About two days ago I got an email from the wife of one of the soldiers I was with in Afghanistan saying that I had got the captions wrong on some of my photos. This was HUGE professional mistake that I needed to fix immediately, so I emailed her back to find out which ones. [...]
A few days ago I got the following email from the father of one the soldiers I was with in Afghanistan (I’ve changed the names): Sebastian, Regardless of your politics; the Afghan and Iraq wars need to be documented. Thank you for your effort and placing yourself in danger to do so. My son is [...]
Very recently I’ve been overcome by an obsession with video and video production. Almost all of my shots are videos of still images I see. I just simply replace the sills camera with the video camera on a tripod. So I’ve been putting some of this material together into short clips, not focusing on making [...]
A radio station discusses one of my photos (towards the end of the program, mind you) that’s in the Art of Photography Show in San Diego. I feel a little famous today… Check it out here.
The evening before I left Kabul Hossein Fatemi, the massively talented Iranian photographer and Jason Motlagh, the prodigious TIME reporter took me to the Darul Aman Palace on the outskirts of the city. Young men ran around kicking soccer balls at the foot of the war-scarred château. The visual juxtaposition between present and past; hope and despair; [...]
Here are two little videos to give you an idea of what you can get up to at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.