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August 30, 2014

First photos from Burning Man 2014 — Caravansary

My first batch of photos from Burning Man 2014 are online. See them here.
The Man — Burning Man 2014
The Man

The Temple of Grace — Burning Man 2014
The Temple of Grace

The Blight Tanker Bar — Burning Man 2014
The Blight Crew at the Tanker Bar

The full album is available here.

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September 3, 2013

Burning Man 2013—Cargo Cult photos

View my Burning Man 2013—Cargo Cult photos here.

The Man Burns, Burning Man 2013
The Man burns Saturday night

Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane at Burning Man 2013
Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane

The Charcade, Burning Man 2013
The Charcade from atop the Ardent Mobile Cloud Platform

Iscariot at Video Bleep, Burning Man 2013
Iscariot spins at Video Bleep—listen to his fabulous mixes on Soundcloud

The Temple of Whollyness, Burning Man 2013
The Temple of Whollyness

My Burning Man: a portrait. #notposed #postdontstop (credit: @msunsinkable)
Your Intrepid Narrator may work too hard.

View the entire gallery here.

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April 16, 2013

Death Guild Thunderdome Fundraiser

Here are the photo booth photos —
Death Guild Thunderdome Fundraiser 2013

January 22, 2013

The Thirteenth Annual Edwardian Ball

The 13th Annual Edwardian Ball

The Thirteenth Annual Edwardian Ball

The 13th Annual Edwardian Ball

View the whole gallery here.

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September 27, 2012

New: Blight Store

whiskey is my spirit animal
whiskey is my spirit animal
Due to overwhelming demand for, these stickers are now available here. Get one.

Update: flasks are available.

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September 2, 2012

Burning Man 2012 photos

Burning Man 2012, Fertility 2.0

The Man burned Saturday night

The first two batches from Burning Man 2012 Fertility 2.0 are online — go see them on Flickr and Facebook.

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April 29, 2012

RoboGames 2012

I was brought in to cover the three days of RoboGames in San Mateo—see the photos on Flickr or Facebook.

RoboGames 2012

Electric Boogaloo (left) loses a plate of armor to Last Rites’s 72lb spinning blade.

RoboGames 2012

Dxter gets pushed around and set ablaze by Raging Scotsman’s flamethrower.

RoboGames 2012

RoboGames 2012

February 9, 2012


New to my arsenal are two tools for creating panoramas: a GigaPan Epic Pro for gigantic, multi-gigapixel images, and Photosynth, an app for the iPhone that allows well-nigh instantaneous image making and sharing on-location. Below, I’ve embedded one of each and given a link back to the respective galleries. Of course, viewing them here won’t do them justice, so go to the actual photo pages and take a (much) closer look.


View Larger — Go to Photosynth Gallery


View Larger — Go to GigaPan Gallery

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October 18, 2011

Seven days at Occupy Wall Street

Anonymous protestor—”I could lose my job for having a voice”

NYPD clears Washington Square Park and then pushes pedestrians down sidewalk Saturday night

An Occupy Wall Street General Assembly Sunday evening

Today marks the seventh day I’ve been at Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park / Liberty Square in downtown Manhattan. I’ve got much to say—and another day to photograph—but you can see my current work up here.

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October 7, 2011

Out of the frying pan

Midway through the third week now and stronger than ever, Occupy Wall Street is beginning to finally get noticed by the mainstream media. The coverage, largely nonexistent at first, is picking up steam; Slate, the Washington Post, the LA Times, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, and even the President  has something to say about the protests.

I feel they’re missing something.

In the coverage I’ve seen, there has been little to no honest coverage of who these protestors are; there have been a few passing mentions of “anarchists,” and the usual dismissive “smelly hippies” and “kids,” but I don’t believe that’s accurate or intellectually honest. I want to show that this protest contains many employed and employable folk like you and me. The blog We are the 99 Percent has done an excellent job putting a very human face to the movement (and disenfranchised) itself, but they’re not photographs of the protestors themselves, on the streets of New York. I want to change that.

So, thanks to a very generous sponsor, I’m going to New York. He’s set up a page so that others might go, too: go donate here.

Contact me with inquires here.

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