There’s hardly a better day of work than when your editors first words on the phone are, “how about an aerials package…”
Every summer I look forward to my yearly trip to Tokyo to visit my wife’s family and basically do nothing but relax, eat delicious food, and spend time with my family. But I’ve developed a habit of taking some time to myself every year to play around photographically, and stretch myself to try new things. It’s just one more way I enjoy the trip every year. This year’s experiment moved to time-lapse video, something I’ve moved heavily into in the last 18 months and an aspect of my work that I enjoy more and more. So let me take you on a bit of a tour through the city that has become my second home. From Odaiba and it’s wonderful views of the Rainbow Bridge, to trendy Shibuya and the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world. Views of the famous Eiffel Tower “tribute” called Tokyo tower, the sleepy neighborhood of Akatsuka, and a ride on many of the trains that make up the city’s amazing mass transit system. Hope you enjoy, and if you’re ever going I may have a suggestion or two for you. Stay tuned for part 2: Hong Kong!
I recently had the pleasure to spend the day photographing mushroom farming out at the Kaolin Mushroom Farm in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Few people probably know it, but estimates say that 60-70% of the United States mushroom supply is grown in this tiny corner of Pennsylvania. Mike Pia, Jr, a fourth generation farmer himself, was gracious enough to spend the day with me as I documented what goes into mushroom farming for Bloomberg News. In addition to photographs, I shot a package of video and time-lapse for the piece. Nothing like leaving 20K worth of cameras overnight in an unlocked barn…. Check out the video too. Thanks for looking.
I recently had the honor to work on a report for Age Friendly NYC and the New York Academy of Medicine with the goal of illustrating the difficulties that elderly seniors face as they try to remain living independently. We covered a lot of ground in a short time, from spending the morning at home with an elderly widow, and then going to grocery shopping with her, to exercise classes and doctors visits with patients suffering from dementia. It was a really great project to be a part of and the support from the organization in getting the work done was amazing.