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I’m most comfortable rolling into shoots with an assistant or two and a truck full of gear and then spending most of the day lighting and composing one or two scenes, so it was fun doing over 20 of these mini-assignments for EBX. I’ve never considered myself a photojournalist, but this felt like journalist bootcamp. Most of these people I didn’t even have an appointment with, I just showed up with a tripod and an on camera flash and had to figure out how to make it work with a subject who wasn’t expecting me (and I couldn’t tell them what the photo was for!).

Thanks to Mark-Jason Solofa, pictured above, for making me wish I wasn’t bald so I could sit in his amazing barber shop.

I shot adventure racer Andy Tubbs for OC Magazine.

featureshoot:

PHOTOGRAPHERS VALERIE CHIANG, BRAD WENNER, KIM JOYCE, LIZ MOSKOWITZ AND RYAN DONNELL TAKE OVER OUR INSTAGRAM http://bit.ly/1s1wv0r

Photo: Liz Moskowitz

I’m taking over the Feature Shoot instagram Sunday through Tuesday this week - follow along @featureshoot

NEW WORK: Todd Ahlsten of Parnassus Investments for Fortune.

NEW WORK: updated my web site with work from several recent assignments, including this outtake from the bee shoot.

Google X engineer Mike Cassidy for Popular Science. Thanks to the dream team for help making this happen - stylist Shannon Amos and assistant Jonah Podbereski.

I photographed Facebook’s design director Julie Zhou for Fortune magazine with an old school printing press in their “analog workshop”.