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Adoption

I was filming a segment of a Ray Charles Diet Pepsi spot for the Super Bowl in Tanzania.  We were in a Maasai village.  My daughter, Arielle, was less than a year old, a babe in arms, a Maasai chief’s arms.  I always took my family on exotic shoots, and this shoot went from China, …

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5247

One of the old reliables has always been Kodak. Well, almost always. Kodak decided to replace their 5254 emulsion with a new one, 5247. The new one was supposed to be superior but I hadn’t been able to use it, shoot a test (or two).  By a strange set of circumstances I was represented by …

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A-Rod

I first worked with Alex Rodriguez on the Li’l Penny Super Bowl Party commercial.  He had a small part with Sergei Federov, the Russian hockey player.  The two were very young and very handsome. A-Rod was an incredible player, setting phenomenal records at a young age, actually a teenager. We ran into each other again …

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911

A few days after the horrible tragedy, Steve Hayden called and asked me to come to New York and shoot some commercials to ‘lift’ the community. The idea was to BE BRAVE and just go about your business as if nothing happened. I went, saw Ground Zero (still smoldering), got over the shock, and shot …

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