Here are some pictures I took last September from a story that got shelved by the NHL lockout. I spent a long weekend with a reporter from ESPN Magazine wandering the streets of the metro area, photographing hockey fans who had something to say about star Capitals player Alex Ovechkin. The story was supposed to [...]
I’ve been photographing these breakfasts lately for the Wall Street Journal. Two prominent editors (Jerry Seib & David Wessel) invite national politicians to discuss matters of import with selected members of the DC political press corps. The first of these breakfasts featured Congressman and former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. It’s part of my [...]
JFK assassination researcher John Judge is photographed at his home in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. The city of Dallas, TX is denying him and other conspiracy theorists a permit to gather at the assassination site during the event’s 50th anniversary. Mr. Judge had mountains of research materials in his home. We did [...]
USA Today called me a few days before the Candy Crowley-moderated presidential debate for an assignment to photograph her during her workday at CNN. As the network’s chief political correspondent, Crowley seemed like a solid choice to be moderator, but she faced immense criticism both prior to and after the debate. I do suppose that’s [...]
Oh, hello super awesome view from a rooftop right next to the White House. Hello Secret Service guys stationed on the roof of the White House. Hello subject who looks like he belongs in an Eddie Bauer catalogue. Thanks for making my shoot so pleasant. Thanks to the fine folks at Redux and also American Lawyer magazine [...]
I shot two covers for Parade Magazine in 2012. This is the first one to run and it’s my first national cover. When I did my Secretary Clinton story for the magazine in 2009, I was supposed to have shot that cover as well, but Clinton didn’t have 5 minutes in her schedule for a [...]
2012 was my first year shooting for Government Executive magazine. They’ve been a fantastic client and I’ve been lucky to work on several assignments with them in the area. For the photographers out there who think the big nationals are the end-all-be-all, don’t discount the niche publications. They are almost always completely awesome. My job [...]
I cannot conceive of losing 156 lbs, but my subject Caroline did just that. Revisiting this shoot I did for Fitness magazine in November reminds me that while many things in life are completely out of our hands, the way we treat our bodies is fully within our control. One of the things that was out [...]
I like being asked to take pictures of interesting people with a million stories to tell. I also like music. This shoot was an all-around win. Read the interview here, but ignore the picture that goes with it. I didn’t send any files that looked like that. Did someone on the web team get a [...]
I photographed Brian Frederick, executive director of Sports Fans Coalition, lobbying congress and the FCC to end the NFL’s television blackout policy. I don’t really watch pro football, so I was surprised to learn that in the teams’ home markets, the games are not televised if they aren’t sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff. The [...]
The University of Texas has a cool alumni magazine and they reached out to me last year to shoot a particularly interesting alumnus of theirs. Josh Rushing was a public affairs officer in the U.S. Marine Corps when he was featured in the documentary Control Room about Al Jazeera during the U.S. invasion of Iraq. [...]
One of my very favorite editors called me up this fall and asked me to choose between two assignments occurring at the same time. One was something I’ve already forgotten, and the other was shooting portraits of Henry Winkler. So you see here which one I selected. I might be the biggest Arrested Development fan I know, [...]
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. [...]
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!
Around this time last year, Herman Cain was a shooting star in the Republican primary. With his blindingly white smile and catch-phrase policy (9-9-9 anyone?) he communicated his ideas in an affable way and people responded. I got called in to photograph a lunch between Cain and a trio of GQ editors at Seventh Hill [...]
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.
If you told me five years ago I’d be taking pictures of children jumping on the bed in the presidential suite at the Four Seasons in Georgetown, I’d laugh, you know, because that’s just too awesome. Thank yous all around to Inc., the Four Seasons and the ladies of Poshbrood for making this a fun [...]
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 [...]