This was an absolutely fantastic assignment, and the article, written by Christopher Solomon, is a fascinating view into the life of this amazing scientist. Really honored to be a part of this one! Full article can be read here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2143191/detective-northern-odditiesRead More
Sprocketheads productions (Sprox for short) is sort of like my professional second family - they're a bunch of great people who work really hard and have fun making awesome video content. In fact, much of what I've learned about video production, I've learned from the Sprox team, particularly DoP Steve Rychetnik. So when exec producer Carolyn Rychetnik asked if I'd do some promo photos of Steve and his new RED Epic-W 8k (!!!!) camera for a website update and promo mailer, I jumped at the opportunity to flip the lens on the legend who's usually behind it. The Alaska mid-winter sun pulled out all the stops and delivered some beautiful light during our tromp into the woods. Check out www.sprocketheads.com for the best high-end commercial production house in the 49th state...Read More
Full article here: http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/dyslexic-brain/Read More
One more for the New York Times, exploring the issues of the Alaska mental healthcare system in connection to Esteban Santiago's mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport. Article by Kirk Johnson here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/us/alaska-mental-health-care-esteban-santiago-airport-shooting.html?_r=0
Portrait assignment for Boston College Law Magazine. I've known Sam for a while, so always great to get assignments working with friends!Read More
Online article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/travel/budget-travel-homer-alaska.htmlRead More
Stoked to be able to shoot for interesting stories like this one: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/04/us/closing-the-farm-to-table-gap-in-alaska.html?ref=topicsRead More
Sometimes, your best photographs don't fit the story that you're shooting for. The other day on assignment for the NYT, I was shooting a few folks that were to be potentially quoted for an article. The location was not exactly the stuff of a photographers dreams: an elementary school gym with overhead fluorescent light.Read More
Very pleased to be shooting again for the New York Times and teamed up with staff writer Kirk Johnson. Check out the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/26/us/as-oil-money-melts-alaska-mulls-first-income-tax-in-35-years.html?_r=0Read More
I am not a conceptual or product photographer, per se. Even if I felt it was my true calling, Anchorage, Alaska just doesn't have the market for it. But I do like and respect that type of work and every once in a while if I get a wild hair or have an excuse, I'll shoot something in that genre just for fun.Read More
Those who know me know that there are few things I enjoy more than geeking out about photography. A solid photo-based conversation is the quickest way to get me to look at the clock and wonder where the last couple hours went. The blog that inevitably comes up most often in a conversation like that is none other that of Rob Haggart, APhotoEditor.com.Read More
I had the distinct pleasure of photographing another story for the New York Times last week, and finally meeting long-time NYT journalist Kirk Johnson, who wrote this article and others that I've shot for in the past. Hearing our governor discuss what he planned and hoped to communication to the Commander in Chief was certainly interesting. Other photographs that accompanied the story, which ran on page A11, Saturday, August 29 included Ryan Joe, a conservation activist, and a cityscape showing Cook Inlet and downtown. Full article HERE.
I thought this was a good perspective, and worth posting - Marin Levinson succinctly summarizes valuable advice that I hear over and over from industry leaders about vision, success, and where the industry is going.
"It used to be that somebody who could light, and show up, and make a portrait had value. That person is of no value anymore. They have to have something to say."
"You have to think about how you want people to refer to you, in one sentence...It's your job...to complete that sentence."
"Everything is heading toward motion."
At a photo workshop last weekend, a relative newcomer to photography posed this question to me, and it got me thinking. I didn't have a hard and fast answer. "Sometimes" was the first response that came to mind. Additionally, I couldn't seem to come up with a set of rules for immediately determining whether the answer would be yes or no. It is in some respects...Read More
When the call came from Newsweek for an assignment in rural Alaska, I was floored. I remember sitting on my host-family's porch in the Philippines as a Peace Corps Volunteer long ago devouring my weekly Newsweek. The publication was a large part of feeling connected to the world...Read More
Dip net fishing is something of a rite of passage in Alaska. Explaining it to out-of-staters is entertaining. Conversations often go like this:
"Dip netting? What's that?" / "Oh, it's a type of fishing where you've got a net on the end of a long pole and you pull fish out of a river with it." / "Wait, so you don't have a fishing pole with a hook or lure?" / "Nope, just a net."Read More
There are few people on the planet that I've known longer than my friend Scott. We went to kindergarten together, and have somehow been friends ever since. He and his dad took me fishing to Skwentna when I was maybe twelve. It was where I caught my first jack king salmon. On a beautiful June afternoon, we went back, and while we were unsuccessful fishing this time, it was great to be out on the water with one of my oldest amigos.