Some wild and crazy things happened in 2017, from nearly being lost at sea in the shark infested waters off Palau to a Beverly Hills plastic surgeons office photographing actor Tom Sizemore having a hair transplant. Here are my photographic highlights of 2017 in pictures, shot exclusively on a Sony A7RII,
Baywatch legend Donna D’Errico
This was a dream assignment, photographing Baywatch legend Donna D’Errico in Malibu.
In The South Pacific With The Heir To The DHL Empire
One of the craziest assignments i’ve shot. We ended up in the South Pacific, on a small boat with Junior Larry Hillbroom, the heir to the DHL empire. We were in heavily shark infested waters, when a freak storm hit us. Some of my lenses were water damaged beyond repair and I injured my back but consider myself very lucky to be alive.
Dirty Dancing Actor
Dirty Dancing with actor Colt Pratte who starred in the remake of Patrick Swazye’s hit movie.
This is the genius who invented card counting.
Actor Tom Sizemore
A few weeks after I photographed actor Tom Sizemore having a hair transplant we met again for another photoshoot at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
In Guam Waiting For Missile Strike
Thanks to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, I ended up in Guam waiting to see if he was going to send a nuclear missile our way. I must admit I was a little relived when the loud bang was a passing thunderstorm.
My first book was published, Los Angeles – A Photographic Portrait. Some of the images were featured in several news outlets, including this Daily Mail Online story. Words by my good friend, Emma Parry.
Apple Use My Video
A slow motion video I shot on my iPhone of my son Ollie falling backwards into a swimming pool, was used by Apple. #ProudDad
Model Joanna Kruppa
A very relaxed portrait shoot with model Joanna Kruppa at her home.
Private Performance From David Foster
This assignment was pretty amazing. Photographing musician David Foster as he gave us a private performance in his Los Angeles home.
At Sea Aboard The USS Carl Vinson
I spent the night onboard the USS Carl Vinson off the coast of Mexico for the Daily Mail Online and then I was interviewed by KUSI San Diego.
Young and The Restless star Jerry Douglass
Young and The Restless star Jerry Douglass with his wife Kym at their Brentwood home.
Video and stills I shot of the sex robots for Fabulous Magazine had over 48 million views on their Facebook page alone.
It’s a long story… but I was once mistaken for the worlds first pregnant man, so it was a real pleasure to finally meet and share the story with Thomas Beattie at his home in Arizona.