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will sheridan likes dudes

i got a call from espn.com to shoot will sheridan.  will played basketball for villanova a few years ago and totally crushed it.  the story we were shooting for was him announcing to the world he’s gay.  and not like, “the flintstone’s song” kind of gay, but the “likes dudes” kind of gay.  actually,  he’s really happy – so i guess he’s both kinds of gay.  will is a rad guy – real fun, easy goin and super easy to shoot.  his new focus in life is music and he just released his first album, “ngoma.” the song “welcome to the jungle” is on ngoma and it’s been on loop in my head for the last 5 days.  he has more music that’s gonna drop in the fall, so be on the lookout.

to watch and read will’s interview on espn.com, click HERE

will’s TWITTER

will’s BLOG

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my hood #6

here are a few pictures i snapped last saturday

this is beautiful. i friggin love everything about it. i love what's happening. i love where it's happening. i love the backwards/inside-out dress. i love that they let me take the picture. i love it all.

how basketball was born

by the look of that window, i guess they've played here before

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pei pei gets racy in some lacy.

pei pei lin is an actress – but she’d have a hard time acting like someone who didn’t have a killer body.

hair/makeup/styling shelleyvangage.com

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good night moon

they call it a supermoon.  i think the moon is super every night.

i tried looking for the man in the moon, but instead i saw a dinosaur.

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ryan dungey rules it

i got a call from YRB mag to do a very last-minute shoot with ryan dungey on the street in soho.  it was his first time in nyc and he seemed pretty hyped to be here.  dungey is pretty fancy on a dirtbike.  he slays every race he enters and his victory list wouldn’t fit on one of those 82 page nyc diner menus.  in fact, he became the first rookie in history to win both the premier supercross and national motocross titles in his inaugural season. to top it off, he led team USA to victory in the motocross of nations.  motocross of nations!  that sounds superbad, huh?  well that’s because it is.  and ryan crushed it.

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johnny knuckles

“hey kid, you wanna take pichas of me punchin metal?”

“bunchin metal?”

“nah, punchin!  punchin metal!  i’ve been punchin metal for 17 years.  i’ll punch that metal pole over there all day if you wanna take pichas!  you wanna?”

“yes i do.”

 

meet johnny knuckles.  mr. knuckles stumbled upon the art of metal punchery 17 years ago and the rest is history.  he’s got an addictive smile and speaks his thick brooklyn accent with excitement.  i’d be excited too if i was 75 years old and could still bang out more knuckle push-ups than most people a quarter of my age.  well, given the sickly and lethargic state of lazy-america these days, i guess that’s not saying much.  but even compared to the “healthy and energetic-america” standards of yonder-years, mr. knuckles is still holding his own.  he must’ve done 20 push ups while i was shooting him.  he even did some of the hard kind with the hands close together as his boombox was blazing some awesome 80’s jam that i promised myself i would remember but forgot.

 

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my hood #5

pictures from my hood.

here are more from the archives:

my hood #1

my hood #2

my hood #3

my hood #4

street ball

bones

chillin on the stoop

race

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esther baxter

esther baxter is easy to look at.  you know it and i know it.  but esther is out to show the world she’s more than a fantastic sight for the eye to behold.  she’s landing acting roles in movies and her momentum is building.  keep an eye out for her on the silver screen.

for YRB magazine

styling: darius baptist

hair: Q

makeup: unique london

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fashion designer thuy diep

thuy (pronounced “twee”) was born into a family in vietnam who ran a custom-made clothing shop and a tailoring school.  she learned the ropes of tailoring as a kid and soon developed a love for fashion.  now, in america, she continues the family tradition of finely-crafted clothes and expresses her love of fashion through her label “Thuy.”  i recently shot thuy for the fall issue of YRB magazine and here are some of my favorite outtakes.

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slowtography

the day before we were supposed to shoot, i got an email from tabitha saying that she had just gotten out of the hospital from some kind of bug or virus or whatever.  she was all kinds of messed up for like over a week, but she was still on board so we made it happen – except we took things nice and slow and kept her topped up with some un-nauseating goldfish crackers to keep her from passing out.  we had a long day, but she stuck it out.

model tabitha constance

hair/makeup/wardrobe by the very talented shelly van gage

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