I started working for the show at the beginning of 2011, and within roughly the first week or two of my arrival, I hastily put together a Flickr page to document all of the exciting stuff happening behind the scenes and in between segments. I’d incorporated my photography into previous jobs I’d held, but never before had I been granted such mind-blowing access to a broad swath of virtually every well-known person on the planet, from former President Bill Clinton and Dick Cheney to Bradley Cooper and Tim Tebow.
To the show’s credit, they let me roam the 30 Rock hallway and our studios freely (along with producer Louis Burgdorf and most recently Clayton Collins) to photograph the guests as they prepared for their interviews, decompressed, interacted with other guests, and joined the set. All, of course, with that guest’s permission.
Looking back, it still amazes me the individuals I’ve had the chance to meet, and I look forward to those who will join us in the future.
Here are some of the images I’ve taken since my arrival in early 2011, all of which are my favorites for one reason or another.