Children climbing the walls of Cap Rouge, Jacmel, Haiti. I love this photo because it reminds me of our small crew’s endeavor to capture an important cultural nuance of the Haitian people, while overcoming many small obstacles one-step at a time.  We are a band of storytellers who’ve signed-up to meet a man called “Professor” …

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Here is the day I spent documenting the visual approach of food photographer William Brinson for Sekonic.

The hardest part of the day was conjuring up the will power not to eat the props. And yes, they tasted as good as they looked. I appreciated William’s approach to creating a mood for his still life photographs and attention to detail.

Client: Sekonic Light Meters
Creative Director: Ab Sessay

The work of David Attenborough has been an inspiration of mine since I was a kid. His work as a scientist and film maker is admirable and world renowned. When I considered recutting my time lapse reel I thought why not pair it with something more then just a pretty song.

In my search for audio content, I discovered a recent speech Mr. Attenborough made at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce that stressed the finite capacity of the earth to support the ever growing population of the world. His tone and focus only complimented the dozen of speeches I had just watched on TED throughout the week.

The message isn’t new, but it’s always worth a reminder.
With this in mind, I selected some of my shots to compliment his edited message.
I hope you enjoy.
Places Featured:
New York City, Texas, Miami,
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sydney, Australia
Songdo, South Korea

In September, ARTE’s NYC news correspondent Renaud Dumesnil asked me to shoot a piece on gas fracking in Dimick, PA, a town at the center of this controversial topic.  Our story began with an interview of Josh Fox, the film director whose award winning documentary Gasland shed a new light on this topic.  The following day we traveled to  Pennsylvania to see the process for ourselves and interview some of the people effected by the process.  It was an educational and compelling story of money verses nature.  The methods used to extract these natural gases submerged miles within the ground are potentially invasive to the land and use millions of gallons of water and toxins.  Gas fracking is being strongly considered for the Hudson River Valley of New York State.  This could be a pivotal moment for the ecosystem of the area and the watershed (supplying 90% of drinking water to over half the state’s population).  I’m grateful for learning about this important topic through the lens and motivating my civic responsibility.

The video can also been seen here on ARTE’s website: http://www.arte.tv/fr/etats-unis-victimes-du-gaz-de-schiste/6925594.html