Category: Assignment

This is Washington University biology professor Tiffany Knight. Dr. Knight studies, and I am paraphrasing here, why certain invasive plant species are so successful at throttling the bejesus out of our nice little native plants. I was lucky enough to spend the day photographing her and her work at Tyson Research Center, a 2000-acre slice […]

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I take pictures, and pictures tend to work well in a blog, so it shouldn’t be so @#*$&^-ing hard to keep up. I’ve been working plenty lately, I swear it’s true. Why do I not post working client pictures here more often? No excuse. Let’s try to do more of that, Fram. The above photograph […]

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Finally got an issue of On Wall Street, for which I shot the February cover story on Wells Fargo. I like what the art director (Thanks Mike) did with the opening spread. I love all that space: And here’s my favorite from the whole shoot. I will not complain that my favorite never gets used […]

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I don’t know how the Chase Jarvises of the world keep up with doing big photo shoots, while shooting video and pitching it to cable channel executives or whatever, while inventing iPhone apps, while blogging and Tweeting constantly, while supposedly still having some family life, but personally I find it challenging. So the blog suffers. […]

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Just did a nice little cover shoot at Wells Fargo for On Wall Street magazine. Wells Fargo is like a small city with its own ecosystem, six cafeterias, and everywhere giant open spaces. Usually on a shoot like this we’re crammed into a conference room, squeezed between tables and chairs. Not so, here. We had […]

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January is usually the deadest of the dead months when it comes to photography and advertising and editorial, but I’m so busy lately that I’ve been working every night and every weekend. Straight through Christmas even. That’s ok, Christmas involves way too much sitting around anyway. But it’s strange to be so slammed this time […]

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Digging through the archive today and ran across this, an old outtake from an editorial assignment for a family magazine. Magazine was not interested in my black & white film stuff, which is to be expected, but I wish I could have convinced them. Bit of a mishmash maybe, but I like how there’s so […]

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It’s dark by 5:00 now and the photographic winter blues are upon us. So little light. On the upside, though, what light we have is slanted and subtle. Which reminds me of another conundrum wrapped in a mystery enshrouded in an enigma: ginkgo berries smell like dogsh*t, but their leaves are so delicate and elegant. […]

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It has come to my attention that I don’t blog enough. Well, I have nothing to say for myself. But allow me to distract you with this photo of international undergraduate students, shot for the cover of Universitas magazine. Handsome, aren’t they? But who’s handsomest? The international students, the patient and attentive photo assistant all […]

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The last in my series of restaurateurs for ALIVE magazine. The inside of Monarch is something to behold. Feels like a swanky cross between The White House and a sultan’s tent in some desert oasis. It is rich, sleek, and very expensive.

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