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Story Behind the Image

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: The Network

Nikon D800 / 14-24mm f/2.8 lens / ISO 200 / 1/1250th second / f/4.0 The worlds of professional photography and filmmaking, as many of you know, can be cutthroat, if not downright brutal. There’s a ton of competition, and every day there seems to be … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: In Pursuit of Pain and Excellence on the Long Lonely Road

Nikon D4 / 70-200mm f/2.8 lens / ISO 2500 / f/2.8 / 1/1000th second Alone, riding through the dark desert expanse two hours before dawn, pushing herself to her absolute physical threshold, Rebecca Rusch flipped over her mountain bike’s handlebars … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: Tale of Two Towers

Nikon D800 / 16mm Fisheye Lens / ISO 200 / f/8 / 1/1000th second Some of the best projects begin with an out-of-the-blue phone call from an ad agency representing a major company. But it's not as though these opportunities are just hand-fed to you … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: Finding Independence on the Small-Footprint Production Battlefield

Nikon D4 / 14-24mm f/2.8 lens / ISO 250 / f/5.6 / 1/1250th second  The Fourth of July was right around the corner. The days were long, the sun was hot and the mountains were calling my name. My wife, Marina, and I were enjoying some precious … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: Dawn of the DSLR Video

Nikon D90 / 14-24mm f/2.8 lens / ISO 250 / f/5.6 / 1/500th second In 2008 I boarded arguably the most life-altering plane ride of my career. Funny enough, I can’t remember where I was going—whether I was flying out to my next photo assignment, or … [Read more]

Story Behind the Image: The Who, What and Why of Directing WHY

Nikon D4 / 16mm f/2.8 lens / F/4.0 / 1/800th second / ISO 1250 Sitting at my desk in middle of an edit, I heard my iPhone buzz with an incoming call. I picked it up and saw a curious number from Tokyo. I had no idea who could be calling me from … [Read more]