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  • These Kids Are Growing One Billion Oysters! These kids are only 16 years old They are students of the New York Harbor School and part of the Billion Oyster project: an initiative designed to restore the underwater ecosystem of the New York Harbor by growing a few oysters. And by a few, I mean one billion. Their goal: To grow One Billion Oysters I first […] 0 Comments April 24, 2017
  • Mad Max meets Trump’s America When we first planned this photoshoot almost nine months back, it was never meant to be political. However, with President Trump’s recent commitment to bring back coal, my fantastical concept started to feel a lot more real. Earlier in the year, I had stumbled across a website that was bottling oxygen from the rocky mountains and […] 0 Comments January 30, 2017
  • 10000 plastic bottles, one mermaid and a single wish If the average American uses 167 plastic bottles a year, in 60 years they will have used 10,000 plastic bottles. Those same single use bottles will be around for your children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children’s children. That’s a lot of bottles to be […] 0 Comments December 12, 2016
  • Walking on lava for charity How close can I safely get a model to molten lava? What if the ground breaks under our feet? Will our shoes melt or catch on fire? These were a few of the many questions I had for lava expert and photographer CJ Kale as I was planning my first ever photoshoot on the constantly changing lava flows on the Big […] 0 Comments October 19, 2016
  • Model Tied Down with Sharks to Create Surreal Shark Shepherd Fiji is known to ecotourists around the world for its world-class shark dives. As a photographer looking to create meaningful work, this was the perfect opportunity for me to create a series of images that would promote their beauty while advocating for their protection. Sharks are almost always depicted as menacing and terrifying, yet it […] 0 Comments January 18, 2016
  • Dear Fans: I’m Taking A Sabbatical Though I deeply enjoy sharing and teaching workshops, I have decided to take a break from them in the coming year. Photography is something that I have passionately and tirelessly worked on over the past couple years, and it has reached the point where I need to refocus on “Why” I do photography. Recent soul-searching […] 0 Comments December 21, 2015
  • Surreal Stormchasing Portraits “Can you imagine how complicated it would be to plan a shoot whilst chasing a storm??” “Coordinating models, building sets & designing lighting – all without knowing where the shoot would take place, while storms zip by at who knows how many miles per hour? It would be an absolute nightmare and impossible to pull off without funding! We […] 0 Comments November 11, 2015
  • A Fantastical Maternity Photoshoot – For Charity Giving back is something that I’ve always advocated, because I believe that it gives life both meaning and purpose. In the case of photography, I typically do that by means of teaching, writing these blog posts, and occasionally shipping myself into boxes to surprise sick fans. About a year ago, I did something different. I flew over […] 0 Comments September 20, 2015
  • 42 Megapixels of Garbage TLDR: The A7r-ii is an amazing camera, the lens that I had was defective. The 42MP A7r-ii has got to be one of the most anticipated camera systems in the history of cameras – and for good reason. Over the years, I’ve had the chance to play with all sorts of camera systems, from cheap Point & […] 0 Comments August 24, 2015
  • Final Workshop: Giving Away A Spot (incl Airfare) Photography workshops are fantastic experiences – something about being on a set, as opposed to being stuck facing a computer screen – makes the experience that much more relatable. To me, being able to give back to the community while putting faces to the names that comment and email me has always been an absolutely […] 0 Comments July 25, 2015
  • Wacom's "Create More" Campaign ft. Von Wong I have always hated sharing PSD files. Not because I’m scared someone will steal my secrets, but because I’ve always believed that it made people focus on reproducing an image, rather than creating something new. Wacom though, had a completely different vision: They believed that giving out tutorials and resources freely to other creatives would encourage and foster growth among […] 0 Comments July 16, 2015
  • Portrait of a Cormorant Fisherman 30m Underwater A couple months ago, Ballantine‘s approached me with the most amazing assignment ever: “We love what you do and want to support you as part of our Stay True campaign. Is there anything you’d like to do that you’ve never done before?” To receive such complete freedom from a client is almost unheard of – […] 0 Comments June 28, 2015