Thursday, September 18, 2014

I’m a little late on this one, but here are some pictures of fire-safety expert Bernhard Voelkelt, who I shot for Men’s Journal on the site of the Etiwanda Fire in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The story on wildfires ran in their July 2014 issue. Bernhard is a super interesting man and I felt privileged to spend the afternoon with him. The shoot culminated with him picking yucca flowers, which are edible. Delicious.

Friday, August 8, 2014
Phone Book, found in the desert in Palmdale some years back

Phone Book, found in the desert in Palmdale some years back

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Boiling oil from my Taco Bell shoot for Bloomberg Businessweek

Boiling oil from my Taco Bell shoot for Bloomberg Businessweek

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.