Faces and places seem to be my body of work with editorial art. I got into editorial illustration much later than many illustrators. I didn't have access to the editorial world until I started my own studio. Having been a staff illustrator, most of what I did was for advertising clients. Once I got a foot in the door, it came to be a fantastic avenue for working with a more human side of communication.
Illustrative storytelling requires its own way of thinking. Creating images that look natural and believable while having an underlying narrative is the goal. Because I had a lot of experience with celebrity likenesses, most of the work that crosses my desk involves just that. Not all of my editorial work requires a known likeness, so those rolls go to my friends.
Whether it's for Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Time, or Billboard, most often times a celebrity takes center stage. "Someone as someone," is what one art director once said to me. If you just want a picture of a celebrity, you can find it. If you want them doing something extraordinary, it's a major undertaking or you have it illustrated to solve the problem. I'm more than happy to oblige.