Monday, July 14, 2014

I’m also very excited that a story I shot last summer in Lourdes, France for AFAR has finally hit newsstands. I spent an incredible few days in the Catholic pilgrimage site, which draws five million people a year. Many of them are gravely ill and seeking a cure at the holy Grotto and spring. Meanwhile, the town is filled with all manner of souvenirs and tourist spots. The contrast is incredible and was fascinating to photograph.

Fortune sent me to Pennsylvania Dutch country to photograph a Land O’Lakes dairy for the portfolio in their Fortune 500 issue. I grew up a couple of hours from our location in a similar pastoral landscape, and I was excited to immerse myself in the workings of a commercial dairy (and its resulting manure). 

This year’s portfolio was a survey of different 500 companies shot by six different photographers, and I was honored to be included along with George Steinmetz, Robyn Twomey, Mark Peterson, Benjamin Lowy, and Gregg Segal.

I also shot the opening spread for a Stern story about living in Santa Monica for their section about living in vacation spots. Nothing attracts clouds to the Southern California sky like a shoot for a European publication, but we got just enough sun to get this shot. 

I also shot the opening spread for a Stern story about living in Santa Monica for their section about living in vacation spots. Nothing attracts clouds to the Southern California sky like a shoot for a European publication, but we got just enough sun to get this shot. 

I’ve neglected the tumblr for far too long….but today I catch up. Here is a story I shot for Bloomberg Businessweek on Taco Bell’s product development labs. A few short spurts of unassisted shooting yielded the opening collage, the table of contents page, and the beer shake picture for an additional story. Any day you get to compose a still life while drinking a milkshake is good day.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Last fall I photographed Laird Hamilton for Men’s Journal for his regular fitness column in the magazine. It’s been super fun to see my pictures come out monthly since the shoot. Here are a few highlights.

It was truly impressive working with Laird. He’d been working out for hours before we arrived, and then kept it going non-stop during our five-hour shoot. Afterwards, I think he was headed back to train some more. One of the strongest wills I’ve ever met, and the nicest guy.

Keep an eye out for more in the coming months!

A couple of weeks ago I shot the team that road tested Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle for Fortune. It was one of those shoots where everything came together perfectly, and the resulting tearsheet is one of my favorites of my career. A huge thanks to Neil Harris at Fortune, my assistants Glenn and Ash, and especially to Jana and Jackie and the rest of the team at Toyota, who got us into a great location and who tolerated being under heat lamps with a noisy fan rolling while I shot this picture.

A couple of weeks ago I shot the team that road tested Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle for FortuneIt was one of those shoots where everything came together perfectly, and the resulting tearsheet is one of my favorites of my career. A huge thanks to Neil Harris at Fortune, my assistants Glenn and Ash, and especially to Jana and Jackie and the rest of the team at Toyota, who got us into a great location and who tolerated being under heat lamps with a noisy fan rolling while I shot this picture.

A few more pictures I shot of the Huy Fong Sriracha factory for Time.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
tannercurtis:

See inside the Sriracha factory causing a stink in California. Great photos by Peter Bohler for TIME
http://time.com/12539/sriracha-factory-california-pictures/

tannercurtis:

See inside the Sriracha factory causing a stink in California. Great photos by Peter Bohler for TIME

http://time.com/12539/sriracha-factory-california-pictures/

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Recently, content has made a comeback and been deemed worth paying for again. But no one talks about “selling out” anymore, since it’s obviously the primary, unstated goal of every venture. And even though the billionaire gurus still speak in reverent tones about changing the world, most people share the same cynical lens we embraced back in 1995. It’s clear now that today’s most exciting, innovative, friendly-seeming tech companies are tomorrow’s megacorporations, prone to gobbling up all originality and innovation and spewing out something far more predictable and disappointing. Even Ted Talks now feel about as inspiring and unique as infomercials. No matter how great your idea might be, your trajectory is clear: One minute you’re happily hiding out on Hoth, and the next minute you’re toiling away on the Death Star. Silicon Valley: So Much Money, So Much Despair — Vulture (via photographsonthebrain)
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Another one from the 2012 archives, while I was living on an Alp and shooting a story on traditional Swiss farming culture. One of the interesting things about Switzerland is how the modern world blends with traditional ways of life. This worker was up on the Alp improving a small hydroelectric installation. 
That isn’t moiré in the sky…..just very moiré-esque clouds.

Another one from the 2012 archives, while I was living on an Alp and shooting a story on traditional Swiss farming culture. One of the interesting things about Switzerland is how the modern world blends with traditional ways of life. This worker was up on the Alp improving a small hydroelectric installation. 

That isn’t moiré in the sky…..just very moiré-esque clouds.