As a writer and photographer, I focus on technology, transportation, science, travel, and other subjects for a wide range of outlets, currently including Wired, The Drive, Gear Patrol, Men's Health, Popular Science, Forbes, 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, profiled celebrities, and pushed my limits on race tracks around the world, among other adventures. I was the first to drive an electric car from New York to Los Angeles in a continuous drive. As an avid eclipse-chaser and science reporter, I founded the world’s largest solar eclipse discussion forum on Facebook and was named a NASA Subject Matter Expert for the 2017 U.S. total solar 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).
—Grand Teton photo named the most popular of 2016 on the Department of the Interior's Instagram account
—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."
—People's Choice Award and 3rd Place, 2017 Emmaus (Pa.) Arts Board Winter Photo Contest
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: