Boutique tropical eco-resort: Mexico

Boutique tropical eco-resort: Mexico

South of Zihuatanejo, on the Pacific coast of Mexico: a 200 acre property that combines simple elegance with natural beauty. A sustainable boutique hotel that provides guests with an immersive experience into the local landscape. The property includes a turtle sanctuary, an Aztec archeological site, an estuary, coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem along a mile … Read More

Impact Makers: Eckhart Tolle portrait

Impact Makers: Eckhart Tolle portrait

I’m honored to be featured in the first issue: Paksy Plackis Cheng has authored a wonderful book profiling thirty inspiring people and their social impact: “Impact X“.  Building on that book she’s just launched a web magazine that features thinkers and doers who make a cultural, social or economic impact. “We feature thinkers and doers … Read More

An Amish day for a Pharma Photoshoot

An Amish day for a Pharma Photoshoot

Unexpected things can happen at the end of a typical photoshoot… A country lane stretching to the horizon, rolling through green hills and countryside. An undulating stretch of road, simple, pure lines, a lone cyclist at one with the landscape. The pharmaceutical client was very specific about the location for their international ads.  The first thought … Read More

streets of philly – personal work

streets of philly – personal work

Sometimes life can take you in wonderful directions. With a few commercial shoots planned in NYC and Pennsylvania this past summer we decided to base out of my girlfriend’s townhouse in the heart of urban Philadelphia. While we were renovating that space I took time to soak up the Philly experience and dive into a … Read More

Hiker Heaven – photographed for Backpacker Magazine

Hiker Heaven – photographed for Backpacker Magazine

A year ago I joined writer and author Steve Friedman at Hiker Heaven, an “angel” rest stop at mile 454 on the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail.  The assignment: create beautifully real portraits of the hikers coming through and  capture the feel of this unique rest stop on the PCT.  Hiker Heaven is legendary on the … Read More

Laguna Beach Resort Ad Campaign

Laguna Beach Resort Ad Campaign

Update: June 21 – Here are some of the tear sheets from the ads: Last month my crew and I spent a few days creating lifestyle shots for a Laguna Beach luxury resort.  Known for being the closest resort to the water’s edge, we slept to the sound of waves crashing on the sand and … Read More

Chris Meloni and his Jet

Chris Meloni and his Jet

Out in the current issue of AOPA magazine is actor Chris Meloni, photographed for the magazine back in late November.  I have to admit that not owning a TV means I missed a lot of TV shows, Law & Order being one of them.  I don’t think Chris holds that against me -he’s a really nice … Read More

My Valentine’s date with Melvin Sokolsky

My Valentine’s date with Melvin Sokolsky

Melvin Sokolsky is an inspiration:  creative, dedicated and a man of strong convictions.  Along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon he defined fashion photography in the sixties. But beyond Penn and Avedon he pushed the creative envelope with his surreal and original ideas.  The Bubble series created in 1963 for Harper’s Bazaar with model Simone … Read More

Airstream Roadtrip to Big Sur

Airstream Roadtrip to Big Sur

In the middle of January my two sons and I carved out a week and headed up the Pacific Coast Highway in “Lucy”, my 50 year old Airstream Safari.  No cell reception, no internet – watching waves, watching whales – just us and the big metal toaster.

Iphone shot: storm waves combine and explode

Iphone shot: storm waves combine and explode

The best camera is the one you have with you.  Yesterday after sailing and some chowder at Brophy Brothers, Aidan and I took a walk down the breakwater that protects the harbor.  The storm swell was still pretty high and the waves would hit the breakwater wall and then ricochet back out to sea.  Occasionally … Read More

Portrait spread in Sports Illustrated

Portrait spread in Sports Illustrated

Out of nowhere, Alan Williams has become arguably the best big man in college basketball.   I photographed Alan last week for the December 1st issue of Sports Illustrated. A UCSB senior and rising star he’s a gentle giant, power below the calm surface.  Like an ocean swell that rolls calmly until the shore demands … Read More

Summer Road Trips – vintage Airstream

Summer Road Trips – vintage Airstream

I picked up a vintage 1965 Airstream this spring and it’s been used both as a production trailer for location shoots and as a prop on a national non-profit health campaign. For a clothing brand shoot in Colorado in mid-summer we took it from California to Denver and then took the slow roads back through the … Read More

Speedweek on the Bonneville Salt Flats

Speedweek on the Bonneville Salt Flats

Salt.  An ancient lakebed. One of the flattest spots on earth, 30,000 acres huge.  Speedweek: the quest for velocity records of every kind of vehicle you can imagine that takes place on the salty remains of Lake Bonneville.