H-Tine rapper Trae the Truth organized a ride for justice because he didn’t want the victims of police brutality to be forgotten. Hundreds of folks showed up in their SLABs to do a loop around the city. This is BJ who came through in his blue Buick to participate in the moment.

This issue of Houstonia Magazine told the story of immigrants who have come to Houston to live and make this great city what it is. I had the distinct pleasure to photograph a restaurant owner, a case worker, a fashion creative director, a Holocaust survivor turned business consultant, a surgeon, a college student, a community relations director and a meteorologist. Check out their stories here:

Devani Gonzalez

Earlier this summer I linked up with Tobe Nwigwe and family to photograph him in and around the Menil Collection for the New York Times. Good times were had by all. Shoutout to ANOTHER Alief representer! You can also read the piece here:

Towards the beginning of the year I had the distinct pleasure of being tapped as one of the photographers to cover Houston Roughneck home games for the XFL. After the third home game, a match against the Seattle Dragons, Covid-19 came through and shut down the entire sports world. I must say, it was fun while it lasted and I wish it lasted a little longer. Hopefully The Rock can get this thing popping in Houston once again. Here are some highlights from the season!

Bellaire and Gulfton are adjacent neighborhoods in Houston, TX. One wealthy, one lower income. Gulfton has been much more negatively impacted by Covid-19 as written by J. David Goodman for the New York Times. My photos accompanied the story and you can read it here:

Before the pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt, I spent a couple days in the lab with Ray Talib, Jr. aka Alief Ali. Watching him go from station to station was incredible. It made me think about training and taking a shot in the ring….nahhhhhhhhh. Shoutout to yet ANOTHER Alief representer. Here are some pictures.

Michael Starghill, Jr.

Michael Starghill is a Houston based commercial + editorial photographer specializing in portraiture, sports and documentary photography.

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