Outtake I quite likey from my shoot for Billboard with new Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Happy to see he made it through his debut last night with flying colors…

Outtake I quite likey from my shoot for Billboard with new Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Happy to see he made it through his debut last night with flying colors…

Here’s a proper look at the opening spread of Jonah Berger’s mouth from the April ‘Making of a Guru 2013' issue of Fast Company. Jonah is the author of Contagious Why Things Catch On.
Leslie Dela Vega the PD at Fast Co. and I brainstormed about what would make for a strong opener and then asked me to come up with some concepts pre shoot which she would pitch. Normally I don’t go too heavy on concept and prefer to shoot by the seat of my pants but was happy to put pen to paper and put my artistic skills to good use scribbling down a few idea’s.
Turns out first one was the simplest and the best as is often the case. When I was doing research on the book I found Berger “reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos.” Et voila there you go, camera close up on Jonah’s mouth… Get it?
We tried out plenty of stuff on the day but thankfully the Berger mouth idea stuck. Well pleased with how it looks in print spread out over the two pages and all…

Here’s a proper look at the opening spread of Jonah Berger’s mouth from the April ‘Making of a Guru 2013' issue of Fast Company. Jonah is the author of Contagious Why Things Catch On.

Leslie Dela Vega the PD at Fast Co. and I brainstormed about what would make for a strong opener and then asked me to come up with some concepts pre shoot which she would pitch. Normally I don’t go too heavy on concept and prefer to shoot by the seat of my pants but was happy to put pen to paper and put my artistic skills to good use scribbling down a few idea’s.

Turns out first one was the simplest and the best as is often the case. When I was doing research on the book I found Berger “reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos.” Et voila there you go, camera close up on Jonah’s mouth… Get it?

We tried out plenty of stuff on the day but thankfully the Berger mouth idea stuck. Well pleased with how it looks in print spread out over the two pages and all…


Last month I was dispatched on a unique assignment for ESPN the Magazine; code name Operation ‘Base Jumpers’. My mission was to travel to the Gulf, to two military bases whose locations I cannot reveal and photograph 10 BMX legends who were there to entertain the troops. The crew who go by the moniker Bikes Over Baghdad are seasoned veterans at this sort of thing and have taken their unique show all over the middle east at great risk to themselves both on and off the bike.
The audience made up of of military personnel, median age 18-35, are usually entertained by doses of dodgy cover bands and comedians and just can’t get enough of these high adrenaline BMX bandits when they ride onto base. The show itself is full on with no expense spared either in commitment, quality, crowd participation, excitement and risk. The riders go all out. Something which the troops really react to. So there is much mutual respect and admiration.
This was one of those gigs that just hit it on so many different levels. Not only super fun and challenging creatively but one of those life experiences you could never pay for. You really had to be there to take in the magnitude of it all. The pics just don’t do the whole thing justice. Thankfully there was video too. Go here to see the adventure play out day by day.
Big ups to the whole crew: Alyssa and Ryan from ESPN, Christian and Zach Schauf of BOB and the riders: Nate Wessel, Ron Kimler, Mykel Larrin, Jeremiah Smith, Scott Powell, Brian Kachinsky, Mike ‘Rooftop’ Escamilla, Chad Kagy, Darryl Nau, Morgan Wade and to all the service men and women we encountered along the way. A truly humbling experience.
ESPN web gallery here and I will post more pics during the week…

Last month I was dispatched on a unique assignment for ESPN the Magazine; code name Operation ‘Base Jumpers’. My mission was to travel to the Gulf, to two military bases whose locations I cannot reveal and photograph 10 BMX legends who were there to entertain the troops. The crew who go by the moniker Bikes Over Baghdad are seasoned veterans at this sort of thing and have taken their unique show all over the middle east at great risk to themselves both on and off the bike.

The audience made up of of military personnel, median age 18-35, are usually entertained by doses of dodgy cover bands and comedians and just can’t get enough of these high adrenaline BMX bandits when they ride onto base. The show itself is full on with no expense spared either in commitment, quality, crowd participation, excitement and risk. The riders go all out. Something which the troops really react to. So there is much mutual respect and admiration.

This was one of those gigs that just hit it on so many different levels. Not only super fun and challenging creatively but one of those life experiences you could never pay for. You really had to be there to take in the magnitude of it all. The pics just don’t do the whole thing justice. Thankfully there was video too. Go here to see the adventure play out day by day.

Big ups to the whole crew: Alyssa and Ryan from ESPN, Christian and Zach Schauf of BOB and the riders: Nate Wessel, Ron Kimler, Mykel Larrin, Jeremiah Smith, Scott Powell, Brian Kachinsky, Mike ‘Rooftop’ Escamilla, Chad Kagy, Darryl Nau, Morgan Wade and to all the service men and women we encountered along the way. A truly humbling experience.

ESPN web gallery here and I will post more pics during the week…

#1Day1Game Photo All-Star Darren Carroll was tasked with game action duty but suffered terribly from wandering lens syndrome. Hence he has two favorite images from on and off the field. Darren shot 2221 frames and submitted 192 as his final edit…

Just in time for all the Thanksgiving excesses #1Day1Game Photo All-Star Brian Finke gets us in the mood and serves up four of his favorite bacchanalian tailgating vignettes. Brian turned in 197 tasty frames as his final edit…