I had an opportunity to go to Eddie Adams this year and it was amazing. I heard going to the workshop is one of those things that as a photojournalist you have to do. But it wasn’t until we were walking up the driveway to the barn, that I knew what all of the hype [...]
On the heels of the announcement of his latest project on TB, Nachtwey was a guest editor on YouTube. Nachtwey has selected compelling examples from other YouTube users that exhibit the power of film to relate a story and spread the word. To my surprise, my slideshow on HIV in rural America was one of [...]
See the second portion of Making Money Doing What You Love. Seth Godin if you don’t know is a marketing guru. His blog always proves insightful on topics dealing with marketing especially if you’re working to market yourself as a freelance photographer. One of his latest posts is worth a look: Maybe you can’t make [...]
I found this article in The New Yorker to be a great read about creatives or in our case photographers who find their passion later than most in life. A few notable quotes: The Cézannes of the world bloom late not as a result of some defect in character, or distraction, or lack of ambition, [...]
It’s worth your time to read The Freelance Dilemma on Editorial Photographers. A few highlights: To achieve longevity, you must reconcile the conflict between what you shoot for money and what you love to shoot. Ideally, you get paid to shoot exactly what you love to shoot, every day. If you create a book that [...]
Had an assignment yesterday that played well into my whole “Everything is Bigger in TX” essay. You might know Joel Osteen as the TV preacher guy who smiles a lot. Osteen’s Lakewood Church, in Houston, is the largest in the United States, with a weekly attendance of 45,000 and another 7 million watching on TV. [...]
Here’s a frame from what I hope will turn into a bigger personal essay that explores the idea of everything being bigger in Texas. As an outsider I find it fascinating. A prize winning steer.
Jenn and I made the move to Dallas and I found myself at a ribbon cutting. Sorry about the lack of updates in the past week or so. Expect them to be slow for the coming weeks as I work on getting settled.
TRAPPED will be screened in New York this weekend on Oct. 4 at the Reel Venus Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue, NYC. Here is a little writeup on the film. There is a great lineup including The Sandwich Generation by Julie Winokur and Tata’s Angel by Brenda Kenneally & Laura Lo [...]
Monday I spoke at the National Security Conference to officers and wardens around the country about mental illness in prison and what it was like to film the project. It was a little intimidating as I was speaking to a room of experts but I am hoping I brought a different perspective. It was great [...]