pearl jam bassist jeff ament and kenny mayne for ESPN the magazine

I grew up watching Kenny on Sportscenter, and I also spent my fair share of time listening to Pearl Jam (usually during warm ups for basketball games).  Kenny has a dead pan comedic delivery,  that I always enjoy.

Here are some memorable Kenny quotes:

“Your puny ballparks are too small to contain my gargantuan blasts! Bring me the finest meats and cheeses for a clubhouse feast!”

“Yahtzee!”

“Only Barnes and Noble lets someone stand around longer doing nothing.”

“We’re gonna show it again, cause we have editing equipment.”

“He’s tall.”

“El es un grande muchacho.”

“That’s his first homerun. The media pressure will be intense for his second.”

“Everyone put your hands up, way up in the air, and wave them as if there are no reprecussions.”

Pearl Jam’s Ten has to go down as one of the best alternative albums of all time.  That said,  I was excited to get the call to make some loose moment portraits of the two for the current ESPN the Magazine music issue.

Jeff played college ball in Montana for a stint before leaving school to pursue music.  Here he is abusing Kenny down low.

This was a fun assignment all around.  The best part was getting play a little ball with Kenny and Jeff before we got down to work.

Thanks to Kenny, Jeff, my crew, and Kris at ESPN for a great shoot!  You can watch Kenny’ interview with Jeff here.

 

peter scott for entrepreneur magazine

This is Peter Scott of Burn Design Labs photographed for the current issue of Entrepreneur.  Burn Design Lab is a non profit that creates custom biomass stove solutions to meet the cooking needs of the developing world. Working with implementing organizations, they develop sustainable stove dissemination systems that will appeal to cooks and have a profound impact on deforestation, women’s health and global warming.  Peter runs the team and Burn and he’s committed to saving the forests of Africa by producing efficient technologies.  He’s a good man doing good work to help our planet, and it was a great to work with him on these photographs.

Peter in the design lab where prototypes are manufactured and tested.

One of Burn’s new charcoal stoves.

The Lab.

 

 

mathew inman of the oatmeal for time magazine

I had the pleasure of getting to meet and make portraits of Matthew Inman,  the creator behind The Oatmeal (click the link if you want yet another source of time sucking material to consume you – it’s worth it), for Time Magazine.  The Oatmeal is an extremely popular web comic site which millions of visitors each month.  Matt also runs a online store as an offshoot of the site where he sells everything from Sriracha hot sauce underwear to t shirts with his characters on them.

Here’s Matt drawing a portrait of me.  Apparently I’m a little sheepish,  which I’ll take as a compliment.

Here’s Matt and his mother at the fulfillment warehouse for all of his online shop sales.

This is Matt’s ‘how many more photos is this guy going to take’ face.

The man loves his Sriracha hot sauce ( and He-Man, and Tesla guns…).

Matt,  thanks to you and your family for a great shoot.  Thanks also for the book, signed one of a kind portrait, Sriracha Pop Corn, and t shirt!

Thank you also to Marie Tobias at Time for the great assignment!