Roger Kisby @rogerkisby

https://www.essence.com/fashion/tracy-reese-20th-anniversary

Photographer // Represented by Redux Pictures // currently NYC

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Tracy Reese photographed in her studio back in September for an @essence story celebrating her 20-year reign in the fashion industry.  Link in bio. 
Here is an except from Julee Wilson’s story: “The moment Mrs. Obama stepped onstage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention wearing a sleeveless pink and teal silk–jacquard frock by Reese, the New York City–based designer became a household name. And Obama's penchant for wearing Reese's work continued to make history. The red and black floral dress Obama donned during the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington is now on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture. Mrs. O has also donated several of her favorite Reese creations to the National Archives.”
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Tracy Reese photographed in her studio back in September for an @essence story celebrating her 20-year reign in the fashion industry. Link in bio. Here is an except from Julee Wilson’s story: “The moment Mrs. Obama stepped onstage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention wearing a sleeveless pink and teal silk–jacquard frock by Reese, the New York City–based designer became a household name. And Obama's penchant for wearing Reese's work continued to make history. The red and black floral dress Obama donned during the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington is now on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture. Mrs. O has also donated several of her favorite Reese creations to the National Archives.”

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I went to Yale today to photograph a leading physicist, Professor Robert Schoelkopf, at the forefront of a worldwide race to build the world’s first quantum computer. His startup, Quantum Circuits, is focused on building the next level of computing with “quantum supremacy” — when a quantum machine performs a task that would be impossible on your laptop or any other machine that obeys the laws of classical physics. Shot for @nytimes . Link in bio. 
I wanted to ask if it could send someone through time to correct the mistakes of the past but I didn’t.
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I went to Yale today to photograph a leading physicist, Professor Robert Schoelkopf, at the forefront of a worldwide race to build the world’s first quantum computer. His startup, Quantum Circuits, is focused on building the next level of computing with “quantum supremacy” — when a quantum machine performs a task that would be impossible on your laptop or any other machine that obeys the laws of classical physics. Shot for @nytimes . Link in bio. I wanted to ask if it could send someone through time to correct the mistakes of the past but I didn’t.

A few weeks ago on assignment for @abcnews, I photographed a survivalist expo (@rkpreppershows) in Kansas City, MO where disaster preppers, survivalists, hunting enthusiasts and organic gardeners have been gathering annually.
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Lisa Baisch, a vendor specializing in survivalist gear, poses with her daughter Liberty. Liberty is playing with a one of Lisa’s most popular items: a Life Straw.  A Life Straw will filter water for 264 gallons. Most people drink about a gallon of water a day. So the Life Straw can filter almost a year’s worth of water. “We focus on the basics: water, food, fire and shelter.  In any scenario you could lose any one of the those and its very uncomfortable at that point.
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It started with water. My husband and I had lived in Montana and our water was contaminated with benzene so we started researching and found out there was a whole community that were ready to take of themselves regardless of what happened. My husband and I are both Marines and it just made sense. If you’re in the military you’re the ones expected to go help and if you can’t take care of yourself how can you help somebody else.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Story link in bio
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A few weeks ago on assignment for @abcnews, I photographed a survivalist expo (@rkpreppershows) in Kansas City, MO where disaster preppers, survivalists, hunting enthusiasts and organic gardeners have been gathering annually. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lisa Baisch, a vendor specializing in survivalist gear, poses with her daughter Liberty. Liberty is playing with a one of Lisa’s most popular items: a Life Straw. A Life Straw will filter water for 264 gallons. Most people drink about a gallon of water a day. So the Life Straw can filter almost a year’s worth of water. “We focus on the basics: water, food, fire and shelter. In any scenario you could lose any one of the those and its very uncomfortable at that point. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It started with water. My husband and I had lived in Montana and our water was contaminated with benzene so we started researching and found out there was a whole community that were ready to take of themselves regardless of what happened. My husband and I are both Marines and it just made sense. If you’re in the military you’re the ones expected to go help and if you can’t take care of yourself how can you help somebody else.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Story link in bio

A few weeks ago on assignment for @abcnews, I photographed a survivalist expo (@rkpreppershows) in Kansas City, MO where disaster preppers, survivalists, hunting enthusiasts and organic gardeners have been gathering annually. “I died about 28 years ago and had an after-death experience,” claims Norman Cantwell, a martial arts and healing instructor from Kansas City.
Storm says this experience convinced him that God is real.
A self-proclaimed Christian, he believes that people need to have martial arts training as doomsday approaches.
“I don’t want to hurt anybody, but I teach other people how to be able to protect the people they care about,” he says.
Cantwell theorizes that once food resources are depleted, everybody will turn on one another as they try to meet their needs, making self-defense knowledge key to survival.

Side note: the movie Road House was based after Storm’s experiences as a bouncer in Chicago.
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A few weeks ago on assignment for @abcnews, I photographed a survivalist expo (@rkpreppershows) in Kansas City, MO where disaster preppers, survivalists, hunting enthusiasts and organic gardeners have been gathering annually. “I died about 28 years ago and had an after-death experience,” claims Norman Cantwell, a martial arts and healing instructor from Kansas City. Storm says this experience convinced him that God is real. A self-proclaimed Christian, he believes that people need to have martial arts training as doomsday approaches. “I don’t want to hurt anybody, but I teach other people how to be able to protect the people they care about,” he says. Cantwell theorizes that once food resources are depleted, everybody will turn on one another as they try to meet their needs, making self-defense knowledge key to survival. Side note: the movie Road House was based after Storm’s experiences as a bouncer in Chicago.

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A few weeks ago on assignment for @abcnews, I photographed a survivalist expo (@rkpreppershows) in Kansas City, MO where disaster preppers, survivalists, hunting enthusiasts and organic gardeners have been gathering annually.

This is Mark Kemp from Provo, UT. holding a container of heirloom celery seeds. Mark believes an economic collapse is coming and has spent 15 years building independent food resources.

He expresses concern about the possibility of losing food security in the future. “FEMA is going to come and take all our guns and food storage because that’s how they are going to get you take the RFID chip,” he says. “I’m not taking the chip.”
He refers to this identification chip of the future as the biblical “sign of the beast.”
Kemp is preparing to survive this future onslaught and is sharing his knowledge. “I teach classes to try and get everyone to realize that hard times are coming. There are millions of people that we are going to need to feed in this country.” Full story in bio link
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A few weeks ago on assignment for @abcnews, I photographed a survivalist expo (@rkpreppershows) in Kansas City, MO where disaster preppers, survivalists, hunting enthusiasts and organic gardeners have been gathering annually. This is Mark Kemp from Provo, UT. holding a container of heirloom celery seeds. Mark believes an economic collapse is coming and has spent 15 years building independent food resources. He expresses concern about the possibility of losing food security in the future. “FEMA is going to come and take all our guns and food storage because that’s how they are going to get you take the RFID chip,” he says. “I’m not taking the chip.” He refers to this identification chip of the future as the biblical “sign of the beast.” Kemp is preparing to survive this future onslaught and is sharing his knowledge. “I teach classes to try and get everyone to realize that hard times are coming. There are millions of people that we are going to need to feed in this country.” Full story in bio link

Faces of arm-wrestling in Queens, NY.
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Faces of arm-wrestling in Queens, NY.

Arm-wrestling. Queens, NY.
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Arm-wrestling. Queens, NY.

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Arm-wrestling competition in Queens.
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Arm-wrestling competition in Queens.

I went to an arm-wrestling competition in Queens today.
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I went to an arm-wrestling competition in Queens today.

Portrait of Andrew Gnatovich for @rollingstone. Andrew aka @LVCabbieChronicles is the twitter-famous taxi driver who helped alert the town to the shooting on Oct. 1. He spoke with Jennifer Swan about the night of the shooting and “the relative ease with which the city has sprung back to life“. Thanks to @grifflotz for the assignment. Story in bio.
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Portrait of Andrew Gnatovich for @rollingstone. Andrew aka @LVCabbieChronicles is the twitter-famous taxi driver who helped alert the town to the shooting on Oct. 1. He spoke with Jennifer Swan about the night of the shooting and “the relative ease with which the city has sprung back to life“. Thanks to @grifflotz for the assignment. Story in bio.

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I did a ride along with Andrew Gnatovich for @rollingstone. Andrew aka @LVCabbieChronicles is the twitter-famous Las Vegas taxi driver who helped alert the town to the shooting on Oct. 1. He spoke with Jennifer Swann about the night of the shooting and “the relative ease with which the city has sprung back to life“. Story in bio.
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I did a ride along with Andrew Gnatovich for @rollingstone. Andrew aka @LVCabbieChronicles is the twitter-famous Las Vegas taxi driver who helped alert the town to the shooting on Oct. 1. He spoke with Jennifer Swann about the night of the shooting and “the relative ease with which the city has sprung back to life“. Story in bio.

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@newyorkermag illustrator Roz Chast and her feathered friend Jacky for @people 🐤 ☕ - 📸 @rogerkisby 📣@ilanaschweberkaplan 💇🏼 💄 @chicken_little_sprint

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