For those of you in NYC... 50 ARTISTS FOR 50 SHOTS - A CALL OUT TO ALL POETS, MCS, DANCERS, PAINTERS & MUSICIANS TO RESPOND TO THE OUTCOME OF THE SEAN BELL VERDICT. When: Saturday May 3rd, 2008 Time: 7 PM sharp - 10 PM Where: The Brecht Forum 451 West Street … Continue reading there are no words than can excuse this
Tonight I stopped by the Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO to check out the launch of "Forest Defenders," Chris LaMarca's new book. Also at the arena that night was a show called Shifting Landscapes, a beautiful albeit incongruent selection of huge photographs taken by Lamarca, Josh Lutz, Olaf Otto Becker, Edward Burtynsky, David Maisel, and Simon Norfolk. The … Continue reading Chris LaMarca’s book opening
Way too tired to post, but you can check out my work here: Pope related pictures from April 18th, 19th, and 20th Or there's pics on Time Magazine online, in their slideshow. Or, on the front page of the Boston Globe's website. Or here, at Redux Pictures. Yawn! So in lieu of my own photos, here's a … Continue reading Yankee Stadium as Popeland, Day #3
The entrance... Where does he get those shoes? Not to mention the lacy underpinnings?
Actually, it's when Christian musical acts perform for bunch of nuns, seminarians, students from Catholic high schools and universities, and the Pope himself. An excited nun. One of the singers from Christian super-group Toby Mac. The Pope arrives backstage. A devout kid gets to meet him onstage. Kelly Clarkson performs "Ave Maria" for the Pope. … Continue reading what’s a “papal youth rally”?
So after flying from SF to NYC last night, I got to St. Joseph's Seminary this morning (big love to my lovely friend Bex, who let me borrow her car for the Brooklyn-to-Yonkers commute). The client I'm working for, a fantastic producer and total smart ass, had me work a 13 hour day shooting soundchecks … Continue reading Preparing for the Pope
Cover models for the next issue of $pread Magazine: (L to R) Vicki, Cinnamon, Miss Muffy, and Dallas!
I don't understand how some players can just walk back into the dugout and not toss an old ball up to one of the kids above. Like this little guy. Who cares if he's a tiny San Francisco fan begging the visiting team for a ball? Here's your levitation shot of the day: Hey, are … Continue reading give the kid a ball
Here's the weird shot of the day.. apparently this guy didn't wanna slap hands. And here's my new friend Chris, who was shooting next to me and kindly put up with incessant questions about the game, his favorite players, and everything else. Here's a sequence of Larue, who plays for the Cardinals, trying to bunt … Continue reading yep, again, the giants
The crowd goes crazy as PATD starts to play. Last night I shot Panic at the Disco for Rolling Stone. The show was at the Warfield, which is San Francisco's answer to Webster Hall, I guess. The band is made up of 19 year olds, so the crowd seemed about 98% female, and about 50% … Continue reading King of the Emo Teenyboppers
I'm sure most of you know about the torch snafu here in SF today. It was a little chaotic- I feel pretty good about my own coverage though. Here's one of my photos which is currently on the front page of the global Reuters site. Starting at 8 this morning, I ran around on foot … Continue reading SF and the Olympic Torch
Today it was announced that Reuters photographer Adrees Latif won a Pulitzer for his image of the death of Kenji Nagai, a Japanese videographer. You can read the backstory behind the shot here, on the Reuters photo blog. What's missing to me in the blog post is info about Nagai himself, shown here in a handout image … Continue reading Death, Race and Pulitzers
It's pretty simple, right? Read up on Shoot the Blog and on Liz Kuball's blog. Now, uh, if only I could figure out how to make the image hop on over to the left side of the my own damn blog...
Today was a baby shower for my expecting friends Nejla and Jessanna- um, excuse me, karaoke baby shower. Neddy and Jessie are one of the most striking couples I've ever met- I can't wait to shoot a family portrait of these two mamas once little Allen Lee arrives!
Mariana giggles while Shantel talks about one of her photos.
From a new personal series "California."
Yesterday I received notice from Columbia that I'm one of fifteen students admitted to their 10 month MS program at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. My first reaction was dread, because despite the fact that it's the best program in the world (blah blah blah) I've recommitted to my true love, photography, over the past … Continue reading Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism
What is it about baseball? I shot the Boston v. Oakland game tonight, and there was something I found a lot more compelling about the game than hockey. Maybe it was my mindset: instead of thinking about shooting wire images, I was completely enthused by the darker aspects of competition, and the accompanying emotions that … Continue reading Baseball
This weekend I worked on a written piece, which was a humorous reflection on various entertainment assignments I used to cover for Reuters and Retna while I still lived in New York. It got me thinking about my outtakes, wondering about the bad photographs I've taken that are the opposite of a good red carpet … Continue reading Red Carpet Reflections