I photographed Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, the presidents of Baby2Baby for The New York Times Style. Baby2Baby is a charity that supplies low income families with clothing, diapers and toys. Read More
People often ask me what my favorite shoot I’ve done is but every single shoot I do is different. Variables like light and personality and the environment and the client play a big part in the variety, but this shoot was amped up because I had more than 100 barking subjects. I headed to Laguna Beach to The Pacific Marine Mammal Center for The New York Times where an amazing team was rehabbing a record number of sea lion pups that were abandoned and rescued on the Pacific Coast. The young new rescues barely resembled sea lions, they looked more like thin, weak otters and I was just stunned by the dedication the staff and volunteers had to get the pups well so they’d be the chubby and playful animals they are meant to be. To say I love animals is a bit of an understatement so we can file this shoot under one of my thousands of favorites. Read More
Although I set up my makeshift studio near the concessions and wasn’t near the actual ring, this is the closest I’ve ever come to a UFC fight. This fight, UFC 184 in Los Angeles, was the first UFC fight in history with women competitors headlining, which is cool from a historical perspective, but also meant the crowd was a little more diverse than the average UFC fight and was great for me.
I had to set up in a 10×10 foot area, which was very limiting in terms of the space I’d ideally need for lights and stands to shoot portraits on a seamless. I also had to factor in that I would be in a heavy trafficked area alone at times and could not have multiple lights that people could bump into or trip over. So I went with the smallest black roll of paper and a ring flash and when I saw where I’d be shooting I was glad I did. Read More
I spent my Valentine’s Day shooting what has to be the strangest assignment I’ve ever had. My job was to photograph an OZY editor as she walked Hollywood Boulevard through crowds of tourists pretending to be a celebrity, which was amped up by the fact that she was standing next to an actor playing a bodyguard and surrounded by a crowd of screaming hired extras with cameras pretending to be paparazzi. And, as you can see in this photo, people bought the con. It was especially strange for me because I was in the crowd of fake paparazzi photographing the fake celebrity and I was the only real one in that mix, though watching the scene you’d never know that.
I’ve never laughed more or ran backwards more on a shoot. Read about Sanjena’s surreal experience as a (pseudo) celebrity for an afternoon HERE: Almost Famous
I had the utmost pleasure photographing American Apparel’s new CEO Paula Schneider at the American Apparel HQ in Los Angeles for The New York Times. Read the article HERE.
We shot on the roof, in the sewing room of the factory, in her office, a conference room, and a waiting room and it’s rare shoots like this where I’m so happy and completely spoiled by my photo subject. She is clearly a very busy woman and was so easygoing and easy to photograph and she gave me a lot of time. Read More
I desperately needed to be cloned on the night of the Golden Globes. Read More
This is the second blog post of images I shot while working on a travel story on the California Central Coast for The San Francisco Chronicle. Read More
I had the utmost pleasure exploring the California Central Coast for a handful of days for The San Francisco Chronicle. Read More
I always enjoy photographing in factories because I love learning how things work.
I got to photograph the Ice Energy facility in Glendale, California for The New York Times for a story about energy-storage plans in California. Read More