My last blog posting was way back in February – a big thanks to the freelance gods who have kept me so busy over the last eight months that I have totally neglected my blog, website and marketing outreach. I begin this posting with a cute kid photo to get your attention.
Earlier this week, I was listening to a Photoshelter webinar about workflow. The speaker pointed out that from a business perspective, one of the most
important things to keep up with is exactly what I have been putting on the back burner……. my blog. So, I am giving a bit more priority to the blog right now and am excited to share some of the work that has kept me running from one job to the next.
I have been balancing a variety of different shoots – daily assignments with regular clients like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and the Washington Athletic Club, plus new editorial clients including Consumer Reports, Health.com and AARP.
I have been continuing my work as a still photographer on films with three more productions to add to my IMBD profile. I was on set for a couple of days on Megan Griffith’s film “Lucky Them” starring Toni Collette. Megan was the director of “Eden,” the first film I worked on two years ago. “Lucky Them” premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, with one of my photos on the movie poster! I spent most of May and June shooting stills on two other movies that will be released in 2014. “Seven Minutes” which was shot in Everett, WA, and stars Jason Ritter, and “Laggies” starring Kiera Knightly, Sam Rockwell and Chloe Grace Moritz (star-studded cast!) The wonderfully talented local Seattleite Lynn Shelton, who I met during the filming of “Lucky Them”, directed “Laggies.” Lynn’s other films include “Humpday,” Your Sister’s Sister” and “Touchy Feely.”
My work with the Clinton family continues………I traveled to Africa with the Clinton Foundation or as it is now known, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, in July During the nine-day trip, we visited Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Zanzibar and South Africa.
I was in New York City in September for the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting. Featured speakers included President Barack Obama, Bono, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and a special appearance by 16-year-old Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai who received a Clinton Global Citizen Award for her work promoting education for girls. Also, former Vice President Al Gore stopped by for a quick meeting with President Clinton. It was fun to see the both of them together again, with V.P. Gore commenting that the two of them looked older and grayer, but I hadn’t aged a bit. I always liked Al.
And finally, I am excited about an ongoing photojournalism project that I have been working on for the last several months which has me in the role of photographer as well as photo editor/producer. I have been given an opportunity to bring together a group of amazingly talented women photographers – Barbara Ries, Jan Sonnenmair, Callie Shell, Melissa Farlow, Melissa Lyttle and Ami Vitale. We are in the editing process right now on the project, so can’t publish any photos here on the blog, so stay tuned.
Instead I leave you with a photo of me and Marty, taken backstage at CGI in NYC. Maybe he will hire me as still photographer on his next film?
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