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February 27th, 2009

02/27/09 | For Others

Thinking about a person passing in New Hampshire on 2/27/09
images from NH | 12/25/07 & 12/27/07

February 25th, 2009

Towards Joy

One of my favorite things is simply making a box of pictures.

February 23rd, 2009

Gawker, Bag, Me and Mr. Madoff

Two more reasons I like the internet:

Gawker Says:

“One guy making money from the whole Bernie Madoff debacle: the photographer who took some boring photos of Madoff for a Fortune article ten years ago. Suddenly everybody wants to buy those pictures! The lesson: take photos of as many people as possible, because at least a few of them are bound to become famous villains.”

BAGnewsNotes Says:

Visual culture and media is scrambling now to capture and represent the near-depression we’re in. In that net, of course, we can expect a lot of faces of victims and villains. I had several strong and immediate associations to this image given its relationship to current circumstances. Before you click through and see where I went, however, how does the image read to you?

(touch to see the discussions on it)

February 23rd, 2009

The New York Times, Me and Mr. Madoff

February 23, 2009 | B7

So the past 72h have been interesting…

I got hit with either food poisoning or a stomach flu Friday morning, before I was really even awake.

I then spent the next 3 days on the floor of a very kind persons apartment.

At two moments during the delirium and pain, the New York Times called and asked some questions. I cannot really remember what I said, but reading myself now, it seems I was pretty much right on point.

Enjoy another Madoff story of mine, shared elsewhere.

February 17th, 2009

I Met Madoff

Portfolio Magazine March 2009

Bernard Madoff | October 7, 1999 | New York, NY

I have photographed roughly 450 people on assignments. I always try to make more then one portrait and I always try to make each one as interesting an image as I can.

Not only because it is my nature, not only because it helps the client like me when I give them options and not only because it’s more interesting a challenge in my 400th conference room to top what I did in the last conference room… but simply because sometimes you just never know or understand what it turns out someone you photographed so many years ago was really doing or up to and who may want to see those images again someday. Whatever the reason maybe.

February 17th, 2009


February 16th, 2009

Ongoing Story | part D

February 9th, 2009

Something is Different

4 portfolios, 3 journals, 16 short stories, 3 books

24 videos | behind the scenes on shoots & audio slideshows


February 6th, 2009

M | 49th St

February 6th, 2009


February 5th, 2009


February 2nd, 2009

#1RN | Audrie L

I was nervous to take Audrie’s portrait, after a year or two of pleading, she finally made it over to #1RN.

I shot 167 images (she is laughing in 139) in 15m 12s.

February 2nd, 2009

3 Years of Clays

In 2006, the year I started competing, I shot 1700 registered targets. I shot in everything I could and eventually got demoted to the absolute bottom, E Class.

In 2007, I shot 3200 registered targets. I shot in everything I could and more, 35 tournaments that year with Nationals being the only focus. I went from E Class up to C Class, but fell short in my quest to place in any event at Nationals. At Nationals I even placed 11th in one event that went to 10th, all in C Class.

In 2008, I shot 1700 registered targets and 6,860 total. I didn’t expect to shoot much this year, but for varying reasons and all last minute, I ended up at some Big Blast tournaments (more competitors, more $, better trophies, harder targets). I went from C Class to B Class. I then made it to Nationals again. Only this year, I was 14th of about 200 in both the MAIN event and 5 STAND, 2 of the 3 events I entered. All in B Class, a harder division then 2007.

My personal, engraved Nationals trophy finally made it to #1RN. It only took 3 years and 6600 registered targets.

I have 3 of the 8 punches I need for A Class. I have zero plans and goals for this year. (so far).

I keep a clay target from each day that I shoot, competition or practice. On that clay I write the date, location and number of targets attempted. I have 142 here, and the pieces of about 8-10 targets I knocked over that were my first, so about 150 days of shooting.

9/2005 – 11/2008, according to the records on my clays, I have shot 17,332 targets.