I live and work in San Francisco, California.
FINDING MEANING IN MUSIC: How a tech pioneer, faced with a deadly illness, prepared for his unexpected final act.
Commissioned by The New Yorker.
Director: Brett Marty
Cinematography: Phillip Briggs, Jason Joseffer, Wynn Padula
Editor: Traci Loth
This is the trailer for YOUTH (2016), my directorial debut and first large-scale film. We're currently in the final stages of post-production, and the film is set to premiere in the spring of 2016.
Director: Brett Marty
Cinematography: James Laxton
Producer: Joshua Izenberg
Written by Amelia Whitcomb, Brett Marty & Joshua Izenberg
Starring: Jessica Stroup & George Maguire
A short doc on humanity's search for the first potentially habitable exoplanet, by my team at Speculative Films.
When young Shawn Hayes caught a wild falcon in a rough and tumble neighborhood east of LA, he had no idea it would lead him into a lifelong love affair with falconry — training and hunting with wild raptors. The Perfect Flight is a short documentary portrait of Shawn and his falcon.
A few of my favorites (right) from the 2012 & 2016 presidential campaign trails.
During the past few presidential elections, I have been on the campaign trail as a photojournalist. In 2008, I worked for the political blog FiveThirtyEight, which was later acquired by The New York Times (and more recently, ESPN). In 2012, I partnered with TalkingPointsMemo & Corbis Images as a freelance photojournalist. In 2016, I was back home with FiveThirtyEight.
Contact for prints.
A dozen of my favorites portraits from over the years.
A photo series commissioned by M1/2.
Five days after I graduated from college, I packed a cheap DSLR camera and a few essentials into my rusty '95 Buick Regal and headed south with a couple buddies. We thought the car might make it to Mexico City – though, that seemed like a tall order.
But, she never died. We made it all the way to the end of the road: the bottom tip of Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia. And then, all the way back up to Rio de Janeiro.
After about 22,500 miles and three quarters of a year, I had taught myself to use a camera. Looking back, these photos are a little rough around the edges. But, so was the adventure.
Ever wonder what you can do in 48 hours?
A few years back, I made this 5 minute short with a few friends in 48 hours – from conception through post-production – for the 48 Hour Film Project. Definitely a bit unpolished but great fun to make.
Winner: Best Film of 2010, Best Cinematography, Best Writing / Screenplay, Best Ensemble Acting, Best Directing, and nominated for Audience Choice.
REST is the story of a young American soldier who dies in WW1 and ninety years later unearths himself from a grave in the European countryside.
Shot over the course of a week in Mendocino County, Morongo Valley, and New York City, the film is a dark, but beautiful meditation on a wayward soul’s pursuit of peace.