Sunday, December 28, 2008

Taking a break..

I have 4 retouching jobs to do in the next 10-15 days and I'm pretty burnt out.

Here's my brother on Christmas.

I'll resume posting in early/mid January.

Happy New Year!

Point and shoot

Ma looking at her photos during the car ride back from south Jersey.

Christmas Eve

Monday, December 22, 2008


Alan with his gun range target in my hallway last night.

Took this second photo in my room with softer light. Get a good look at how ridiculous and amazing this thing is.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Boxing gym

We went to this gym in Rio on a location scout. We showed up right before a tournament and I had ten minutes to shoot some quick photos.

Here is the punch counter/score keepers table.

The fighters were announced and lined up.


The whole place started out super sketchy... outside there were people watching us from houses with guns.. and inside the fighters and crowd were amping up.

The view out the window was sick.

Everyone ended up being real cool. They were stoked on seeing a camera. I had just settled in to my window lit ringside spot (right behind the big guy in the second photo) when all of a sudden we had to leave. For the next week, whenever my mind would wander, I would think about the missed fights and missed photos and get super bummed. Shit!...woulda been so rad..window lit fight photos... goddammit!


Taken a few summers back during a road trip to the Outer Banks with my friends Steve and Esao.

It was a pretty fun 2 hour boat trip and a good break from all the driving.

Diving board

This photo used to be on my website.

Ireland 2006

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Last Sunday

Some random snaps from last Sunday..

This berry tree and benches were nice to look at.

Me, Alan, and Luis ran around on Dirtbag Mountain for a while. The light was really shitty and harsh so I made this into a black and white...

Which didn't help.. the photo still sucks.

This sketchy detail is pretty rad though.

Edgewater, NJ... Light pollution courtesy of midtown Manhattan.

Alan welded up another tall bike and fit it with six gears which is super fun to ride and scary in the corners.

Some more welding out takes.


A MIG welder is so bright that I was able to shoot these using ISO 100 1/250th second @f5.6

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Luis standing in Alan's back yard a few nights ago. 2 second exposure lit with a small halogen flashlight.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I've been a little slow lately. Spent the past few days spazzing out about my monitor being out of wack with everyone else's and its taking up all my brain power.

Here's Alan welding shit together a few days ago..

More from this trip out to Jersey tomorrow or the next day.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


American Beauty was filmed on this street..

These are from a few weeks ago.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Spaced out

Justin in Los Angeles two weeks ago.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Drifting smoke

Noon time light is a pain in the ass..


Monday, December 8, 2008


The waves got real big one day last week. They started out choppy..

..and then the wind started to shift...

..until by the end of the day they looked like this. The photo below was taken off of a 20' boardwalk with a wider lens..making the wave look kind of normal. I was rushing and trying to work and couldn't find anything in the frame to give it scale. I'd say it was about 2-3 feet taller than the wave in the first photo and real clean and hollow and scary and loud.

In the view from the hotel you can see a salty mist settling over the buildings.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Juice box



Got back from Rio today. Lots more random photos to come.

I'll post behind the scenes photos in a few months

Sunday, November 30, 2008


We went to this beach on a location scout today. Behind the rock was a big surf break with Ipanema as a backdrop. There are huge towers mounted with daylight balanced light bulbs pointed at the ocean so people can surf at night!!


Copacabana yesterday

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Got in to Rio late last night and didn't see much of anything. This is was the view out my hotel window this morning when I woke up.

..and a few hours ago after sundown.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Friends fountain

Luis looking around in the fog.

Getting ready for my 17 hour trip to Brazil in a few hours.


Justin wetting the road before a picture the other day.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Gone for 16 days.

We leave for LA tomorrow. We're there for a week then fly down to Brazil for nine days! Psyched for some warm weather..

I'll try and post new stuff but can't make any promises. Luis took this picture of me doing some late night work in Italy last week.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cold model

The Italians kept going on about how "it never get this cold and rainy and..." blah blah blah.


Some of the ruins around this field were 2500 years old!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


A waterspout over the Mediterranean last week.

I couldn't really prevent the jpegs from breaking up on these.

Set designer

A couple of weeks ago in a studio.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Esposizione Universale Roma

Just got back from Rome. I can't post the majority of my behind the scenes photos till Luis' story comes out next year. Lots of specific props on the shoot. Here's a panorama of the city..

A model standing in front of the Square Colosseum.. my favorite building in Rome. This photo was taken in a whole separate part of the city that Mussolini built during the 30's. Every building in the neighborhood looked like this..square, clean, and white..and its opening in 1942 was supposed to celebrate 20 years of fascism.