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…
February 16, 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 stop people and ask them a few questions about their life and I take their portrait. Here are a few of my favorites. Many thanks to Chloe King for making this project…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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%…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.…
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…
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.
May 31, 2016 11:10 am
In March Apollo sent me to Pescara, Italy on assignment to photograph Italian artist Ettore Spalletti in his studio. Spalletti’s work is a mix of painting and sculpture and his beautiful studio is more of a showroom than a working space. He’s a very quiet and thoughtful person and I had the pleasure of spending an hour with him over a huge lunch.
April 22, 2016 10:08 am
In early February I spent a day in an old grist mill shooting for WIRED. It’s the home and laboratory of Jonathan Weiss, the owner of Oswalds Mill Audio, a bespoke audio equipment company. Below are some of the pictures I took that day — also have a look at the article by clicking here. Many thanks to Photo Editor Christie Hemm Klok.
February 7, 2016 3:10 pm
KP and I took a little trip to Laos over New Years. We met up in Luang Prabang and spent the next ten days visiting some really beautiful and remote places in the northern part of the country. We travelled by bus, boat, and tuk-tuk, and got to do a little hiking, a little cycling, and a lot of relaxing.
January 17, 2016 2:24 pm
Pitti Uomo is a biannual menswear trade show in Florence, Italy. This season Esquire Magazine wanted to do something a little different from the typical street style shoots for the event – so in collaboration with Instagram they asked me to set up a portable photo studio. Along with Senior Style Editor Jonathan Evans, I spent two days photographing the best dressed men.
December 20, 2015 2:04 pm
Linda Fargo is the senior vice president of the fashion office and store presentation at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. These pictures will be used to promote her newly designed jewelry salon.