I met and stayed with some amazing folks during my trip to Australia. In Melbourne, I met up with Tom Iansek & Jo Syme who make up the band, Big Scary. They are incredibly talented, and their last album was nominated for the Triple J Album of The Year award.
Tom and Joe were gracious enough to let me stay in their apartment/recording studio in Fitzroy. There were instruments everywhere, a huge record collection, beautiful light, and a sweet outdoor shower. Pretty much perfect :)
Big Scary is touring and will be in NYC April 28 & 29th. Looking forward to seeing them live, and showing them around the hood!
Back in 2010 I was hired by Navy Safe Harbor to document Team Navy as they competed in the first annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, CO. It was an amazing experience for me. I came away with some incredible images, and more importantly, I spent the week with some inspiring men and women who were gracious enough to share their stories and their trust with me.
Over the past few years I’ve shotseveralassignments for NSH, and I’m always thrilled to get a call from them. Not only is it usually a cool travel assignment, it’s also a chance to see people who I now consider my friends, and a chance to make new ones.
This past January I travelled to Hawaii for photograph the team as they participated in the Pacific Trials Training Camp at Pearl Harbor. It was a busy week of shooting, but it was great to be in Hawaii for the first time in forever, and so fun to be around people that inspire me and teach me to appreciate every day. A great first assignment of 2014! Enjoy :)