Sarah Jenny at home, Brooklyn, NYC
Somehow, I find the return of Helen Thomas to the White House Press Corps strangely heartwarming. What's heartbreaking is the nasty running commentary on both MediaBistro and YouTube. Yeah, she's not exactly objective. But given the lackadaisical state of the White House press corps, is that really detrimental?
Last night was the final night of the 2008 New York Burlesque Festival, ending with the Golden Pasty awards. My favorite act of the night? Darlinda Just Darlinda closed the show, shimmying her way out of a star-spangled dress only to pull a photograph of Sarah Palin out of, um, a body cavity. She … Continue reading NYBF Final Night: The Golden Pasties
Friday night, Knights of Columbus hall, Maryland....
A piece I reported/scripted/produced on the SF TransMarch will air on FSRN. To listen via local radio, click here to find out which station in your area airs the newscasts. Click here to listen to my segment. The Fifth Annual Trans March kicked off San Francisco's Pride weekend Friday night. Starting in the Mission district's Dolores Park, more than … Continue reading Radio Feature: San Francisco TransMarch
Poetic genius Aries Hines.
Here's another shot of Jason, just because I can't decide which frame I like more...
Emma was one of those people who just take your breath away- she was stunning. If there ever could be a modern day Mona Lisa, she'd be it. My film came out looking dated, underexposed, which was only partially intentional- it left me wishing I'd been shooting anything but large format, that I'd taken … Continue reading Twentysomething LBGTQI Portrait: Emma
New series! I'm shooting portraits of people who self-define as twentysomething queers/ LGBTQI. The first portrait is Stephen. Most of my subjects so far are friends of friends, or else have heard about the series through my amazing know-everyone friend Lisa Jervis, or through Daisy Hernandez. A few people have also answered a post on Craigslist, and are simply … Continue reading Twentysomething Queer Portrait Project
On my last day in town, I focused on FLDS children, no small task given that the kids are trained to run away from anyone outside the Priesthood.
What was supposed to be an hour long interview morphed into a day spent with the Wylers. This is Marvin, and his second of four wives, Charlotte. The family has 34 children and over 100 grandchildren. Marvin's story, like many excommunicated FDLS members, is long and tangled. Though almost everything he told me was on … Continue reading The Wylers
Short Creek is the old name for the sister cities of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. As seen below, members of the Priesthood (alos known as the FLDS) were instructed by their prophet, Warren Jeffs, to erect fences around their homes. The purpose of the fence is twofold: to both keep "outsider" eyes out, … Continue reading Short Creek
Cover models for the next issue of $pread Magazine: (L to R) Vicki, Cinnamon, Miss Muffy, and Dallas!
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
On the front page of Reuters' international site- that is, http://www.reuters.com- you can see the first story I've ever reported AND photographed. It's called "When Strippers Take Over the Club," and it's a feature on San Francisco's worker-owned, collectively-run peepshow, the Lusty Lady. If you can't find it, here is the direct link to the story. The … Continue reading The Lusty Lady