Roland Griffiths for Occidental College Magazine

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

scientist portrait in baltimore, roland griffiths

Roland Griffiths does fascinating research at Johns Hopkins using psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms. His patients take the drug in controlled conditions and have some of the most profound spiritual experiences of their life while under the influence.

I got to photograph


Taye Diggs Jumps For Joy

taye diggs in italy

A few years ago, I was photographing a wedding at a little farm near Siena, Italy for my good friend Robbie and his lovely new bride Magda. The day after the wedding, I set up a simple DIY portrait studio for the guests: one light and an ancient wall for a backdrop, easy peasy.  Robbie is in


Portrait of a Conductor

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

music conductor portrait in washington dc

The other day I had the pleasure of doing a portrait session with Markand Thakar, music director of the BCO (Baltimore Chamber Orchestra) and professor of conducting at the Peabody Conservatory.  The photos are for a new website he is putting together.

I must admit I was a little bit


Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit…  | Paramotoring near Frederick, Maryland

Paramotoring is basically paragliding, except with a giant lawnmower strapped to your back. What could go wrong? 
I was briefly interested in this pastime a few years ago, but the engine is heavy, noisy and requires you to be able to do things like rebuild carburetors. It was fun buying

Haunted Lighthouse Keeper for Maryland Life Magazine

Thursday, January 21, 2016

haunted lighthouse in st mary's county

Maryland Life Magazine assigned me to photograph Point Lookout Lighthouse in St. Mary's County. It was a fun assignment, but we were only able to arrange the shoot on a very unspooky sunny afternoon. Fortunately I had the whole long drive from Baltimore to put on my thinking cap. By the time