Frank Nievergelt – Vacheron Constantin

June 12, 2018 12:13 pm
Frank Nievergelt is obsessed with contemporary ceramic artwork. Over the course of his travels to the ateliers of artists, visits that continue to allow him to weave enduring friendships, Frank Nievergelt progressively expands his collection, bringing home new pieces in his luggage that will soon find their place in the barn of the large farm in…

Éric Touchaleaume – Vacheron Constantin

June 10, 2018 12:12 pm
Éric Touchaleaume is obsessed with 20th century avant-garde art and architecture. Much of his life has been dedicated to seeking out and preserving the very rare prefabricated buildings of Jean Prouvé. He lives and works in Hotel Martel, a building in Paris the he restored to its original form, exactly like the influential architect Mallet-Stevens…

Hubert De Malherbe – Vacheron Constantin

June 8, 2018 3:52 pm
Hubert De Malherbe has an obsession with colored glass. He spends a lot of his free time searching through the flea markets of Paris for just the right piece to use for his sculptural design work. “I see words in color. Do you know what synaesthesia is? All my memories are built on that. I associate letters and sounds…

Michelle Wolf for The Guardian Weekend

June 3, 2018 9:14 am
In late April Michelle Wolf hosted the White House corespondents’ dinner, a month later she launched her own sketch comedy show on Netflix. Between those two events I had the pleasure to spend a few minutes photographing her for The Guardian Weekend magazine. Many thanks to photo editors Kate Edwards and Caroline Hunter.    

Gail McGovern, President of the American Red Cross for AARP

June 1, 2018 1:47 pm
In late April, AARP sent me to Washington D.C. to photograph Gail McGovern, the President and CEO of the American Red Cross. Check out the interview by clicking here. Many thanks to photo editor Katrina Zook, and everyone else in the photo department at AARP.

Snapped at BG

May 30, 2018 2:02 pm
For the last year, I’ve spent a day each month photographing the amazing people who shop at Bergdorf Goodman. It’s my favorite kind of assignment work, I simply stop people and ask them a few questions about their life and take their portrait. Below are a few of my favorites. Many thanks to Chloe King for making this project possible,…

The Rise of the Prescription Pet

May 12, 2018 9:43 am
I shot these pictures for a story about emotional support animals in this weekend’s Guardian Weekend magazine. Joan the bulldog’s owner, Marisa Meltzer, wrote the story. Also featured is a young woman named Emily Cline and her Italian Greyhound Calvin. Many thanks to Photo Editors Caroline Hunter and Kate Edwards. Art direction by Maggie Murphy.

Stepanakert

April 6, 2018 6:16 am
Stepanakert is a sleepy town located in Southwestern Azerbaijan. However, the 2015 census concluded that not a single Azerbaijani lives among the town’s 55,000 residents. Nagorno-Karabakh, the region where Stepanakert lies, is a Christian Armenian enclave within Muslim Azerbaijan. Created by an ill-conceived Soviet land division, it has been fighting for independence from Azerbaijan for…

TIME’s new Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018 1:22 pm
TIME Magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief, Edward Felsenthal, for the magazine of his alma mater, MUS Today. Many thanks to Liz Copeland at MUS Today & Paul Moakley at TIME for the great assignment.

Joyce Maynard for AARP Magazine

December 18, 2017 2:57 pm
In late April I travelled to northern California to photograph Joyce Maynard for AARP Magazine. The pictures were for an article she wrote about a break-in that occurred one night while she was sleeping. After spending the morning together taking pictures for the article, she mentioned her upcoming memoir about the loss of her husband…
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Wonder Book

November 30, 2017 3:10 pm
Earlier this year I was given an assignment to shoot all the employees of a small company called Wonder that manufactures tire valves in Northern Italy. The portraits were to be published in a book to be given to each employee as a gift to celebrate Wonder’s 50th anniversary. Just yesterday I received my copy…

Nile Rodgers for The Guardian

September 10, 2017 3:18 pm
On April 7th, Nile Rodgers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I was assigned by The Guardian to photograph him getting ready for his big night. Many thanks to Photo Editors Caroline Hunter & Kate Edwards. Styling by Ramses Alexandre and Grooming by Laura Mitchell.

Third Man Pressing – Popular Mechanics

June 27, 2017 8:34 am
In Detroit, Jack White’s Third Man Records has opened the most beautiful record pressing plant on the planet. As their black-and-yellow jumpsuited workers press everything from White Stripes LPs to vintage Detroit gospel recordings, they make a case for a medium produced just the way music is: by hand, by artists. Check out Kevin Dupzyk’s…
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Wonder

March 13, 2017 3:25 pm
In February I travelled to the the small town of Cremona, Italy to photograph the employees of Wonder, a manufacturer that produces tire valves. Wonder’s CEO, Matteo Gosi, decided to make a book featuring portraits of all the employees for the company’s 70th anniversary. Wonder is a family-owned business that prides itself on employing 50%…

Diceman for The Guardian

March 4, 2017 9:04 am
In early January I drove upstate to Canaan, New York to photograph George Cockroft, a fiction writer who goes by the pen name Luke Rhinehart. In the early 70’s he wrote a controversial book called The Diceman, which was banned in several countries and went on to become a cult classic. I have a hard time reading fiction…

Thomas McGovern for Smithsonian Magazine

February 15, 2017 10:10 am
Thomas McGovern is an archaeologist who has spent the last 40 years studying the history of the Vikings and their short time in Greenland. Last month Smithsonian Magazine sent me to photograph him at his home in outside of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Check out the story in the March issue. Many thanks to Photo Editor Brendan McCabe.

Galila Barzilai’s Eyes

January 23, 2017 5:51 am
Galila Barzilaï has an obsession with eyes. Her collection, which is piled into the annex of her home outside Brussels, is a huge assortment of fine art, flea market finds, and eye-themed knick-knacks, with many pieces still wrapped in unopened boxes. The playful collection is a reflection of Galila’s character, charming with a sense of…

Snowshoeing in Vermont

January 9, 2017 9:17 am
This weekend we hiked to the Stratton Fire Tower in Vermont. We started here and hiked about 7 miles to the top.  

The World’s Largest Collection of Vinyl Records – Vacheron Costantin

December 15, 2016 6:23 am
Zero Freitas has the largest collection of vinyl records in the world – six million and counting, most of them are stacked haphazardly in boxes in a 25,000-square-foot former candle factory in São Paulo. An impulsive collector, he regularly buys entire collections that he finds through classified ads he takes out in Billboard magazine, and…

Canoe Camping in the Florida Everglades

December 13, 2016 6:48 am
KP and I just got got back from a long weekend canoe camping in the mangrove swamps of the Florida Everglades. We rented a canoe and set out on the Hells Bay Canoe trail for three nights. You can’t go on land in this part of the Everglades, so the park has built a handful…

My neighbor Ned

December 2, 2016 2:54 pm
Ned has been my neighbor for the last 6 years. We talk often, mostly about politics. After spending 42 years as a music teacher in the New York City public school system, he retired this spring.

Philippe Decelle’s Plasticarium – Vacheron Costantin

November 16, 2016 2:32 pm
Belgian artist and engineer Philippe Decelle’s ‘Plasticarium’ is a collection of over 1000 plastic objects that he has been collecting for over three decades. Born out of a fascination for the plastic-heavy industrial design of the 1960s, the collection houses items dating from the years 1960-1973, from the iconic to the functional to the bizarre.…

British Columbia

September 8, 2016 6:11 am
In August we went to British Columbia to explore some of the provincial parks and do some serious hiking and camping. Below I’ve included a bunch of pictures from our trip. We flew to Vancouver without a plan, rented a car and chose to start near Squamish. We did research in the car on the…

Ralph Nader for Pacific Standard

June 13, 2016 9:17 am
In April Pacific Standard sent me on assignment to photograph Ralph Nader at his office in Washington D.C. He was being interviewed by Lydia DePillis about a wide range of topics, but the main focus was the current political landscape and its effect on the upcoming presidential election. I was only given permission to photograph him during the interview- he even asked his assistant to pass on a note that read “I don’t pose for for portraits”. But after the interview I asked him to walk over to a white wall so that I could take a few more pictures of him. I got 3 shots in and then he was done.