Satya Bhabha for Papermag

It’s always a breath of fresh air when you meet someone as cool, calm, & pleasant to be around as Satya.  I asked him to me in Silverlake at a friend’s house with the intention of making the shoot a hang/walk/talk session around the neighborhood.  And that’s exactly what we did.  We got pizza, climbed a hill, picked oranges off a tree, snuck into a neighbor’s garage, sat on the roof, smelled a pot plant growing in a neighbor’s backyard.  We just hung out.  His upcoming film, Midnight’s Children, comes out in November.  I’ll definitely go see it.

IO Echo for Paper Mag

Shoot with LA band IO Echo for Paper Mag. We shot this at my friend Tim Biskup’s house, aka the La Canada County Club.  Tim so graciously volunteered his BBQ skills and did up a feast.  Next time we’ll actually get the chance to jump off the roof into the pool!  A special thanks to Tim and also to Xavier for letting us destroy his room and stomp on his valued possessions for this iconic shot.  Thanks to the band, Ioanna and Leo, for being so cool.  And thanks to the crew too for all the hard work.

The F.McLintock Men & their Posse

I went up north to SLO to attend a university award ceremony for my sister.  It was held in this famous restaurant called F.Mclintocks in Pismo Beach.  Right when you walk into this place you are totally floored and overwhelmed by the amount of “stuff” on the walls.  Which mainly consists of dead animal hides, heads, and horns hanging there looking humble, modest, and eerily happy.  As if the taxidermist put the effort in to add a faint grin of satisfaction to each animal.  Just looking at the the moose and his subtle smirk made me feel less doleful.

Here are the men that started it all, lookin snazzy and dapper. Oddly, they’ve got that same smirk of satisfaction on their face….

The Archive: Rooney Mara

Digging in the archive I decided to re work some shots of Rooney that have never seen the light of day.  These were from our shoot Nov. 2, 2009 at Smashbox Studios.  Nearly 2 years ago exactly.  She’s on the cover of Vogue this month.  Way to take over the world Rooney!