Monday, July 28, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
license images from my collection of Washington DC Photography for such a wide variety of print and electronic media. What's Cool about this image is that is was actually included in my archive of DC Photography as an afterthought - plucked from my Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Gallery by an obviously talented and extremely savvy art director for use in the DC Cool Ad Campaign - to be reproduced as full page ads in various print publications including Food + Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, Essence, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, and city magazines in major feeder markets like New York, Philadelphia and Boston, as well as 9' displays around DC. What's especially Cool for me is this was shot fiddling around with a LensBaby I had just bought and trying to figure out how to use. If you're not familiar - a LensBaby is an inexpensive plastic lens that offers the ability for some pretty interesting blur effects. I was a bit concerned at first with this image going 9' but it looked fantastic.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I've been shooting a lot of images lately for several projects I am working on - providing stock images for various client's marketing needs regarding the economic growth and impending further development of Northern Virginia. In particular Tysons Corner, Merrifield, Rosslyn, and the introduction of the new Metro Silver Line - all geared towards promoting the reinvention of these areas via Smart Growth into sustainable urban centers - creating a more Mixed-Use Residential / Commercial pedestrian friendly environment. It's a bit of a challenge to shoot and provide images for use of something that doesn't quite yet exist - but it's an ongoing effort - Here's a link to a Gallery of Images of what I've shot these past few weeks - Northern Virginia Economic Growth and Development
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Washington DC: A Photographic Portrait - just released by the fine folks over at Twin Lights Publishing. Twin Lights is a publisher of very high quality retail picture books and was a pleasure to work with through all stages of editing and production. I am truly fortunate to have been involved in this project and overall am very pleased with the final product.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
DC and Georgetown. Here's a nice view of Georgetown at Sunset taken with my Sweet Little Sony RX100 II - shot through a dirty smoky glass window - but that seemed to just enhance the mood of the image
Friday, May 23, 2014
Magnificent Magnolia Tree near the US Capitol. Actually this tree is in front of The Library of Congress and I might never had seen this perspective if I hadn't taken a break to park my bike in the shade. This tree seemed almost perfectly formed to frame the Capitol Dome and offer a nice pleasing composition
Friday, March 21, 2014
architecture. This view, taken from within the circular colonnade of Ionic Order columns at the Jefferson Memorial, lends itself perfectly in framing the Washington Monument. For me, the columns from this perspective along with the shadows adds a nice sense of “movement” across the image. Feel free to take a look at more of my Washington DC Photography
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Smithsonian Institution Building (aka "The Castle"), a National Historic Landmark and one of my favorite buildings in Washington DC, was designed by the prominent New York architect, James Renwick, Jr., who would later design the Renwick Gallery (originally the Corcoran Gallery of Art) in Washington, and erected on the Mall between 1847 and 1855. Initially intended to be built in white marble, then in yellow sandstone, the architect and building committee finally settled on Seneca red sandstone from the Seneca Quarry in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
The Old Post Office Building Washington DC
Completed in 1899 to house the U.S. Post Office Department Headquarters and Washington DC city's post office, the Old Post Office Building is the second-tallest structure in the nation's capital, after the Washington Monument. The Old Post Office Building occupies an entire city block, centered on the north side of the Federal Triangle along Pennsylvania Avenue. The Old Post Office Building exhibits a matured version of the Romanesque Revival style, which was popularized by renowned architect H.H. Richardson in the late nineteenth century.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
The Smithsonian Castle, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C Nicknamed The Castle it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965. With multiple, rounded and curved towers, and massive, red sandstone masonry, the Castle serves as a stunning example of Romanesque style that is preserved as the oldest building on the National Mall.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
HDR Photography - seeing how I might make it work for me in creating interesting images of Washington DC - but not to cartoonish. I realize this one might be a bit over the top but here's my recent attempt during the rise of the September Harvest Moon - taken from the plaza of the WWII Memorial in Washington DC.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Fall weather here in Washington DC - Wonderfully pleasant afternoons with exquisite light. I've been taking the opportunity to get out - Walk the Earth - and add new Washington DC Images to my Collection of Washington DC Photography for my upcoming book project as well as my online archive of Washington DC Photographs. Here's an image from one such beauteous afternoon - a view from President's Park South (commonly referred to as the Ellipse) of the First Division Monument with the Old Executive Office Building.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Washington Monument during it's current repair process. Although such images may be somewhat historic I think most likely they will have limited appeal in licensing Washington DC Images. Over the years - As I Walk the Earth - I've shot the Washington Monument from many locations around DC - here's a perspective I stumbled upon that I found new and interesting. Taken from the plaza in front of the Red Cross Building at 17th & D St, NW.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Washington DC Images to my Collection of Washington DC Photography this past month for an upcoming book project. My favorite building in Washington DC has always been the US Capitol. I never tire of seeing it up close - at different times of day and light - for me it's architecture is simply beautiful. The interior isn't as accessible as it used to be but if you have the chance take a visit to the Rotunda. Truly awe inspiring architectural design and well worth the effort.
Here's a gallery of images shot the past month: New Washington DC Photographs
Here's a gallery of images shot the past month: New Washington DC Photographs
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
domed rotunda of the National Gallery of Art - West Building was designed in 1937 by architect John Russell Pope. Composed of pink Tennessee marble this neoclassical interior space was modeled after the Pantheon in Rome and at the time was considered the largest marble structure in the world. Mr Pope later went on to design the Jefferson Memorial also in Washington DC.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom with the Jefferson Memorial at sunrise while walking along the Tidal Basin in Washington DC
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Spring in Focus Show Opening Reception at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery Thursday Night was a great success. I am told by FotoDC that 1000+ people made their way through the space during the course of the evening. Thank you to all who attended and especially Sonya Gavankar for her interest in my work and including this nice little piece in K Street Magazine.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Washington DC. Thank you to FotoDC , Pepco , and Destination DC , for sponsoring and promoting the event. The show will include many pieces of mine along with the work of 2 other Washington DC photographers, Ron Blunt and Bob Epstein. We hung the Show yesterday and between the three us it is just a beautiful collection of Cherry Blossom and Washington DC in the Spring images. The Show runs April 4 -26 if interested in stopping by.