Neal Primm, 23, also known by drag name Lavender Hazze, poses in the studio Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at Central Michigan University. “I knew I wanted to become a drag queen was in high school,” Primm said. “It was after I saw my first performance by a drag queen that opened up many doors to so many ideas.” Neal took some classes toward a visual ads degree at Mid Michigan Community College but recently withdrew to focus on his photography and drag.
Captain Jon Finger plays the guitar in the galley of the J. & E. Riggin on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Finger and his wife and co-captain Annie Mahle offer eco-friendly sailing vacations aboard the historic windjammer during their sailing season from late May through early October.
Kendra Peabody, from Ionia, Michigan, blows flour at the camera. Peabody, 24, who has a degree in family studies from Central Michigan University, said television shows like Cupcake Wars and Baking Holiday Championships got her into baking. “When I was around 15, I actually helped my neighbor bake my parents an anniversary cake for anniversary,” Peabody said. “That was the first cake I ever got to bake that was completely homemade. It’s always been a dream of mine to own a bakery.”