Archive for the ‘Personal Work’ Category
Memphis: Music Eden
In 2011, I went to Memphis with a writer for a story about rap in Memphis for FADER. I’d never been to the city before and was dumbfounded by the music, everywhere. It spilled into streets from garages, cars, clubs, karaoke halls. I knew I had to come back.
Snapshots From Greece
I shot 223 photos on a little point and shoot film camera in Greece. (I also shot a handful of iPhone photos, and two dozen digital slr photos, before I packed that camera away).
Back to Sun City, Again
Self-publishing a limited edition book on my years spent photographing the residents of Sun City, Arizona didn’t stop me from returning last December for a German publication, or this month for myself. Now that I’m based in California, I can wake up in LA and make it to Sun City by sunset. It’s the place […]
Sequoia National Park and the Importance of Feeling Small
You get wrapped up in all the tiny dramas of life and then you stand under a 2,500-year-old 200 foot sequoia tree and are reminded that you are just a beautiful microscopic blip in the grand scheme of things. You head home three days later knowing there are far more stars than you’d ever seen […]
A girl puts her head on a boy’s shoulder; they are driving west.The windshield wipers wipe, homesickness one way, wanderlust the other, back and forth. -Galway Kinnell-
Miss Native American USA: Part II
I photographed behind the scenes at the Miss Native American USA Pageant in Tempe, Arizona for a personal project. I also made portraits of each of the beautiful and talented contestants.
Miss Native American USA: Part I
I had the immense pleasure of meeting and photographing the 2014 contestants for the Miss Native American USA Pageant in Tempe, Arizona at the beginning of the month. I was researching a personal project and came across the upcoming pageant, reached out and was welcomed to come take photos. I took portraits of the nine […]
The Garlic King
When I saw Rudy Perez, 86, and his wife Jenny, 83, and their fantastic hats at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, I knew I had to take their portraits. Rudy has a quick smile and would say, “Cheeeeeeeese, no, garrrrlicccc,” while he posed for me.
Pecs, Glutes, Quads, Oh My! | Muscle Beach for AARP
I spent the morning of the 4th of July with more than 100 be-muscled men and women as they pumped iron in the famous Muscle Beach pit in Venice Beach and then flexed their muscles on stage for judges and an audience at the annual Mr. & Mrs. Venice Beach bodybuilding competition in Los Angeles.