I’m proud to have this large-format image in the APA’s “Off the Clock” exhibition, curated by the Getty Museum’s former photography curator, Gordon Baldwin.
The aftermath of my niece’s 6th birthday party. Shot on film with a big, bad 4×5 camera. Scanned with a 400-pound drum scanner.
The exhibition is currently hanging at TBWA/Chiat/Day in Los Angeles, then moving to Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder in the fall.
If you want to see the exhibition, you can either get a job at one of those agencies, smooth-talk your way in, or become a courier or something.
… to visit my sister, her husband and their wild children. And if you shoot at all, you know there’s nothing more liberating than shooting in a new place, spontaneously, without planning, lighting or agenda. It’s what drew us to photography in the first place. Personal work is what recharges us.
The 1974 Chevy Vega that I seriously considered buying.
On the road.
Owen hitting my sister in the car — the moment I realized that maybe one kid is enough.
Smitty’s BBQ employee Virgil Hendershot, as dry and crusty as the meat they serve. Lockhart, TX.
Lockhart girls dressed for some weekend Mexican dancing. I owe their mom some jpegs. Man, do I owe a lot of people jpegs.
If you don’t know the Knowledge Is Power Program, they are a bunch of idealistic, tireless miracle-workers who by now have opened 109 charter schools in 20 states. You may have seen them in “Waiting for Superman” or saving kids in an underserved neighborhood near you. They are the schools to which all other charter schools aspire.
They’ve also hired me for seven years straight to shoot their entire image library. State by state, school by school, we shoot ads, the website, each year’s annual report, marketing collateral. Every class is memorable. At least once a day it is magical.
Allow me to present a few ads from the past two years, plus one proud baseball player from the annual report. Thanks to the fabulous Rachel Young at the KIPP Foundation for gathering these and for running the baseball kid full-page. Thanks to Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin for starting it all.