Recession Economy for TIME

This week’s issue of TIME, August 19, 2013 | Vol. 182 No. 8 (with the honeybee on the cover,) includes a feature story I shot for TIME recently on the changing face of visitor spending and the post-recession economy here in Las Vegas.

This is how the print edition came out. I love that they used one of my favorite images from the assignment for the table of contents page.  Pretty sure that image will show up in my Born on the Fourth of July essay when I get back around to updating that project.

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Team Challenge for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Currently, my husband, Kirk, and I are training for the San Diego TriRock olympic-distance triathlon with Team Challenge Las Vegas. Our fundraising goal for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is $8,000.

This is Jay. Jay is 10-years-old and our team’s Honored Hero.  After years of specialists not knowing how to treat his Crohn’s Disease, Jay is in remission following three surgeries in three months last year. We know of at least two of our team mates that currently have Crohn’s. Hearing their struggles and stories is difficult, and heartbreaking. One a teenage girl, and another a mother of two school age girls. The cause of their pain and suffering remains largely a mystery to researchers and specialists. We joined this effort to help a cause we didn’t know much about. It’s becoming personal as we realize these invisible illnesses are all around us .

Jay joined us for a team pot luck after our training run today, and had thank you notes for everyone. I have thank you notes for everyone too! Please join us and contribute any amount you can HERE to help find a cure for this devastating disease. EVERY DOLLAR helps and it’s all tax deductible!  This is the world I want to live in. One where we all help each other however we can.

Jay, age 10, currently in remission from Crohn's Disease.

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