Anatomy of a freelance assignment

A play-by-play with a few outtakes from a recent assignment for the Wall Street Journal

Anchorage Journal for the New York Times

Quick assignment for the New York Times


Knowing when and how to use stock photography is a talent in its own right. So is knowing when not to.

Anchorage G Street Outtakes

Travel photography tends to be about capturing the differences you find, either in the landscape or culture or food, between what you live with and what you find when go somewhere else. This makes a travel piece about your home town a challenge…

Salon des Refusés

Why would a major news organization with its many resources choose the stock photo rather than finding a photo, any photo, of the actual conditions? The answer is simple:

Photography & Social Media

As new social media outlets sprout like weeds I have found myself developing a new rule when dealing with them: I'm not uploading my images to your servers. Sure, I may post an iPhone shot or something similar…

A Place in Time, Not All Frozen

For the New York Times, Friday November 20, 2009

Fire your congressional representatives

The story has everything it needs for mass appeal: puppies, death, sex, and the first amendment. Naturally it has enjoyed a lot of attention from the press.

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Julius Shulman, who died in earlier his year, is perhaps the premier architectural photographer of the 20th century. He is one of those artists whose work is so strong that it has supplanted our collective memory…

Show older stories