I photographed fashionista Joey Wolffer inside her boutique-on-wheels, the Styleliner. I love assignments where I’m surrounded by beautiful shiny things. I definitely kept my eyes peeled for accessories and I spent my assignment money the moment I was done shooting. This happens on retail assignments more often than I’d like to admit.
I spent two days photographing John Wojnowski, a man who has protested corruption and pedophilia within the Catholic Church on one street corner for 14 years. He himself is the victim of abuse at the hands of a Catholic priest, an incident which he kept secret for years and which impacted his life so profoundly [...]
I got a pretty sweet assignment from Washingtonian which had me running all over DC, Maryland and Virginia to photograph local notables and their “hidden gems.” These were places and things that you might not find in a guidebook, or even know about if you’re a local. I only knew one place on my shoot [...]
I photographed venture capitalist and former AOL executive Miles Gilburne for a Financial Times article. We started at his office and walked over to his home nearby. Great commute!
I photographed New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks for GQ Turkey. Interview shots, office portraits- pretty standard. His office got some nice direct light which I bounced back on him to get the bottom image. He’s not a global commentator or anything- he said the map wallpaper was left over from the last guy [...]
Alumni magazines are marvelous publications to work for. They tend to profile their most interesting grads and Ghanaian economist George Ayittey fit that bill nicely. Actually, more than that, he is a truly inspirational man who has spent much of his life fighting tyranny across the world. We spent a perfect DC afternoon shooting portraits around the Lincoln [...]
Washingtonian asked me to photograph the 2012 recipients of their annual Green Awards earlier this year. Here are some outs from the shoots.
This past winter I photographed Antione van Agtmael, the economist who coined the term “emerging markets” and close relation of a certain awesome globe-trotting photojournalist. We started off our shoot on the roof of his office building in Arlington which has the best panoramic views of the city I’ve seen. We then took a stroll [...]
I photographed a day of protest at the White House last year for a subject which garnered a lot of attention thanks to a few high-profile celebrity arrests. These folks are spitting mad about the proposed expansion of the pipeline that delivers crude from the tar sands of Canada to the United States. The president [...]
I photographed Jeffrey Zients and Lisa Brown of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for Bloomberg Businessweek. It was a very red, white and blue sort of day at the Old Executive Office Building.
I spent an afternoon in lovely Middleburg, VA with money maven Chuck Akre of Akre Capital Management. We talked fox hunting and antique milking stools.
I called my brother up the other week and told him I had a last-minute shoot with Buck Showalter. My brother has an encyclopedic knowledge of baseball and is an Orioles fan, so I was hoping he could give me a little background on their team manager. I did my research and planned as best [...]
DOP extraordinaire Leslie dela Vega of Fast Company called me up last Fall to see if I could do a bit of an unusual shoot in New York City. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was scheduled to be at a press conference in Harlem and Leslie wanted me to cover him and the presser the way [...]
I photographed Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. for the Wall Street Journal in February. As I write this blog post, he is arguing the Obama Administration’s case for health care reform before the Supreme Court. It’s kind of a big deal historically speaking. We met on the steps of the Supreme Court for the shoot. [...]
The fine folks over at Washingtonian Magazine have been sending some real plum assignments my way lately. I photographed Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson III for a great profile piece by Brett Haber (read it here), doing my thing as both a photojournalist and a portrait photographer. I spent several hours at practice shooting the [...]
I photographed North Carolina beauty Reneesha McCoy for Marie Claire’s Beauty Roadshow feature. Love those freckles!
I shot my second cover story for Genome Technology in October. They sent me to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD to photograph Dr. Bryan Traynor. He, along with his crack team of researchers, discovered genetic markers for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. I love science and research and labs, so it was [...]
DeMaurice Smith is the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association and is easily the funniest, sharpest person I’ve met in a very long time. I always have fun on my shoots (almost always) but this shoot was fun. He had the energy and enthusiasm of a truck full of toddlers. He also had a [...]
Craig Fugate is the man redeeming the disgraced federal agency that is FEMA. We’ve come a long way from the notorious “heckuva job” his predecessor did with Hurricane Katrina. America keeps getting slammed with natural disasters and FEMA, rid of its cronies, steps up to the plate with determination each time. After my father retired [...]
One of my favorite shoots this year started off rocky. It went from my editor telling me “you’ll have very little time to make a few portraits” to “wow, I just spent four hours with my subject and we had fun.” Paul Equale is a true Washington Insider. He makes a living as a consultant [...]
I photographed Dr. Neil Novin for a disturbing story on the state of the Social Security Administration. The agency has a stable of doctors that review cases of the people who apply for federal disability benefits. This year, they told those doctors that the number of applicants was too great and in response, the Administration [...]
Julia Ingham got sucked into a bad real estate deal in Florida in the hopes of making some good money for her retirement. She invested in four properties which were all foreclosed upon and six years on, she finds herself on the receiving end of a deficiency judgement. Read the article here to learn more [...]
I photographed Walt Johnson, a self-described full-time volunteer for the AARP, in Rialto, CA. He keeps AARP handouts on a wide range of topics in his car (which he pulls from a much larger supply in a storage locker near his home) and is always happy to talk about the association and senior issues. We hung [...]