HBO Good Kids


This was a very special assignment. I was chosen by HBO to conceive and shoot a series of gun control spots. I worked with famed creative director and writer Rebecca Williams to craft a series of Emmy-Nominated spots.

Each spot was special in its own right…capturing different sides of the issue. The most haunting one had me, an Arri camera and a couple of lenses camping out overnight at NYC and NJ trauma centers. I photographed quite a few gun shot victims. The most compelling was a young man who was accidentally shot in the head. It was harrowing – changed my perspective as a film director. I found out what “real” was. A young man dying on a cold operating room table, calling for his mom.