These photographs were all shot from behind the subjects. Three of them are backlit. In the film The Harder They Come a character uses the exclamation, “[B]ackside!” to express surprise at seeing Jimmy Cliff’s character Ivan, a fuguitive, hanging out in a photo studio. He says it once again to close the scene. “Backside!” I’ve […]
A recent film project took me all over the city — and the boroughs. These shots were caught in between. All happen to have been captured in Manhattan. The last two happen to have been captured a half-block apart.
Well, maybe not the attitude. But in testing out the new Leicas, there’s been some learning. The lenses have much less distortion, and so are less forgiving to a shooter who rarely holds the camera perfectly level. Enhanced clarity in communication happens, in part, through this sort of technical clarity. One hopes. And if not, […]
A couple weeks ago, the team at The Color Machine got together to take our first official “family portrait.” And boy were the chair puns flowing. One of my favorites came when we first arrived to the room of chairs and hadn’t built the wall yet. Jordan said, “have a seat.”
For the past few seasons I’ve shot video for Gary Graham’s fashion week presentations under the tutelage of Alex Antitch for Ace Collective. Antitch is Graham’s regular photographer and the creative director of his most recent shows. This time around the shoot was at Graham’s recently christened Tribeca space. There was the usual frenetic energy […]
A few months ago I bought a new camera, primarily for filmmaking purposes. The surprising upshot is how often I use it to take stills. (… Duh!). There was a burst of light in the office this afternoon and… boom. This one was captured on a 28mm lens.