2013 January

Pill Mill Crackdown for The Wall Street Journal


I was recently commissioned by The Wall Street Journal to shoot a series of portraits and still life images of Jeffrey John Gonzalez and his now defunct medical clinic Southern Health Management, Inc.  In June of 2012, Mr. Gonzalez’ business was raided and shut down by DEA agents on allegations of running a ‘pill [...]

NFC Championship for San Francisco Chronicle


I hadn’t shot sports in a good while, so I was pleasantly surprised when an old friend called with an assignment for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she now works on the editing desk.  Shooting sports has never really been my forte, but sports feature shoots I love.  I was tasked with photographing 49ers [...]

Hope Scholarship for The Wall Street Journal


A little while back I worked on a piece for The Wall Street Journal about the Georgia Lottery funded Hope Scholarship program, and the lack thereof.  The program, which originally paid for in-state tuition plus book expenses at Georgia state schools for those maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, has since [...]

Florida: Sense of Place

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January 17th, 2013
Florida: Sense of Place


This most recent trip led me throughout the state, from the magical world of Disney to a small town’s big parade to the sunny shores of South Beach with a great little circus thrown in to top it off.  These early visits on this new project have been broad swaths, whereas the next couple [...]

Florida: New Beginnings

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January 15th, 2013
Florida: New Beginnings


I recently posted a series of images shot in Florida, commissioned by AARP.  That trip spurred a fascination I’ve always had with the state’s tourism industry, or more so with the places that industry has created, the people it attracts, and those that make it run.  As I reflected on why I was so [...]

Brenda Hyleman for AARP Bulletin


There are those amongst us who take it up the charge to watch out for those who cannot look out for themselves.  Brenda Hyleman is one of those people.  She volunteers with South Carolina’s Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem pilot program.  The programs’ volunteers work with adults who cannot properly take care of themselves [...]

Bryan Norcross for The New York Times


I photographed Senior Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross in the online order viagra overnight delivery studio at The Weather Channel in Atlanta for The New York Times.  To put it in layman’s terms, Norcross is a weather bad ass.  In appreciation for his work before, during and after Hurricane Andrew, Bryan received the 1993 David Brinkley Award for Excellence in [...]

My Waking Life: Recent Travel


As I constantly remind students and loved ones, I strongly believe it is as important to document our own lives and those around us.  Personally, it’s also one of my greatest sources of inspiration and what rekindles my love for photography again and again.  In recent times, I’ve invested much of this personal shooting [...]

Caleb J Spivak for The New York Times


The New York Times estimated that this past Thanksgiving was perhaps the most documented holiday in history, period.  This was due large in part to the rise of Instagram to over 100 million users, securing photography’s essential place in the world of social media.  As an avid Instagram user myself, I find stories of [...]