Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2011 Globe 100

(2011GLOBE100) Every year the Boston Globe puts out a special-edition magazine called the "Globe 100" where they profile the 100 most-relevant biz in the New England area. I did it for a couple of years and then I had to take a break. It is very stressful to deal with the logistics of scheduling important people such as CEOs for portraits. Some years I've been given more time, others like this one I was given my 6 or 7 subjects, 8 biz days before deadline. So I took a more zen approach on this edition: I let the chips fell where they may. At the I still got my portraits. This is who they are: Alan S. McKim (cq) CEO of Clean Harbors (the 2011 Number I company) ; Nathaniel Dalton (Cq), President and Corporate Operating Officer of Affiliated Managers Group; Harvard Bioscience president David Green (cq) photographed while holding a syringe pump; IPG Photonics CEO Valentin Gapontsev (cq) in front of a 20,000- watt fiber laser cutting through a 1/2 inch low- carbon steel; Seth Priebatsch, self- titled Chief Ninja of SCVNGR, keeps toy helicopters in his office to help him relax and Carol Meyrowitz the president, Chief Executive Officer, and director of TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer in the United States. TECH STUFF: Every single one of these lighting set ups was tailored to the circumstances. Some are done with battery packs others are done with AC-fed lights, etc. If you want any specifics contact me and I'll be happy to give you the deets.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

President Obama visits the Boston's South End

Boston, MA 051811 US President Barak Obama stopped by Boston's South End on May 18, 2011 as he attended a fundraiser at Cyclorama. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET This is about the 5th or so time I've photographed the president and invariably all I end up thinking is : Wow! this man can really work a crowd into a frenzy. He is a gifted speaker, there's no doubt about his linguistic prowess. TECH STUFF: 300mm 2.8, 70- 200mm 2.8, 1.4 TC, ISO 1200, WB: Flouorewcent (whomever light this venue really knew what they were doing.), Aperture : 4.0- 4.5, Speed 200th-320th of a second.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

All in Day's Work 5/12/11

This is a sampler of a very interesting day. First assignment was to photograph the booming operations of a professional de-licer outfit. Just reading the assignment made my head itch but once I got there and listened to the knowledgeable nurse who started the biz I realized mine as well as most people's alleged knowledge on lice and nits was purely based on misconceptions. Adult lice can't walk, they are designed for clinging to hair. The next assignment was to photograph Boston Mayor Thomas Menino playing bocce in the North End. I as most pj's have shot many too many times Menino, so I tried to make interesting photos regardless of whether the politician-du-jour is in the photo or not. I particularly liked the pattern created by the bocce alls and the seniors shod feet. At the end of the day the sun finally made an appearance so I was asked to find a sunny-friendly feature. I stumbled upon a group of girls jumping through this fountain while the sun shone from behind. Voila! that was my day.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cool Beach Find: Newborn Seal Pup

Boston, MA 050111 I found this seal pup while photographing beautiful beach landscapes somewhere in New England. According to the New England Aquarium personnel this is about a 24-hour-or-less old pup. They were able to tell this by the fact it still had part of its umbilical chord still attached. They also asked me not to disclose the location in order to give it a better chance of survival. If touched by human hands the mother would reject it and it probably wouldn't survive on its own. TECH STUFF: I had the unique opportunity to shoot at my leisure since I was the only one at this beach so early in the morning. So I took my time and shot a lot mostly with my 70- 200mm 2.8 with a 1.4 TC on it. Camera Nikon D3s. ISO 400. Apperture 4.0- 5.6. Speed 1/500th- 1/1000th of a second.