Photo by Melanie Maxwell

Photo by Melanie Maxwell

For Daniel Brenner, curiosity has been a compass to explore. Most of his documentary life has been spent at newspapers in Missouri, Wyoming, and Michigan celebrating people being uncommon. Now, he is a freelance photographer back in his hometown Denver, Colorado. He has a life goal to win the claw machine.


A team of volunteers searches for missing people in Joplin on Thursday, March 26, 2011, four days after a severe tornado destroyed the city.

A team of volunteers searches for missing people in Joplin on Thursday, March 26, 2011, four days after a severe tornado destroyed the city.

Exhausted from work, Krista Downey, sits in her favorite chair after an early morning shift at the cereal factory September 22, 2015 in their home at the Perryville Mobile Home Park in Missouri. She would later call the father of her baby, Madison, and discuss care during holidays.

Exhausted from work, Krista Downey, sits in her favorite chair after an early morning shift at the cereal factory September 22, 2015 in their home at the Perryville Mobile Home Park in Missouri. She would later call the father of her baby, Madison, and discuss care during holidays.

Concerned Student 1950 supporters participate in a chant Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 on the University of Missouri Traditions Plaza. Earlier in the day, UM system president Tim Wolfe resigned.

Concerned Student 1950 supporters participate in a chant Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 on the University of Missouri Traditions Plaza. Earlier in the day, UM system president Tim Wolfe resigned.

Mexico resident Alex Martin, 6, sits in his jeep after the power wheel division of the 2015 Boone County Fair demolition derby Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Central Missouri Events Center.

Mexico resident Alex Martin, 6, sits in his jeep after the power wheel division of the 2015 Boone County Fair demolition derby Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Central Missouri Events Center.