Monday, May 14, 2012

Whooping Cough for The New York Times

Last week I headed up to Mt. Vernon to photograph the town and people getting their Pertussis vaccines. It was an interesting shoot as people getting a shot in the arm takes about 20 seconds and most people aren't' scared of needles. Luckily, one of the patients wasn't quite as keen on getting a shot in the arm, which made for a more interesting image. View Article Here>>>

Friday, May 11, 2012

Retirement for The New York Times

I had a fun shoot last week photographing a mother and daughter who both work at the Walmart in Bremerton, Washington. Ethel Rusher, 72, and her mother Louise King, 92, work side by side at Walmart from 3PM to 11PM, 5 days a week. It was a quick portrait shoot on a seamless background, that was matched with three other portraits taken from other photographers around the country, but I think the two subjects complimented each other very well. Here is the layout from the NY Times special section as well as a couple of outtakes from the shoot. View Article Here>>> View Slideshow Here>>>

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Jeff Bezos for The New York Times

It's not everyday you get to shoot a CEO of a big company and when it does happen, it's usually a quick shoot. The subject comes in, smiles for the camera, then you're done - and let's not forget the handful of lingering PR people looking over your shoulder. I had about an hour to set up a couple of different scenarios and about 20 minutes to move him around the space to some pre-conceived setups. It's always a fun and challenging experience, and luckily Jeff was a good sport. Here are some outtakes from the shoot and if you missed it, check out the front page of the NY Times and the International Herald Tribune today. View Article Here>>>

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Occupy Something....

I'm not much for shooting protests these days as they all sort of end up looking exactly the same unless something happens out of the ordinary, so when I heard things were getting out of hand I headed downtown to see what was going on. Of course, that's not how these things work, and all the action was settling down when I got there, but I got a couple of shots that I sort of like.