I recently spent the afternoon photographing Janet Wallach for her latest Doubleday Books release about the extraordinary life of businesswoman and Wall Street powerhouse, Hetty Green (The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age), who in 1916 was worth $100 million dollars, which today is equal to about 2.5 billion. Wallach has made a career out of telling the stories of fascinating historical women who changed the world.
Just back from ten days in Myanmar with some of the top CEOs in the world and their families. With the transition from a military dictatorship to a civilian government, there is a dynamic energy in the country because of all the changes happening in the country – they just got internet six months ago and access to the most popular sites three months ago. YouTube is now the most popular site in the country. It was an amazing opportunity to photograph the beautiful people of Myanmar and the pristine locations unvarnished by tourism.
While there, I had the honor of spending an hour and a half with Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi who was released a year ago after spending 15 years under house arrest for her political activism. I found something in her that I’ve only seen in Clinton, The Dalai Lama and Jane Goodall. She spoke with 120 people from all over the world and was able to find a connection with each one of them.
Spent the day in St. Helena at Tamber Bey Vineyards with renowned winemaker Mike Smith. Visited the Tamber Bey Estate and Oakville vineyards and the crush room and left with a bottle of their award-winning Cabernet.
Owners Barry Waitte and Jennifer Nice are endurance horse riders and their Arabians live on the Tamber Bey property alongside the vineyards. Beautiful house and vineyards and amazing to get a tour with one of the most respected wine makers in the state.
Just back from seven days in the beautiful Jackson Hole with some of the top CEOs in the world and their families. One day was spent at the Triangle C Ranch, a family-owned dude ranch run by four generations of the Garnick family where cowboy culture is thriving with rodeos, bull roping, and daily trail rides.
Working on an ongoing project for CrossFit San Francisco, one of the city’s top CrossFit gyms. Located in the Presidio, the elite athlete work-outs take place outdoors and in a makeshift parking-lot gym in keeping with the back-to-basics CrossFit ethos.