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October 27th, 2008

I Am Beautiful Under My Skin



Cara P. photographs Me | I get an “A” for not flinching

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October 22nd, 2008

Billy Ray Cyrus II.

Billy Ray Cyrus | July 8, 2008 | Tennessee.

Shot for People Magazine, more of the story here, but this is from the back up. The larger the situation or shoot, the more I try to back myself up, no matter how simple. I set myself up to make it so I never come back with nothing, even if all gear goes down, never leave with nothing at all costs. Now I have never had this happen, but the joy in my little system is that months later when I finally sit down and look at the film or scan it, that joy of seeing the magic that was film is back, if only for a moment.

After the first shot was wrapped and before the wardrobe change for the second, I shot 10 frames as fast as I could on one roll. This was frame #1.

October 20th, 2008

MD | MD | NJ.

October 20th, 2008

October 15, 2008.

New York, NY.
9:07:55 PM | 6:36:44 PM | 6:09:37 PM

October 18th, 2008

Chloe | 1.

Help walk Chloe. The dog is sick, quite sick.

October 18th, 2008

Chloe | 2.

Help walk Chloe. The dog is sick, quite sick.

October 18th, 2008

Chloe | 3.

Help walk Chloe. The dog is sick, quite sick.

October 16th, 2008

#1RN | West + East.

i noticed someone asked if these were online, they are. i think they are buried too far in history, here, in the history tab. when i made the last set in 04/03, i cleaned, tonight when i snapped, i did not. this is it, as is, right now.





October 15th, 2008


October 15, 2008 | 1:19:05 AM

October 14th, 2008

NY | NJ | FL.

October 13th, 2008

Stories Travel.

i like how small the internet makes the world. my stories #1 and #2 are now in australia. months ago i got an email from robert, who somehow or another found my site and kept reading, even sent a nice note a few times.

then when i did stories, he asked for one. the printer cannot ship out of the USA directly yet, so robert asked if i would send him one each and we worked it out on our own. i waited till #2 was ready and shipped them.

it took them about a month to arrive. i had asked him to take a snap of the envelope when they arrived as i am still oddly fascinated by mail and the way it looks upon arrival, more so internationally. today this photo arrived of robert holding my envelope, courtesy of his wife…

October 12th, 2008

Atlantic Flyway Tournament.

sometime saturday i decided to try and make it to hopkins in kennedyville, MD on sunday for a one day competition in preparation for nationals. i needed the practice and had never been to hopkins, a staple of sporting clays, it would now be my 27th club. i reserved one of the last cars in nyc and tried to go to bed early. 2 movies later, countless games of solitaire and a few hours looking at your internet, i walked to get the car. another 3h drive and competition on no sleep, none.

awake 30h now, i arrive, warm up, eat, hit the course. i only had one bad station, missed 4 of 6, all me getting in my own way, same for every target missed today, all breaks in focus. the ones that made me nervous, i broke them all, it’s the ones i took for granted i missed.

82 of 100. a good day as score cards look best all X’s. 2nd of 13 in B Class. $ won and my first ‘punch’ or ‘point’ towards moving into A class, only 5 punches more to go. oh yeah, i also got my first plaque, jealous?

the woman handing it to me didn’t want to be photographed, but i made do.

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October 11th, 2008


October 10th, 2008

I Am Officially Sponsored for Nationals.

in 2007 nationals was a vison quest (yes, said with a wink) but i had a true chance, at least for the goal of top ten in my class. in one of the two events i was after, i was 11th. in 2007 i shot in 29 competitions leading up to nationals and took 14h of lessons, this year: 9 competitions and 2h of lessons.

i accomplished my goal of the year (moving up one class) back in april. then i pretty much quit. now without practice or the proper mental training, it could be another seminole cup or states catastrophe. yet the wheels are now turning. in 17 days, 13 hours, 20 min and 24 seconds, the first day of the four day competition begins.

October 7th, 2008

Ear | Me.


October 7th, 2008

I Am Not John McCain.

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I am not John McCain and I do not support this message.

October 7th, 2008


los angeles

October 7th, 2008


los angeles

October 3rd, 2008

Removed Cancer #2.

#1 | 9 months later.

October 2nd, 2008

Central Park.

October 2nd, 2008


July 11, 2008 | Vol. II | New York City


On July 11, 2006, after a love and I made a choice we could not take back, I made a promise to myself to make something beautiful every following July 11.

I went about my day as required, by chance or by invitation. I tried to make something beautiful whenever I thought back to what this day has now become.

All images are chronological.

October 2nd, 2008

Kevin Conrad.

for TIME – Heroes of the Environment 2008

Kevin Conrad challenged the U.S., the sole holdout on a plan for a post-2012 climate treaty. “If, for some reason, you’re not willing to lead, leave it to the rest of us,” he declared. “Please, get out of the way!” Within minutes, the U.S. backed down. The resulting “Bali Action Plan” provides a road map for an international climate treaty that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol. – TIME

Any shoot where the subjects wife jumps behind your camera as you’re explaining a pose and snaps a shot of the man of the moment putting ‘rabbit ears’ behind your head I call a good day.