Monday, April 28, 2008

the big city down the road

hung out in my favorite city over the weekend.

walked across the brooklyn bridge, ate strange food that involved adrenal glands and had a beer in front of the empire state building. maybe i should have had the beer before the glands now that i think about it.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


outtake from a feature picture today - sad i didn't find her earlier in taking the clothes down, it could have been a lot better with more clothes flapping in the wind.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

earth day

so this kid was dressed in a corn suit for earth day and said, "it's an ill-fitting corn suit."

that's the first time i've ever heard that phrase.

Friday, April 18, 2008

swimmer part two

here's the pubbed version we went with on the all-state swimmer. shot underwater with a cool new point and shoot camera we just bought at the paper, on tungsten setting. i tried to gel the little flash light but it didn't work to warm him up - i didn't bring strong enough tape to withstand my frantic attempts to swim underwater.

but it was fun to wear those little floaties. i looked cool.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

sweet woman

so i had to photograph this 90-year-old woman who is in remarkable shape. here's a shot of her playing bach - it was beautiful listening to her play. after she was done i asked her to play for me again, this time i put the camera down and just sat beside her and listened.

talk about a great day at the office.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

ice cream

did a freelance assignment for CaringBridge, a great company that helps people connect via the web with loved ones who go through terrible things like cancer.

photographed this child who made it through cancer and is now, thankfully, in remission.

here's one from the shoot. what a great family and a wonderful kid. i hope they have many, many, years together.

Friday, April 11, 2008

throwing this out there

check it. join the discussion. lots of thoughts on this - it serves us all to have a good dialogue so we have a broad understanding of what should be acceptable and what shouldn't be - i'm not placing any thoughts/judgements here but rather am encouraging us as a community to further this discussion.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

swimmer of the year

here's an outtake of a portrait i did today of swimmer of the year. we ended up going with another one that i'll post once we publish but i also liked this one.


shot the opening of a titanic exhibit in town - i never saw the movie but i kept hearing that celine deon song in my head over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


this man lost his daughter in a car accident - the original assignment was just to shoot him on his lunch break at a construction site. we spoke and reset the location to his daughter's bedroom - he's a wonderful man who really opened up and trusted our time together. this frame was made while he was thinking of his daughter.

Monday, April 07, 2008

p is not just for preston

it's also for pulitzer.

preston gannaway was announced today as a winner of this year's pulitzer awards.

all i can think of saying is how amazing it has been to watch her progress - from her first images years ago to where she is now. she is an incredibly gifted photographer, and the images from her project which won are so intense, so respectful, so beautiful.

no words can sum up how much i respect her work and, more importantly, her character.
i'm lucky to have known her for so many years.

i'm even more lucky that she is my step-sister.

congrats preston. i, and so many others, are so damn proud of you.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

my kid could do that

so these students from yale university held a performance art session where they wore grecian-like clothes and carried twizzlers around the british museum of art on campus - as part of the performance they would place the twizzlers at the base of art pieces in "honor" of the work.


i'll leave you to your thoughts on this. believe me, i had a few thoughts myself.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

southern short course

went down to charlotte this weekend to build a better tomorrow, and it was built.

lots of long nights, great people and an affirmation of this wonderful career.

here's a pic during shawn rocco's portrait session the final night and some more from the weekend below.

made more new friends

many long nights

kendrick plus sparks = fun

rocco did his portrait magic

i made new friends

i wore cool socks

lack of sleep

mike spencer scoffs at the notion that he actually needs sleep

rich's toes

no conference is the same without rich kicking around

so here's some pics from the weekend