This past Spring I photographed all of the newly renovated Duty Free Americas locations at Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport, and for the first time in my career, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. I hope in the future to do more work at BWI, and this was a good introduction to an airport I've only visited a handful of times. In the meantime, here are some highlights of some of my photography of the Duty Free Americas locations at DC's three major local airports.
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This morning, AirlineGeeks.com features a profile of me, highlighting my aviation photography, and giving a glimpse into what it’s like when I cover large-scale corporate events. I invite you to read the full article on the AirlineGeeks website by clicking here or the article preview below.
It is an immeasurable honor that my photography has inspired a profile to be written about me and my work. I’m proud to work so closely with so many people at Dulles International and Reagan National airports, amongst the Airports Authority, the airlines, and their partners, all of whom work hard to keep the DC airports operating smoothly, and welcoming passengers the whole-world over.
I especially have to thank Ryan from AirlineGeeks for shadowing and interviewing me during the Air India inaugural a few weeks ago. I also must thank Airport Operations; without their skilled assistance, I would never be able to cover airfield actives with the depth I capture. Finally I must thank my many partners in the numerous PR, marketing, communications, and media departments and outlets I have worked with over the years - it is because of their efforts on many projects that my photos have been presented to a global audience.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me in growing my career to where it stands today - today marks a true milestone; I can’t begin to describe how honored I am to be receiving such recognition, and I am excited to learn the next heights my career will take. Thank you!
Each year I release a set of photos showcasing the highlights I've photographed over the previous year. It's a Year in Pictures, similar to how news outlets also compile Year in Review columns which rely almost solely on photojournalism (which is an important and unfortunately underappreciated art, by the way). This year's "Best Of" is coming a bit late - I usually release this on New Years, but I've been rather busy and distracted upon return from my trip to St. Louis.
So now I present to you the Best of 2016: A Year in Pictures. Photos are presented in order in which they were photographed, and contain captions and links to relevant articles when applicable.
2016 has been a great year in my photographic career, bringing me new experiences, introducing me to new faces, and taking me new places. Here's to 2017 being just as interesting and continuing to take my career to new heights! Thanks to all of my fans, and especially those who have helped to make my career the career of my dreams! I'll see you all in 2017!
I thought it would be fitting to provide an update on my marketing and product photography efforts at Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. This Summer, in addition to my regular ongoing still photography for concession marketing purposes, I also filmed stock footage of concessions at both airports for use in promotions. These promo spots have been playing on the CNN TV Monitors at both airports since May of this year. I am responsible for all the footage in these videos with the exception of a few stock photos provided by Legal Sea Foods. I am not responsible for the video editing; that was tackled by Marketplace Development's marketing team.
Here is an extended edit of the DCA promo.
In addition to these video spots, you can see a sampling of some of my latest marketing photography efforts below. Both Dulles and Reagan National airports have been working to introduce Better Brands to the Washington, DC aviation market.
You might remember the promotional photography I showcased this past Spring for Pen & Prose and others; much of my photography is used in online promotion, but it also ends up printed large format, very much in public. This is also a great example of why good photography is important - can you imagine how terrible this dustwall would look with poor quality images, or no images at all?
Examples of my most recent commercial marketing photography. It's purely coincidental that Chef Geoffrey and I have the same pose :-)
I don't post a lot of it, but a good portion of my work is commercial marketing photography for a few concession management companies. Oftentimes this means storefronts and product shots for websites and social media campaigns (which is meaningful, but isn't really why people follow my photography, so I don't post much of it), and other times this means events.
Springfield Mall was reborn in 2014 as Springfield Town Center; a brand new enclosed shopping facility right off of the Franconia - Springfield Blue Line Metro Station, at the crossroads of I-495, I-95, and the Fairfax County Parkway.
Last week, Springfield Town Center was one of the venues along The Maine's "Free For All" tour, and Springfield Town Center's Concert Series. This was the first time I have ever photographed a concert (if you don't count an opera). In this case I was the venue's event photographer.
The Maine, and Beach Weather (The Maine's opener), I must say, were excellent bands to have as my first shooting concert photography. I apparently am out of the loop, because even though a number of friends of mine knew about The Maine, I'd never heard of them (sorry about that guys... but you do have a new fan now!). Both bands were awesome, and I've picked up their music since the concert last week.
I can't encourage you enough to go buy their music, and follow them on all the Internetz!
I've wanted to try my hand at concert photography for many years, and I wouldn't change this first time in any way - I photographed two amazing bands, and quickly learned what it's all about. I had a fantastic time - Thank you The Maine, Beach Weather, and all you great folks at Springfield Town Center.