Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The iPad Arrives

Unless you're living under a rock you know this was announced today. Personally I think it should be called the iTab. AND no Flash! Uh oh! Time to change my portfolio website.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Avedon's Words

I just came across this amazing quotation from Richard Avedon in the December Issue of Vanity Fair. The article, The Now of Avedon, recounts the creation of the April 1965 issue of Harper's Bazaar with him as the guest editor and sole photographer.
"I come to a sitting so charged with what I want out of the sitting, before it begins, that I'm almost sick before I start it," he said in February 1965. "I know what I have to accomplish has to be done on my shoulders – I have to make it happen."
"If I can't make that happen," he went on years later, "if I'm low, if the day is wrong, if something in the studio irritates me, then the fear comes over me.... I'm scared, like an athlete gets scared: You're going to try for the high jump, you could blow it. That's exactly what taking a photograph is like... Most people don't come back again. Most people come [for one sitting], and I have to pull it out of myself and out of them."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Dia: Beacon

A bright blue sky day filled the galleries with amazing light.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

5B4 | Photography & Books

I found this blog today about photography and books by a guy named Jeffrey Ladd who teaches at ICP. He's been writing it for 4 years so there's a lot of material here, so far so good.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

WWD - American Dream

I shot today's story at Industria Studios with model Tyler Riggs (Red), hair & makeup by Anna Bernabe (Clinique) and styling by Alex Badia.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Noah the Bee Keeper

My friend Noah has been my model for a few shoots for John Bartlett and not only is he a beautiful guy but he's smart too. He's a PhD student at Tufts studying honey bees and colony collapse disorder. He also has a company that sells and installs honey bee hives (where it's legal, not yet NYC) called Best Bees.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Music Video: "Kamera" by Wilco

I've always been a big fan of Wilco but I had never seen this video until I stumbled upon it on

Monday, January 4, 2010

Kathy Ryan's Picks for the Best 2 Photo Books of 2009

On NYT's T Style The Moment blog, she picks Ryan McGinley's Moonmilk and Richard Learoyd's Unique Photographs 2007 - 2009.