As a freelance photojournalist, I get a wide range of assignments: from sports to profiles to press conferences to fires. But after many years of working for the Free Press, the assignments that I still have a hard time believing I am getting paid to do are "stand-alones". I am literally paid to drive around and find pretty pictures that don't go along with a story. Hence the name.
Since people are my all time favorite subject, I particularly love the slice-of-life photographs, which typically consist of folks out in the environment doing something or anything of interest. Even when I'm not on assignment I find myself scanning the scenery for these. It's a sickness really.
So here are a few of my favorite winter drive-by images...