Joi Ito

Director of the MIT Media Lab 24 Jan 2016, Tokyo

Joi Ito

Joi Ito is the director of the MIT Media Lab, an accomplished photographer, and long-time friend. (Ilford HP5 Plus 400, Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II, Leica M6)

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Fred Benenson

At Kickstarter HQ 12 Jan 2016, New York

Fred Benenson

Fred Benenson was employee №2 at Kickstarter and is now at Y Combinator. Fred is a long-time friend, copyright activist, and emoji expert. (Ilford HP5 Plus 400, Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II, Leica M6)

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Philipp Schmidt

MIT Media Lab 11 Jan 2016, Cambridge, MA

Philipp Schmidt

(Ilford HP5 Plus 400, Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II, Leica M6)

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Saravuth Inn

Odysseus' Gambit 20 Dec 2015, New York

Saravuth Inn

Saravuth Inn is originally from Cambodia. You can often find him playing chess in Union Square. The man is a scholar but has had a very trying life, and was the subject of a documentary titled Odysseus’ Gambit. We shared a smoke and a game and he beat me handily, but let me make a portrait in return. (Arista Premium 400, Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II, Leica M6)

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Matt Hope

Sun Dragon Hardware 11 Jul 2015, Los Angeles

Matt Hope

Matt Hope is a London-born, Beijing-based artist. His solo exhibition Sun Dragon Hardware opened at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills. (Ilford HP5 Plus 400, Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II, Leica M6)

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Cutting Corners

Ai Weiwei Studio, Caochangdi 13 Jul 2013, Beijing

Ai Weiwei Studio

Taken at Ai Weiwei’s studio in Beijing. (Kodak Portra 400, Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II, Leica M6)

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Christopher Doyle

The Cinematographer 10 Apr 2013, Beijing

Christopher Doyle

Christopher Doyle is a cinematographer, best known for his work with Wong Kar-wai, Gus Van Sant, and Zhang Yimou. Taken wide open over whiskies at East Hotel. (Fuji Neopan 400, Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II, Leica M6)

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Weak Soundsystem

Beijing Design Week 2012 03 Oct 2012, Beijing

M.A.D. by Night

(Fuji Neopan 400, Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II, Leica M6)

The Beijing-based artist Matt Hope was commissioned to build a custom soundsystem for CCD, The Community, a satellite event to this year’s Beijing Design Week, so he stole a page from his teenage speaker plan book and realized the project in common plasterboard and off-the-shelf speaker drivers.

The Weak Soundsystem fit right in at the CCD Pavilion, nestled in the courtyard of White Space Beijing, and survived a week of exposure to the cultural and climatic elements of Caochangdi.

I was there to capture the destruction on film.

Weak Soundsystem

(Fuji Neopan 100 Acros, 75mm Heliar Classic f/1.8, Bessa R2M)

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Shao Yanpeng

AKA Dead J 30 Sep 2012, Beijing

Shao Yanpeng

Shao is a producer and DJ from Beijing. (Kodak Portra 400, Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II, Leica M6)

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Christopher Adams

Ars Electronica 04 Sep 2008, Linz

Christopher Adams

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