Lufthansa Assignment

Editorial photojournalism for World Magazine

Part 1: Editorial Photography Assignment, Sulpher Springs, TX

The folks at Planet Magazine asked me to do a two-part editorial photography project for them in Texas. The subjects were Lufthansa executives in Huston and Vanessa Moreau-Sipiere who owns Centurion Freight Forwarding, in Sulpher Springs, TX, which specializes in shipping horses and cattle to the middle east.

I am told it is unusual for a woman to perform this role with middle eastern clients but she seems to fit right in. She actually flies with all the horses she and her family raise on the family ranch and delivers them personally. She is young, capable and runs the business alone. This is probably my favorite editorial photography assignment of the year.

Editorial portrait for World Magazine
Vanessa Moreau-Sipiere owns Centurion Freight Forwarding specializing in shipping horses and cattle to the middle east.

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Corporate Photography Assignment for Virgin Galactic

On my first corporate photography assignment for Virgin Galactic (The Space Ship Company) we had a really big work load to complete but they kept adding to it and I hate being rushed into a mediocre job.

Fortunately I responded with a good idea under pressure. After shooting lit groups shots, and miscellaneous items they ask me to shoot astronauts, managers and engineers and instead of lighting them with strobes I opened the 38 ft tall bay doors and let the light flood in… Continue reading “Corporate Photography Assignment for Virgin Galactic”

Editorial Portrait Job for Totem

Editorial Portrait Assignment

Just finished an editorial portrait assignment for Totem a design firm in Toronto. They wanted an edgy picture of Jon Ikeda, the head of Acura North America.  That is unusual for me because most of the editorial photography of corporate executives has been much more conservative and there is little personal revelation between myself and the subject. In this case, it was quite the opposite. Continue reading “Editorial Portrait Job for Totem”

Editorial Style Portrait Photography

Editorial Portrait Photography

I like it when the work is hard and my clients ask me to do difficult things on the edge of my capacity.  Now, after 30 years working in editorial portrait photography, much of my work is easy. It is not that I don’t work hard, but I don’t struggle to see what and how to do things any longer. I “see” editorial portrait before I have raised a camera. I see the idea, composition, lighting and approach quickly; too quickly I think.  Continue reading “Editorial Style Portrait Photography”

Clean Energy Fuels Photoshoot

Industrial Photography

We recently completed a corporate and industrial photography assignment for  Energy Fuels via Los Angeles based design firm Area Lab.

The Clean Energy folks were great to work with and their corporate office was well lit and beautifully designed, which made my work a bit easier. Also the subjects at their fueling facilities were easy to work with and the design firm, Area Lab‘s creative director knew what he wanted but was open to my ideas, which made for a great working relationship.

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Corporate Photography Project

Just finished a corporate lifestyle photography project for The Online Trading Academy. The art director wanted everything very naturally lit so for the desired corporate aesthetic we used available light and Ice Lights with a custom color balance for the a very natural look. Of course we brought everything but the kitchen sink and ended up shooting to iPad Pro for mobility. Continue reading “Corporate Photography Project”

Lufthansa Editorial Assignment for Planet Magazine

Editorial Photography for commercial magazine

Lufthansa’s Planet Magazine asked me to photograph Orlando Wong of Able Freight; one of their freight customers. The editorial assignment was for portraits and reportage of agricultural operations that produce strawberries for shipment world wide via Lufthansa air freight, hence  the combination of  Photojournalism and Portrait work.

They wanted a photographic look consistent with my website, which means, they wanted what I do. When clients tell me they want what I do it always feels good. Continue reading “Lufthansa Editorial Assignment for Planet Magazine”