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)…

Looking Back as Iranian President Speaks at U.N.

  A crowd of protesters gathered in Los Angeles in June, 2009 to demonstrate against the Iranian government. Perhaps as a prelude to what was to engulf other Middle Eastern countries like Egypt and Libya, Iranian citizens were on the streets to dispute the presidential election that many claimed was a complete fraud. President Mahmoud…

Full Tilt Poker: A House of Cards?

Full Tilt Poker: A House of Cards?

Who ever thought ten years ago that poker players would become stars in hit reality shows and go on to generate a massive online business playing poker would easily classify as a genius. But who would have predicted that one of the world’s biggest online poker sites would be taken down and called a ponzi…

9-11 Site Stats look like Twin Towers

9-11 Site Stats look like Twin Towers

A little strange that the graph showing the views on my blog for Sept 10 (eve of the terrorist attacks) and Sept 11 resemble the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Todd Bigelow Photography