Monday, December 21, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Stick Around :Life gets interesting

Here is an Ad I shot a while ago that finally ran in the Geographic.

Monday, August 31, 2009

After Capture Magazine profiles TB

“If I didn’t care about my own work,
I might as well be an accountant—it’d be
an easier way to go for sure. Ever since I’ve
started photography, I’ve been doing work
for myself. If there was another way to do it,
I would. If I could be happy just taking pictures
for other people and not taking pictures
for myself, I’d do it. But I’ve always felt
compelled to make photographs for myself.
Photography is such a gift in the way that
through the simple act of looking at something
and giving it your full attention you
can transform a simple, mundane thing and
make it beautiful and thought-provoking.”

" After graduation,
he wanted to be a documentary photographer,
and left for the retirement town of Sun
City, AZ, to document the community that
was developed in the 50s. In the process, he
became burned out with photography. “I
sold all my equipment, moved out to California
and stopped shooting for five or six
years,” Broening says. “I honestly thought I
was done shooting. But during the hiatus I
continued to see photographs all the time.
Mostly I was struck by how light fell on
something and then I would think about
where in the scene the photograph was. I
think I am hard-wired that way. Strange as
it may sound, you don’t need a camera to
be a photographer.”

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I think I am done with Sod project.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sir Fenn Makes the Big Time

Shaun Fenn, former assistant, makes it into Communication Arts.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009


It looks like that as the result of an injury I will have to put my career as a professinal pickup soccer player to the side. Which means I will have to go to the good old fall back:photography. I have been cranking on a bunch of editorial the last few weeks while I wait for my leg to heal.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bug Zapper

I am not sure if this is working and will need to reshoot it to find out why.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Watering the office

I went to the gardening section at The Home Depot in search of something to photograph on the sod and found this attachment. I connected it to the hose next to the house and had my 8 year old turn on the water while I made an exposure. The water came on stronger than I expected and ended up on the ceiling and the floor. My daughter and I thought it was funny but my wife.
Not so much.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sod Photography

Did you know that you can buy sod for $2.70 a roll. So cheap I bought 2.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jay: My muse

I shot Jast last night again. This time outside the Skidmore designed building in Oakland not far from my house. Can't wait to see the film.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Shaun Fenn: Boy Genius

Shaun Fenn is a photographer that Archibald and I have worked with in the past. He is one motivated mofo. He came to photography late in life but sure is making up for lost time. When we started working together he asked me how he should promote himself to magazines. I mentioned that most editors were in New York and that he should schlep his book around. 10 days later he was on a plane. While driving to a job together he mentioned he and his kids went mountain biking in Lake Tahoe and decribed all the armour the riders wore. I said that sounded like it might make some cool images. Three days later he was up on the mountain shooting portraits. Now he has really hit it out of the park with this set of images inspired by the Adam and Eve motif.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I shot this portrait of a golfer suffering from clinical depression last week.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I sent out an editorial mailing today. One magazine called Concrete News. WTF? I am also targeting the other end of the market with a new Archive ad.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Polaroids in a hotel room

We had to rent a hotel room for a few hours for a shoot yesterday. As we were packing up I turned around and saw the trash can full of polaroids. There are worse ways to make a living.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Brace Yourself

If you work in advertising , used to work in advertising or if your neighbor's dog worked in advertising then brace yourself because you will probably get this spam from me in the next 48 hours.