Steacy got access with help from his dad Thomas, the paper’s national/foreign editor. Starting in 2009, he spent four years visiting the newsroom where the staff put stories together and the printing house where they were put to paper. He exposed thousands of large-format Kodak Portra negatives with his tripod-mounted K.B. Canham 4X5 field camera. Wanting to witness every step of the process, Steacy often worked 16-hour days, and in the process, grew close with the staff. “I spent a lot of time having really long in-depth conversations with reporters, editors, mail room guys, you know, just talking with people,” he says.