bryan john appleby

‘Gray Stocking Hat’ – 2012

This is Bryan John Appleby.  If you appreciate good songwriting and great music,  do yourself a favor and check him out here.

marko cheseto for espn the magazine

I traveled to Anchorage earlier this month to photograph Kenyan runner Marko Cheseto for ESPN the Magazine. I could try to put the experience into words,  but you are much better off watching the beautifully shot Outside the Lines video and reading Seth Wickershsham’s well written story documenting the tragic story in this month’s issue.

It’s a story with more layers than I think I even realize.  I felt the tension and anxiousness of what is undoubtedly, a very controversial story. There’s the story of assimilation into US culture.  There’s the story of recruiting Kenyan’s. There’s the story of guilt.  There’s the story of depression.  There’s the story of anger and frustration.  There’s the story of hope.

Marko in his apartment.

Marko’s father visiting from Kenya.  The community raised the funds needed to fly him to Anchorage to spend a month with Marko as he adjusts to his new life.

I’ve posted a gallery of some more images on my site under the ‘projects’ gallery.

Thank you ESPN the Magazine and Mr. Galac for the great assignment and opportunity.

yael cohen for fast company

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Vancouver B.C. to photograph the founder of Fuck Cancer, Yael Cohen.  She began the Let’s Fuck Cancer movement while her mother was recovering from cancer surgery in 2009.  It all began with a simple t shirt with a simple two word phrase: “Fuck Cancer”.   SInce then,  her non-profit’s goal is to raise awareness and education in fighting cancer.  She has become an ambassador for spreading the word that with the right information,  many types of cancers can either be prevented or detected early on.

Thanks to Yael and her team for helping out with the shoot.  Thanks also to Leslie at Fast Company for the great assignment.  Definitely pick up a copy of the current ‘100 Most Creative People In Business’ – there are some amazing people to read about.


colin berg of eddie bauer for men’s journal

Eddie Bauer archivist, Colin Berg, photographed for May 2012 Men’s Journal.

I also got to photograph a handful of items in the archive – including Eddie Bauer’s first mountaineering sleeping bag and a jacket that saved a life.