I didn’t expect that December 17th 2012 would be the day I would get to see the Northern Lights for the first time. Here are four terribly blurry photos of Mother Nature’s beautiful light show from the window of Virgin Atlantic Flight 20, high above the clouds over Hudson Bay, Canada. It lasted for well over an hour and was one of those wonderful life moments that I will always treasure.
Shoot for Gather Jewelry. More coming soon…
One of the projects I’m working on is a major documentation of people and their homes in Nevada County, Northern California. I feel that the Gold Country deserves something like this - interesting now, fascinating in 20 years time. Here are my friends James & Soell and their dear baby girl Amaya at home recently.
I spent Tuesday photographing the Goldrush era ghost town of North Bloomfield, in Malakoff Diggins State Park, Northern California. Sadly due to budget cuts the park is being closed next month, which will lead to the old buildings falling into disrepair and in danger of vandalism. All the contents of the buildings will be packed up and placed into storage and the many years of hard work that have been put into restoring the town to it’s original state will have been wasted. I’m now working on an editorial article about the closure which will hopefully be published in a major US newspaper, highlighting the consequences to this important historical site. Save Malakoff Diggins State Park: http://malakoffdigginsstatepark.org/?p=1261
Fecal Face feature on South African Township Barbershops & Salons
Here’s my photo of James Mercer of The Shins in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. I had been commissioned by Sony Music to photograph James working on the album Port of Morrow in LA with producer Greg Kurstin. It was a real honor to spend three days in the studio with James & Greg, listening to a number of songs come to life including the wonderful ‘For A Fool’.
Brain Pickings has selected South African Township Barbershops & Salons as one of the ‘Best 11 Photography Books of 2011’.
I’m very excited to tell you about a series of skateboard decks I have designed with Familia Skateboarding of South Africa. The limited edition boards feature five of my photographs from the township barbershop book and are about to hit stores in South Africa, UK and Sweden.