Who are you?
I’m a dude from Florida who kind of lives in California and kind of lives in New York.
What do you do for a living?
I work as the Director of Photography for VICE and my main shit right now is shooting the Vice on HBO series. I travel a lot, to a lot of weird places. It’s lots of time zones and jet lag, and sleep when you can, eat what you can kind of scenarios. Sometimes we’re in a 5 star hotel in the Maldives, sometimes (right now) I’m locked in a room in Kandahar, shitting in a hole and sleeping in some dirty old sheets. I’m skeptical of everything I eat and drink; and I know that regardless of how tired I am or which end I’m shitting out of, when it comes time to get the story we came to get, none of it will matter.
How did you get started with Vice?
I started in 2005, just shooting some random shows at Cake Shop. Looking back, they were actually pretty awesome – Pelican, Two Gallants, Les Savy Fav, Panthers, Black Lips, some others.
What is the craziest thing you’ve seen on the job?
I’ve seen a man get beaten to inches of his life with a baseball bat, and with his last breath grab the bat and attack the other guy. I’ve seen a homeless woman in a bikini punch me in the face over a towel. And that’s just here in LA. We’ve all seen crazy shit – the world is fucking crazy.
What has been the weirdest destination you’ve visited?
Right now I’m in Kandahar, Afghanistan. It’s my second time in Afghanistan. Last time I was just in Kabul. This place makes Kabul look like Dubai, it is crazy here. I’m afraid to go outside.
Where are you from?
I’m from St. Augustine Florida. A magical European surf neck paradise.
Where do you live now?
I live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Topanga, California.
How did you find your place in Topanga? How long have you been here?
We’ve been here about 3 years. Meredith’s friend Craig found it for us. He has this cool website with a list of all kinds of shit you can buy.