My second Downbeat cover of the year was of Brian Blade and his Fellowship band. They played and Earshot jazz concert at the Seattle Art Museum and I had them in the studio for a portrait session the day before. They were wonderful to photograph and I loved hearing their music.
Brian is an exceptional musician.
Here is a recent portrait of Charlotte Graham of Jan Sewell Design.
Just a reminder that this blog of the editorial, corporate and commercial photographer Daniel Sheehan, has moved over to the website and will not be updated on a regular basis. This old blog will remain up for the time being.
I am often called upon to make large group portraits an it is always a challenge to make them look great with everybody in the picture looking good with their eyes open and a good expression. It is a challenge just arranging every body and then getting their attention. Since I try to do one every time I shoot a wedding, I have developed a skill at large group portraits. I usually have a lot of fun and the people do too. And then everyone gets a great picture with all of their co workers or friends or family. This was a San Francisco Wedding at a restaurant and we moved some tables and chairs and got everyone in the photo. Photograph by wedding photographers Daniel Sheehan, a Seattle photographer who specializes in people and portraits and travels everywhere to shoot weddings in a photojournalist style that is real, straightforward, subtle and unobtrusive. Daniel was named among the best Seattle wedding photographers by the Wedding Photojournalists Association.
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For an assignment for The Chronicle of Higher Education last week I photographed Sunil K. Aggarwal, above, who is in his final year of an M.D.-Ph.D. program at the University of Washington. They were running an article on him because of his efforts to convince the American Medical Association to help get marijuana reclassified as a drug with medical benefits.
” For more than 30 years, the federal government has classified marijuana as a highly dangerous drug with no medical uses, and for more than a decade, the American Medical Association has endorsed that classification. But this month, the association called on the government to reconsider the drug’s current status alongside heroin and LSD, and to consider its medicinal potential.” from the article by Katherine Mangan in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
A giant of photography Irving Penn has passed away. What an incredible gifted, hardworking influential master photographer.
“Irving Penn, one of the 20th century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, whose signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide, died Wednesday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 92.
His death was announced by Peter MacGill, his friend and representative.
Mr. Penn’s talent for picturing his subjects with compositional clarity and economy earned him the widespread admiration of readers of Vogue during his long association with the magazine, beginning in 1943. It also brought him recognition in the art world; his photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries and are prized by collectors.”
Continue reading the NY Times article By ANDY GRUNDBERG – Irving Penn, Fashion Photographer, Is Dead at 92
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