In case you're curious, here are the top 5 places in the U.S where you're most likely to be murdered, mostly by firearms...but that's another topic.
Within the last year, as a advertising photographer / on location commercial photographer, I have visited for one reason or another 4 out of the top 5 counties, parishes or geographic regions on the murder list. They are wonderful places, seriously, but like most big, medium & small cities, rural areas and well just about everywhere else on earth, they have their dark side. I'm not sure what my point is other than that people smile & love everywhere and these places are great, especially compared to the headlines that lead us to believe otherwise. Here are a few images from those scary places and I can't wait to get back to each & everyone of them.