Photographers' Blog

Surf therapy

May 18, 2011

Matthew Doyle grew up by the beach in Santa Monica, California, and with his slim physique and tattooed forearms, looks as if he’s been surfing his whole life.

School on Wheels

March 21, 2011

In a corner of Western Avenue Elementary School’s yard, a dozen children excitedly circle Charles Evans at the end of their day.

Shooting the perfect dunk

February 24, 2011

Kids playing streetball or millionaires performing in a highly choreographed show? Sport or showbiz? Welcome to the NBA All-Star weekend slam dunk contest.

Beachside politics

November 5, 2010

U.S. Election Day has its recurring motifs: red, white and blue vote signs, corrugated plastic voting booths, ballot boxes, stars and stripes. Voting photos quickly become repetitive, even before the sun rises on the West Coast.

Homegirl cafe

October 26, 2010

Homegirl from Lucy Nicholson on Vimeo.

It was Stephanie Lane’s first day on the job as a waitress at Homegirl Café and the last thing she wanted to do was wait on the police.

Standing room only

September 16, 2010

They’ve wrested food, free alcohol, and peanuts from you. They’ve made you pay for luggage and lavatories.

Five minutes with Hugh Hefner inside the Playboy mansion

July 30, 2010

The Playboy mansion was hidden behind huge gates and a thick hedge on the hilly roads below Sunset Boulevard.

Street photography is like falling in love…

April 12, 2010

USA/

I was walking in downtown Los Angeles when I saw the two brothers sitting there. They were drinking soda by a hot dog stand. The symmetry struck me – their identical outfits, the two-tone wall they leaned against and the two bottles.

Women’s refuge in Afghanistan

August 20, 2009

Patooni Muhanna, who works at a women’s shelter in Kabul, speaks about women’s rights since the fall of the Taliban. Patooni says that despite some positive changes, domestic violence and self-immolation are still concerns.

On the Afghan election trail

August 18, 2009

Soviet helicopters, pick-up truck racing, Kalashnikov-carrying security guards, banquet lunches.  Photographing Afghan presidential candidates as they traverse the country before the election on August 20, is campaign travel at its quirkiest.