Very excited to have 4 images selected for AP30 this year! The top one is from my James Turrell inspired fashion shoot for Paper Magazine. The second is Will Ferrell (as Ron Burgundy) photographed for FHM Magazine. Those two shoots actually happened within two days of each other. The last two images are part of my longterm ongoing personal project in Japan. 2014 will mark the 10th year I’ve been taking pictures there, and getting this validation from AP just makes me want to plan another trip as soon as possible. American Photography has been the one contest I have submitted to every single year of my professional photo life. Sometimes I get in. Sometimes I don’t. Definitely more fun to get in.
Now that the April issue of PDN is out, it’s probably time to write a blog post about the fact that my picture of Nick Offerman graced the cover of the March issue (the portrait issue!!). SO EXCITING FOR ME. Thank you so much to Amy and Conor at PDN for their support of my work. It’s such an honor to have one of my pictures on the cover of this issue that includes the work of so many amazing portrait photographers. Inside the issue is an article about my shoot with Lance Armstrong for ESPN Magazine, and if you’d like to see what this image of Nick Offerman was shot for, here is a link to the original blog post.
Sweet little interview with me on this is the what. It’s helpful for me to talk/write about my work as sometimes it forces open a door that was previously shut. In this interview, for example, I talk about the pictures I’ve been taking in Japan in an accurate way for perhaps the first time ever. It’s not very profound, but it’s been a difficult project to describe to people. So, anyway, have a read, and I want to thank Kate for including me on her wonderful blog.
Just out in the new issue of Wired, my photos of mathematician Chris McKinlay (and his sweetheart Christine). Super interesting story about how Chris essentially hacked OKCupid to narrow down the dating pool and find his mate. Fascinating. Definitely read the article.