I've been shooting aerials of Hurricane Irma destruction in the Florida Keys for the past few days. Sarah Gibbens of National Geographic interviewed me yesterday morning.
Wandering the northwestern wheat harvest in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In early August of this year, I spent a week shooting aerials and landscapes of the wheat harvest - starting in Spokane and driving to the northeastern reaches of Oregon and southwestern Idaho. (During the 1989 harvest, I shot aerials from a Cessna, inspired by George Gerster's aerials of the Palouse)
After a week of cool weather in the Northwest, I headed to a helicopter aerial and architecture shoot in Arizona for a corporate client. (Bloody hot in Tucson and even worse in Phoenix in August.)
Coal + Ice, a documentary/photo exhibit produced by Leah Thompson is on display in Paris this week. I am pleased to say that two of my aerials of mountain top removal in West Virginia are included in the show.
COAL+ICE, was invited to install an excerpt at the Official Residence of the US Ambassador to France for the duration of COP21, the climate conference which began today in Paris. The exhibition in the Residence, also known as the Hôtel de Pontalba, is not open to the public, but the Pontalba is the site of many high level diplomatic meetings throughout the Conference, and where President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry will reside during their stay in Paris.