Washington-based photographer Brett Ziegler explores the beauty, subtleties and humour of daily life.
Nov. 3, 2009, Richmond, VA Ð Decorations and shadows are seen at the victory party for Governor-elect Bob McDonnell of Virginia. McDonnell beat out challenger Creigh deeds in Virginiaos gubernatorial race.
March 10, 2010, Washington, DC - First lady Michelle Obama is seen through the viewfinder of a television camera during the fourth annual Award for International Women of Courage ceremony.
April 4, 2011, Washington, DC - a couple move through Multiverse, a light sculpture created by American artist Leo Villareal, at the National Gallery of Art.
Sept. 4, 2008, Saint Paul, Minn. Ð A police grenade explodes near a protester, as riot police attempt to control a group of unlawful demonstrators who tried to march to the Xcel Center during the Republican National Convention.
Dec.19,2011, Washington, DC - A man crosses an empty street during a large snowstorm.
April 11, 2011, Ann Arbor, Mich. - Students work in the Lurie Nano fabrication Facility at the University of Michigan College of Engineering.
Jan. 7, 2008, Sequoia National Park, Calif.- Francesca Camarata hike towards the General Sherman tree, in the Giant Forest, which is home to four of the five largest trees, by volume, in the world. The General Sherman tree, whose volume is 52,508 cubic feet, is the largest living organism in the world.
Aug. 24, 2011, Washington, DC - A jogger heads out towards the National Mall during sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial.
Sept. 6, 2009, Washington, DC - People walk through dust being blown up by the wind, at sunset, near the Lincoln Memorial.
Jan. 18, 2010, Washington, DC - Reflections are seen in a stream of water in an alley way.
Jan. 17, 2010, Washington, DC - A lone car enters the tunnel on Rock Creek Drive at dusk.
This essay featured originally in the April 2012 edition of Life Force Magazine.