Archive for September, 2010

Marilyn Manson

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Sparkly Devil

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Ms. Hisayo Yamashita speaking at Gallery EF in Asakusa, Tokyo

Friday, September 24th, 2010

..September 2010 Tokyo..

If your in Tokyo on October 2nd or 3rd, please come hear Ms. Hisayo Yamashita speak at Gallery EF in Asakusa. I was lucky to have photographed her for my From Above exhibition earlier this year.

Here is some of Yamashita-san’s story about Hiroshima I listened to.


Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

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Saturday, September 18th, 2010


Friday, September 17th, 2010

..October 2008 Asakusa..Tokyo..Me..What I’ve Found..


Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

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I Killed the King With My Lies…

Sunday, September 12th, 2010



At this point Tracy and I had been shooting for years. I shot this in my downstairs apartment on a huge canvas. It was the second attempt at this project. The first attempt was one of the few times we didn’t connect in the years we had been shooting together.

We’ve shot in remote places, shot at sunrise in deserts where they tested missiles, shot in the smelliest alleyways in Venice, 12 hour car rides to find covered bridges, brought wedding dresses and Venetian masks to the Valley of Fire….But this shot we found down a flight of stairs from my apartment.

Originally intended to be more punk inspired. It just didn’t work out that way. We produced something more unique. Was a mess cleaning up the wig after. We’ve gone through about 50 wigs through the years. All different wigs started to show up when I got bored of photographing her as a blond.

She re-invented herself and her characters with the wigs. Her green eyes become more intense with a black wig. Seeing her with a black wig created a different personality to me. Something more wicked than I knew her as…….


This was the final edited shot used Striptease Burlesque. But we could also exhibit this session as it’s own series. We both were caught by her finger covering the mouth. It was one of those moments not planned for. The next frame has no finger over the mouth. It has a very different feeling. The curve of the body looks beautiful. It’s one of the best shots we’ve done. I remember shooting this frame. A moment I will not forget. I immediately looked for this frame on the contact sheet when I processed the negatives.


Saturday, September 11th, 2010

..September 2010 New York..

September 11th, 2001. On my way to photograph New York fashion week. Off the highway from Brooklyn towards the city. Taken from a fishing pier. You could hear the collapse of the buildings.

I live 3 miles from the World Trade Center. I smelt the debris burn until December from my home. The smell I will never forget. For months it constantly hoovered over everything. When the wind blew in our direction some ash would build up over time on cars.

Many fliers were put up around the city looking for missing people. A man who lived a few houses away, worked at the World Trade Center, never came home. A candle was lit in front of his building that night. It stay lite for many months.

September 11th, 2009. Taken from Brooklyn near the Brooklyn Bridge looking towards the World Trade Center.


Thursday, September 9th, 2010