Monday, October 21, 2013

Week 10 from Out on Buford Highway

I posted two pictures from El Taco Veloz a few weeks ago, but I decided these were worth showing, too. It looks fantastic at night.
Leo Roque, Pentax K-5 IIs, 16-55mm, ISO 1600, 1/100 @ f/2.8

Fuji X-E1, 18-55mm, ISO 1600, 1/80 @ f/3.6

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Week 9 from Out on Buford Highway

El Potro Mexican Restaurant at 3396 Buford Highway is another example of wonderful architecture. It's suggestive of something you might see in Mexico with bright colors and a stucco-like surface. But then there's the looming specter of a huge billboard towering overhead. And the LED lights at night complete the effect.
Fuji X-E1, 18-55mm f/2.8-4, ISO 200, 1/180 @ f/8
Nikon D600, 20-35mm f/2.8, ISO 200, 1/6 @f/5.6

Monday, October 7, 2013

Week 8 from Out on Buford Highway

Taco Market, 3304 Buford Highway, is a combination convenience store and Mexican specialty market owned by Koreans. I don't know why Koreans own a Mexican food store, but judging by the number of people there who appeared to be Hispanic, I guess they're doing something right. I just loved the simplicity of the color and geometry.
Nikon D600 20-35mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 100, 1/320 @ f/5.6

Nikon D600 20-35mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 200 1/15 @ f/5.6

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Two years ago I started working with Jonathan Zufi on photographs of his collection of Apple Computer products. I was amazed at the sheer volume of computers, monitors, iPods, printers, and other stuff he had accumulated. Jonathan had first contacted me to teach him how to do studio shots in the style of what appears on the Apple web site and in their advertising. He was an enthusiastic student who picked up the necessary skills quickly. He soon started putting dozens of the results on his web site, The Shrine of Apple.

One year later, I got another call from Jonathan. This time he told me he wanted to do a coffee table book showcasing his collection. I was very intrigued. His collection had grown to include a bunch of stuff I had never heard of or seen and I was quickly convinced that Apple lovers (like me) would be interested in buying a book like this- IF it was designed and produced with the same level of class, simplicity, and visual sophistication as the products themselves.

We set out to investigate the marketplace, assemble the team, and contract the services Jonathan needed to do just that. A major piece of that puzzle was bringing in the expertise of an old friend of mine, Lisa Clark. Lisa has worked in design and publishing for almost as long as I've been a photographer. She's worked for such prestigious companies as Rolling Stone Magazine, Harvard University Press, and Adobe. I have incredible respect for her design aesthetic, her intellect, and her great good nature.

Over the ensuing months, Jonathan, Lisa, and I put in long hours shaping the publication that became Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Design Innovation. I'm very proud to say I worked on this monumental project as the editor. It's unlike any book that I've ever seen. It manages to celebrate the beauty of the amazing products Apple has continually brought to the marketplace for over thirty years while being a fairly comprehensive history. Take a minute to check it out. I don't think you'll be sorry.