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December 30th, 2008

Dear FAA


Dear US Air (Hiding behind FAA)

If my little cameras (or 1 passenger’s or all passenger’s little devices) are really such a risk to the safety of the aircraft I am on during taxi, takeoff and landing:

PLEASE DESIGN SAFER AIRCRAFT

(2 min video)

December 29th, 2008

Father | Daughter | 1

Sophie K | #1RN – NYC | 12/14/08

December 29th, 2008

Santa | Bunny



Grandma’s 117 Santas in 20 minutes, a 61 second video
(1 Santa photo made every 10 seconds, for 20 minutes)

A few years ago while visiting my grandmother, I realized I was surrounded by Bunnies. Since for one reason or another, we never end up there long, I ran around as fast as I could and tried to take a picture of as many of them as possible.

I visited for Christmas this year and realized that now in addition or sometimes in place of the bunnies, there are now Santas. If you look really close, you can see Santas with bunnies.

Grandma’s 93 Bunnies in 18 minutes, a 50 second video
(1 Bunny photo made every 11 seconds, for 18 minutes)



December 29th, 2008

Father | Daughter | 2

Nicole R | #1RN – NYC | 12/15/08

December 27th, 2008

Censored

I’ve been testing a few publish on demand places. One such place uses a great quote:

“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”
– A.J. Liebling

Well they made it clear this week, they own their press, not me and that I cannot borrow theirs like it was mine. My latest project test was removed without discussion before it was ever printed or proofed.

It was a private project just for me and the subject. Not for sale, display or viewable to anyone besides me and the printer.

This didn’t matter.

They own the press, they made this incredibly clear.

Sigh.

December 21st, 2008

L | Turnpike

On the road between here and there.

December 21st, 2008

YOL

YOL | #1RN – NYC | 12/19/08

YOL | 1 hour 40 minutes 48 seconds | September 23 | 2007 | Los Angeles
Solar Eclipse [ Remembered ]

from Stories | 3

YOL | Reading YOL in Stories #3

I have not seen or been in contact with YOL since the night I made the images in that time in/outside her apartment 15 months ago. Then all the sudden all this time later, here she was. She let me photograph her, then she left.

In the past 10 days, 11 people I never expected or invited to see, stopped by #1RN.

It was wonderful.

Me by YOL | #1RN – NYC | 12/19/08

December 19th, 2008

Sam R

Sam R | #1RN – NYC | 12/18/08 + 12/19/08

I met Sam six months ago for what ended up just being a day. Then all the sudden all this time later, she was here for me to photograph, at her request.


I blew the circuit 6 times, eventually of course, it went down for good.
(1 min video)

December 17th, 2008

Painkiller

Vicodin | Mark R | #1RN – NYC | 12/15/08

December 16th, 2008

New York City | Romain

December 11th, 2008

$50 Billion | Bernard Madoff


I photographed Bernie October 7, 1999 for a business magazine. It was one of the first portraits I ever made on assignment.
Today, at 8:30am, Bernie was arrested by the FBI and was set to be released this afternoon on a $10 million bond.

The charge? $20-$50 BILLION in Securities Fraud. Yes, Billion.

Bernie was once even chairman of the NASDAQ.

Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC
on their website:
“In an era of faceless organizations owned by other equally faceless organizations, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC harks back to an earlier era in the financial world: The owner’s name is on the door. Clients know that Bernard Madoff has a personal interest in maintaining the unblemished record of value, fair-dealing, and high ethical standards that has always been the firm’s hallmark.”

by Bernie’s own admission via the AP:
Madoff told employees he was “finished,” that he had “absolutely nothing,” that “it’s all just one big lie” and it was “basically, a giant Ponzi scheme,” according to a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

via the WSJ/NYT:
The disclosure came after Mr. Madoff tried to distribute early bonuses to employees of his firm, (approximately $200 million to $300 million to “certain selected employees, family and friends.”) prompting questions by senior employees, a person familiar with the situation said. Mr. Madoff, 70 years old, allegedly told employees he had a couple of hundred million dollars left and wanted to distribute it before turning himself in to authorities, this person said.

December 11th, 2008

Byrne

Audio by John, who was once unwelcome at a Byrne exhibition.

Images by Jonathan, where no one cared about him at a different exhibition that I believe had nothing at all to do with Mr. Byrne.

(just one rule, no flash).

2 min. duration

December 10th, 2008

Riggi | Cincinnati Magazine

John Riggi | Silver Cup Studios – set of 30 Rock | August 13, 2008
John is the co-executive producer of 30 Rock, is from Cincinnati and has been involved in Family Guy, the Larry Sanders Show and Will and Grace. He’s a smart and funny dude obviously. It was a good day, despite the challenges of being on a set where we couldn’t really touch or move or plug in or turn on anything.
We got off one lit shot then the union found us, or more accurately, a different union guy said no after the first one said yes. I thought we got them on our side with Riggi’s pull to turn on the studio lights for shot #2, but no dice. We were done. It would of been a beautiful shot in this spot. All that gear is all the TV stuff, one light on a stand is all I did or needed, mixed with all those different light sources, that color would of been beautiful. I didn’t even need to touch that diffusion, it was all as if it was set up for me. Turn on the lights please. It just wasn’t meant to be so I went with no lights at all.

Reminding me why I rambled about the shoot in an email with the magazine, I got another bio:

December 2nd, 2008

My Breath | Maryland

December 1st, 2008

L | Maryland.

December 1st, 2008

Stories #3 | Now Touchable

Stories #3 | Touch | $10

or download a low res PDF | 1 | 2 | 3