Berlin stole my heart.
My 83 year old Mom on January 1-2017.
The real butcher who was deemed too real for the client and we ended up casting someone else. But seriously how awesome is this man?!
And the butcher cast for the job - thankfully a real butcher. I spotted him at Whole Foods. He took time off to go play butcher for my photo-shoot at another butcher shop.
Love soccer and this guy's complexion. We didn't cast him.
Advanced Micro Devices photographed on location at no-comply skateboards in Austin.
Once upon a time there was a beloved cross-dressing freak called Leslie in Austin. He ran for mayor once sponsored by creative from friends of mine at GSD&M but was not elected. Leslie even appeared on Letterman several times. He is no more but is celebrated here in memoriam.
Dai Due is an incredible restaurant in Austin and they bake all their breads - and this is the baker.
...you never know who you meet on a scout so bring your 35mm..
Bon Appetit hired me to shoot Uchi - and afterwards Chef Tyson Cole invited me to hang out and proceeded to send out dish after dish and a photo-shoot became an 18 course dinner. The other Friday night diners looked at me like I was a somebody but I guaranteed them I was just a schmo.
Love my mail man.
YP.com photographed on location in one of Austin's oldest neighborhoods Hyde Park.
Out take for Shiner Bock campaign
A magazine sent me on the proverbial bbq tour to shoot images for a story. It was an incredible treat to get into Smitty's in Lockhart and break bread with this pitt boss behind the scenes. The way he works fire is reminiscent of ancient times.
For a shoot for Gowalla I asked a gang of moped riders to participate - this is their gang-boss. Austin is a great town to shoot in - so much personality and quirky entrepreneurs doing cool shit.
The musician Shakey Graves is an old buddy - we met just after I moved to Austin in 2001 and I did his first head-shots. Later on he starred in a short film I directed and I hired him for shoots when I could. An amazing artist, talent and person. Wise beyond his years.
These awesome ladies started a landscaping business.
badass local entrepreneur Joshua Bingamann photographed at Stag - from kicks to coffee and now in the boot business: HELM boots. We traded boots for photos.
I did a series of 60 portraits for H&R Block. This is one of them - Tim ended up getting cast as a trucker when in fact he cuts glass for a living. HIs space was next to mine in an old mechanic's garage alley converted to artist studios.
an amazing location - on the Pesos River - deep in West Texas along the border but truly a no man's land where my friend owns 20 acres and put this trailer on there. "Just let yourself in. But bring everything you need." The wind blows hard and in the middle of the night it begs you question who you were born to be.
Phillip repairs watches.
This photo ran in the Sunday New York Times as part of a Purina Cat Chow campaign. Purina hired me to shoot print and direct social media spots for them. One called "We Are Cat People" was upgraded to a national prime time advertising spot. Great creative challenge to work with animals and people.