I was recently commissioned to photograph former editor and talk show host Piers Morgan. The editors wanted an outdoor shot away from the studio but it had to be close to the CNN building where Piers hosts his show. We decided on Central Park and I found this location where the light would be right at the time allocated to do the shoot. It was also a quiet location in some shade away from the main drag. Piers Morgan is known for hosting NBC’s runaway hit, America’s Got Talent, and his CNN show, Piers Morgan Live. Morgan started his career as a reporter for The Wimbledon News, and went on to work for The Sun and to become the youngest ever editor of News of the World in 1994. He then became the editor-in-chief of the Daily Mirror and then a columnist for GQ, as well as a host on the BBC before joining CNN in 2010. He has a new book out ‘Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God and George Clooney’
I was assigned to cover a Klan rally led by Richard Preston, The Imperial Wizard of The Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I’ve covered these types of demonstrations before but I still find it unsettling after all these years as a photojournalist that this ideology still exists in The United States……
I was recently assigned to cover the Zumba Instructors convention in Orlando, Florida. I was tasked with photographing the going’s on and case studies on the health benefits of Zumba participation. It was an amazing convention complete with all the access needed to cover such a large and successful event. The Zumba PR team were fantastic to work with, I just wish all PR’s could be like that.
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I photographed author and psychotherapist Gary Greenberg at his home in Scotland, Connecticut. A really nice drive up there to an amazing property set in the woods, reminded me of home in Wales. I arrived early and found Gary spitting logs, definitely reminded me of home! Thanks to Gary it was en easy shoot and a laid back one.
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A recent portrait of writer Malcolm Glawell shot on the fire escape at the back of his apartment building. A great sport considering we had to remove screens, climb through a small window to get onto the fire escape. It was fairly cramped with the two of us and all the lighting equipment and a long way down should one of us trip!
You can read the interview HERE
As a features photographer you never quite know what the next assignment might involve, the job is often a roller coaster. One day you can be covering a mass shooting, the next you might have to photograph an inanimate object. Either way you always have to give the assignment 110 percent to continue to get the work……this assignment was no different, if not a little out of the ordinary!
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I saw this wedding whilst covering the 56th German-American Steuben Parade on Fifth Avenue today….A great way to get married, congratulations to the newly weds!
On my last white shark trip we had a weather day, as it was too rough to go to sea. So we managed to take a drive out to Cape Point. It’s a spectacular place, where the Indian and Atlantic ocean’s meet at the southern tip of the African continent. It really is worth a visit, if you are in the Cape Town area….
20 YEARS ON, NANCY KERRIGAN TALKS FRANKLY ABOUT ONE OF THE MOST INFAMOUS EPISODES IN OLYMPIC HISTORY
In Kerrigan’s first interview with a British newspaper, the memories came flooding back as she revealed how close she had been to being crippled. ‘I was walking from the practice rink to the locker room but I never made it,’ she said. ‘After I walked through some curtains, someone came from behind them and ran alongside me on my right. He hit me very hard, just once, then kept running. Fortunately, I guess, his aim was bad. The doctors who treated me told me that if the bar had hit me one finger-width lower my knee cap would have been smashed and I might never have walked again.
‘My Dad had heard me scream. He picked me up and I remember him carrying me into a room and as the door was closed I saw my little cousin, Alison. I’ll never forget the look on her face, which seemed to ask: “Is she going to die?” All of a sudden I forgot the pain and yelled: “Get her in here.” She needed to know that was I okay.’
Here is the published article of Nicole Reyes who is being held in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of killing her husband.