Butt Buzz

The newest issue of Philadelphia Magazine came out last week, featuring my photo of Michael Smerconish. It’s receiving a lot of attention, considering he’s very naked. Here are some of the recent mentions of the photo…

– CBS covered the story on the nightly news. Check out the video here.

– Philebrity, a popular Philly blog about politics, media and gossip mentioned the photo here.

– NBC Philadelphia News also covered the story on their website. See it here.

Super Fun Times – 2

In our last video, you may have heard Doug Gapinski, Art director at mStoner, mention that he’d turn our assistant, Jake’s photo into a Megadeth cover. He kept his promise, and sent me this photo…


Also, check out the blog post that mStoner wrote about the full shoot we did at Christopher Newport University. See it here.

Super Fun Times -1

Here is a quick, funny behind the scenes video from a shoot we did 2 weeks ago
We were working on overhauling the visual identity of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

We can’t show the final image right now, but here’s a clip of our assistant Jake standing in, getting ready for one of the shots. Notice his medical mannequin co-star, who can’t seem to keep himself together.

Yes, He’s Naked.

The one statement every photographer dreams of hearing from their subject is, “I’ll do anything you want.”

When we arrived to shoot Michael Smerconish, this was one of the first things he said.

Michael Smerconish is a Philadelphia based radio host on WPHT. Earlier this year, his show was picked up for national syndication. We had the privilege of shooting him for Philadelphia Magazine.


To read the full article from Philadelphia Magazine, click here.

Night & Low-Light Photography

If you haven’t had the chance to check out Jill Waterman’s new book, Night & Low-Light Photography, I highly recommend you do so.

About the book:
“In Night & Low Light Photography, author Jill Waterman looks at the work of 30 top professionals, examining their real-life projects as well as their tips, techniques, and unique approaches. The result is a beautiful yet practical compendium covering every aspect of night and low-light photography–digital and film capture in all formats, color and black & white, commercial and fine art. The moon and stars, weather conditions, atmospheric effects, cityscapes, industrial light, night events, night landscapes. All this and more is presented in a lavishly illustrated, one-volume resource–an indispensable guide for those seeking insight, inspiration and provocation in making pictures at night.”

Jill featured me twice in book, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. The first was a photo of my father, Richard, for my project about the Steelworkers of my hometown, Titusville, PA. The second photo is of the band, Circa Survive for Alternative Press magazine.


Buy a copy here.

Harold Schreckengost – 1

Uncle Harold (as I’ve always referred to him) was born in October of 1915. He has never been married or had children. He has always been noticeably frugal. He lives alone. He rises and falls with the sun. His electricity bill is very reasonable.

A couple years back he asked me to come photograph him for a book he’d like to put together illustrating the exercises he does that keep him so spry. I happily obliged.