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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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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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.

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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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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.

Bill and the Police

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe assignment was to cover the backstage and on-stage activities surrounding the former President’s being honored with an award.


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