Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Shoot First, Focus Later???

This company called Lytro is introducing a camera that you shoot a photo and later, you can focus at any point in the image! Click anywhere in the image above to change the focal point. They've achieved this by utilizing the "light field" data. The camera will not be available until 2012, but click here to read the NYTimes blog post about it.

Friday, October 14, 2011

"Being Elmo"

I've never been a huge fan of Elmo but the trailer for this documentary looks great.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Article About "Letters to the Editor" Videos in Provincetown Banner

Click to read the article in today's Provincetown Banner about the videos I've been making with James Lecesne based on the letters to the editor of that paper! How very meta of them!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I Did a Costume Test Photo Shoot for this Movie

A few years ago I was called into a suite at the London Hotel here in NYC to shoot costume tests on the famous Bollywood actor, Shah Rukh Khan. It was all top secret, I set up a seamless paper and my lights in the middle of the suite and put some good, loud "photo shoot" music on as Indian food from a place on Lexington Avenue was brought in, Shah Rukh entered with his entourage and I photographed him in a prototype of this super hero suit that you see in the trailer. He was a super nice guy. And it was my first time eating a delicious dish called butter chicken.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Cover Photograph: "Enacting History"

A few years ago while I was shooting a photo series about historical re-enactments I stumbled across a book called Living History Museums - Undoing History Through Performance by Scott Magelssen. It became an invaluable resource for my project and I reached out to Scott for more of his writings. We connected and shared our work with each other and this past spring I was honored to have an image from my project used as the cover of his new book of essays, Enacting History, that he edited with Rhona Justice-MAlloy.