Kibera photos awarded in American Photography

Several months ago, I spent some time with a film crew in Kenya, shooting stills for an upcoming documentary film, Shifting Ground. During my time in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, I found myself frequently amazed by the… Continue reading

Hello Dalai

Berkeley, 6 AM. Settled in, camera equipment swept by security, sniffed by dogs. In three hours the Dalai Lama would arrive. I jumped at the chance to photograph the Dalai Lama. I also had to jump out of bed at… Continue reading

Afghan Translator’s Long Road to America

Mohammad finally arrives in the U.S. after 3 years of trying to escape the Taliban who killed his father and kidnapped his toddler brother in Afghanistan. He was a translator for the US Marines and because of that work, he… Continue reading

Keep Church Weird

I was sitting in my seat on board a flight to Seattle waiting to take off when a tall, tattooed woman took the seat next to me. She looked like a punk rocker from Seattle, and I wouldn’t have been… Continue reading

Marriage Equality

San Francisco Magazine   August 2013

I first photographed Joe and Frank Capley-Alfano in 2004 when they were married at City Hall in San Francisco in 2004. Their marriage was later ruled invalid by Prop 8. When they got… Continue reading

B&W, or color?

The Communication Arts Photography Annual 54 has come out, and is full of fantastic imagery as usual. I was happy to have one of my images selected and featured in the editorial category. When submitting, I decided to send in… Continue reading

The Ups and Downs of Photography

The current issue of San Francisco magazine ran a feature I did on the loyalty of the Warriors fan base in the East Bay. While the Warriors are on the up, for some reason I found myself down on the… Continue reading

Eye-Gaze Technology

I photographed a remarkable young man recently who despite his physical disabilities, is able to take a giant leap forward in life because of technology. Kevin O’Brien is a special needs child, who takes advantage of Tobii Technology’s eye-gaze device,… Continue reading

A Photojournalist’s Guide

A friend of mine, Stacy, has just released her second book, “A Photojournalist’s Field Guide: In the trenches with combat photographer Stacy Pearsall”. It is an informative and practical book, filled with advice on a wide range of subjects from… Continue reading

Backstage with Zuckerberg and Brin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was an air of expectation and mystery as I waited in anticipation at a press event. I was the only photographer allowed backstage,… Continue reading