Just in time for the big shake-up and Gen. McChrystal's demotion, my article on another -- but related -- aspect of life in Afghanistan debuts in the International Cinematographers Guild magazine. I got to work with cinematographer David McFarland to adapt production diary he kept for the upcoming film Black Tulip for the magazine. Read Hell on Earth. (Be patient. It's a big file!).
One of the best things about writing for ICG is getting to interview incredibly interesting and talented people like Kent Harvey and Albert Hughes. The diary assignments are great because it's fun to collaborate with shooters to help them take their notes and pull the most exciting bits together for the piece. DPs spend their lives making other people look good. I like having a chance to help them look good (with a serious tip o' the hat to ICG's art director, Wes Driver).
Here are a few links to other articles I've done for ICG: