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May 21, 2015 0

Diane Birch

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When NERO asked me to shoot the musician Diane Birch I have to admit I had never heard of her. Later that day when I was walking back from the Duane Reade I looked down on the sidewalk and sitting on the edge of the iron fence was a copy of a Diane Birch CD, […]

March 25, 2015 0

LAURIE ANDERSON

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I photographed the godmother of the New York Art scene, experimental musician Laurie Anderson at her Canal Street studio for the Japanese magazine NERO last fall. I couldn’t find an assistant that would work for $100 dollars so I did the job by myself. (Which is a pretty risky idea, verging on stupid) Fortunately I […]

February 25, 2015 0

My Week At SNL

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I spent some time shooting behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live for People magazine and photo editor Jessica Bryan last month. The NBC show was gearing up for its 40th anniversary and they were kind enough to let us hang around “fly on the wall style” so we could see how its done. The […]

February 10, 2015 0

SOKO THE CAT

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I was fascinated with SOKO’s mysterious sultry voice and the beautiful rawness of her image long before BUST asked me to photograph her, so when the call came through I was psyched. We set up a simple intimate shoot with the goal of making emotionally charged imagery and rolled the dice. I always get a […]

January 27, 2015 0

EMPIRE

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We almost didn’t make it to the shoot. Our plane was next in line for take off when the captain announced there was a fire at O’hare and that we would be delayed. After many frantic attempts to get on another flight, we finally took off 14 hours later. A guy named Brian Howard had […]

October 28, 2014 0

Kate Lyn Sheil

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Compared to Planet Hollywood, the NY indie film community is a tiny island filled with a tight knit group of talented filmmakers and actors, all working together on each other’s no budget films. (It very much reminds me of how the indie rock scene was before Nevermind was released). Kate Lyn Sheil is one of […]

October 8, 2014 0

Interior Lives

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My latest project is called Interior Lives. I’d been thinking about starting something new for a while but I couldn’t put my finger on what to do. My life has been filled with so many surprises lately and much has changed in the last few years, I didn’t want to fall back on the same […]

September 18, 2014 0

GOTHAM FOR FOX

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I found myself crawling around on the ground in a dirty alley in Chinatown one early Saturday morning shooting plates for our Gotham gallery shoot with FOX. After dusting ourselves off, we spent the rest of the day at Pier 59 setting up our lights and getting ready to shoot the wonderfully talented cast on […]

August 20, 2014 0

Gabby Hoffman

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If you don’t know who Gabby Hoffman is, you should look her up right away because she is one very cool woman. For starters her mom was a Warhol superstar and she grew up in the Chelsea hotel. As a child actress she had roles in such classics as Field of Dreams and Sleepless in […]

June 10, 2014 0

Lexi’s Monologue

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The video from my photo shoot with Lexi Rasmussen for Filmmaker Magazine didn’t happen the way I had originally intended. We did an interview but it felt too conventional. I shot some other footage where the audio was lost. After looking at the images and watching the footage I did have, the monologue really stood […]

May 14, 2014 2

Wonder Women

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There is a belief within the advertising community that celebrity photographers don’t know how to photograph real people. I think it stems from the notion that celebrities are used to being in front of the camera and after hours of hair and makeup and styling, they are more prepared to deal with the harsh stare […]

May 5, 2014 1

Bad Girls Club

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The siren call of beautiful Los Angeles, with its wonderful weather and the allure of Hollywood is so incredibly seductive, I have to admit I hear her call almost very day. So when my buddy Alison Roberto, the creative director at Oxygen, recently decided to take a new job at BLT and make the big […]

March 5, 2014 0

AU REVOIR SIMONE

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Recently I had the excellent opportunity to work with a lovely trio of women who go by the name of Au Revoir Simone. With all three girls on keyboards, their musical sound is a fresh, dreamy pop served up with a cool scoop of Brooklyn edge. I was shooting for NERO, an independent Japanese music […]

February 19, 2014 0

LOSERS TAKE ALL POSTER, Finally!

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I shot this poster 3 years ago and it is just now coming out. Thats what they call Lost in Development Hell! Anyway, here is my original blog post from October 2010. It was titled TURN THE ROOM AROUND I’ve learned quite a bit since those early days. In August I spent 2 weeks in […]

February 6, 2014 0

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust

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Photography can be a lonely game. You meet your subject, spend an hour or a day together developing an intimate bond, then you never see them again. Fortunately thats not always the case. I first met Lee on the Daydream Nation photo shoot for Sonic Youth in August of 1988, and we’ve worked together countless […]