I'm a writer and photographer based in eastern Pennsylvania, near both NYC and Philadelphia. I focus on technology, transportation, science, travel, and other subjects for a wide range of outlets, including Wired, The Drive, Gear Patrol, Men's Health, Popular Science, and others.
During my 25 years in the business, I've been shot by the U.S. Air Force "Pain Beam," cracked 200 mph in a Bugatti, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, edited sex columns, driven a Formula One race car, chased solar eclipses, profiled celebrities, and pushed my limits on race tracks around the world, among many other adventures. As an avid eclipse-chaser and science reporter, I founded, on Facebook, the world’s the largest solar eclipse discussion forum, which hosted a public photography contest for the 2017 U.S. total solar eclipse. I was also named a NASA Subject Matter Expert for that year’s eclipse.
My photography has appeared at Wired.com, Gear Patrol (digital and print), The Drive, globally through the Associated Press, Rhapsody Magazine, and The New York Times. It has also been featured in publications, collaborations, and commercial work with brands that include Audi, Porsche, Acura, Nikon, Pentax, and Airstream.
Awards and honors
—Member of the editorial staffs that claimed General Excellence awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2004 (Popular Science) and 2010 (Men's Health).
—Finalist in the 2017 Fine Art Photography Awards program
—Grand Teton photo named the most popular of 2016 on the Department of the Interior's Instagram account
—People's Choice Award and 3rd Place, 2017 Emmaus (Pa.) Arts Board Winter Photo Contest
—Images featured on the social channels of Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Volvo, Honda, Acura, Cirrus Aircraft, Volkswagen, and other brands.
—Frequent features by Instagram photo community @JJCommunity, including being published in its 2017 book Memory Makers, featuring "75 of Instagram's best photographers."
Outlets past and present
First magazine article: Omni. Since: Wired, The Drive, Gear Patrol, Entrepreneur, Popular Science, The Wirecutter, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Salon, AutoWeek, Air & Space/Smithsonian, Sky & Telescope, The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times, Architecture, and more.
Previous senior staff editor positions
Men's Health (2007-2014)
Popular Science (2002-2007)
Air & Space/Smithsonian (1997-2002)
For prints, commissions, and collaborations: