A Collaborative Project Becomes A Lesson in The Perils of Social Media

A Collaborative Project Becomes A Lesson in The Perils of Social Media

....My brainchild, something I conceived of and poured my heart and soul into, was severed from me. It didn’t matter that the project was fundamentally about working together, that we’d given interviews together, that we’d even agreed to make a book about the project together. I was cut off.... 

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Archie Panjabi

You may know her as Kalinda from The Good Wife, but now Archie Panjabi has moved onto NBC's Blindspot. She was graceful and tuned in, taking directions well and playing around openly. This was a secondary shot after we covered a full-length on a white seamless for a New York Times Arts column. There were about 5 minutes left before she had to run, so we quickly rearranged the lights to focus just on her and darken the room behind her.


NYFW 2016 for The New York Times

Behind the scenes with Serena Williams, CG, Naldo Montañez, Rubin Singer.

I hit the streets in search of interesting accessories. 

A portrait of Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta of the fashion label Eckhaus Latta. 

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.