One of the coolest parts about covering professional cycling is the close proximity you have with the riders. Filming Mark Cavendish was akin to meeting Michael Jordan for me. And when he took the finish of the last stage, the wake of the peloton chasing him almost pulled me down.
There are times when you know you’re witnessing personal history unfold in front of you. Catching a bike ride for the first time was like that for me. Even then, it was something I knew I’d never forget.
Recently, Gabe and I baptized his new mountain bike on a network of trails in Northern California. I’m truly not sure who was more excited. Watching him come online that way made me feel childish again. The only difference this time was the new place in my heart where the memories from today will live.
Billed as one of the fastest courses in the country, the California International Marathon attracts elite athletes from across the planet. Here are images of some of the first to cross the line.
The capital of the most populous U.S. state is in flux. After years of status quo, recent events have brought national attention to Sacramento. And my friend Doug Elmets and company have been not so quietly doing their part to shape the future of the rapidly changing landscape. Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes of one part of a small project we worked on together. The best is yet to come.
I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by the multi-talented Jeffery Wilson for his podcast #ItsMeSpkn2U, where our conversation ranged from topics like world travel and the relativity of happiness to the thoughts and work of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Award winning Photojournalist and down right top notch human being, Carl Costas, stops by to discuss his life behind the camera that has taken him ALL OVER the world.
People talk about breaking the Internet all the time. Samy Kamkar actually did it. Back in 2005 the infamous hacker birthed a worm that brought the world’s then most popular website to a crashing halt, a crime that banned him from touching a computer for three years. Today Samy is a white hat security expert, exposing systems flaws so that companies can patch them before the bad guys get in. He also informs the public about privacy infractions happening all around us. Samy’s credits include the discovery of tracking software once used by mobile device manufacturers like Apple and Google, and the creation of Evercookie – a persistent piece of code that Edward Snowden revealed the NSA was using to keep tabs on folks.
I have always felt like my chef friends and I share more in common than not. We are all fearless but insecure. Creative and independent, yet fiercely committed to community. Give us all the same goal and tools, and each of us will produce something deeply our own. Add the fact that we share the trait of being beautiful degenerates — and the lines blur even more. Freaksoftheindustry is proof positive.