American Photography 35

I am happy to share that three images have been chosen for the prestigious American Photography 35. Of 7,000 entries, only 350 are chosen. Congratulations to Tony Luong for his eerie portrait of a woman who has been getting Botox since 26 to combat her “resting bitch face,” to Kevin Tachman for his dramatic backstage coverage of couture fashion week, and to Chris Sorenson for his celebratory portraits from the world’s largest drag festival. Bravo, gentlemen! It was a pleasure to work on these stories together. I look forward to celebrating at the annual party in November.

UPDATE 3/20/19: I am also excited to share that Chris Sorenson’s Bushwig portrait has also been selected for inclusion in the AP-35 book — the highest honor!

Abby Stein Book Cover

A portrait I directed last year of transgender activist and former ultra-orthodox rabbi Abby Stein has been picked up by Hachette for the cover of her forthcoming memoir, Becoming Eve. The photo was shot by Tawni Bannister for The book is due out November 2019, and available for pre-order now on Amazon.


Mastered Live New York

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted an update. I’ve been up to lots of fun stuff, like speaking at Photoshelter and jurying SPD53. Next up I’ll be appearing at Mastered Live New York on October 17th and 18th at The Foundry. 200 emerging creatives across disciplines like photography, art direction, styling, design and beauty will converge for workshops, portfolio reviews and hands-on photo shoots. I love to share my industry knowledge and am so pumped to spend two full days mentoring fresh talent. Check out the video below for a taste of what Mastered Live is like

Gowanus Wild Book Launch and Talk

I am excited to announce that Miska Draskoczy's Gowanus Wild, which I edited and sequenced. is officially printed!  The book is due to ship 11/15.  Order your copy here.

We are celebrating the book launch with two events.  First, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy will host a conversation between Miska and GCC director Andrea Parker on November 17, 7 - 9 pm.  

On December 4th, Miska and I will talk about the photo editing process for the book at the Gowanus Souvenir Shop.  Join us from 4 to 6 pm.  Hope to see you there!

AI-AP Party and Screening

AI-AP has opened registration for its annual party!  Celebrate American Photography 32 and American Illustration 35 with me and the rest of the esteemed jury at the beautiful Angel Orensanz Foundation on Thursday, November 3.  In lieu of the usual Big Talk panel series, this year AI-AP will honor the International Motion Art Awards winners with a lecture and screening on November 2 at the SVA Theater.  I am looking forward to toasting all of the talented winners next month!

Out of Fashion Book Launch

Landon Nordeman's new book, Out of Fashion, launches Tuesday, October 11.  I worked with Landon on his fashion week coverage over the years and had the privilege of consulting on the photography edit, sequence and publisher's sales materials for the book.  I am so proud to have been involved with this project.  Hope to celebrate with you at the Rizzoli Bookstore next week!

American Photography 32 Winners Announced

It was a true honor to jury American Photography 32 this year.  The selections for inclusion in the book of record and the additional images chosen for the archive were announced today.  Congratulations to all the winners!  I look forward to celebrating with you at the annual party in November.

I am also proud to announce that three stories I photo edited were selected for inclusion in this year's book.  As is custom, I abstained from voting on images with which I was involved.  Three cheers for Erik Madigan Heck, Landon Nordeman and newcomers Jiaxi & Zhe!


Heading to Tory Burch

January 13 marked my final day at The Cut.  This past week I started as Associate Photo Art Director at Tory Burch.  I will be art directing on-figure photography for handbags and accessories, and lending support to the art directors for RTW and still life.

I am grateful to New York Magazine for the opportunity to develop the visual identity for The Cut.  It has been an honor and a joy to be a part of its meteoric growth.  Over the past four years I hired 161 photographers in 22 countries, and I am deeply proud of the stories we told.  I could not have asked for a smarter or funnier team of people.


Elected to ASPP National Board

I have been elected to the national board of the American Society of Picture Professionals.  I will serve as the Marketing and Communications Director through 2016.  I look forward to working with my fellow board members to spread the word about all of ASPP's wonderful programming.  To join us in our panel discussions on copyright in the digital era, networking events, private exhibition tours, Apple discounts, insider job listings and more, register here.

Gowanus Wild Book Launch

I am proud to announce my first book editing project.  For the past few months I've been working with photographer Miska Draskoczy on his forthcoming photo book, Gowanus Wild. He harnesses the flora and fauna in the post-industrial landscape of the Gowanus section of Brooklyn into toxically saturated nightscapes. The work has been exhibited widely and featured in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and now can live on your coffee table. Pre-order your copy today:


Quoted in AI-AP Profile on Dina Litovsky

American Illustration and American Photography, arbiter of the best image-making in the nation, tapped me for some thoughts on Dina Litovsky's work for the profile of her they published today.  I told them,

“Dina has an innate curiosity that leads her to pull emotionally charged tableaux out of crowds. What really sold me was the way she was looking at women. It would be so easy to photograph in nightlife environments and make images that shame women for presenting their sexuality. Dina’s gaze is much more complicated. She photographs an honest sexuality not with judgment or with desire, but with reverence.”

Read the full story here.

Guest Lecturing at ICP

Dina Litovsky invited me to lecture at her class last week at the International Center of Photography.  I spoke with her students about how to sequence their work for the most impactful visual storytelling, and how to approach editors as clients.  I interned in the Exhibitions Department at ICP when I was in college, and it was a hoot to come full circle!  I will also be reviewing portfolios again this year at their annual Career Day.