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.
Perhaps this demonstration of convergence will be where we are going in the future of magazines. I do not know for sure but it is interesting to see what people like Alexx Henry is up to using state of the art high def cameras like the Canon 5D Mk II and the RED camera system.
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Photographer Alexx Henry and his team show you how a magazine might look in the not-so-distant future with the October cover and spread for Outside Magazine. The living portrait of the triathlete Chris Lieto is photographed using the revolutionary Red One cinema camera and the 5d Mark II, for a moving magazine that looks right out of a Harry Potter movie.
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Blue Angel pilots fly in a tight formation over Lake Washington on a hot summer day. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are back in Seattle again performing their amazing air show routine in conjunction with Seattle’s annual Seafair celebrations. Some of their movements are astonishing to watch.
Robert Shiller, American economist, academic, and best-selling author was in town a little while ago and I was assigned to make a portrait of him. Shiller is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University and is a Fellow at the Yale International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. But perhaps he is best know for writing on economic topics that range from behavioral finance to real estate to risk management. His insight led him to correctly predict the coming bursting of the last couple of bubbles our economy has suffered. His book Irrational Exuberance (2000) – a New York Times bestseller – warned that the stock market had become a bubble in March 2000 (the very height of the market top) which could lead to a sharp decline.
In CNBC’s “How to Profit from the Real Estate Boom” in 2005, he noted that housing price rises could not outstrip inflation in the long term because, except for land restricted sites, house prices would tend toward building costs plus normal economic profit. Meanwhile, co-panelist, David Lereah, continued to cheerlead. In February, Lereah had put out his book “Are You Missing the Real Estate Boom?” signaling the market top for housing prices. While Shiller repeated his precise timing again for another market bubble, because the general level of nationwide residential real estate prices do not reveal themselves until after a lag of about one year, people did not believe Shiller had called another top until late 2006 and early 2007.
His most recent book is (with George Akerlof): Animal Spirits, Princeton, 2009
Portrait Photography by Seattle photographer Daniel Sheehan creating portraits for publications and Wedding Photographer with an artistic photojournalist style.
I photographed Cecil Taylor last night at Town Hall. He was appearing as part of the 2008 Earshot Jazz Festival. His music was sublime and transporting. it took me to a different universe. But what would bring me back to earth was looking at his socks as he played.
For more than half a century Taylor has pursued his own musical path with the utmost integrity and determination. Composing for and directing unique large ensembles, working in any number
of his well-established small groups, or performing in the solo piano setting which he has mastered, the consistent theme of Taylor’s storied life has been the extraordinary nature of his work.
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Photograph by editorial photographer Daniel Sheehan a photojournalist who specializes in portrait photography and photojournalism for publications and corporations. He is also a Seattle wedding photographer photographing weddings with a subtle, unobtrusive, story-telling approach creating artistic documentary photography ranking him as one of the best Seattle wedding photographers.