Charli XCX for Paper Mag

Shot Charli XCX for Papermag.  Feature story out for Summer issue.  This girl is on fire.  Only 20 and is full on in non stop motion touring the world.  Flew into LA for the shoot and a private show, then back out on a plane to Denver same day.  Living out of a bag, she came prepared to style her own self.  So her and I dug thru her “closet” and came up with some outfits and went for it.  Shot at Quixote Studios in West Hollywood.

CHARLI XCX for Paper mag – BTS

What a cool girl, Charli XCX.  Just a babe and taking the US by storm.  She flew into LA for the shoot and a private show, then back out on the road with Marina & the Diamonds same day.  Came with a duffle bag of clothes that her and I dug thru to make outfits.  It was essentially her closet and what she’s been living out of for weeks.  Life of a musician.  Shot for Paper mag Summer issue at Quixote Studios WeHo.

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 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!