Last week while shooting another assignment in town for Businessweek, I get a text from one of the editors saying “Mike! Call me back, I want to put you in a helicopter.” 

The next day I got on a plane and spent three days in the suburban wasteland know as Phoenix, Arizona for a story about the housing boom currently going on there. It was on of the most challenging stories of my life from a visual standpoint but in the end, after spending hours driving around in circles in a never ending sea of shopping centers and mile long blocks (seriously), I am really happy and proud of what I was able to do.