Over the span of about 7 years I got to see sides of Al that very few people ever get to see. I sat on the floor during some of his best games and I watched him sweat it out at PCOM during practices. I shot behind the scenes during all of his commercials, and have been to several of his homes and watched him play with his kids. I was with him during 9/11 and watched as he shed tears for the victims. I rode in his car and listened to 40 bars before anyone else heard it, and played him in H.O.R.S.E. at least a half dozen times… and still have yet to win a game.
My photographic roots go back to the snow, skate, and surf scene. Growing up on the east coast we werent' privy to the best waves, the best snow, or the best places to skate. At an early age I moved from VA Beach to Killington, VT with only my subaru, a bag of clothes, and a camera. I instantly clicked with the handfull of local riders and for the next four years documented them and the sport for several magazines including Eastern Edge, Transworld, and Snowboarder. These guys were the pioneers of style and grit and pushed the envelope for a generation of riders. This gallery is for them.
Dawn of the Shred
From 2000 to 2007 I acted as the Director of Photography for Reebok Int’l. During that time there were record numbers of athlete endorsements and legendary collaborations but nothing compared to the unexpected success of RBK. Artists such as JayZ and the S.Carter, 50cent and his G-Unit sneakers, and Pharell and his Ice Creams were among some of those. It has now been over a decade since some of those collaborations and memorable photo-shoots took place. This gallery is a look back at some of my favorites.