New York City Financial District at night.
From a Clipper Wind Power shoot in Iowa. Found this image this morning while editing a new portfolio.
Personal shot from a recent shoot in Southern Maryland. I shot the same scene 11 years ago from the same helicopter. First time around, I shot with a long lens and compressed the road. Now, just a slight wide-angle. Love the S curves.
Testing my new DJI Phantom Vision 2 Plus quadcopter/camera combo against my Sony RX100 on my original Phantom. The Sony will win on resolution and the Vision 2 will will for ease of use.
Finishing up web galleries for a shoot last week in Central Virginia. Project was to shoot highway interchanges and make them interesting plus convey the client message.
I’ve been shooting most of my work on medium format this year. These were shot with a Leaf Credo 60 on my Hasselblad H camera and my trusty Kenyon Gyroscope. I like the sharpness and clarity of a large medium format file. (60 megs equals 173 MB 8 bit file)
Another advantage to me is I shoot slower. This was an early morning shoot with a lift-off just after sunrise.
Yesterday (Memorial Day in the USA), my lovely bride and I went to Arlington Cemetery with our neighbors. I visited my fathers site in the Columbarium and shot a few frames to share with my siblings. We wandered around the cemetery a bit and started to walk up to the Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknowns. MP’s from the the Third US Infantry Honor Guard were holding people from walking underneath the McClellan Gate. The Honor Guard was lined up on both sides of the road and within a minute the President and entourage drove past. The President spoke in the Amphitheater and also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
In 1993, I shot a book on Arlington Cemetery titled a A Moment of Silence. One of the greatest honors I have ever received was to shoot the Honor Guard prepping for their walk and to be allowed to photograph them from their side of the barrier ropes.
USA on the left/Mexico on the right. From an unpublished story on the border fence I shot for Susan White and Sasha Erwitt of Vanity Fair.
Aerial shoot for Clipper Windpower in Iowa and Minnesota. Second shot is of contour farming in Central Iowa that I shot for myself when we returned to the heliport in Des Moines.
Just returned from a week of shooting in Atlanta plus taking part in the first FuseVisual round table with George Fulton and John Fulton. Nicole HA Jacobs shot this picture of George, John and me outside of Fat Matts Rib Shack on Piedmont Avenue. Great food in Atlanta!
Last week I flew up to Cleveland to shoot a fun little rain-or-shine event.
“The Dazzle the District Benefit is an evening to celebrate the unveiling of the dramatic neighborhood transformation project, including the world’s largest outdoor chandelier, the GE Chandelier.”
Mark Chepolwitz, the Wizard of Wizards of Ahs, the company responsible for producing the event, phoned my rep Blake Pearson and we had a initial exploratory conversation with the client, Cindi Szymanski, Marketing Manager for Playhouse Square. The initial idea was to shoot via helicopter and also have secondary photographers stationed to shoot from elevated viewpoints. We came up with a better plan and this is what we did. Three cameras - all fired by me - at the exact same time. I have circled each camera position in red.
I tech scouted the location the day before the shoot to plan out sight lines for remote cameras and to insure that all cameras could receive triggering signals. First off was to find the best grand overview shot. We received permission to place a camera and tech on the roof of the Wyndham Hotel. Next up was the mid-range shot that looked toward the chandelier and fireworks. That was easy - we had two lifts at our disposal and control of the area. We placed the lift between the stage and street barricades. I shot from around sixty feet with two cameras. Sixty feet allowed me to look past the stage and into the area underneath the chandelier. The last shot was from inside the Hanna theater building looking into the crowd. This was an important image because we needed to show the the crowds reaction to the chandelier lighting and fireworks.
My ace assistant was unable to make this trip and he lined up two delightful people to fill his shoes: they were Matthew Fehrmann and Laura Webb. Matt and Laura were easygoing and fully understood the complexities and craziness associated with Pocket Wizard triggers, repeaters and long shoot days. Jackie York of PlayHouse Square was our guide and helping hand with security and permissions. Mark was the grand wizard - if it needed done, Mark got it done. Many thanks to Cindi Szymanski for the project and a special round of applause to Vincent Laforet for the recommendation.
PDN Photo Annual 2014. Shot in the western United States last fall. ”The Push of Suburbia” A theme I keep revisiting with my Corbis producer Peter Schnaitmann.
Twelve portraits of small business owners in eight cities for the U.S. Small Business Administration. Cities included Wilmington, Newark, Richmond, San Francisco, Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, Jacksonville and Savannah.