Todd Mizener - Portraits and Studio Portfolio
Voters Guide Cover with model Chris Cashion _________ Tattoo artist Chelsea 'Chewy' Soto in her studio for cover of QC@Work edition.
Dave Wilkey, a hammer forge operator at Moline Forge.
Left Behind by Suicide: Dave Hansen, Bettendorf, Iowa, poses with a photo of his son Daniel, who died by suicide, at 20, in 2005.
Gina Young, of Viola, has been training for months to run the Quad Cities Marathon's half-marathon in the cemetery where her son, John-Michael Perry, is buried. The 20-year-old died Aug. 3, 2016, after falling out of a moving car while leaving the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport with friends. The grieving mother says she is running the race to honor her late son and help heal her pain. To see my video story about Gina go to my Multimedia page.
Dee Robbins, of Rock Island, is overcome by emotion on Thursday while holding up a photograph of Kevin Parker, her longtime boyfriend, lying in the hospital after he was the victim of an intentional hit-and-run accident. Mr. Parker sustained a collapsed right lung, bleeding on the brain, mutiple rib fractures, and a fractured spine. He also suffered memory loss.
Artists Josh and Aimee Ford pose for a portrait in Josh's photo studio Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The husband and wife each have studios on the first floor of the former LeClaire Hotel on 5th Avenue in Moline. Josh is a multimedia photographer who also runs the runs the "Cinema at the Figge" program. Aimee is multi-talented visual artist.
Betty Sample as born on Oct 25, 1917. The same year President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany plunging the United States into World War I. The Rock Island native got married in 1936, the same year Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. She came to the newspaper today to have her photo taken for the social announcement for her 100th birthday party. I took her photo when she turned 95 and she was kind enough to call me and request that I take her photo again.
Augustana College student Quinton Powers poses for a portrait in the college's Fryxell Geology Museum. The Eagle Scout, from Homer, Ill., discovered a new stegosaurus bone during a paleontology dig about 100 miles from Billings during his summer internship at the Judith River Dinosaur Institute in Montana.
Nancy Schaeffer of Moline isn't about to clean up the mess that her neighbors made in her backyard on Friday September 18, 2009. Ms. Schaeffer watched in disbelief as her neighbors dumped numerous garbage cans full of leaves over her fence and into her yard. Ms. Schaeffer and her husband George Schaeffer, 1157 49th Street, have filed a police complaint. They have also asked the City of Moline for help dealing with the situation because they feel the neighbor's action was precipitated by Moline's new leaf burning ban.
Augustana College chaplain the Rev. Richard Priggie, right, has rented an entire theater at Great Escape in Moline for 130 students to watch the newest Harry Potter release at midnight on Nov. 18, 2010. Harry Potter fans Sarah Swindall, left, and Amber Brackett, right, who are past students of Rev. Priggie, will be in attendance in full Harry Potter regalia.
Pearl Harbor survivor Alvis Taylor, of Davenport, Iowa, is one of the two remaining survivors of the attack living in the Quad Cities.
The Rock Island County Integrity Task Force is investigating Joan Mulvania's allegations that she was assaulted by Rock Island County Jail personnel after being arrested in a domestic dispute.
WWII veteran Joseph Colmer of East Moline will be accompanied by his daughter Sheri Jo Williams, left, and his son Bruce Colmer (not pictured) as they travel to Washington, D.C., Saturday as part of the inaugural Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. Mr. Colmer was a member of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne 325th Glider Infantry during WWII. On D-Day he and his unit landed 40-miles behind enemy lines and had to flight their way towards the beaches of Normandy to meet the advancing Allied forces.
The many faces of actor Bill Murray during his John Deere Classic Pro-Am Day press conference.