Category: Assignment

Above: Rachel, who immigrated from Kenya in 2004 I’m not a religious guy (message me for details!), but I’ve been hired by Metaleap Creative a few times over to create cover story images for byFaith, a Presbyterian magazine they design and produce.  Last year, their creative director asked me to spend some time with New […]

[READ MORE]

Oh, Northern California. The assignment was a vast image library for global biotechnology firm Biogen, and included five cities, thousands of images, and one pretty terrible meal courtesy of Clint Eastwood. (Seriously, the Mission Ranch in Carmel, CA – avoid it. Eastwood could not be reached for comment.) We captured a tremendous range of subject matter: […]

[READ MORE]

Promise Christian Academy is a small private school that serves the needs of children with severe, often multiple, disabilities. Think Autism, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy, though the school is keen not to define its students by their conditions. A few months ago, byFaith magazine sent me to photograph those students (story here), to capture […]

[READ MORE]

I finally landed one of my photographs in the Communication Arts Photography Annual. I have been trying to get into that annual basically since I was born. The hook here, though, is that I made the image in addition to, almost in spite of, the given assignment. [SCROLL DOWN TO SKIP THE STORY AND SEE MORE PICTURES] […]

[READ MORE]

What it is, is video. But “video” sounds like something cheap with low production value, rather than a beautiful moving photograph. We want you to think cinema, not TV news. Stanley Kubrick, not Michael Moore. That’s why we say motion. We’re thinking of photographs that move. And the term videographer… just, never mind. Whatever you […]

[READ MORE]

This is a recent story I shot for St. Louis Magazine, about former Cardinal (that’s baseball Cardinal for you out-of-towners) Chris Duncan, who had a brain tumor removed last fall. Tech secrets: this was completely available light. Controlled available light.

[READ MORE]

What do you get when you cross a roller derby girl, an indie pro-wrestling heavyweight champion, a hard rocker, banjo player, rapper, five microbrewery owners and brewmasters, and a hula hoop? I don’t know, but it sounds like a hell of a time. We recently wrapped up an intensely fun project for KDHX Community Radio, […]

[READ MORE]

Don and Helen have been married for 67 years. 67 years. Can you imagine? That means they got married during World War II. Not born, but MARRIED. Don is 88 and Helen is 87. He doesn’t hear too well, and her knees are pretty bad. I just hope my life looks like theirs in my late […]

[READ MORE]

Now that we’re supposedly settling into the long haul of winter, and it’s 56 degrees and sunny outside right now, I thought I’d share this architectural shot I did for my best hospital client. (Mwah! You know who you are.) It’s tough to make a hospital look pretty, even when it has lovely landscaping, but […]

[READ MORE]

Hi. If you clicked over from an email and want my portfolio, it’s HERE. You might remember – it was big news at the time – that in January 2010, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the United States Supreme Court found that the First Amendment protects unlimited corporate spending on political speech. What you […]

[READ MORE]