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The Washington Revels: Maritime Voices

6 years, 5 months ago blogging, photography, the arts 0

day083 :: year five

Just a preview from my last-minute shoot with The Washington Revels on Saturday. Stage photography has always been a favorite niche of mine, somehow a cross between sports and studio work. The lighting was not ideal – direct down lights – and the men were all wearing hats, but I think I managed to get some really nice frames.

This one made me laugh out loud, so I deemed it “Picture of the Day.”

Crosspost: Pachyderms On Parade

6 years, 5 months ago blogging, photography, the arts 0

Originally posted on the Intern Edition blog for NPR.

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Every year, right around the end of March, rumblings of the elephant walk start to surface.

Yes, that’s right. The Elephant Walk.

In advance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opening at the Verizon Center this week, the streets of DC turn into a pre-circus parade of elephants, clowns and other entertaining animals. It’s really a clever way to generate interest in the event while masking it’s true intent – moving the massive pachyderms from the circus train’s station in Southeast, up past the Capitol for a photo op, and on to the final venue in Chinatown.

Since I’ve lived in the city, I’ve tried to get to the elephant walk to see the spectacle. And every year, I’ve missed it. This year was a close call – those elephants walk fast! I followed @DCElephantWalk on Twitter to keep updated with their location, and still I barely made it to the Verizon center to see the parade. Thankfully, the clowns were out and about afterward to meet with the crowd.

Some love the elephant walk. Others decry it as animal cruelty. I opt to put aside my adult brain and indulge my inner 10-year old.

I love elephants. And I love a good photo op.

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Mother and daughter.

6 years, 8 months ago mi amigos, photography, the arts 0

Last weekend, I went to see one of my favorite families for some headshots (as well as schmoozing). Thank you to the photo gods who sent me a beautifully overcast day and kept the bitter cold away long enough for us to work outside.

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Debbie Grossman: stage and musical director.

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Rowyn Peel: actress/singer for stage and commercial work.

If you’re looking for great talent in the Maryland / DC / Virginia area, they’re top notch. Let me know if you want to get in touch with either one of them.
(/shameless promotion)

Bonsoir, monsieur Bonaparte.

6 years, 8 months ago photography, the arts, travels 2

day351 :: year four

Seen at the Smithsonian’s National Art Museum. A lesson in patience and timing.