Editorial assignment for BizTimes Milwaukee
Shot last month in Chicago's South Loop for the German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche. << Such a fascinating woman.>> The title translation (thanks to my German translating Sister-in-Law) "Interview with an economist who has made many changes - from male to female, from Marxist to Libertarian, agnostic to Christian"
Client: Zoom North America
Creative Director: Jason Evans
Art Directors: Jackie Berndt/Nicholas Krueger
Account Supervisor: Karla Diaz
Video: Helix Productions
Shot for Milwaukee Magazine
I met the violinist, Frank Almond, at the Youth Symphony Orchestra building just a little northwest of Milwaukee’s downtown. I was directed to a practice room where we could do the shoot. I brought along small strobes, but I hoped I would be able to keep them in my bag and shoot with natural light alone. As soon as I entered the room I noticed the strong window light coming in and the patterns it created on the walls and floor. Soon Frank arrived, and we got to work right away. I basically just shuffled him around trying to fit him in the precise pocket of shadow and light I was looking for. At first, I think he was skeptical, but I just talked his ear off while I moved him around and I could soon tell he was seeing something in my weird way of taking his portrait. We ended the shoot out in the parking lot, but none of those shots came close to these. I was so excited that I posted an instagram grid that day. Below is the finished piece in Milwaukee Magazine.
I recently photographed modern dancers Daniel Burkholder and Andrea Chastant Burkholder for Milwaukee Magazine. It focuses on their monthly performance "Real Time" at the Holton Bridge Swing Park. I photographed them in their practice space at Danceworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I always enjoy photographing dancers because of the way they carry themselves. The hardest thing about most subjects is getting them to loosen up and act natural. Probably as a result of their training, dancers are very comfortable with their bodies and seem to know instinctively how to position themselves, so that hurdle of discomfort doesn’t exist.
Milwaukee band Bright Kind shot for Milwaukee Magazine http://brightkind.com/
Portrait of radio personality, Bob Reitman, shot for Milwaukee Magazine.