I Love Texas Photo just posted an interview that I did with them a few weeks ago. In it I get to speak about my personal work, career trajectory, and recent feature for The Nature Conservancy on the Edwards Aquifer.
I story I worked on in the spring about the Altamaha River in Georgia was recently published by The Nature Conservancy. The deadline was tighter with this story than with Water Works and a recent drought in Georgia meant the water levels were against us, but I was still came away with some strong images. The Altamaha River delta was extremely visual from the air. I was really honored to work on a story celebrating wildness in my home state.
Design Observer is publishing a 5 part series this month on the evolution of landscape photography. It is an overview of different thoughts on where image making and our ideas about landscape intersect.
I got a hold of the latest Nature Conservancy magazine (Issue 2 / 2012) to take a look at the layout of our feature story on the Edwards Aquifer. Everyone worked real hard throughout the project and it was really enjoyable to collaborate with the design team on the layout. I’m very humbled (and pleased) that the images were given such space and weight in the magazine. I did my best produce images that would work in that way and I think it turned out great.
The piece is 16 pages (w/ 5 spreads of just images) and a cover. I’ve included some clips here.
The rest of the online piece can be found here.
Costa del Mar has launched a ‘Protect‘ branch of their site promoting the eco-tourism/conservation project I’ve been helping with the past two years – shooting video twice last year for a documentary film on the project directed by Louisianna Kreutz titled “Jungle Fish“. See the trailer HERE. The film can be purchased online through their store.
I went down to Guyana again this year to shoot still images, which I also did on the previous trips. Still images are embedded throughout the site, and there is a gallery HERE.
I’m back from another trip to Guyana and have plenty of catching up to do, but am incredibly flattered to receive an Emmy nomination for my contribution to a NPR/ProPublica piece on traumatic brain injuries in the military. The piece can be found here. The story was in the later stages when I was called in and so my contribution owes a lot to the investigative reporting from Daniel Zwerdling and T. Christian Miller at ProPublica, John Poole’s video interview at NPR and photo editor, Coburn Dukehart’s ability to weave it together into a well crafted multi-media story.
But of course, none of that work compares to Victor Medina and the other servicemen and women who have had to deal with TBI and have had the courage to try and change military practices for the better.
I spoke at the first annual PDN Outdoor Photo Expo in Salt Lake City this past week. I was on a panel with Mark Fisher, Trevor Clark, and Yassine Ouhilal all skillfully moderated by PDN’s photo editor, Amber Terranova. We spoke on “Marketing and Business Strategies for the Emerging Outdoor Photographer”. The panel was well received – a big hats off to Amber for wrangling the for of us together and her preparation of the panel.
It’s been a long hot summer, although the more when you don’t use A/C and are working on a metal box in the middle of the day. But the good news is the trailer is ready for the road and we’ll be heading out West after PDN’s Outdoor Photo Expo and the Outdoor Retailer trade show at the beginning of August. A record hot summer in Texas should make the mountains all the more enjoyable. I hope they get rain while I’m away – though the extended forecast looks grim.