Documentary

Snoop Lion + Trinidad James


On a recent social media shoot for Adidas, I had the pleasure of photographing the infamous and incomparable Snoop Dogg, aka., Snoop Lion, aka., Tha Doggfather, aka., Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. of Long Beach as well as the up-and-coming, All-Gold-Everything, Trinidad James, aka., Nicholas Williams of my home town and the Capital of the South, ATL.

Skirball for The New York Times


Jewish history and heritage and lions and boats and lighting and rainbows, oh my…
To read the article about the fabulous Skirball Cultural Center by Edward Rothstein, click here.

The Education Beat

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June 30th, 2014
The Education Beat


I had a stretch where I found myself on the education beat for clients like The Wall Street Journal and Education Week among others. Pretty much any photojournalist has spent some amount of time dealing with the horror of classroom overhead lighting. I used to dread such shoots, but I’ve grown a fondness for [...]

Social Media Marketing for The Wall Street Journal


In this life of duality I lead between my commercial personae of Brinson + Banks, and my personal documentary work, I had a strange day where I went from putting together a bid for a social media ad campaign to documenting another photographer shooting one. As I weighed the matter on both [...]

Davinci Science for Education Week


There are few schools I have stepped foot in that built more respect in my in a short period of time than the Da Vinci public charter school system has. After visiting the Da Vinci Innovation Academy there was a high bar set, and Da Vinci Science did not disappoint. They are not places [...]

Davinci Innovation Academy for Education Week


I was interviewed for the Education Week blog about this shoot, and since I don’t think I can say it any better, I’ll borrow from my own words.
Lately my wife and I have been pushing each other to make more out of each assignment. To never look at any job or subject matter as [...]

Cannabis Cup for The Washington Post


I could say that I’ve never been around so much pot smoke in my life, but I’ve spent a lot of studio time photographing rappers, so that would simply be a lie. As I wandered my way through the relatively pleasant crowd, I couldn’t help but compare that to a mentality that would undoubtedly [...]

Blake Mycoskie for The Wall Street Journal


It’s funny how my photographic life so often seems to educate my personal life in an acutely timeful manner. As I dragged my aching back out of my car, and tried to shake off a layer of suffocating stress seemingly adhered to my body with duct tape, I pushed on ignoring the signs. Fortunately [...]

Escape to LA Pt. I: Cross Country


It’s a strange feeling to get in the car one morning, and leave your home, life, and everything you know behind. It’s a feeling both sad, happy, free and terrifying. That’s what we did six weeks ago when we left the South, and set out for the West Coast. We loaded up our two [...]