"Is this work, Daddy?" she asked.
"Yes." I replied.
"Cool," she said.
That about sums it up. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful life. I have a happy and healthy family that I adore and a career that I absolutely love. I want to thank all of my friends and acquaintances for your continued support and enthusiasm, and I truly hope you have a very happy holiday!
Here are a few professional highlights from this exciting year:
New York Times Bestseller
I began the year with my book, Dancers Among Us, holding steady on the New York Times bestseller list. Just two years before, the project was DOA. Then Workman Publishing took a chance on a photography book with no movie stars or cute puppies, and their gamble paid off.
My Rockstar Adventures in Korea
Going Fast with Paul Taylor Dance Company
Fall for Dance
I had the great honor to shoot some of the world’s best dancers for the 2013 “Fall for Dance” campaign at New York City Center, which was seen in subways and on busses and billboards all around the Big Apple. For a dance photographer, shooting "Fall for Dance" is one of the highest honors.
Take a look at this cool behind-the-scenes video of the shoot: http://bit.ly/167weMr.
Athletes Among Us
This summer I announced the beginning of a new project, Athletes Among Us, which was received with great enthusiasm by both the public and the media, including features in the NY Post, the NY Daily News, the Huffington Post, MSN, and the Daily Mail UK.
The Today Show - Jersey Shore
The Today Show brought me to the Jersey Shore to shoot a series of portraits of local residents, which they used to produce a beautiful and touching segment about strength and resilience: http://on.today.com/Kfk8dz.
Traveled the World Shooting Dancers Among Us
I was extremely fortunate to travel a lot this summer, photographing dancers all over the world. Some of my favorite spots: Paris, Tuscany, Prince Edward Island, Seoul, San Francisco, Chicago, Phoenix, Miami, and Acadia National Park.
Circus Among Us
Dancers Among Us Calendar
The 2014 Dancers Among Us wall calendar has been included on many “Best Gifts of 2013” lists, but much more importantly, my kids think it’s cool!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!