Iowa City Jeweler, Willa Dickens, poses for a portrait in his office on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. He's been working In the business for 75 years and says, "It's a challenge everyday with the beautiful and interesting things in the jewelry business. How can I be so lucky to call it work?" (James Year/The Daily Iowan)
An employee for Midwest Rides poses for a quick portrait in his ticket booth during the Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa on Friday, May 18, 2018.
Heavy metal fans participate in the mosh pit during a Slaughter to Prevail concert at Gabes in Iowa City on Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018. Mosh pits have a reputation for being violent but, in most cases that I have seen, they serve more as a cathartic release for the fans and acts as an escape from daily life.
Chris Oppedahl, a Circle of Ash Scream Park volunteer, practices fire-breathing on March 15. Oppedahl has volunteered with the organization for approximately a year and goes to weekly meetings as often as possible.(James Year/The Daily Iowan)
Students enjoy a period of free swimming at the CRWC on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. This was one of the class' last practice sessions before their open water certification at Lake Pearl, Illinois this summer. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)
Kyle Bingham views the suspension plate shortly before being rigged into the plate and tripod assembly on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)
Varla, a character with the Iowa City Kings drag king troupe, puts the finishing touches on her outfit shortly before show began at Studio 13 in Iowa City on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Varla is a long term member of the group and regularly emcees the events. She is known for her vulgar sense of humor and quick wit. (James Year/Freelance)
University Camera owner, Roger Christian, poses for a portrait in his store shortly after his retirement party finished on Saturday, April 28, 2018. University Camera had been in business for nearly 50 years before succumbing to online online competition.