The Verge: A Photographic Retrospective
Today, February 8th, 2021, marks five years since I began working full time for The Verge.
My three and half years working at this preeminent digital publication (I moved into a more central role as creative director of Vox Media networks in August, 2019) were the most prolific of my career to date. I have no doubt that I shot more photos during my time at The Verge than during the previous decade; it was non-stop from day one. The irony wasn’t lost on me that in September 2015 I had written a piece announcing that my photographic career was over. Looking back now I’ve never been happier to be more wrong.
When it came to selecting the images for this retrospective, I picked photos that I remember having an impact on me at the time I took them and still resonate with me years later: Adi Robertson channeling her inner Trinity (from the Matrix) in our shoot for the HTC Vive VR headset — a photo which has since been so used widely without permission that there's the making of a great Twitter thread; recreating the NY subway map using circuit boards for a feature on e-waste; Dami Lee gently cradling a robot pillow with wagging tail; and spending almost eight hours using Photoshop to removing dust from the numerous lenses I’d placed around the iPhone7. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few more that made a mark but I’ll add them to this collection if I remember which ones.
In the meantime, I encourage everyone to check out the work produced by the awesome creative team at The Verge. They continue to produce incredible photos, illustrations, graphics and videos on a daily basis, even in the midst of a global pandemic. I am in awe.