We had a fun shoot with Danielle and Jackie Taylor, two sisters on the USD swim team. For the shoot we built a shallow pool in the back of the studio so we could partially submerge them in water. I love finding creative ways to illustrate a story. This was one of my favorite frames.
A nice write up about my show at The Contemporary Museum of Art by City Beat.
Our double Emmy Award winning TV Show, SnapShot is heading to PBS Arizona. Keep and eye out!
It was an honor to work with Epson this year on their ad campaign that we shot in New York. Inspired by my Behind Photographs project, Epson hired me to photograph photographers holding one of their favorite images. It was great to reconnect with Steve McCurry, Stephen Wilkes, Mark Seliger and Lois Greenfield and photograph some new faces, including Gregory Crewdson, Jeremy Cowart, Amy Toensing, Tim Tadder, John Paul Caponigro and Monica Stevenson. Here are a few ads that have been released.
The hardest part of the shoot was watching the Epson team tear the prints into pieces at the end of the day!
It is an honor to have 31 of my original 20x24 Polaroids on display at the MCASD in La Jolla until 1/10/16. This is the first time these original Polaroids have been shown in public.
Behind Photographs is a project that I spent 5 years working on with 4 different 20x24 Cameras. Shoot across the United States, I documented over 150 photographers on this format. Please check out our store to see our book from this project.
If you are flying Delta this holiday season, keep an eye out for our image in their magazine, SKY.
Growing up a boxing fan, getting an assignment to photograph Sugar Ray Leonard was a dream come true. I was honored to be selected to shoot this cover for Athlon Sports. Ray was a true pro to work with and as expected, a complete gentleman.
I had the opportunity to make some portraits of USD's star basketball player, Chris Anderson. Chris is the all-time assist leader for the Toreros and was super fun and easy to photograph. What can I say, put him in front of the lens and just shoot, shoot, shoot.
I was thrilled to be asked to have one of my images of Tony Gwynn appear on the cover of this book. I worked with Tony several times over the years as a Padre, Coach and Broadcaster. He was a class act.
I am humbled and honored to have been named a "Star of San Diego" for 2015. Each year, San Diego Home and Garden Lifestyles Magazine selects ten people to honor and showcases their work. A special thanks to Phyllis Van Doren for the wonderful article.
We have been thrilled with the recent press on Behind Photographs that is flooding in from around the globe. Here is one from Portugal, although we are not sure what it says! Check out the store section of our site if you are interested in getting a copy of this historical project.
I am pleased to share the new cover for NBA Live15. Last year we photographed Kyrie Irving in Cleveland and this year we were off to EA Sports in Canada where we photographed rookie sensation, Damian Lillard.
100 images from my Behind Photographs exhibit have been on display at the Loft Project ETAGI. This an old bakery that is now the home to several shops, a cafe and galleries. I headed there for a few days to talk about my project and take in the city.
I am happy to share some behind the scenes footage and images of my sixth EA Sports, Madden cover shoot. This year, the fan vote came down to Cam Newton and Richard Sherman. We had both uniforms on hand, only finding out on ESPN who the winner was just 30 minutes prior to the shoot.
The total shoot time was about thirty minutes. Richard Sherman was easy to work with and even shook every hand in the building at the end with a "thank you".
It takes a large crew to pull off these shoots, so thanks to everyone that contributed to making it happen!
I am excited to share the TV spot we shot, directed and edited in conjunction with Caught Looking and The Mountain West. Chris Park did an amazing job with the post production. Keep an eye out, it will run the entire season.
Last year we had the chance to shoot some print work with Loma Media for The Mountain West Conference. I took a peek and found out that 16 Mountain West players were drafted into the NFL for this season. I wish these guys the best and look foreword to watching them this season.
More soon on this years Mountain West shoot and the TV spot we shot and produced.
I am honored be involved and speaking at ARTExpo LIVE. Things kickoff next week.
ArtExpo LIVE : Thursday JUN 26 : 5:30-8:30PM : Wonderbread Factory Floor 2
Join artists, designers, advertisers and great friends for an intimate night of creative discussion about the DIY projects of John Purlia / Nicole Waszak and Tim Mantoani featuring a lively panel discussion. This free event will introduce #ArtExpoSD taking place during #ComicCon July 24-26 and feature prizes, networking and many area artists. (historic Wonderbread Factory located at 121 W 14th Street)
For more info, check out https://www.facebook.com/artexposd
I have been shooting photos for The Challenged Athletes Foundation in San Diego for close to 20 years. Two of my biggest heroes are runner, Blake Leeper, and multi event athlete, Rudy Garcia-Tolson. Rudy was the first athlete I photographed for CAF when he was seven.
Watch, be amazed, be inspired. You can see our other episodes at www.snapshotsd.com.
We are into our third week of our TV Show, SnapShot on KPBS. Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback and for watching. This week we visit a Civil War re-enactment in Vista, and learn about tintype photography from collodian artist, Will Dunniway. I took Will's workshop a few years back and find the process of wet plate photography amazing. SnapShot airs Thursday at 8:30 PM on KPBS. You can also watch episodes on KPBS.org or on Apple TV with the KPBS app.
Our second episode of SnapShot ran last night and we have been getting tons of positive feedback. Special thanks to Chris Park for the great edit and camera work in the water and sky!