It's finally here!
There's been so much I shot over the past year or so that I haven't been able to share, and I've been eagerly anticipating the moment when that embargo would be lifted, in a sense. I've been working alongside Jamin Warren and the awesome team at Kill Screen to help relaunch the print edition of their magazine. After shooting the first round of game developer portraits last year in LA and San Francisco (some of which would eventually make it into a digital-only pre-launch issue) we hunkered down for the official relaunch print issue.
In addition to what I shot in Los Angeles and San Francisco, I would also find myself in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Montreal and Seattle, as well as a few pit-stops in New York City. The travel has been one of the best parts of the project, even though I'm typically in and out of a city without much time to sightsee. I'm always meeting someone new, seeing something new... I'll enjoy that aspect of the work as long as this partnership lives on.
When my personal copies of Issue 9 were delivered, I tore open the box like a little kid on Christmas. I have to give another round of props to Kill Screen's designer Justin Kielbasa, the design is incredible. Being a magazine nerd already, to have my work featured in a publication that I would probably lose my marbles to happen upon is pretty special.
Here's a few shots I hastily grabbed in a coffee shop - apologies for their muddiness.
Kill Screen is already hard at work pulling together assets for Issue 10 - one I'm really excited about as it will feature some of my favorite photography to date. I can't say enouh about the opportunity they've given me - a long-time goal of mine was to be shooting for print magazines eventually, but I never thought it would come so soon, I certainly didn't imagine I would have the freedom to be creative like I do here (I mean, I'm shooting all of this stuff on medium-format film) and I certainly didn't think I would be a relaunched high-end magazine's exclusive photographer. It's unique indeed. Speak it into the air, folks.
Looking forward to the next step of this journey with Kill Screen.
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