Never Again

The faces were all somber, the discussions filled with passion, the energy vitalized by a history of atrocities but tailored to create a educational experience. In short, the Never Again gathering of Holocaust and WWII veterans in celebration of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 20th anniversary was a eclectic, emotional day. I’m blessed to have…

10 Things I Know For Sure About Photography

Ten things I know for sure about photography: 1) Just because you make a “10 Things About Photography” list….. doesn’t make you a photographer. 2) Just because you are popular on Instagram…..doesn’t make you a photographer. 3) Just because you know the megapixel capabilities of every new dslr…..doesn’t make you a photographer. 4) Just because…

Mongo Loved His Garden!

Mongo Loved His Garden!

Mongo, whose real name we all know is Alex Karras, loved his garden! Yes, the Detroit Lion’s pro bowl, tough-as-nails defensive lineman who caused havoc for opposing quarterbacks, was a man who in retirement loved to gently tend to his tulips, orchids and roses amid his beautiful garden in the Hollywood Hills. I was asked…

UCLA Professor & Renowned Translator Michael Heim Passes Away

UCLA Professor & Renowned Translator Michael Heim Passes Away

Sadly, I read today in the LA Times that Michael Heim, a professor and world renowned literary translator, passed away. I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Michael a couple of years ago. He was incredibly interesting and very giving of his time. He lived in a beautiful, older home near the UCLA campus…

Sir Ken Robinson Portrait Photo Shoot

Sir Ken Robinson Portrait Photo Shoot

After shooting the wonderfully brilliant and innovative Sir Ken Robinson for Costco Connection magazine earlier in the summer, Ken reached out and asked if I’d be interested in shooting portraits for him to use at conferences and education symposiums that he speaks at around the world. Of course, I agreed. Sir Ken is a pleasure…

How One Editor Impacted My Career

I recently finished a fantastic book by Sir Ken Robinson called The Element. Sir Ken speaks globally about transforming education to better channel students toward their passions as opposed to churning out assembly line students. I was fortunate enough to find my passion in college, but we all know there are people who help us…

Supporting a Strike against AT&T or Chalking? Occupy’s Priorities Seem Misplaced

Earlier this week I tweeted to Occupy Wall Street asking for support for AT&T technicians who were on strike. I figured the strike was as good an example of the 99% (workers) fighting the 1% (AT&T with their billions in annual profit) as one will ever find. Occupy Wall Street was kind enough to re-tweet…

So, You’re A Pro Photographer?

This is funny because it is so true. I’ve seen it, heard and and experienced it. It reminds me of a recent post on “citizen journalist.” Todd Bigelow Photography

Behind Scenes on Time Mag’s Person of the Year shoot

This is a wonderfully produced, behind-the-scenes look at how TIME magazine photographer Peter Hapak photographed the portraits of Occupiers for the year end, Person of the Year issue. As you all know, the coveted Person of the Year was “The Protester.” Todd Bigelow Photography

Back in Black at the Eddie Adams Workshop

Sometimes it’s best to just state the facts and get out of the way: The Eddie Adams Workshop did more for my career than any other factor. It was also the most fun. I was a student for the third EAW and was invited back in 92, 93 and 96 (if memory serves me correctly)…