Rosie's Place Portraits:
In 1974 Kip Tiernan founded the nation's first shelter for women. Since then, Rosie's place has been serving poor and homeless women in Boston with dignity and respect. It is a place a woman can go to safely get a meal and get back on her feet.
The Fenn School seems to have an endless supply of great photographic moments. As I photograph their upcoming viewbook, we are making certain to capture the spirit of the school in each season. These are some samples from our winter installment.
I know it sounds like hyperbole, but it's not - it was actually colder out today in Boston than it was in this rink. And that's just a sign of the times. I'm happy to share some of these new photos I shot for The Fenn School in Concord, Ma.
Snow, snow, and more snow:
As pretty much everybody knows, Boston has had... a bit of snow. While commuters, especially folks who take the T, hate it - the dogs could probably not love it more.
Here are some photos of them playing in the great outd
Enjoy, and keep warm!
I have struggled with camera bags. I'm not sure if it is too much travel, or just too much abuse, but I just seem to wear them out. I have been through three in the fast five years. But, the good news is, I think I've finally found my bag.
The first thing I noticed about it was the comfort. It's backpack design is rigid enough to feel secure, and padded enough to comfortably wear for hours. The shoulder straps can be adjusted in both directions to give a nice snug fit, and there's also a waist belt for extra long carries. The back of the bag has been reinforced with aluminum rods to get a nice solid feel, so it's easier to carry and you feel like it's really protecting the equipment.
New Video For The Fenn School in Concord:
I love this new video we shot for The Fenn School in Concord, MA.
Fenn has an ad campaign around their neighborhood that asks, "Does your son love going to school?" And it is so clear from interviewing these kids that the answer for them is a resounding yes. It is an amazing thing to see a school full of happy students, and that is what we see every time we visit Fenn.
Here are some other posts about my work with Fenn.
Here's an interesting question, which tells a more engaging story, a corporate headshot or an environmental business portrait?
I've always tended toward the environmental business portrait, because it provides context. You get a sense of the subjects office and body lanuage. I've always thought these subtle clues spoke volumes.
But maybe subtler still are the non-verbal cues that a great corporate headshot can provide. This is especially true when shot with the ultrahigh quality Hasselblad, as these were. the level of detail, tonal range and depth is unsurpassed. That level of image quality really makes the subject's personality come through.
I say this a lot, but I only repeat it because I believe it. Photography is all about storytelling – and I think this is as true for corporate photography as it is for any other genre. As a photographer I want to give you a view into a company's corporate culture, let you see the vibe of the office, give you a sense of its values.
Corporate Headshots Need Not Be Boring:
I just finished up shooting these portraits for Black Duck Software, whom I've written about before. They needed headshots that reflected their corporate style - which is innovative and far from stuffy. As a photographer, that's a great assignment.
In their office, not far from a silent ping-pong table in the middle of a bay of standing desks (did I mention far from stuffy?), there is a wall with a colorful honeycomb pattern. This served as our backdrop. The rest comes down to lighting, mood and lens choice.