I took photos of lots of name performers at outdoor concert venues in Michigan this past summer, including these of Rick Springfield at the annual Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing on a steamy July evening. I’ll share a few of my favorite summer shots with you each month, providing a brief escape from the challenging world of special needs for us both. I plan to continue to pursue a newfound love of visual journalism as I continue my passionate commitment to issues of special needs advocacy.

Balance in all things is good for your perspective, your career, and your health. At least, it is for me.

Photos by Judy Winter 2011. All rights reserved.