Lens Cap

Emergency Button


Many of us wish we could take a breather from our roller coaster year. Forrest Anderson snapped this humorous juxtaposition of a patriotic sign and an emergency shut-off switch in Green River, Utah. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 07, 2020

Grandfather and grand child, Beijing, China


Legacy photo of a grandfather taking his grand child on an outing, Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | September 22, 2020

Wildfire


A firefighting helicopter pours water on a wildfire that spread rapidly over a mountain above the village of Mapleton, Utah, on Sept. 7, 2020. A rainstorm helped firefighters control the fire on that side of the mountain when it was about 15 feet from homes. It continued to burn on the other side of the mountain for several days, forcing the evacuation of homes in the area.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | September 11, 2020

Smoke Rays

Sunrise, Utah
The sun rises over the Sierra Bonita Mountains in Utah, creating light rays as it filters through a haze of smoke that has drifted east from huge wildfires in California.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | August 27, 2020

Apple Stores Pre-Pandemic and Now


Since Apple opened its first of many retail stores in 2001, the stores typically have been crowded hives of activity, with customers and T-shirted store employees gathering around the iconic wooden tables chatting animatedly about Apple gear. This changed during the pandemic, when Apple closed retail stores starting with ones in China. Many still are closed, although Apple is beginning to reopen ones in locations where it deems the coronavirus risk is low. In those stores, customers wear masks and socially distance, and some stores are doing only curbside pick-up. Below, a crowded New York City Apple store in pre-pandemic days and a closed Apple store in Salt Lake City, Utah, now.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | August 19, 2020

Opening lines


Opening Lines - Hundreds of people lined up outside the IKEA store in Draper, Utah, as it reopened this week after months of handling orders on-line with pickup only. The reopening was a microcosm of the anomolies related to reopening efforts globally, with some people social distancing and wearing masks while others ignored these guidelines for preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | June 16, 2020

Where did the Asian custom of wearing masks come from?

Mask wearing in Asia
Where did the Asian custom of wearing masks originate? In recent months, the Asian custom of wearing masks in public has been cited as an important reason why Asia's death toll from the coronavirus has been lower than the United States' and Europe's despite the denser populations of many Asian countries. It has been common long before the coronavirus pandemic to see Asians wearing masks in public, as this young women posing for a pre-pandemic photo in Tokyo, Japan, did. Mask wearing really took off in Asia during the 2002 SARS outbreak and 2006 bird flu scare, but it has been more common in Asia than the West since the 1918 and 1934 flu pandemics. Many people in Asia also wear masks or scarves on their faces to protect them from chronic pollution. China, Korea and Japan have been heavily influenced by traditional Chinese medicine, which emphasizes the importance of breathing in health. The Asian practice of mask wearing has evolved into a social firewall that signals a desire to socially distance from others. Politically, it has become associated with an ability to demonstrate anonymously in countries where public protest is frowned upon. For some, it also has become a fashion statement.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | June 12, 2020

Wasp’s Nest


A wasp's nest.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | June 01, 2020

Yi minority women, Xichang, China


Yi minority women, Xichang, China.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | May 19, 2020

Woods near Beijing, China


Woods near Beijing, China.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | May 13, 2020

Air Force Flyover honors health care workers


F-35 pilots at Hill Air Force Base in Utah saluted the state's front-line COVID-19 workers with a statewide flyover on April 30. Four pilots flew in formation across the state, flying from Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, south to St. George, then looping up to Park City in the Wasatch mountains and north to Logan before returning to the base.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | May 05, 2020

A Japanese touch while sheltering at home


Fabric districts in major cities are among the delights of international travel. A stash of scraps from projects made of Japanese fabric once purchased in Tokyo were repurposed into these masks.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | April 27, 2020

Making Masks


Making Masks - Who would have thought that making cloth masks would become a thing? Designers, dry cleaners, weekend hobbyists, bridal and fabric shops, lawyers, office managers, artists, and entrepreneurs have turned their sewing areas into mask factories in an effort to supply cloth masks to anyone who needs them amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some church groups have made a goal to sew 500 masks by Easter. While cloth masks are not as protective as manufactured ones, studies by Wake Forest University and other textile researchers have found that they are considerably better than nothing. The need for masks is far from limited to hospitals, although they are asking for them in large numbers. Masks are being used at nursing homes for both patients and workers. My sewing room is currently littered with piles of mask parts as we finish masks for social workers who are venturing out to check on the health of homeless people. In some areas hard hit by the virus, funeral workers, package delivery workers, and other people who provide essential services have asked for masks. At one vet clinic that I am aware of, the office manager has been sewing animal-themed ones for the staff to wear. There is a desperate need for masks from many different facilities, one recent call for masks said. Those who are involved in making masks have discovered that cranking out a stack of the masks isn’t as simple as it looks. Even using the simplest of many patterns that have become available, we have found that each mask has more than 10 different seams that need to be sewn.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | April 09, 2020

Read me a story


A teacher reads a story to her young student during a one-on-one video chat during the coronavirus shutdown. The photo on the left is what the teacher saw, and the one on the right is her student.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | March 31, 2020

Shoppers’ Run on supermarket.


Shoppers in a line that reached to the back of a Utah grocery store during the coronavirus shutdown. While the food supply is not expected to be a problem, people's concerns over their ability to get to stores or to eat out has sparked a run on supermarkets in some areas.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | March 17, 2020

Sydney Opera House, Australia


Sydney Opera House and a rainbow, Sydney, Australia.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | March 10, 2020

Chinese farmer


Legacy photo of a Chinese farmer in Hebei, China. Behind him is a Qing imperial tomb.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | February 25, 2020

Bound Feet


This legacy photo shows an elderly woman with bound feet in China. Footbinding, an ancient custom of wrapping women's feet tightly to keep them small, resulted in lifelong disability for most of its victims. It persisted for almost a millennium until opposition to it grew in the 18th-19th centuries. The Republic of China banned it in 1912, but the practice persisted in some areas until the Communist government put an end to it in the 1950s. By the 1980s and 1990s, many elderly women still had bound feet and factories made special shoes and other aids to help them cope with the disability. In addition to multiple health problems associated with their feet, elderly women with bound feet were more likely to fall and break bones since they could not walk and balance well. The last such factory closed in 1999.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | February 20, 2020

White knuckle dealing


White knuckling dealing

A legacy photo from a trade fair in China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | February 12, 2020

How is Notre Dame de Paris doing?


How is Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris doing? The famous national cathedral, which burned in April 2018, is heavily bandaged with plastic, scaffolding and wooden frames that are shoring up its buttresses. Those involved in the restoration are involved in a debate over whether the cathedral should be restored as closely as possible to its pre-fire state or be modernized. The fire exposed deep environmental, aesthetic, cultural and financial issues involving the past and future of the iconic church, which has changed many times over its centuries. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | February 03, 2020

Storyteller at a teahouse, Chongqing, China


Legacy photo of a storyteller at a teahouse in Chongqing, China. He was telling traditional Chinese stories at the shop when we dropped by during our first trip to Chongqing. When we returned to the city later on, he was gone along with the teahouse. A modern shop was in its place. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | January 21, 2020

What Salt Looks Like


What salt looks like close up.

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | January 13, 2020

Two friends in a market, Beijing


Legacy photo of two friends chatting in a market, Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | January 07, 2020

Bryce Canyon Tree


Twisted tree in the snow, Bryce Canyon, Utah. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | December 31, 2019

Salt Lake Temple


Historic Salt Lake Temple with Christmas lights

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | December 24, 2019

Mother and children, China


A young mother at home with her sleeping twins in a village near Beijing, China, Christmas Day. 

We were strolling through the village one Christmas Day and came upon a house that had a star carved on it, probably a relic of Cultural Revolution-era Communist symbolism. One of our small children exclaimed, "Look, there's the Christmas star!" At that moment, this young woman came out of the neighboring house,walked straight up to us and invited us to come in and see her twin baby boys, who were taking a nap on the bed.

Legacy photo by Forrest Anderson 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | December 16, 2019

Keeping Warm


Legacy photo of a vendor bundled up for the winter in a market, Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | December 03, 2019

Knights on a Quest


Knights on a quest, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | November 26, 2019

Chinese school child studying


A Chinese child doing schoolwork in a classroom, Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | November 15, 2019

Bored vendor and action figures


A bored vendor selling action figures at a market, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | November 07, 2019

Finger-lickin’good

Finger-licken good

Finger lickin' good. 

Two young girls leaving a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 31, 2019

Young boy catching dragonflies

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A young boy catching dragonflies in Beijing, China. He was catching them in a net and holding them in his mouth while he caught others. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 25, 2019

Actor in a film studio in Shanghai, China


Actor in a film studio in Shanghai, China. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 15, 2019

Late afternoon light at temple


Late afternoon light at a temple, Hefei, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 08, 2019

Skeleton crew tries to start dead engine


Skeleton crew tries to start a dead engine. Mapleton, Utah. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 02, 2019

Man on bamboo boat


Man on bamboo boat with baskets of rice, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | September 26, 2019

Mandarin Duck


Mandarin Duck, Duke Gardens, Durham, North Carolina. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | September 18, 2019

Steelworker, Benxi, China.


Steelworker, Benxi, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | September 09, 2019

Korean War Memorial


The Korean War memorial in Washington, DC, on a rainy day. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | August 27, 2019

Back scratch


We've been organizing photos from our decades of photojournalism lately, and have come across many that capture humorous, interesting or touching moments from years past. From time to time, we'll be posting one of those legacy photos as a Lenscap. Here's one of them: 

Ahhhh! A man appears to get a backscratch from a bronze lion at the Forbidden City, Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | August 20, 2019

Buddhist monk, Hangzhou, China


Buddhist monk, Hangzhou, China. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | August 14, 2019

Haying Season


Rough haying season - Scene in a hay field in Midway, Utah. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | August 06, 2019

Flatiron Building


The Flatiron Building, New York City. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | July 30, 2019

A Chinese worker unpacks The Thinker


Rodin's statue The Thinker watches as a Chinese worker unpacks him for an exhibition in Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | July 23, 2019

Swans on a lake


Swans on a lake, North Carolina. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | July 16, 2019

Circles and Circles


Astronomical instruments and a round moon gate at the Ancient Observatory in Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | July 11, 2019

A horse and rider on a beach in California.


From sea to shining sea - a horse, rider and dog on a beach in California. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | July 01, 2019

Do Not Feed Animals


Do Not Feed the Animals, Do Not Cross Barriers. Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, California.

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | June 26, 2019

Unopened Flower

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An unopened flower. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | June 17, 2019

The Qing Tombs near Beijing, China.


Qing Tombs near Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | June 11, 2019

Colorado sky.


Colorado sky. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | June 03, 2019

Butterfly, Raleigh, North Carolina

butterfly

Butterfly, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | May 29, 2019

Guard, London, England


A tired horse guard yawns. London, England. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | May 21, 2019

Snow leopard


Snow leopard, Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, California. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | May 13, 2019

The Forbidden City and Dagoba at Beihai Park

Forbidden city and white dagoba

The Forbidden City and White Dagoba at Beihai Park, Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | May 06, 2019

Bonneville Salt Flats

Bonneville-Salt-Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats, a salt field that is a remnant of a prehistoric inland sea, Utah. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | April 30, 2019

Mountain landscape near Beijing, China


Mountain landscape near Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | April 23, 2019

Pink Flower

pink-flower

Pink flower.

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | April 15, 2019

An old ship and Fort Denison

Ship-and-Fort-Denison

An old sailing ship and Fort Denison, Sydney Harbor, Australia.

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | April 09, 2019

Rice in a market, Beijing, China


A vendor holds rice in his hands in a market in Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | April 01, 2019

Sunset, Beijing


Sunset, Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | March 25, 2019

Holi Festival


Holi Festival, Utah. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | March 19, 2019

Tower Bridge, London


Tower Bridge, London. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | March 11, 2019

Old cabin, North Carolina


Old cabin, North Carolina.

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | March 04, 2019

Chinese school girl


A Chinese child looks up from her school work during class, Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | February 25, 2019

Aircraft carrier - an insect lands on a turtle.


Aircraft Carrier - an insect lands on a turtle, North Carolina. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | February 19, 2019

A worker in Beijing, China.


This iconic legacy photo is of a worker taking a break at a job site in Bejing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | February 11, 2019

Trials of a Destination Wedding


Trials of a destination wedding - a couple laughs as a passing truck driver stops to take a picture of them posing for their wedding pictures in front of the Arc de Triumphe in Paris, France. The driver appeared to be oblivious to his truck's spectacular photo bombing of the couple's pictures. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | February 04, 2019

A student at an acrobat school in Beijing, China.

Acrobat-school

A student at an acrobat school, Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | January 29, 2019

The Louvre, Paris, France.


The pyramid at the Louvre, Paris, France. 

Photo by Forrest Andersn

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | January 20, 2019

Ice skater on the pond at Beihai Park, Beijing, China

Ice-Skater-at-Beihai-Park

An ice skater at Beihai Park, Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | January 14, 2019

Frosting of Snow

Frosting-of-Snow

Frosting of snow, Provo, Utah. 

Photo of Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | January 07, 2019

The Yangtze River, China

Yangtze-River-China

The Yangtze River, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | December 29, 2018

Farm in Snow

Farm-in-snow

A North Carolina farm in the snow. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | December 24, 2018

Catholic in China

Christian-China

Worshipper in a church in Beijing, China. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | December 17, 2018

Reindeer Sighting?

Reindeer-sighting?

Reindeer sighting? Not quite. This venerable elk sauntered through our neighborhood in Mapleton, Utah. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | December 10, 2018

Buddhist Journey

Buddhist-journey

Buddhist statues being transported in trucks, Beijing, China. Photo by Forrest Anderson. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | December 03, 2018

Temple Square Christmas Lights

Temple-Square-Christmas-lights

Christmas lights on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | November 26, 2018

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving-dinner

Thanksgiving.

Photo by Forrest Anderson. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | November 16, 2018

Pizza delivery in Kyoto, Japan.

Pizza delivery in Kyoto, Japan.

Pizza delivery in Kyoto, Japan. Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | November 12, 2018

Camel and Mountain

Camel-and-Mountain

A camel, part of the Spirit Way at the Qing Tombs near Beijing, China, mirrors the shape of the mountain behind it. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | November 05, 2018

Small Garage

Small-Garage

How small can you make your garage and still get your car in it? 

Kyoto, Japan. 

Photo by Forrest Anderson

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 29, 2018

Blue heron over a lake, Apex, North Carolina

blue-heron

Blue heron over a lake, Apex, North Carolina. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 22, 2018

Terraced hills, Guangxi, China.

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Terraced hills, Guangxi, China

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 15, 2018

Bridge, Summer Palace

Summer-palace-bridge

A Bridge at the Summer Palace, Beijing, China. Photo by Forrest Anderson. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 08, 2018

A rice field in Thailand

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A rice field in Thailand. Photo by Forrest Anderson. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | October 01, 2018

Sifting grains

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A man sifts grains in a basket outside his farmhouse near Beijing, China. Photo by Forrest Anderson. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | September 21, 2018

The Original Man Buns

terracottas-warriors

China's terracotta warrior army in Xian, China. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | September 14, 2018

Guilin, China

Guilin-China

The famous gumdrop hills of Guilin, China. 

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | September 10, 2018

Freda’s Haircut

Cat gets a haircut

Vet tech Angel Anderson demonstrates how to hold a cat that is angry about getting a haircut.

Photo by: Forrest Anderson | August 29, 2018