Tricky assignment with a super quick turn around making engaging photos of a building with no strong exterior feature whatsoever ever. Threw up the old drone, did some long exposures, relied on some golden light and came away with the goods.
I’ve been to Ajo dozens upon dozens of times over the past couple decades and I learn new things each and every time I go. This was no exception. I was glad to work with a writer who has significant understandings of the realities in the area and deep appreciation for my experience too.
Another group assignment. Building exteriors are hard for me.
I just kinda treat them like landscapes with something strange in the middle.
It was a somewhat wane sunrise, but a gorgeous morning and I was glad to be out there until the police told me I had to leave.
Cool group assignment cataloging the re-emergence of queer spaces after the pandemic. Got to showcase work next to several photographers I admire around the USA.
Fun assignment for a new client, EducationWeek, tromping around Chandler, my old stomping grounds. Speaking with Lindsay Love was a delight.
Doing my level best to convey demographic change in a static photo was an interesting challenge. I tried several tacts, to varying degrees of success.
Fun assignment hanging out with a family just listening to their grandmother’s amazing stories from being a blackjack dealing in Vegas for more than 20 years.
It was challenging to make photos that had more than just the facile base meaning, but I am really happy with my work.
The Chronicle had me head to the first practice before Cactus League Spring Training began. Covid restrictions were strict! Couldn’t get within 100’ of any players, nor on the field or even up against the netting. A tricky ask. Adding to the fun, I was trying to cover several stories at once. I always like that kind of gig, gives me more opportunities to get loose and make good photos.
A while back the San Francisco Chronicle put me in the press pool for the then VP-Candidate Kamala Harris on her tour through Arizona. It was my first assignment for the Chronicle, but it wasn’t attached to any breaking news, just to fill their archive with images of Harris for the coming years. Some of those images came out in a beautiful photo retrospective the Chronicle put out to celebrate Harris’ ascendance to the the Vice-Presidency.
High Country News licensed one of my portraits of Wendsler Nosie Sr. for their quick update about the current standstill regarding the future of Oak Flat.
This is one of my favorite portraits I’ve made recently, so I’m glad it’s out there.
I’ve been pitching on this story in different iterations since late 2019, along with my coopmate Caitlin O’Hara—check out her stories from 2019 and 2021. Recently there have been a number of news pegs, so my pitching has gotten a bit more urgent. National Geographic licensed some of my images to give their article a visual sense of place. I really love Doug Main’s writing so it was a treat to have my images paired with his words again.