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(Un)Common Portraits 2

Much like The Godfather 2 my newly added website section (Un)Common Portraits 2 promises greater intrigue, and dramatic family in-fighting. Plus lots of scenes of picturesque Lake Tahoe (not really).

The Boys


David Sizemore at the NYC Street Invite


David Sizemore

Congrats to David on picking up the pro spot with Valo. Watch his welcome edit here.


Wrapped a photo story on Billy O’Neill today for Be Mag.

New work with Sean Grossman

In town for some brief photo work and I’ll have some free time in between stuff to link up with anyone. Let’s make some portraits y’all. 


An old one from Slow Wave

Robertson Davies, photographed by Chris Buck in 1991


Writers Portfolio

I recently added a section of Writer Portraits to my website. W.G. Sebald may be the least known amongst the sitters in this portfolio, but perhaps the most interesting. Here is what I wrote about meeting him shortly after our shoot in 2001. Two months later he suffer from a fatal aneurysm while driving, causing his car to lose control and collide with an on-coming truck.

Before my shoot with German author W.G. Sebald, I read an interview in which he said things like: “You cannot really translate one to one from reality. If you try to do that, in order to get at a truth - value through writing, you have to falsify and lie. And that is one of the moral quandaries of the whole business.”

I found his ideas interesting and as we walked to Central Park, where I photographed him, I shared my experience of not remembering the details of what happened during photo shoots in my early days of working. My thinking was that I was so busy focusing on driving forward the picture-making process that I wasn’t really paying attention to anything else. I theorized that people don’t really remember what happened during their most important life episodes, as they are so intensely in the moment that they are not, in a sense, recording the experience.

My theory elicited no response from Mr. Sebald.

Chris Buck stories make my morning.