Last month I connected with a photographer, Kevin Shea Adams, who wanted to share some photos with me. I was truly amazed at how he captured the essence of this amazing juxtaposition of the disaster that had just taken place and the beauty that was emerging. We discussed a possible display of these pictures and yesterday we finished hanging multiple pieces for all our visitors to see, hanging on the walls of a place that was at the epicenter of this horrible disaster.Read More
My series of landscapes celebrating the surreal regrowth after the Woolsey fire as featured in The New York Times will be having an opening at the Cornell Winery this Saturday August 10th at 3PM. This is a limited edition of large format prints that will be installed at the gallery right where the fire passed through. Cornell Winery is an extremely special spot and they have been very gracious to display my work in this beautiful rustic setting. Please come on down, have some wine and enjoy this beautiful place!
Prints at Duncan Miller Gallery
In lovely company with Elliot Erwitt’s evocative shot of NYC, my piece "168th Special" is now available from Duncan Miller Gallery. Follow this link for pricing and more information.
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).
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.
My latest for Playboy is naturally on the sensual Bernie Sanders who spoke in DTLA in April. Read my write up at the link to the story and some more photos below.
Here’s a fun story I did for New York Magazine’s Vulture on the best damn New Orleans food in downtown Los Angeles. I realize that is just way too many cities for just one sentence but all of it is true.
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.
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.
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.
In the Fall I spent some time testing out the new iPhone XS. Back in the iPhone 7 Plus days, I happened to take a photo that appeared behind Tim Apple during his keynote (true story). Well, didn’t happen this time but here’s what I got.
A double header day of climbing and surfing and me playing with the new iPhone’s video capabilities.
In October I went to San Diego for the first time to document an activation for Blue Moon designed by the SF-based agency Orange / VBP.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
I've recently relocated to Los Angeles! A short film by me and photographer Stian Rasmussen documents my strange journey...