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Robot love

Oct 14, 2011

Pieter Abbeel and PR2 robot

Pieter Abbeel teaches the PR2 robot from Willow Garage a few new tricks. It can identify towels in a pile of laundry, pick them up and fold them rather quickly. It’s pretty amazing. Whenever it’ll be able to perform low-cost dentistry I’ll save some money and put my name on the waiting list. Photographed for technology review for their annual list of 35 innovators under 35 at UC Berkeley.

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Thomas Keller goes to London

Oct 12, 2011

Portrait of Thomas Keller at the French Laundry in Napa

Thomas Keller launches a pop-up restaurant in London and I got to take his portrait at the French Laundry in Napa for the Independent magazine. A simple, stripped down one on black that ran with similar images in the story and one environmental for which I found a nice corner in the restaurant. I’m liking both and it helps that he’s a good looking guy.

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Tiffany Shlain for 7×7

Aug 31, 2011

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain is a local artist and filmmaker and the founder of the Webby Awards. Her new documentary Connected  premieres September 16 in San Francisco. Photographed for 7×7 at the Headlands Center for the Arts where she took part in the residency program.

 

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Andregg Brothers for The Independent

Aug 31, 2011

 

Michael and William Andregg of Halycon Molecular

Michael and William Andregg are digging deep into DNA and found a way to sequence the human genome quickly and cost-effectively. They look like they’d be playing in some indie band but are super talented young scientists. Hailing from Bisbee, Arizona they made the move to Silicon Valley with their start-up Halycon Molecular funded by the big guys, Pieter Thiel and gang. Here’s their success story by Mike Hodgkinson for The Independent. Not sure what medical innovations I’ll witness in my lifetime, all I want is a good set of teeth, that’s all, please.

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My Measured Life

Aug 19, 2011

New tech devices track your movements and sleep in an effort to improve your health. And people already start hacking into them to liberate that data and make it available to you. An interesting article about the self-tracking movement photographed for Technology Review. Here’s an outtake I like followed by tearsheets.

Ian Eslick wearing a sensor for the Zeo sleep monitorMeasured Life magazine spreadMeasured Life magazine article

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Mission High School Portraits

Aug 10, 2011

Portraits of Mission High School Students

A series of portraits for a story by Kristina Rizga about senior high school students graduating from Mission High School here in San Francisco. I always enjoy working with teenagers, such different reactions to the camera and endless energy. It was nice to set foot into the school which is in my neighborhood and serves students from very diverse backgrounds. You quickly get a sense how much the teachers, who have a tough job, care about their students. There’s a slide show up on the Mother Jones website and you can read more about the students and their school in an ongoing series Kristina is writing.

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Women, Geeks, Technology & Google

Aug 10, 2011

Google executives Susan Wojcicki, Marissa Mayer, Jen Fitzpatrick

Google’s top female executives Susan Wojcicki, Marissa Mayer and Jen Fitzpatrick talk about women and technology, being geeks and other things I love in an interview for The Wall Street Journal. These newspaper assignments can be rough with the limited time subjects have available, no assistant, plus a bunch of gear to drag around. Rushed through two set-ups in eight minutes but I like how different the images came out. Oh, and I just added a Google+ button to my news posts. Hit it!

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Customization: Oakland Art Murmur interviews

Aug 10, 2011

customization video oakland art murmur

A series of street interviews we did for the Oakland Museum of California about customization. Came across such an interesting range of people and variety of the subject matter. Interviews by Dan Rosenfeld & Martin Sprouse, edited by Sean Olson, filmed during Art Murmur. Check out the three clips on YouTube.

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it’s the remix

May 20, 2011

Illustration of Jack Dorsey

Love it when my work is being re-used like this. Here is a beautiful illustration by London artist Von based on a portrait I took of Jack Dorsey, featured in Wired magazine.

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SFMOMA Artists Gallery warehouse sale

May 1, 2011

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, C-Print 30″x37″

The annual warehouse sale at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery will take place from Wednesday, May 4th through Sunday, May 8th. A huge selection of works by Bay Area artists will be on sale and benefit the participating artists, the Artists Gallery and SFMOMA. It’s a great opportunity to get some amazing art at a discounted price. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bret Taylor of Facebook for Technology Review

Apr 29, 2011

Bret Taylor, CTO of facebook

Bret Taylor, CTO of Facebook came up with the concept of the “Like” button and I built the oversized one in the image above. The idea was to have him wear it in a casual way or have somebody else reach into the frame with it. Unfortunately we were shut down – no fun. It would’ve made a much more dynamic picture but at least we got the prop in there.

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Patrick Blanc

Apr 7, 2011

Patrick Blanc, French artist

French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc creates beautiful gardens that grow vertically. He just finished a project here in San Francisco for the Drew school. Portrait for San Francisco Magazine.

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tiny signs of big unrest

Mar 1, 2011

tiny signs of big unrest tumblr blog

I know it’s social media overkill but I couldn’t resist and have a tumblr blog now showcasing my fauxlaroids. A slightly less edited visual notebook, it features cloud formations, skewed angles, dogs behind wheels, kids smoking weed, exploding water hydrants and other, less dramatic things. I’m really enjoying this kind of snapshot photography again. No worries about equipment and crafting a photograph, just observing and following your gut. Have a look at tiny signs of big unrest.

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Jack Dorsey of Square for Fortune Magazine

Feb 7, 2011

Jack Dorsey of Square and Twitter
Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter, has a new company that makes it easy and affordable to accept credit card payments. Those little white & square card readers are popping up everywhere these days, even at my favorite ice cream store Humphry Slocombe. Upon closer inspection I discovered that it involves a simple tape head reader – like the one I used to battle with in my old cassette player. It converts the swiped information into audio signals that can be fed into a mobile device. Very smart indeed. Great way for small businesses to avoid the big, greedy banks.

Portrait and instructional photographs can be found in the February issue of Fortune magazine.

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Tree

Jan 3, 2011

tree hedge houses

Tree, Stonestown, San Francisco

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