Jessamyne – A Million Miles Away

  Jessamyne – A Million Miles Away “What?!” “I said, that’s good! Lean forward like that again!” “What?!” I held my index finger up to Jessamyne in the international gesture of, “Hold on a sec.” You see, she was outside on the deck of our Hawaiian oceanfront villa and I was inside, photographing her through …

Keira – Sheer Focus

  Keira – Sheer Focus Keira Grant is a tiny person. In the best way. And in the week leading up to her visit to Chicago last August, I was still in my temporary in-between home before my move to Los Angeles, and the place was Box City. Still piled high with moving boxes. Everywhere. Including …

Meluxine – Dress Handfuls

    Meluxine – Dress Handfuls “Aw, we lost the sun,” Meluxine said, as she noticed the gorgeous shafts of sunlight that until very recently had been beautifully falling on her through the window, had faded away. She was wearing a sparkly gold and black striped dress by Mango and when the sun hit it, it …

Meluxine – Looking Inside

  Meluxine – Looking Inside You know when you’re having one of those days when everything you touch turns to gold? They don’t happen often, but when they do, the feeling is extraordinary. Meluxine and I were definitely having one of those days the first time we ever shot together. Even the, this probably won’t …

Anne Duffy Overlooking the Edge

  I’d love to take credit for it, but Anne Duffy is the one who spotted the tree first. A beautiful tree. And like so many trees on the island of Kauai, the erosion from years of the ocean doing what oceans do, left a stunning series of twisted roots in a way that made …

Hello Los Angeles! … But first … Meluxine in Kauai

Nothing like running out on stage, yelling, “Hello Los Angeles!”, dropping the mic and jumping on a plane to Hawaii. But that was pretty much the beginning of June for me. Setting up shop in LA before heading to the stunningly gorgeous island of Kauai, consisted mostly of me unboxing the barest of essentials, putting …

Daily Photo: Smoke About It

  I was watching tv with my friend Jordan a few years ago, when, as often happened with us, I became more interested in how the lamp light she was sitting under was falling on her than the show we were watching. Whenever we were in the middle of shooting and trying to come up …

Daily Photo: Justine Darkest Before the Dawn

  Another haunting photo of my friend and collaborator, Justine, in honor of her birthday last week. We have spent so much time coming up with interesting ways to photograph her. And this evening as we looked around the studio for the next idea, I spotted some black paint and a large sponge. “Sure! Let’s …

Daily Photo: Justine Eyes

  My beautiful and tremendous friend Justine celebrated a birthday a few days ago. And happily we found ourselves in the same city for a proper celebration for a change. Justine is one of my go-to people for so many things. She has a wonderfully thoughtful and empathetic quality about her. And that really comes …