Wall Street Journal Shoots – A Mixtape

In addition to some fantastic larger projects, the Wall Street Journal has been keeping me busy this year with a number of quick and fun little shoots this year.  Here’s a sampling.

Holly Shimizu, Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden, works with her sturdy, handy and indispensable gardening fork by English company Clarington Forge. (Part of a column about professionals with their less obvious favorite tools)

Law school student Julie Zerbo works on her blog “The Fashion Law” in the cafe at the Ritz Carlton in Washington D.C. on Friday, April 13, 2012.  Zerbo’s blog has highlighted instances of plagiarism in the fashion world, including Chanel jewelry that looked similar enough to the work of a smaller designer that the label eventually declined to sell the piece.

Chris Lane, 42 , a mechanical project manager is photographed in his home in Centreville, Virginia on Saturday, November 17, 2012.  Lane estimates that he has taken around $30,000 per year in itemized deductions in recent years, with about $24,000 per year in mortgage interest. He opposes efforts to scale back the mortgage-interest deduction.  “You’re going to be affecting a segment of the population that wants to put down roots and own homes,” he said. “You’re taking from them an incentive to own that house”Clara Soh shops for a bicycle at Bicycle Space in Washington, District of Columbia on Saturday, November 24, 2012. Soh recently refinanced a property in Oregon and as a result has more disposable income to spend.