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The Watergate is more than just a scandal

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it’s also an condo, a hotel and lots of restaurants. From a designer/architect we work with regularly.

 

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July 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

The Carving Room in Washington DC

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Below are a few shots from a recent restaurant review we did in DC – The Carving Room. Bourbon drinks, Cuban sandwiches and rustic decor – what’s not to love?

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May 1, 2014 at 9:21 am

Colorful Interior photos

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These are from an assignment to photograph a condo in Washington DC done by interior designer Eileen Ritter. We’ve done a fair amount of work with Eileen and one of the things that I marvel at is how well she works with the individual tastes of her client. Case in point – both this unit and the unit shown in the previous post were done by her – but both have very different sensibilities.

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April 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Beautiful condo interiors from Washington DC

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These are from a shoot we had a bit ago for interior designer Eileen Ritter and Associates. The unit was very beautifully done in white and wood. I’m already a sucker for good minimalist design, but anytime I walk into a room and see a Wegman print (or 2) on the wall – I’m in.

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March 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Two shoots for Mid Atlantic Dairy – milk mustache on NFL players

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A few months ago I had the opportunity to work with a couple of NFL players for the Mid Atlantic Dairy Assn. The MDA is a sponsor of the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign which encourages kids to eat right and play for at least 60 minutes each day. Our small part of this was to photograph two players from our local teams for use on school posters and accompanying mini-site. We photographed Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and Brian Orakpo of the Washington Redskins. For each of the shoots we travelled to the teams’ practice facilities and set up a makeshift studio in either the Racquetball court (Redskins) or the Basketball court (Ravens.)  The challenging part of the gig is that we had very limited time with our guy, an ambitious shot list and we had to share our time and space with a video and audio crew.

On shoots like this our standard crew is myself, an assistant and a stylist. We also had my client from the marketing agency (who brought homemade cookies to the shoot!) and her client, from MDA on hand. Since we knew we had a lot to do and little time in which to do it, we got everything set up ahead of time. With the idea that the player walks in, hit’s his marks and off we go. We have everything set up, the clients approve the set up and test shots and then we wait for the circus to arrive. Having five people in a racquetball court with a seamless, lights and equipment table’s not too crowded. But we also have a craft services table (homemade cookies!) and a product table for items that the player will hold during the shoot.  Still not too crowded. Then the player arrives. Both of these guys are pretty down to earth so no big entourage of friends or hangers on. But the agents were there, and a rep from the team, and a rep from Player Services, and a rep from building services, plus the kids (did I mention we had two children to shoot as well) and their parents. Also the film and audio crew, and a reporter and photographer for the Washington Post, and a reporter and photographer for Comcast Sports.  Suddenly our cozy little group of five swell to twenty five!  Mind you I’ve still got 32 shots to do in 30 minutes. But that’s why we’re set up and ready to go. He’s out of makeup, on set and within two minutes we’re putting shots down and checking them off the list.

Side note: on the Sunday following the Orakpo shoot I’m standing on a soccer field in Bethesda when I look over and the Dad next to me is reading the Post sports section. Page one of the sports section has Brian Orakpo standing on my set from earlier in the week. Promo videos from MDA include some BTS scenes here…

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Ray Rice

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March 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm

More from the Afghan/Soul Food joint in Ft. Washington

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Yes I know, Afghan and Soul Food don’t really go together but when you find life’s little treasures like this you don’t question.

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and one of my favorites from our previous trip…

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October 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Downtown DC, photographed for Washington Gas

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Every now and then an assignment comes along that just blows your skirt up. I got a call a few months ago from Washington Gas Co. for some images of specific neighborhoods in DC for an upcoming customer publication they’re producing. After a cold winter nothing beats getting out on the street for some nice golden hour / twilight shooting.

Tivoli Theater in Washington, DC

Tivoli Theater in Washington, DC

National Portrait Gallery / Museum of American Art in Washington DC

National Portrait Gallery / Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC

International Spy Museum in Washington, DC

International Spy Museum in Washington, DC

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July 7, 2009 at 9:25 pm