Malibu Landscapes in New York Times

This was quite an adventure— I hiked, broke my backpack, and my shoes, hitchhiked (didn’t work), got sunburned, bonked and roamed the mighty Santa Monicas. You can see the much larger, full gallery over on my site but first read what I said on the paper of record. Also please note: I am making big prints of these.

To see the published story with a few quotes from me: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/us/woolsey-fire-malibu-creek-mountains-photos.html

Also the full gallery of images is now up on my site under the /Series category (where it looks much better than here).



United Nude

I met designer Rem Koolhaus (nephew of the famous architect by the same name) during an artwalk in Frogtown. He designs shoes for United Nude and I love them all: a heel from the foot of an Eames sofa? When I met him at his office he had a Delorean door hanging on the wall, which I commented on. He then pulled out an old hardcover copy of Delorean’s autobiography (he buys them in bulk, used on Amazon) and gifted it to me. Love. They were kind enough to let me play with their Spring / Summer 2019 collection and I did a test shoot with several musician friends in LA.


Mantraband

The main project I was working on this Fall was a video project for the OC-based company Mantraband. Aside from outfitting me in some glam new jewelry (and giving me an excuse to discover Dana Point, aka paradise) this documentary film project also gave me an excuse to meet some incredibly wise and inspiring women all over the country. Check the main video here and some BTS shots below.

Climbing in J-Tree

One of the best things about living in LA is leaving it with ease, and Joshua Tree at this point feels about as far away as Rite Aid. It was personally great for me when the government was shut down for nearly a month because my climbing partner is an employee of the USGS Department of the Interior. It’s also very handy having a geophysicist for a climbing partner.


Christmastime in Guerrero and Michoacán

Over the holidays I was traveling between Zihautanejo to do some surfing up north and the in to the mountins to Patzcuaro to meet up with my father who spends a couple months out of the year there to paint. Each city resides in states currently on the official US “Do Not Travel” ban but you wouldn’t even notice, except that maybe that you were the only tourist in sight. Some photos from my trip below, including the Christmas Posadas festival.


Canelo / GGG Hennessy Activation in Las Vegas

I went to Las Vegas for the Canelo / GGG fight to document a huge Hennessy activation designed by NY agency AP Keaton. I stayed up all night time-lapsing the install, took a brief nap, checked out of the NY, NY Hotel and then took pictures of men punching the next day. 


Red Bull Music Festival

I went to NYC for the entire month of May for Red Bull's always amazing month-long Music Festival. I was acting as the photo editor for almost every show which meant many late nights working backstage editing on the fly getting out the work of some of the best music photographers in the biz. Though it rained almost the whole month, it was a blast—my favorite show of them all? John Maus at Coney Island. I ❤️ NY.

T Magazine and Sotheby's

I had the fortune to meet Teddy and Arthur Edelman years ago through their son John, CEO of Design Within Reach. Their home was a treasure in every way— a collection that reflected their long lives together in New York City with exquisitely eccentric taste. The whole story is too long to tell here, but after Arthur's passing earlier this year and their estate going up to action, my photos from an earlier three day interiors shoot of their home in 2014 were first published in the Sotheby's design catalog (where many of their Warhols and Tiffany lamps went to auction) and also with this very beautifully told story about Teddy and Arthur and their home as told by Merrell Hambleton for The New York Times (T. Magazine, May 5th 2018).

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Thai Town Songkran Festival

What do you do when you wake up one morning and their are thousands of people outside, crowding amazing food vendors, a beauty pageant, music, dance, and a Muay Thai ring set up in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard? You get up and shoot it like you are on assignment, even if you aren't.

Joshua Tree Filming

An amazing shoot with choreographer Suzanne Beahrs and crew in Joshua Tree. We shot four days—filming at magic hour each day. Also did some climbing and scrambling through the notorious Chasm of Doom which I highly recommend (though you didn't hear it from me).

American Photography 32

Honored to be awarded in this year's American Photography 32 book. The book itself is beautiful: 326 of the year’s best photos on 400 gilded pages, designed by Caleb Bennett with Ben Grandgenett.