April 1, 2014

Cry Havoc Cry

A few weeks ago my friends and I decided to shoot a little short. Partly for the fun of it, but mostly because I have some very talented friends and figured we should all put our heads together. We had fun. And this is it...




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March 2, 2014

School Is In Session

Listen, all I'm saying is that I've never seen Peter Lindbergh and God in the same room. That's all. His new campaign for Belstaff reminds me, yet again, why I love photography, and yet again, why I should give up all together. I could not really care less for Beckham, and I don't own a Belstaff jacket, but these perfectly shot images make me want to at least explore the idea.


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February 27, 2014

Negative Ghostrider The Pattern Is Full

We all know the story... laying in bed, late at night, flipping through the channels when we see Top Gun coming on -- that old familiar score pounding over silhouetted images of F-14 Tomcats being thrown off carrier decks. We begin to watch, and before you know it, we're an hour deep with no sign of letting up until the credits roll.

AND THEN we notice Tom Cruise's watch in one of the scenes... and we start googling it, and pausing the film, and researching makes, models and reference numbers, and comparing images on google to screen grabs and reading chat rooms and forums devoted to movie watches and reading about discrepancies in continuity and editing and speculation as to the exact origins of the timepiece and searching through eBay and craigslist looking for the exact model for sale and emailing dealers in Germany and buying one from a guy in Austria as 4:30am..... you know.... that same old story. Now it's on my wrist. And I make people refer to me as Maverick.

Porsche Designed Orfina 7176. Claimed to have been worn by Cruise in Days Of Thunder as well, but I haven't caught that film on Showtime at 2am yet. I'll have to get back to you. The below pictures are from the internet... because I'm too sleepy to take pictures of the one on my wrist. And remember kids, don't let your mouths write checks your butt can't cash.



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February 26, 2014

If You Love Her Leather Go

Check out the outrageously good vintage selection over at CollectedBy. It's sites like this that make me wish my house was bigger.... and my wallet was bigger.... and that bigger wallet was stuffed with money.


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February 22, 2014

Still Life

My buddy, Clifford started a little venture called Youth Machine and asked me to stop being lazy and get off my ass and do some work for him. He wanted to shoot at a mannequin factory... and after that told me to do whatever I wanted. Using a simple lighting setup dreamed up by my right hand, Seth Gudmunson, we took over the factory and played around until we got something we liked. There was a little ambient light leaking through skylights, so we used that to our advantage, dragged the shutter a little, and shot shallow to produce an eerie atmosphere.


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February 21, 2014

Lights, Camera... Stay Still

My crew and I put together a small light test in the middle of the night last week. My friend just bought a place up in the Hills and its current condemned condition was ideal for our little late night excursion. Thanks to Ally Walsh at Wilhelmina Models for being a trooper and crawling around this creepy house with us. Simple lighting goes a long way.

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February 19, 2014

From Spain With Love

On the heels of my previous post about the Russian built Lada Nivas, I received an email from Ignacio Solis from Spain. He sent me pictures and a link to his site, documenting his quest to turn a beat up old Lada Niva into the ultimate surf wagon. The world is a better place with Ignacio and his Lada Niva in it. Read (although you may need to translate before) the entire story here. Thanks for the email, Ignacio.

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February 18, 2014

Take Me....... Out

Every now and again I'll do a little job that doesn't make it to my portfolio site. Actually, that's not true... it happens a lot. For example: my sisters' Christmas card shoots or when one of oldest friends asks me to take engagement photos. I may pretend to put up a fight, but I am always happy to do these little jobs for the people I love. And hopefully I don't ruin their happy family memories by getting arrested for sneaking around Dodger Stadium... (Editor's Note: Please don't email me asking for engagement photos.)




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That's A Lada 4x4 For Ya

My current late night internet obsession took a turn last night. While Tomorrow Never Dies was softly playing on the TV in the background, I glanced up and saw Pierce rummaging through the back of what looked like a novelty sized 4x4. As soon as I questioned what it was, a shot of the back badging was shown, and I was off. And now I need one...the Russian designed and built Lada Niva. Started in 1977 and still in production today, this little beast, and yes, little, has taken over most of the globe but has somehow never entered the US market. Even with a partnership with GM hasn't helped usher the little guy over the pond. I guess I'll have to just eBay one and pray it passes smog. Go google it and read more on the Wiki page.


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February 17, 2014

That One Guy From That One Movie

The Grey is one of my favorite films in the last few years, and although I am a Joe Carnahan fan, the cast and story were really the driving forces in this one. So when Rhapsody Mag asked me to shoot Dermot Mulroney, one of the many great actors in the film, I was excited and said, "yup." The creative direction was, "just do what you do and make it cool." Well, I certainly did what I do, and I can only hope it looks cool. And must say, now that I've met and worked with the guy, I am an even bigger Mulroney fan. He's just a star, in every aspect. See the entire story here.



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