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Category : Portrait

Gridiron 2019: The result of teamwork

We always try to one up ourselves when it comes to the highly conceptualized football preview tabs. Finishing these projects is always a display of teamwork. This year was no different. What was different was my role. I took a leadership role on the project this year. More of an artistic director so to speak. I used the opportunity to continue training one of my colleges on the complexity of lighting, framing and posing. This year’s theme was gold rush […]

Citizen CPR stories make for challenging portraits

I was brought in to work on a project that took a look at the rate of survival of cardiac arrest patients in The Villages. As it turns out, if you’re going to have a heart attack, The Villages is the place you want to be. Let me clarify. There is an extremely high density of AEDs and people trained to use them spread throughout the community. Often times your neighbor could be helping you before emergency services could get […]

2018 Gridiron football preview

It’s that time of year again. Although it may not feel like it in Florida, football season is upon us. Just like every year in Rockford, I was once again tapped to produce over the top portraits of our local high school football team. I was fortunate enough to get the help of my colleague, Michael Johnson, on this project. I guess it wasn’t really luck. I insisted on it. You see, during a planning meeting that I was not […]

Memorial Day in Florida

My newspaper covers an area spanning three counties. Within our coverage area is the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. It is the second busiest national cemetery in the country. It also happens to be turning 30 years old this year. For this year’s Memorial Day project, I was tasked with photographing 30 voices related to veterans or veterans services. This included cemetery care takers, families of deceased veterans who are buried in Bushnell, honor guards and so on. This […]

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