A portfolio of large projects I’ve worked on.

Thirst in the Mojave

Southern Nevada water managers say they can no longer rely on the river so heavily, and must construct a massive pipeline to draw water stored underground for centuries in rural Nevada to Las Vegas. They say no amount of conservation can replace the need for this backup source of drinking water. Opponents say the effects of the pumping would be devastating and that the plan would sacrifice a rural, ranching way of life in Eastern Nevada for casinos and tract home in the south.

Construction Deaths

In the shadows of the cranes, steel, and concrete upon which Las Vegas has pinned its addiction to growth, a body count has emerged. Nine construction workers have died in the last 16 months at Strip construction sites. For family members, the light response from government authorities has compounded the mourning process.

Wreckless Willie

Willie Chapman has 10 children in 3 states and he’s 40 years old. Professional boxing matches are still his main source of income and also the only way he can pay child support to see his kids. Because of his age and losing record, Nevada may not license him to fight anymore. Willie also shows signs of dementia, most likely caused from continued brain trauma caused by boxing.


Lens is the photojournalism blog of The New York Times, presenting the finest and most interesting visual and multimedia reporting — photographs, videos and slide shows. A showcase for Times photographers, it also seeks to highlight the best work of other newspapers, magazines and news and picture agencies; in print, in books, in galleries, in museums and on the Web.

A Moment in Time

Earth, covered by stacks of thousands of virtual photographs, corresponding in location to where they were taken by Lens readers at one “Moment in Time” (15:00 U.T.C., Sunday, May 2).

History of Las Vegas

The history of Las Vegas is the ultimate American rags-to-riches story, filled with unusual heroes and foes. This 103-year-old saga follows the city through its incredible ups and downs, and highlights how and where some of the U.S.’s most monumental moments occurred.

Burning Man

This year’s festival featured approx. 47,000 people from Las Vegas, the U.S. and the world, who all traveled to an ancient lakebed, known as the playa in the Northern Nevada Black Rock desert to build a temporary, all-encompassing community defined more by its spirit, art, and gifting than the normal constraints of daily life.

Memories of Sugar Hill

In a time of discrimination and segregation, young people growing up in an area of Harlem known as Sugar Hill right before and after World War II found success and inspiration all around them. Explore the people who lived in Sugar Hill and hear the stories of those who grew up there.

Soul of Athens

What is the soul of the 200-year-old community of Athens, Ohio? Athens soul is restless. Its stories lie beneath the bricks, waiting to be exposed. Precariously balanced on the tip of cosmopolitan Appalachia, its uninhibited subcultures test the bounds of predictability.

Losing Louisiana

Prior to 2005, Louisiana coast wetlands lost an average of 25 square miles per year. Preliminary USGS estimates show that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have destroyed an additional 100 square miles.

Music in Athens

A weekly journal essay attempting to show Athens as the music Mecca of Appalachia.

Anticipation On a City Block

Residents of one Washington city block, where two churches for decades symbolized the nation’s racial divide, come together to open their doors to a nation on Inauguration Day.

The 44 Places to Go in 2009

From the Aegean Sea to Zambia, this year’s most compelling destinations are awash in sublime landscapes, cutting-edge art, gala music festivals, and stylish new resorts.


An interactive gadget finder featuring personalized buying advice from New York Times technology columnist David Pogue.

31 Steps to a Financial Tuneup

A customizable checklist to guide your own financial tuneup, providing tips, the time needed to achieve them and links to additional resources.

A Light in the Dark

People who use drugs often face stigma and discrimination when trying to get basic health care. Based in St. Petersburg—a city where 70% of HIV cases are the result of injecting drug use—the Humanitarian Action Fund fights for the health and human rights of injecting drug users, as well as other marginalized groups such as sex workers, migrants, and street children.

Fan Memories

In Los Angeles, Michael Jackson’s fans remembered the singer and his music.