Words Ignite

I was lucky to be hired again this year to photograph the Classic Slam, hosted by one of the most amazing nonprofits in Los Angeles. Dedicated to mentoring young poets and spoken word artists, their amazing team hosts the three-day event every year in downtown Los Angeles to honor the intense year-long efforts of the inspiring teenagers that are the heart and soul of the program. I’ve been lucky to have been given the opportunity to photograph the event twice now, and it’s been one of the greatest pleasures in the world to watch these talented kids perform each year.

Vogue Italia

I was excited to find out that my photograph of Madalyn Knebel – one of my longtime muses and favorite people – went up on Vogue Italia’s PhotoVogue yesterday. The shoot was magical, and although I’m still in the process of editing through a lot of images from the set, this was one of my favorite shots from that afternoon. You’ll be able to see the full set soon, but for now, you can click here to see this one.

Bag of Bones

Earlier this year, I was hired to photograph musician Alexander Vlachos of Greater Alexander in the gorgeous studio of renowned Detroit photographer and artist Lisa Spindler. I have been documenting Alexander’s career sporadically since around 2005, when we first met for a photo shoot at Detroit’s famed Heidelberg Project. He’s currently working on a new album following a period of recovery after a daunting car accident that almost took his life, and I could not be more excited to listen to it once it’s released. Here’s one of my favorite images of Alexander from our Detroit session.

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