Portfolio websites are a facade of perfection showing only the successes of one’s career. They show the work after all the work sweat and sometimes tears are done. After any mistakes are polished out the work is hung in a digital “glass” box and preserved as if in a fountain of youth for artwork. But what happens when things don’t quite work out? I don’t mean some amateurish mistake. I the inevitable shoot when you did everything you could but the cards were stacked against you.
Any photographer will tell you one of the best aspects of our job is the unpredictability of what we may be shooting next week. There may be a long string of homes and then in a sudden flash, you are shooting a yacht from a helicopter or as in this case a huge factory churning out millions of tortillas!
All photographers know the feeling, sitting at baggage claim, counting the cases as they come around the carousel. Watching with nervousness that all the required cases come out one by one. It was back in 2008 when I was standing by just a carousel and as I watched as my Pelican 1600 camera case plopped down on the moving belt, and it hit me like a bolt of lightning! read more
I learned something years ago while on my way to Portugal to catch a ship while on a connecting flight in Germany. Always find your gate and sit there, don’t go roaming around…cuz things change and we being humans lose track of time! So I put that bit of travel savvy information to use while in Atlanta en route to Rochester. We were scheduled for a shoot in a small town the next day. This was not an ordinary architectural shoot there were $15k worth of models showing up for a tight shoot schedule so we HAD to be there ON TIME!
Earlier this year I was enlisted by Telemundo the worldwide Spanish language network to capture images of their new N. American HQ in Doral Florida. We captured a set of stunning images which you can see below. After I delivered those images my contact at Telemundo came back and asked if I could add in a Telemundo T logo in the front entrance. Apparently, the real T was added after our shoot. read more