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Snappy pics of seagulls being harassed by yours truly. 

On a recent vacation to the Redneck Riviera I visited an alligator farm. (To the uninformed the “Redneck Riviera” is the stretch of beach along the Alabama coast extending through the Florida panhandle. Despite it’s name it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the US. It adopted it’s name during the MTV/Panama City days when it was pretty rough.) These were taken with my new snappy camera. Haven’t purchased a point and shoot camera in at least 5 years due to the fact that I kept losing them. Now, older and wiser, I thought it was time to put away the iPhone and step it up a notch. Now the problem is these little cameras’ file sizes are so large it just means that I have to buy more hard drive space. When does it ever stop?

Tom Hendrix, surrounded by the Wichahpi Wall, outside of Florence, Alabama. The rock wall was conceived as a memorial to his great, great grandmother 25 years ago.
Shot for Departures Magazine

Tom Hendrix, surrounded by the Wichahpi Wall, outside of Florence, Alabama. The rock wall was conceived as a memorial to his great, great grandmother 25 years ago.

Shot for Departures Magazine

Happy to announce that my Goodyear Blimp series, shot for @espnmag, was a winner in the @commarts 2014 Photo Annual! 155 projects were picked from 5223 entries. Thanks @jpatricksrbr @kate_marron_ @frankie626 @galac_ @lamanna_ for all the amazing assignments over the years.

Happy to announce that my Goodyear Blimp series, shot for @espnmag, was a winner in the @commarts 2014 Photo Annual! 155 projects were picked from 5223 entries. Thanks @jpatricksrbr @kate_marron_ @frankie626 @galac_ @lamanna_ for all the amazing assignments over the years.

Big thanks to Nu-Modé magazine for featuring me in their latest issue! Irina Romashevskaya did a great job on the article. You can pick up a copy here.

In 2012 I met Erik Tietz and Andrew Baccon when Metropolis Magazine hired me to shoot their portrait for the annual “Makers” issue. After the shoot we stayed in touch, they hired me a couple of times and we became friends. In the Fall of last year they showed me what was to be their new office space just down the road from their previous one. Erik told me they’d like to rent out a few desks and without hesitation I said “I’m in!” I moved in this past March and it has been awesome, especially since I’ve worked from home for the past 10 years, when not shooting. The company was more than welcomed. 

This past Thursday Erik and Andrew threw a launch party for their new company, Machinemade. Mihae Mukaida, the marketing director, asked if I’d like to participate and, again, without hesitation, I said “I’m in!” We collaborated on the photo booth you see above. I proposed we build an enclosure that people could enter and interact with but leave the back open so I could create a wall of light. From there they designed what the walls would look like and what it was made of, foam core. And did they knock it out of the park or what?! It was a huge hit and everyone had a blast, especially yours truly. 

Honored to have my website selected into PDN’s 2014 Photo Annual! Big thanks to aPhotoFolio for the template. 

Honored to have my website selected into PDN’s 2014 Photo Annual! Big thanks to aPhotoFolio for the template. 

Neuehouse for Departures Magazine’s Home & Design Issue. Photos by yours truly.

Neuehouse for Departures Magazine’s Home & Design Issue. Photos by yours truly.

Ralph Lauren Home for Departures Magazine’s Home & Design Issue

Ralph Lauren Home for Departures Magazine’s Home & Design Issue

Departures Magazine’s Home & Design issue is out with the cover story shot by yours truly! Aside from the feature story on Richard Mishaan I also shot a story on Ralph Lauren’s Home showroom in NYC and on the creative communal workspace, Neuehouse. 

Communication Arts Photo Annual 2014

I’m very honored to have 4 images selected to appear in the editorial section of Communication Arts 2014 Photography Annual. I’m thrilled with what was chosen and when the issue is out I’ll write a little more about how the images came to be. 

Outtake from Goodyear Blimp for ESPN the Magazine, 

Outtake from Goodyear Blimp for ESPN the Magazine, 

Outtake from Goodyear Blimp for ESPN the Magazine.

Outtake from Goodyear Blimp for ESPN the Magazine.

Did you know that Akron, OH is/was home to the 4 largest tire manufacturers, including Goodyear? Which brings us to this post. ESPN the Magazine sent me to the “rubber capital of the world” to photograph the newly unveiled Goodyear Blimp. I wish I could say we went up for a flight but it was anchored down in the hangar but it was OK. They keep that hangar as clean as german porsche garage, immaculate. The new blimp is supposedly all teched out. This one has a bathroom! You’d think all of them would have a bathroom but they didn’t. I have a good friend who is a sports photographer, Rob Tringali, and he was in the blimp for a baseball all-star game one year. That particular game went into extra innings and they were up there for hours. He asked “what if I have to go to the bathroom”? The answer he got was “bring a gatorade bottle”. Awesome. 
Thanks to Kaitlin Marron for the assignment. 

Did you know that Akron, OH is/was home to the 4 largest tire manufacturers, including Goodyear? Which brings us to this post. ESPN the Magazine sent me to the “rubber capital of the world” to photograph the newly unveiled Goodyear Blimp. I wish I could say we went up for a flight but it was anchored down in the hangar but it was OK. They keep that hangar as clean as german porsche garage, immaculate. The new blimp is supposedly all teched out. This one has a bathroom! You’d think all of them would have a bathroom but they didn’t. I have a good friend who is a sports photographer, Rob Tringali, and he was in the blimp for a baseball all-star game one year. That particular game went into extra innings and they were up there for hours. He asked “what if I have to go to the bathroom”? The answer he got was “bring a gatorade bottle”. Awesome. 

Thanks to Kaitlin Marron for the assignment.