"Racing past Lenin's Tomb on Red Square in Moscow at 3 a.m. on a run. It was about five degrees."
"On the safari tour at Masai Mara National Reserve, our Samburu warrior found a holder for his new iPod headphones!"
"A shot in L.A. We spent the day pasting the piece in the background called 'The Wrinkles of the City,' which is a commentary on beauty in a city that is obsessed with it."
"Flying over the Grand Canyon . . . if you're going to see this many places, you end up spending a lot of time on planes."
"A street light in the only unpoliced favela in Rio—all that electricity stolen."
"Prop plane flying by a mountain."
"Melbourne waking up. I took this at 4 a.m. while struggling with some jet lag and was inspired by how the city was coming to life."
"I invited my entire office to come for a night of skating at this roller rink in Los Angeles."
"In Hebron, Israel, looking into the Garden of Eden."
"This party in Paris made me think of when you're a little kid and you blow bubbles."
"Demi kissing the Great Sphinx of Giza."
"This is how Belgian children dress as they cross the street on their way to school."
"A slightly typical shot of L.A., but I thought it was beautiful nonetheless."
"During the inauguration. Just a moment in history."
"This is a sign that I found at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. It just seemed weird that there were advertisements to sell a human being, and then I went on Backpage.comand realized it was still happening!"
"In Idaho on the Fourth of July. I liked it because it represented a vintage idea of American independence."
"A day hitting the streets of NYC."
"Also on the Mara: a lion yawning before bed. The lion sleeps tonight."
"An ancient Christian monastery in Turkey. Being in the ruins of a Christian Muslim country inspired me."
"Kenya, Africa. A Samburu courting ritual where the warriors are trying to find their new bead girls. (They had never seen photos of themselves before.)"
"In a Madrid hotel: I liked this shot because the person didn't know I was taking a picture. It reminds me that life is pretty beautiful when we have our noses stuck in our BlackBerrys. Don't miss it."
"At the Super Bowl in Dallas during the Black Eyed Peas' halftime show—where is the love??"
"A shot of the Sydney Opera House. I just like the pattern of the details in the architecture—it reminded me of the golden number because it kind of looked like a giant seashell."
"It's L.A. but not how people think of it. This sign reminded me to stop and appreciate how beautiful it is."
"This is my dad and my friend Matt Curci on a fishing trip in Stanley, Idaho. The fish is a wild steelhead, and the fish swam all the way from the ocean 800 miles to this point to spawn—they do it every year."
"In the British Virgin Islands, and the paddle boarding seems so primitive next to that 'single family boat' in the background. The boat is called Le Grand Bleu."
"In Iowa, where I used to run when I was a kid in high school . . . just another occasion of stopping and appreciating everyday beauty."