I saw this frame while on a location scout for an unrelated project. One of those shots that you can’t wait to return home to see if it’s in focus.
Tune in Saturday 11 February at 3pm to Work x Work on air. I’ll be moderating a talk called Blurred Colors in the City. I’m excited to be joined by the photographer Andre D. Wagner, and Executive Director of Audio for Fusion Mandana Mofidi. The hour will explore issues of race and cultural diversity in […]
A few months ago a client sent me abroad to Mumbai, London, and Barcelona to capture the stories of leading urbanists Dr. Joan Clos and PK Das.
I recently appeared on the podcast Filmwax Radio. And while I’ve appeared in media before, this one felt a bit like a rite of passage. Any New York filmmaker of note has appeared on it over the years and I’ve listened to many episodes. Adam’s cat sat in my lap for a few minutes as […]
Diogenes Brito, a designer at Slack, writes about his decision to make the skin color of the Add to Slack button brown. Why was the choice an important one, and why did it matter to the people of color who saw it? The simple answer is that they rarely see something like that. These people […]
A comment on Soundcloud: â€œBlack tears! I can feel my soul dancing & cryingâ€
This essay by Crag Mod asks the question, “will digital books ever replace print?” Call it a state-of-digital-books referendum. Beautifully written and digitally bound. To read a book once is to know it in passing. To read it over and over is to become confidants. The relationship between a reader and a book is measured […]
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.
One could have an entire career photographing Coney Island. Numerous photo books and essays have been shot in the area. In his recent guide to the neighborhood, Scott Newman showed some of the highlights. The mix of people and vistas is unlike any in the city. The socioeconomic forces that make the area both a […]
With the current beef over ghostwriting in hip-hop, here are some thoughts that went out earlier as a set of tweets: I never had a problem with Dr. Dre rapping lyrics that Ice Cube wrote in NWAâ€¦ *because* everyone knew that Cube wrote them. When I was a teen with a rhyme book and a […]