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