I recently had the opportunity to work with the talented folks at Jell Creative, who created a new web site for charismatic personal style consultant Deirdre Pursel. I photographed Deirdre for the site, and also shot the video below, which was produced by Jell and directed by Nancy Bardawil.
My friend Mike Finch directed, edited, and stars in Rob Crow‘s (Pinback) new music video, So Way; I shot it. It debuted yesterday on the Rolling Stoneblog, but the resolution is better at Mike’s Vimeo (below).
I photographed violence interrupters Ameena Matthews and Cobe Williams for the cover of last Sunday’s London Observer, which also ran in its sister paper The Guardian. Steve James directed a documentary film about the Interrupters which has just recently debuted. You can watch it this month at the Gene Siskel Film Center. (UPDATE: here’s a list of upcoming screenings around the world. The film’s been getting rave reviews.)
Thanks to the friendly staff at CeaseFire for helping coordinate the photo sessions, and to the awesome people I photographed for the story: Ameena, Cobe, Tio, Dee, and Marcus.
I recently visited Jon Langford at his art studio and filmed a performance of Strange Ways to Win Wars, a track from his new Bloodshot record, Old Devils. His talented accomplices here are Jim Elkington and Tawny Newsome. Thanks to Nancy Bardawil and Aadam Jacobs on camera and audio, respectively. If any music journalists are reading this, 1) god help you, and 2) if you ever interview Langford, you can be the first to ask: “Why are you such a fat Welsh bastard?”
For the last 5 days I’ve been in Taos, shooting stills and video with my friends Diane Izzo and Marco Zas. They’re making a film with the working title Black and Gold. Here’s a picture of Vincente Martinez, one of the fabulous Taoseños we shot. More to follow.