Tearsheets | Smithsonian Magazine


So yeah. Some photographs. I shot this assignment in Nagaland, India at the end of last year. It just went to print in June, and I’ve been waiting very patiently to see the spread. I got the chance to work with author Mary Roach, of pop-science classics such as: Stiff, Bonk, Packing for Mars, and this year’s Gulp. She’s such a fantastic writer, and I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time, so getting to meet and travel with her in remote India was just gravy on top of an already amazing assignment.

Nothing I say here could possibly be as entertaining as her article, which is on the world’s hottest chili, the bhut jolokia, or Naga King Chili. So here’s a link: The Gut-Wrenching Science Behind the World’s Hottest Peppers. Read and enjoy. But leave the chilis be.

2 thoughts on “Tearsheets | Smithsonian Magazine”

  1. Nice spread! Reminds me of sitting on the rooftop of my havelli in Jaipur, asking the waiter to make sure I get an Indian curry, not a Western one 🙂 I got an Indian one!

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