Watch this BTS Look at the Photo Project ‘If Only for a Second’ Featuring Cancer Patients Forgetting About Their Disease

On June 17th, 2013, the Mimi Foundation in collaboration with Leo Burnett France, invited 20 cancer patients to participate in a unique makeover experience. The subjects were asked to keep their eyes closed for the duration of the makeover. When the makeover was complete, photographer Vincent Dixon stood on the other side of a one-way mirror to capture their reaction as they saw it for the first time.


A 60 page book containing Dixon’s photographs was published bearing the name of of the project ‘If only for a second’. Along with the two images is a time stamp down to the exact second that each subject forgot about their disease.

You can learn more about the project here on the Mimi Foundation’s website.

Sin City vs. Smartphones


Vegas is a visually captivating place in many different ways. From people to architecture to gardens and stunning fountains, there is so much to take in and plenty of things to capture with your camera.

I set out one night during CES 2014 to capture images around the Strip in Vegas with the Sony A7R and Sonnar T* 55mm f/1.8 ZA lens. After walking a short distance from my hotel room, I couldn’t get past the sheer number of people consumed by their smartphones. Some people were taking photos with their phones; however, there were so many others just locked into consuming Facebook, texting or whatever might be entertaining on their phones.

While you will see behavior like this nearly everywhere in the world, the juxtaposition against the backdrop of Vegas was too much to ignore. As a result, I spent a good bit of my evening capturing images of people in front of the magnificent scenes or highly social settings while engrossed in a small LCD screen in the palm of their hand. [Read more...]