I was one of those kids who was fascinated by both the technology and the aesthetics of photography from an early age. When it came time to decide what to major in, there was pretty much only one choice. I went to Rochester Institute of Technology where I received a BFA in Photographic Illustration. One thing led to another and I moved from still photography to motion pictures, and haven't looked back.
This year I shot What Men Want with Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Tracy Morgan and a bunch of other really funny people, directed by Adam Shankman, who is also really funny. It was my first film in Atlanta, and I had a great time.
I did a couple of music videos in Upstate New York this summer for Sharon Van Etten, directed by my longtime friend Katherine Dieckmann. The last time Katherine and I worked together was 20 years ago on A Good Baby. We kept trying, but our schedules kept not lining up. It was nice to finally work together again.
Katherine has this photo from The Good Baby shoot in 1998 that we reproduced.
Sharon took the re-creation shot (and recorded a video of us in the process, which none of you are ever going to see). I call this diptych Mansplainin' Then and Now. Guess which photo is "Then" and which is "Now." Also, guess which one of us preserved their wardrobe for 20 years knowing they would need to do a re-creation.
Last year I worked on The Looming Tower, a 10-part series for Hulu. We shot in New York, Johannesburg, South Africa and Agadir, Morocco. I am honored to share credit with Fred Elmes, ASC, Ivan Strasberg, BSC and Willie Nel.
In the very old boring news department: I was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for Nadja in 1995, received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Cinematography for the HBO series Carnivàle in 2005, and the movie Game Change in 2012; and was nominated for an ASC Award for All The Way in 2017. I am a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and The American Society of Cinematographers.
My time for the 2018 LA Marathon was 3:57:44.