This year was the end of an era for the Corcoran School at the George Washington University. The last class of students who started at The Corcoran before the takeover by GW graduated. In true Corcoran fashion, they had their own graduation ceremonies separate from the rest of GW, and made it a unique event. Each student received a blank "Artistic License" and chose which professors and other students would sign it.
I recently had the opportunity to make a few portraits of Ian Bremmer that would accompany an interview posted on the Workday blog. We shot the portraits on the balcony of the Hay-Adams hotel overlooking the White House and Washington Monument.
I spent a little time photographing in southern California earlier this summer. The weather was more overcast than I was expecting, but the diffused light was great for shooting on the sailboat.
95% of the photography that I shoot is for other people, and I'm always trying to tell a story or fill a need when I'm producing those photographs. When I'm editing my photographs I often find extra images that probably won't ever be used by the client. Unless the images are unflattering, I usually include them in my selects. I think of them like little Easter Eggs in my galleries.
I recently had the pleasure of photographing a few volunteers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
During the sessions, I heard a lot of the stories about the volunteers personal connections to Cystic Fibrosis and some are truly heartbreaking. At the same time, I am amazed at the overwhelmingly positive outlook these volunteers have for the future. I have no doubt that much of this positive attitude is due to the great work that the Cystic Fibrosis foundation does, and the research into treatments for CF that they fund. The ultimate goal of the foundation is to find a permanent cure for CF, but they also help fund research into drugs that are already impacting the quality life for people living with CF.