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.
December 15, 2015 1:47 pm
Each year Fortune asks five smart investors where they plan to put their money in the year ahead.
October 22, 2015 4:09 am
From a toilet paper factory in the bayous of Louisiana to a biodiesel plant surrounded by corn fields in Nebraska, I got a firsthand look inside one of America’s biggest and most controversial corporations.
October 1, 2015 9:51 am
Back in mid In August, KP and I spent a week hiking and camping in Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada. Below I’ve posted some pictures from out trip.
October 1, 2015 6:21 am
A few years ago I went to El Paso, Texas to document a small neighborhood that’s often been dubbed ground zero for the national debate on immigration. After the story ran in Time magazine’s Lightbox I heard from Jonathan Blitzer, a writer who wanted to get in touch with one of the subjects from my story.…
August 25, 2015 5:39 am
For the last decade, forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner has led a curious, self-funded effort to create something he calls the Depravity Standard, a crowd-sourced instrument for objectively scoring the level of evil associated with humanity’s most twisted crimes. But can a scientist really define the outer edges of our morality? To read the article in…
June 22, 2015 6:31 am
This evening I’ll be speaking about my work at the Apple Store in SoHo. It’s part of a lecture series sponsored by the New York Chapter of American Photographic Artists (APA|NY). I’ll start by telling the story of how I used my friend’s portfolio to get into a prestigious art school, even though I had…
June 9, 2015 6:51 am
A few weeks ago I photographed Aziz Ansari and it was published yesterday on the cover of G2, The Guardian’s daily features supplement. The article references Aziz’s new book on Modern Romance and I was restricted to a dark sound stage without the possibility of bringing props, so my solution had to be quick and simple. I decided that I’d ask him to…
May 4, 2015 8:42 am
Last Thursday was the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, a turning point that marked the end of the war in Vietnam. In anticipation of this milestone, The New York Times featured the Vietnam story on the Lens blog. Today it’s on page 2 of The International New York Times. I’ve posted the two different versions…
April 27, 2015 10:48 am
5 years ago today I landed in Barrow, Alaska with my good friend Rachel. We were there to profile the northernmost city in the United States and you can view the story by clicking here. Below I’ve included some of the behind the scenes from our trip.
March 28, 2015 2:42 pm
In March I had the opportunity to photograph a poet named Phillip Schultz for The Guardian. Mr Schultz won The Pulitzer Prize for his book of poems called Failure. If you have a moment read Tom Lamont’s fascinating piece about failure and its stigmatized place in modern day society. Below are a few of the…
March 15, 2015 2:47 pm
The duels over the Benihana restaurant empire encompass nearly a decade, multiple continents, an inheritance feud between the children of the swashbuckling late founder, Rocky Aoki, and his third wife, Keiko Ono Aoki, and a battle between a private equity firm and Ono. They could teach their chefs a thing or two about how to wield…
February 18, 2015 1:55 pm
A few weeks ago I flew to Rome on assignment for Vanity Fair Italy. I was asked to recreate one scene from each of the 8 films that have been nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Best Picture, using the dubbers who lend their voices for these Hollywood actors we know so well. This assignment…
February 7, 2015 12:13 pm
I was honored to have the opportunity for my pictures of Catherine Martin to be a part of this beautiful Oscars portfolio featured in The Guardian Weekend Magazine today. Catherine Martin has won four Oscars: best costume design and art direction for Moulin Rouge (2002), and best costume design and production design for The Great Gatsby (2014).
February 1, 2015 12:02 pm
In early January I had the opportunity to photograph one of the greats for Apollo magazine. Hiroshi Sugimoto is a multi-disciplined contemporary artist, best known for his highly stylized photographic series of seascapes, movie theaters, natural history dioramas, waxworks and Buddhist sculptures.
January 19, 2015 11:09 am
A few days ago I went to the NPR studios here in New York to be interviewed for a segment about the Whittier, Alaska story on All Things Considered. Two days later my friend, colleague and Whittier partner in crime Erin Sheehy was, too. If you have a moment click here to have a listen.
January 4, 2015 1:27 pm
Today the The California Sunday Magazine published the story that I did in collaboration with Erin Sheehy. You can check it out by clicking here: http://clsndy.co/whittier-alaska Or better yet if you live in California pick up a copy of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, or the Sacramento Bee. Thanks Jackie Bates and everyone at The California Sunday Magazine.…
December 19, 2014 7:51 am
UPDATE! April 30th, 2015: The New York Times has published this story today, the anniversary of the fall of Saigon: http://nyti.ms/1PWZThz UPDATE! February 28th, 2015: The Guardian has published this story in their weekend magazine: http://gu.com/p/465nx/tw This story started 45 years ago on an October afternoon in 1969. An American medic named Bob Shirley and some of his fellow…
November 17, 2014 9:22 pm
A few months ago I was asked by Bloomberg Markets to photograph some people involved in foreign exchange trading (often referred to as forex). Many compare this type of investing to playing roulette at a casino, but the difference is that forex traders overwhelmingly bankroll their accounts using credit cards. I don’t know much about…