Feb 16

Inside the ‘Oculus’


Earlier this month, I was part of a media tour of the centerpiece of the new transportation hub at the World Trade Center. Known as the “Oculus,” it was designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava and is meant to resemble a bird in flight from the outside. That may be, but on the inside it felt like being in a giant whale, and I had fun photographing this unique and visually striking structure. Follow this link to a slideshow with more photos in The Wall Street Journal.

Feb 16

Times Square Time Lapse

Here’s a time-lapse video of Times Square that I did for The Wall Street Journal. The story, which can be found here, was on how Broadway professionals maneuver the crazy crowds on their way to work. I walked with Geneva Carr, who was appearing in “Hand to God” at the Booth Theatre, as she made her way to the theater from the subway. Backpedaling through the crowded streets of Times Square to get the photos of Geneva wasn’t easy, but luckily I managed to not trip on anything or take anyone out. And hopefully it made for an amusing scene. Shoutout to Jennifer Weiss at the Journal who did the editing.

Jan 14

‘La Soirée’


Last month I photographed a performance of ‘La Soirée,’ a show of burlesque and circus acts, for The Wall Street Journal. Follow this link to view a slide show on the Journal’s website.

Feb 13

Chinatown Winter

Some film shots from this past winter in Chinatown, Manhattan.

Jan 12

New Jersey Hip-Hop

Rasheed Chappell performing at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn last month.

Cool article in the Star-Ledger on the New Jersey hip-hop scene for which I shot this photo.

Jan 12

Demo Derby Day I

A slideshow of some of my favorite outtakes from the first day of the demo derby project. That was a good day!

Nov 11

Sit but don’t lie down

Took this picture of a day laborer taking a rest while waiting for work over the summer. When the police came by a little later, they told him to sit up.

Oct 11

An Immigrants’ Game

Here’s one from the vault. I took these photos and audio in the late summer and early fall of 2007, in what turned out to be my last days at my first newspaper gig. They are my first attempt both at a more long term project and at working with audio. When I left the paper, I felt that the work was incomplete, the audio terrible, and generally that it was not worth putting together. But time has a way of changing your feelings.
In all, I spent 11 afternoons with these mostly laborers in the rural New Jersey town where the paper was located. They would gather at the field each day after work and play for as long as the light would allow. The level of competition was really high, and occasionally a player or two from the local high school or middle school soccer team would join the fray, knowing it was the best game in town. As they played, they sometimes would yell the home country of a player, in place of his name, so that cries of “Ecuador” or “Argentino” would periodically be heard. I remember thinking what a contrast it was to the football or softball practices taking place in the nearby fields in this rural farmland of northwest New Jersey. Despite how they had arrived in America, or what their immigration status was, they were here, they were living. They were playing their game, and adding it to those other ones.

Sep 11


A few photos from a trip to Scotland last year. The first few are from Glasgow, after landing, then the Highlands, and finally a few from Edinburgh.

Aug 11

Twenty years after the Crown Heights riots

A video from The Forward’s Nate Lavey on the Brooklyn neighborhood today, with some humble contributions by yours truly. (Link to The Forward’s article).