The Digital Journalist
Selected photos from Michael O'Brien's The Face of Texas.
© Michael O'Brien

Sloan Teeple and Tracey Hanslik (Austin, 1989) - Sloan Teeple and Tracey Hanslik appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine in June 1990 in a story about Austin, Texas, after being photographed at the Austin High School Prom in 1989. Teeple and Hanslik were "sort of" girlfriend and boyfriend; their families were close, as they shared a hunting lease, and the couple spent much of their time together as part of a close-knit group of friends.

"Tracey was my dancing partner," Teeple said.