Quad-City Times photo editor Kevin Schmidt and I pitched and produced a photo book with stories by reporter Jack Cullen documenting the Iowa length of the Mississippi River — about 400 miles. Schmidt traveled the Iowa side of the river while I took the Wisconsin and Illinois shores for the summer-long project. We produced over 800 photos for web use, and around 200 photos for the book. Below are a few of my favorites from the book along with a number of recent images I’ve made in an effort to continue documenting life on the river.