Kips Bay Decorator Show House

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House invited twenty one designers and architects to transform a luxury Manhattan townhouse for a benefit to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Shot for The New York Times.

Baked by Melissa

Over the course of a month I worked with Baked by Melissa to update their image library. I worked with their in-house designers to develop concepts that matched their varying needs across platforms. We photographed high volume, exclusive content in the studio and on locations. 

Not Fun

I try to keep things positive and all about showing new work here on my blog. But this time I have a bit of bad news, which I'd like to list for the record. Long story short, I got screwed over by a collaborator on a project I co-founded called Echosight. From speaking to others in various walks of life I've learned that apparently this happens often in business partnerships. Just never expected it to happen to me. As an example, here's a comparison between an article in TIME a while back that describes us as co-creators, versus an article written by my co-founder in Huck  more recently that blatantly omits the accurate history of the project. I've learned a lot from this experience and see it as an opportunity for growth. Anyway, onward to bigger and better things!

Author Joshua Cohen for NYTimes

This genius, Joshua Cohen, talked my ear off about the weirdness of the internet at his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where I made his portraits. The New York Times Book Review is calling his new epic "more impressive than all but a few novels published so far this decade.” I had a moment seeing myself as an old man, remembering when I got to photograph one of America's most celebrated authors. What a great experience.

Scientist David Ho for Caltech

Caltech's alumni magazine asked me to photograph one of their most celebrated graduates, the HIV/AIDS researcher David Ho. They wanted a dramatically-lit portrait of the science giant to make him look epic but approachable. This is a slight deviation from my typical approach, but I much welcome one. 

Brooklyn Half Marathon for Runner's World

The wonderful Anna Schulte gave me one of the best assignments I've ever had. AND I was able shoot the whole thing on a medium format rangefinder. It's a good thing I've been doing some exercise lately because covering the Brooklyn Half Marathon was physically grueling. I rode my bike along the runners, darting in and out of the crowds (think: Frogger), and somehow managed to be in twelve places at once before the finish on the Coney Island boardwalk. The best part was grabbing a beer and hot dog at MCU Park for the after party and laying on the spongy turf watching Donny Vomit swallow swords.