Over the weekend, I turned another year older. Hard to imagine, but despite my antics, I have survived to live another year. Coincidentally, the Phase One worldwide team was in town here in Washington DC as well as the US distributor and retailer of digital format systems, Digital Transitions (they sold me my Phase One digital camera system) for the Phase One World Tour. After the event last Friday, the Phase One team joined my friends for some drinks at my favorite local Irish Pub. To my surprise, they presented me with a really nice custom birthday card (see above)!
It’s been about a year since I started my relationship with Phase One and it has been really fantastic. Not only do I have the pleasure of shooting with the world’s best camera system, but they’ve helped share my work with the world. What a brilliant, friendly, and awesome group of people. They are truly leading the way in medium format digital photography.
Great intro to studio lighting class today in the Washington DC area! Thanks to everyone that came out and collaborated. We discussed the fundamentals of portrait lighting, light modifiers, shaping light, and telling a story with light. I will be doing more classes in a city near you in the future!
Emma, my rescued Pitbull mix, and I got to visit a 4th grade class at Hendley Elementary in SE Washington DC to teach the kids about dog rescue and that Pitbulls deserve love and care (and not meant to be fighters). I was so proud of Emma. She was a perfect lady and the kids did a great job asking her to do cool dog tricks for treats. We had a blast. Thank you for the great pics Mike Dugan! With the support of the Washington DC Humane Society, Emma and I will be touring more schools to spread the word!
First of all, apologies for the few blog posts the past month. It has been a wild and diverse 2013 so far! In the past two weeks alone I shot a magazine cover in pittsburgh, taught photography to 250 people in DC (taught over 600 folks in the month of January), filmed a TV ad and in Montana, interviewed and filmed and sped around with Jay Leno in LA, and finished the second week off by being President Clinton’s photographer in DC, following him around for the day. Wild and surreal is all I can say. Wild and surreal. My career sure has become a diverse crazy adventure! What an awesome start to 2013.
I can’t say much about any of the individual filming/photography projects that I listed above, but be prepared for some awesome projects and behind the scene content that will be released on this site soon. Meanwhile, hope you enjoy some of my behind the scenes photos from the road:
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