Soul searching pulled me West. Once here, the desert snuck in through the back door of the recesses of my mind, where imagination reins, subservient only to an unflinching curiosity. The desert piqued this curiosity, and planted a seed that required no water to grow.
She beckons me like a cruel beautiful lover, burning with [...]
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.
While I am happy to have hours, days or weeks with a subject, I am also constantly working to cultivate that need for speed which I encounter frequently. This particular shoot – six precious minutes and three setups. The trickier part is trying to connect with a subject in that period of time. As [...]
During my recent endeavor to incorporate yoga into my life, I’ve chosen certain words to focus on and come back to when I feel my mind stray. Among these are, stereotypically, creativity, but more importantly kindness and positivity. I have no doubt that my life and the life of those around me would be [...]
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 [...]
Photography is about so many things. It is about passion, love, excitement, change, beauty, injustice, creativity, evolution. It is about so much more. Sometimes, it is about problem solving, coping, bobbing and weaving, and throwing the plans out the window. When Kendrick Brinson and I woke up in our cabin in Santa Barbara to [...]
I never pass up the opportunity to talk highly about a talented friend or colleague, and I’m fortunate enough to be both with writer and director Austin Wilson. Austin’s creativity and talent stands as a testament to itself, and it’s been my pleasure to watch both his work and company evolve and skyrocket since [...]