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12 Jun '11

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Scenes from recent work

Excerpts from five recent projects where I directed and also did the cinematography. I’d love it if you watch the full films

The full versions of these stories were edited by Linda Hattendorf (Namibia), Chad Stevens (New Orleans), Scott … Read More

digital dreamscape: lucid photography

This is an interactive portfolio, click on the arrows to cycle through the images (and my dreams).

Every Sunday I’m left as an internet widow by my partner, who writes the wildly popular website Gastropoda. So while she was … Read More

Luz, a new photo agency

Grazia Neri Agency was the best European photo agency I worked with: they sold every story I sent them. So I was sad when they called it quits. But now there’s Luz, born from the ashes of Grazia Neri and … Read More

20 Feb '10

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1 Magazine 3.5 minutes 21 years.

Published work from National Geographic Magazine.

Here’s a selection of the photography I published in National Geographic Magazine, on assignment for more than 20 years.

How fast time flies…

Thanks to Pamela Chen who wrote the music.

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Do 1 Thing

Do 1 Thing is an initiative started by Najlah Fenny Hicks and Pim Van Hemmen to help homeless teens. Over 25,000 adolescents age out of the foster care system each year in the United States. 40% of these teens will … Read More

10,000 Cups

Starbucks brought their “partners” to New Orleans, 10,000 strong, for a management conference but also to pitch in for 4 hours each of community service. Yes, that’s 40,000 hours of community service. It was a wonderful thing to see.

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Photographing a Rock Star..of Science!

I used to do a lot of portraits when I started working for magazines in NYC. One great recent portrait was Professor E.O.Wilson. He’s the Mick Jagger of Science, often referred to as “Charles Darwin’s Heir” and a genius. He … Read More

BOP (best of photojournalism) picture editing contest

It’s been a sobering experience: if your visual “sweater” has a loose thread in the form of weak or extra images in a picture page, layout or spread, these clever and perceptive folks will find it and quickly unravel it. … Read More

15 Nov '06

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one decent image

When I was in graduate school at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, I taught photography to undergrads but didn’t take any photo classes myself. But I always tried to carry my camera and I made this picture right in front … Read More