Over the last 6 weeks I’ve been working with the Sasha Bruce Youthwork on their Teen Pregnancy Awareness Campaign.
I did portrait sessions with 7 separate families 2 of which were single parent and 5 two parent. Last Wednesday May 26th we had a show of my images at Sasha Bruce’s HQ in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
We printed and framed 15 separate 12×16 images some of which are shown here on flickr.
Recently I shot my 3rd Streetwise Partners Graduation and my second at Gallup’s HQ in Washington, DC.
This one was just as much fun as the previous ones. Keynote speakers this time were Best Selling Author and Life Coach, Margie Warrell as well as Gallup’s CEO Jim Clifton.
Of course the real stars were all the graduates who made it all the was through the demanding program to the ceremony. This time I used my trusty Vivitar 283 flash and off camera bracket that I picked up for 3 dollars in a used furniture store on 14th Street.
The full set of images can be viewed here.
Here are this semesters Graduates, Mentors and Leadership.
Gallup CEO Jim Clifton.
One of this semesters Graduate/Mentor pairs.
Of course no Streetwise event would be complete without me photographing this photogenic pair – if you know what I mean?
Margaux’s show opens this Thursday (11/19) at the Capital Hill Arts Workshop
Last night I popped along to the Source theater on 14th Street to shoot her rehearsals. One of my memory cards died (only when I plugged it into my card reader and after having reviewed all the images in camera!) but I was shooting with 2 bodies so the shots from the other card were fine.
Streetwise Partners work with top-notch corporations to build mentoring relationships between low-income individuals and volunteer business professionals to develop workplace skills and employment networks as the bridge to a successful career.
I’m a past mentor and thoroughly recommend them to any professional looking to ‘give something back’ by spending a number of hours each week developing relationships with young and older adults and sharing your skills and experience with them.
I was asked to be their event photographer for their 2nd annual annual Taste of Success fundraiser. You can view the full set of images on flickr.
Check out some my images on politico.com
Paul Michel is a great local songwriteer and musician who really deserves to ‘make it’ – whatever that means.
Please attend his video release party on Nov 19th in Washington, DC
A promotional photo shoot for my friend Margaux’s upcoming one woman show about her 6 month visit to India called ‘Black and Kinky amongst Brown Waves’ showing in November at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in DC.
Margaux has been working on this show for over a year and a half. I’m really looking forward to attending.
Mark Your Calendars! BKABW 11/19 – 11/21
I recently did a portrait session with one of the most laid back clients I’ve ever photographed. Wee Kaelyn was very happy just to lie back and let me do all the work…
You can view some of the images here
Along with the final exhibition of ’24 on 14th‘ I also spent some time assisting my friend Dan teaching photography to a bunch of kids in a local village about 1hr outside the city of Merida.
For the 2nd session we did a basic portrait workshop outside with natural light and in the surroundings of the village, Itzincab. The kids really took to their new cameras and we also very willing subjects for me as I shot them while Dan pointed out some techniques I was using.
You can view the entire set here on flickr
I forgot to post this. It’s a photography book of my cousin’s children and the family that I did in March. Click on the book to preview it. Once again I used blurb.com.