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 [...]
Last Summer, S.I. called me up and asked me to go down to Richmond to shoot portraits of former NBA player Johnny Newman for a “where are they now?” feature. I found Johnny to be both exceptionally tall (kind of a given, no?) and exceptionally kind and generous with his time. There were some cool [...]
I got to spend a stellar afternoon in the Virginia countryside with Jessie and Jake, their daughter June, and their dog Solha. Jake met Solha while he was deployed to Afghanistan and upon his return, the family worked to adopt her and bring her to the U.S. Jessie Knadler, the author of the piece and [...]
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 [...]
It was a bittersweet phone call. Would I like to do an assignment for Newsweek?- saying yes but knowing it would be one of the last print editions of the storied magazine that I grew up with. I still remember the first time I noticed it in our house and started reading it. We were [...]
I had an incredible run of awesome assignments last year and this shoot for New York Magazine’s The Cut blog was definitely one of them. The inaugural Ms. Veteran America competition combined three of my favorite things- women’s issues, warrior culture, and pageantry. The competition was formed, according to the official website, “to showcase ‘The Woman Beyond [...]
I got a call from the WSJ asking if I was free last-minute to shoot a two-day story on chihuahuas that were being flown from California to Virginia. Apparently, there is a glut of unwanted chihuahuas out there and a bit of a shortage and demand out here. I have exactly two soft spots on [...]
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. [...]
Washingtonian Magazine asked me to shoot a portrait of a family that had suffered an unbelievable tragedy. Their son- a bright, happy, handsome and popular kid- took his own life after he sustained a concussion during a football game. The story itself (here) is an outstanding longform piece by writer Patrick Hruby. I never really [...]
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 [...]
Washingtonian asked me to photograph the 2012 recipients of their annual Green Awards earlier this year. Here are some outs from the shoots.
I photographed badass butcher Tanya Cauthen, proprietor of Belmont Butchery in Richmond, VA. This shoot had many of my favorite things. Cool earrings, sharp knives and most of all meat.
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 photographed Ray Mahmood at his sprawling mansion in Mount Vernon, Va. for Washingtonian magazine in December. The Pakistani native came to America decades ago and built a fortune which he now uses to cozy up to the political elite here in DC as a powerbroker and shaper of American-Pakistan policy. The night that [...]
My folks got me Rosetta Stone’s Thai language learning software one Christmas. I had fun with it, but sold it after I decided not to move to Bangkok. That being said, this shoot was the first time I’d been asked to photograph a businessman who produces a product I have actually used. That made it [...]
I had the good fortune to work with Marie Claire via Redux on a shoot a few months ago where I met the inspirational Tala Raassi. Miss Raassi (as the headline in that glorious doubletruck above says) received 40 lashes for wearing a miniskirt to a private 16th birthday party in her native Iran. She [...]
My grandfather’s memorial service was held yesterday in the midst of a snowstorm that rendered the roads treacherous, yet people came from far and wide to pay their respects. When I got home, I decided to go for a walk and be alone in the snow for a while. I was reminded of one [...]
I took a break from regular updates last week as the relations converged on the Golden household. The Gilmores came from Atlanta and LA to visit the Goldens who are all in DC. It was a perfect storm of ridiculousness that I managed to take in stride with a cocktail in one hand and a [...]
As I sit at my computer and write this post on election day eve here in Virginia, I find myself thinking about the importance of local politics. Voter turnout is likely to be a little lower this year than last. Without the glamor and excitement of a presidential election, folks just don’t get out to [...]