Tearsheet: Gerrymandering Hackathon for Wired


 

I recently photographed a gerrymandering hackathon at Tufts University for Wired. The hackathon was put on by the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering GroupMetric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group, a Boston-based group of mathematicians, coders, and policy wonks, who develop tools and methods for analyzing US voting districting. This was a challenging shoot, no doubt about it. I've photographed other hackathons before and they often something physical for the participants to work on--circuitboards, VR systems, etc. This one was purely computational: There were 15 people in a small room, all staring at computers. Nevertheless, a challenge like that is always fun.

You can read the article, by Issie Lapowsky, at Wired.com: "What I Learned At Gerrymandering Summer Camp"

Thanks to Ruby at Wired for calling me for the shoot!

Tearsheet: WWE Champion Jinder Mahal for the New York Times


 

Last week, I spent a couple hours backstage and ringside for a New York Times profile of the current World Wrestling Entertainment Champion Jinder Mahal. Thanks to Ariana for the assignment and for the great play in the 19 August 2017 New York Times Arts Section. I believe this is the largest color picture I've had in the Times: one full-frame six-column picture on the section front, another six-column cropped image inside, and then a handful of other images to round out the print edition.

You can read the article and see a few more pictures here:How Jinder Mahal, an Indian WWE Star, Is Turning Up the Heat.

Tearsheet: Looking at Old Faithful for Topic


 

In July 2017 I traveled to Yellowstone for a short vacation. Before leaving, David at Topic (with whom I'd previously worked when he was at the Asia Society) got in touch about doing a piece for their ongoing "Reaction" series of people looking at something extraordinary. We came up with the idea to photograph people looking at Old Faithful, and the end result has now been published at Topic. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon, despite the heat and difficulty getting in front of crowds anxious to get a view of the geyser.

You can see more images from the shoot at Topic's website: "Staring Into the Face of Old Faithful."

Hope Hicks/Trump in Paris Match, Mujer Hoy, Dipiù Weekly, and Marie Claire


 

One of my pictures of Hope Hicks sitting at a diner table with then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 New Hampshire primary campaign was published in early 2017 by Paris Match, Mujer Hoy (Spain), Dipiù Weekly (Italy), and in June 2016 in Marie Claire (US). Here, you can see the image as it appeared in Paris Match.

The image was initially shot on assignment for the Wall Street Journal, but it's great to see it get some life outside the initial publication. Thanks to all of the editors for getting in touch and using my work!

Trump images in Esquire UK


 

I'm a bit late in posting about this, but 2 of my images of then-candidate Donald Trump campaigning in New Hampshire last year were published in the January/February 2017 issue of Esquire UK. You can see the two spreads above.

Thanks to Henny at Esquire UK for giving me this great play. The pictures accompany an interesting essay by David Thomson entitled "Believe Me! A Letter From America." which unfortunately doesn't appear to be easily accessible online.

Though this is my first time in Esquire UK, a big chunk of the project was published in the February 2016 Esquire US issue as a portfolio.

Worst Party featured in Hant Magazine


 

HANT - Magazin für Fotografie published a portfolio of my work from the 2016 presidential election in their eighth issue, which came out in November 2016. I wasn't familiar with the magazine before they approached me, but it's one I'll keep an eye on; each issue prints a wide variety of boundary-pushing photography from around the world and it's beautifully designed and printed. The magazine was awarded in the 2016 Visual Leader awards in Germany last year, alongside other leading publications including Der Spiegel, Zeit, Stern, Dummy, and others. They published a handful of pictures from "This is the worst party I've ever been to." over 8 pages in the magazine, and you can see the spreads above.

Thanks to Dominik Bönisch, Alexander Grüner, and the rest of the team there for including me in such wonderful company.

It might be difficult to get a copy of the magazine, but you can see some photos of spreads throughout the issue at the HANT website.

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