Day for Night

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment Construct This assignment was for a major marking campaign for the trade association that represented the company this woman worked for.

The objective was to place a “real face” on the challenges the industry will face if onerous regulations were imposed.

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In the Shadow of the Capitol

Monday, November 19, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective of this assignment was to produce an attractive environmental portrait of the subject who rose to fame as the result of his revelations regarding a Capitol Hill scandal. The subject specifically stated before the assignment that he would not pose with a laptop or computer (which was the mechanism by which he rose to fame) which severely limited any conceptual ideas.

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Vets on the Hill

Friday, November 16, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe clients objective was to have images of the founder of an organization whos mission is to serve injured veterans, on Capitol Hill for images that would be used later in community outreach. It was explained to me that the client was a unique individual who was very gregarious.

On Hallowed Ground

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Assignment ConstructThe call came in at 1:30 on a Friday, while I was gathered with several photographer friends at our local Pho restaurant, and the assignment was for the upcoming Sunday. Concept/Objective:

This client was an award-winning production company that wanted to make a signature image of two mothers who, on the same day - Mother’s Day - lost their sons in the war effort, and both were buried side by side, which is how the women met. The client was turning to me to produce the image of the real mothers, and they were also producing a television production that would tell their story.

Because I was working with two people, and two additional “people” elements, I wanted my 5’ Chimera softbox. Having that much surface to light, and to be beating down a backlit sun, I chose my 2400 w/s bi-tube head, as the objective was f11 at 250th.

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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.

3 Minutes and counting

Thursday, January 25, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructSo, this is the anatomy of an assignment. Specifically, it’s about how it came together, and was executed, and how, when you’re a professional, with the right tools, you can make it happen, despite countless challenges. On January 16, the phone rang. It was the Art Director for a publication group that was handling a regional publication that wanted a portrait of a Member of Congress. The interview was schedule for January 24th, and the Communications Director also wanted the photography to take place that day. We discussed the details—small circulation regional trade magazine, cover and single image inside. When asked about their budget, their figures were slightly lower than where I felt comfortable being, by about 20%. A negotiation ensued, and the result raised the figure to 10% less than I had originally proposed, and I forwarded on a contract to that effect, which was signed and returned prior to the shoot taking place.Assignment Construct

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Outside the Fed

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was a simply group photo of a team of college students competing inside the Federal Reserve.

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Java-House Portrait

Thursday, November 09, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was a portrait of an author of a well known blog on Philanthropy.

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Two CEO’s One Light One Capitol

Monday, May 22, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThis assignment was for a portrait of two CEO’s of two different latin-american radio companies. The client wanted the Capitol as a backdrop, so we planned accordingly.

Beauty and A Few Beasts

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objectives for this assignment was to produce a hand-out photo of this celebrity with rescue dogs, to promote the launch of this dog food manufacturers’ efforts to help rescue dogs.

Russert On Set

Sunday, April 23, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective for this assignment was to capture NBC’s Tim Russert in two locations, on set, and outside, for the cover of the magazine. We wanted to show the set, and a bit about his character, and we were given a narrow window during which we could make the photos, given Tim’s schedule.

Groups and Steps

Monday, February 20, 2006 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructEach year, across the country, paramedics save lives, and when those saves are remarkable, for one reason or another, their company nominates them to be a part of a trip to Washington to meet with their members of congress, to share their stories. The objective for this picture was to create a lasting memento of all those that came, from across the country.

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