President’s Ranch - Crawford Texas

Monday, November 12, 2007 The opportunity presented itself to cover the arrival of the German Chancellor to the Bush Ranch, and while I had a tight schedule with commitments the day before and the day after outside of Texas, this was something that had just the right timing that lent itself to being covered. Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to capture a nice image of the President and German Chancellor during their visit to the Bush ranch in Crawford Texas. The Chancellor and her husband came to see the President in a much more informal setting than would be at the White House, but it was important to me that there be something that places them there. A ranch house would have been nice, so too, livestock, or something “ranch-y”. Yet, I was on hand to document what happened, so my ability to control anything was limited to my position.

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Spy Games Portrait

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Sometimes assignments are a subset of an overarching project. And sometimes, those assignments are self-assigned. This is just such a case. Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructWhile working on an assignment to cover this well known public figure’s recent book publication, and her appearance on a news radio program, the opportunity presented itself to make a nice portrait of the subject. It was my objective to do so. I took it as an opportunity to challenge myself, and my abilities to make a nice image.

Posted by John Harrington on 10/24
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One Logo – Many Panelists

Thursday, October 04, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to cover the client’s event, and get the sponsoring organizations’ logo into as many images as possible, since we didn’t know which image(s) would be used down the line, each needed to have it.

Posted by John Harrington on 10/04
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The Librarian’s Soiree

Friday, September 28, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to cover the visit by the President to this annual gathering, prior to the annual Book Festival.

Posted by John Harrington on 09/28
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The Great Debate – Round 2

Thursday, September 27, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective here was the same as the debate for the democrats from back in June, for the same client – capture everything that’s happening front of house, and behind the scenes.

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FlyAway Home

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to document the first flights out of my local airport of a new airline with routes from DC back to San Francisco, where the company is based. I needed to document the check in process as well as the aircraft, and ribbon cutting ceremony.

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A Night at the Mellon

Thursday, September 20, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to photograph the reception and on-stage awards presentations for this client at the Mellon Auditorium.

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Soldier Field And The Future Commander in Chief

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to cover the client’s coverage of the presidential debate in Chicago, on Solder Field. Trekking out to Chicago was not on my “to do” list this week.

Posted by John Harrington on 08/07
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Promoting Good Education

Monday, July 23, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to capture the client with the Secretary of Education, during a panel on teachers and teaching at a corporate retreat. On hand was one of the top golfers in the country, who was using his name and time to improve education.

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700 People On the Steps On A Sunday

Sunday, July 22, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe call came in to do a group portrait of 700 people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, as well as 50 different group photos of people with the organizations’ founder.

Cookies & Cream?

Monday, July 02, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe client was launching a new snack food, and they wanted to get people’s attention, so they made a 20+ foot mockup of the snack food, and brought it to Washington DC to get people to try it. While we were making images of the average joe and jane enjoying it, the company was also celebrating it’s 95th anniversary, so there was a candle-lighting ceremony as well. Lastly, they were filming video for a VNR that was going out as well.

Posted by John Harrington on 07/02
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The Big “D” Debate

Thursday, June 28, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to capture the coverage of the democratic presidential debate for the network hosting it. From behind the scenes to front of house, I needed to cover it all.

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Ford’s Funeral

Saturday, December 30, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructIn an unexpected turn of events, President Ford died, and I needed to change plans to cover the ceremonies.

Hamilton Baker Report - Behind The Scenes, Day 2

Thursday, December 07, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructI was hired by the client to document all the goings-on during the interviews of the report co-chairs.

DaVinci Revealed, A VIP Visit

Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to document the display of Leonardo DaVinci’s “Adoration of the Magi” art, on display at the Library of Congress.

 


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Hamilton Baker Report - Behind The Scenes, Day 1

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructI was hired by the client to document all the goings-on during the interviews of the report co-chairs.

DaVinci Revealed

Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to document the display of Leonardo DaVinci’s “Adoration of the Magi” art, on display at the Library of Congress.

 

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Indian Treaty Room Awards

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to document the backstage handshakes and podium presentations by the Secretary of Commerce to two business leaders.

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The Business of Healthcare

Friday, November 17, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to cover the speech by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to a group of business leaders, during a conference at the Ronald Reagan Building.

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Breaking Ground

Monday, November 13, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructWe were called on to document the monumental groundbreaking of the MLK Memorial. From backstage to the stage with Presidents, to the actual turning of earth.

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