Update: Lion Heart

Saleh spends his last week in High School at Oakland International High School.

After over a decade of documenting the story of Saleh, an update. The young boy who was nicknamed Lion Heart, has grown into a man, whom the nickname still suits. When I first started photographing Saleh, I didn’t imagine… Continue reading

Digital Photo Pro Interview


“When you see a large neon sign outside a brothel exclaiming “GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS” on the side of a road in the Nevada desert, it’s not a typical response to pull over for a photo op. Pulitzer Prize winner Deanne… Continue reading

UCSF Prom Night

UCSF Children’s Hospital recently held their annual prom night at the new Mission Bay campus. I was excited to be part of the festivities once again, having also documented their prom night last year. It was an enchanting evening, the… Continue reading

How To Light a 5 Inch Subject



Technology seems to advance more and more quickly, and my recent shoot for Science Magazine is a good example of that. Their latest cover story is about Carbon3D, a company revolutionizing the 3D printing industry with their new printer… Continue reading

One in 20,000


When people say “game changer” its usually something big. Wilt Chamberlain was literally a game changer, being one of the most transformative players in NBA history; his 100 point game has never been surpassed professionally.

One hundred… Continue reading

Catch Me If I Fall


Photos by Deanne Fitzmaurice for Sports Illustrated


Brittany Bryan has very little recollection of what happened before she fell from the railing at Oakland’s O.Co Coliseum. She was attending an Oakland Raiders game with her boyfriend and went to… Continue reading

Giants to Repeat?


As the Giants head to Spring Training in Arizona I think back on their 3rd World Series victory in 5 years and wonder what’s in store for this season.

Madison Bumgarner and his wife Ali were kind enough to let… Continue reading

The Dating Ring

Can you believe that 16 women flew from New York to San Francisco to find dates? My agency, Novus Select, found me the assignment with Grazia magazine. The reasoning behind the cross-country dating stems from the fact that Silicon… Continue reading

Nice Genes…

Photos by Deanne Fitzmaurice, National Geographic


We live in an era where people are constantly sharing their lives online; what they had for lunch, a photo of their dog, or an inspiring quote. It’s an interesting paradox; while sharing… Continue reading

Holy Hardball

I got an interesting assignment from ESPN the Magazine – Pastor Dean, pastor to Major League Baseball umpires. Who knew umpires had a pastor? Well thinking about it, they do get criticized a lot, and their calls get scrutinized. Now… Continue reading