Tell us about the inspiration for your piece.
I was on assignment to photograph a 150 mile ultramarathon in Antarctica. The shoot was exhausting and at one point I left the running course for a siesta at the end of the world. I woke up to find two Antarctic skuas performing an intimate dance a a few feet from my resting spot as though I wasn’t even there. Ever present penguins line the ridge in the background.
What’s been your most interesting shoot thus far & why?
Impossible to choose one, but shooting Ray Charles for two days is hard to beat. His joyful spirit was contagious and I will never forget standing next to him as he tinkered with the piano keys and tested lyrics.
What are you working on next?
Shooting an adventure race in Madagascar and publishing a book about ultra marathons.