Last night I had the honor of shooting Madonna at Madison Square Garden. To stay updated, follow me on Facebook. I shot with a 5d Mark III and 70-200. We had 7 minutes to shoot, here’s what I got.
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An epic Halloween party thrown by my friend, party producer extraordinaire, Juliette Campbell. To see the full set, head over to my facebook page.
Last week i had the pleasure of photographing Mr. Herbie Hancock at a special invite-only Canon Launch Event. The event, held at Skylight West and attended by industry insiders, unveiled the Pixma Pro-1 Professional Inkjet printer. Speakers included Chief Executive of Inkjet Products, Katsuichi Shimizu.
In a break from my usual content, I am posting some photos I took while down at Occupy Wall St. Dan Mitchell, of SF Weekly, best summarized my own feelings about the movement in his recent article “RIP Steve Jobs, an Insanely Great Capitalist.” He made some brilliant connections between the life, career, and death of Steve Jobs and the Occupy Wall Street Movement, pointing out that “In a world where few people — particularly in business — truly care about what they do, he truly cared. By thinking that way, he became Insanely Rich…. But (his) priority wasn’t to get rich — it was to achieve Insane Greatness. Getting rich was a byproduct. That’s how capitalism should work.”
In response to the mainstream media’s criticism that there is a lack of clear demands within the OWS movement, Mitchell said this: “But they do have demands….Their demands are that we stop pursuing these shallow goals and, as a society, start pursuing something more meaningful. In general, the Occupy people aren’t calling for an overthrow of the capitalist system; they’re calling for the greedheads, the famewhores and the powermongers to be stripped of their outsized influence over our culture, our government, and our economy. They’re calling on us to reshape our values. To have values. To care.”
I stand in solidarity with the OWS movement. I stand with the visible, outspoken protesters as well as the vulnerable, silenced, too busy, too tired, too-fed-up to fight that are quietly demanding change simply by living their lives. I stand in solidarity with my intelligent, motivated, talented friends who have $80,000 in student loan debt, masters’ degrees, and a $10/hour wage at a job they could’ve gotten in high school. Let us not be the (next) lost generation, but the (next) revolutionary generation. Let us be a proud generation. I also stand in solidarity with friends and family in the 1% because of hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit, who despite this, (or perhaps because of it) are also demanding change. The fact is our system is broken, and the only way to fix it is to tear it down, piece by piece, and rebuild. Mitchell ends with this Steve Jobs-inspired sentiment: “We’re all going to die, so…let’s try to create something great, or to care as deeply as we possibly can about what we do. It might be the only thing that can save us.”
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Last week I joined hundreds of protesters in the Occupy Wall St. Oakland March of Solidarity on the evening Day 40. You may have seen my first photo series on occupy wall st last week. This is my first photo collection featuring photos of Occupy Wall St. after dark. If you found these photos by accident and you like what you see, find me on facebook to see all my latest work.
Hip-hop heads gathered this Saturday for the 8th annual Rock the Bells festival on Governors Island. Headliners included Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, and Mos Def, each of whom performed hits from their classic breakthrough albums. Other acts included, Black Starr, Cypress Hill, and Mobb Deep. Former Fugees member Pras joined Lauryn Hill on stage as a surprise guest, marking their first time on stage together since 2006. Though Hill promised the audience that she would sing her hits from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill “the way she used to” many songs were sung much faster than on the album. As usual, Erykah Badu was on point, and thrilled front row audience members when she made her way into the crowd towards the end of her set.
Another epic Shanghai Mermaid run by my amazing friend Juliette Campbell. View the complete set here.
Though Hurricane Irene caused day two and three of DMB caravan to be postponed, day one went off without a hitch. The line up featured Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R, Citizen Cope, and Soullive, and Vieux Farka Toure among others. Erica Camille Photography on assignment for NBC New York.