Photography

Both times that I have attended the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival I have made hundreds of images both on the way there- and on the way back. - Both times I have had overnight layovers at Heathrow on the way back that required me to get a cheap hotel. The first time I stayed in an area under threat of...

It's hard to believe that it is coming up on 30 years since I climbed into a Toyota Corolla with my friend Sebastian and drove across the country to take pictures in malls. It was the summer of 1989 and I had just finished my sophomore year of college. The previous semester I'd taken my first college photo class;...

[caption id="attachment_19882" align="aligncenter" width="1338"] Unwound at CBGB 1991[/caption] As a photographer I have generally stumbled into projects, only realizing that I was working on them halfway through the process. Besides my mall project, which started as a class assignment, my first big project was documenting the underground music world. I began doing shooting bands before I was in one and the...

[caption id="attachment_18948" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Yo La Tengo at CBGB 1990[/caption] It's hard for me to fathom that it's been almost 30 years since my friend Gene took me to Hoboken to see Yo La Tengo at Maxwells. Last night my wife Suki and I went to the Carolina Theater in Durham to see them on their current acoustic tour. As we...

Last night my family and I heard an NPR marketplace piece about “The Fat Jewish”, a “comedian” who has become famous on instagram by stealing other people’s work and presenting it, without attribution or context, as if it were his own. I have been hearing about him and his re-posts of other comedians' work in the last few days...