Super excited to dig into the year past and bring out some alternate takes from shoots I've been waiting to share. Benjamin Franklin researcher Carolyn Winterer for Smithsonian was really the best subject one could ever ask for. She engaged with our ideas and always took the elegant high road amidst it all.
My original concept, pitched to the photo editors and approved somehow, was to hire a Benjamin Franklin impersonator and have him in the room...or in her office...or on the street with her. We all agreed to move forward with this concept...the art department and the subject...and I just sat there stunned, wondering what I had gotten myself into.
The next day we all regrouped and I talked my way out of it. Everyone seemed relieved. :)
None the less, our images came together seamlessly, with the help of the National Portrait Gallery in DC. The image below ran in the story and the image above will be used in a Smithsonian Channel production.
But the point I’m trying to make here is don’t stop listening to life. Don’t feel you’ve heard it all before, you’re bored and jaded, there is nothing new and you can’t get out of a pattern. When I was younger I feel like I needed my work to shout and be extreme, to find things people have never seen before. Now I feel there is a lot to come from simply listening and seeing the wonder that sometimes comes out of what is right in front of you. - Art Producers Speak : TA on A Photo Editor
I was knocked down hard and fast by some soul sucking illness on Wednesday. I had the liberty of sleeping all day and awoke to this very cool internet manifestation: An interview with myself, done ages ago, now release on A Photo Editor. An insightful edit of my commercial work, as well as an interview that certainly sounded like me. A greatly appreciated snapshot into what we are up to here in 2014.
What happens to parents whose children are different?
Andrew Solomon wrote a book about it with Far From The Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity.
Das Magazin called on a rainy day with a very tight deadline. We all loved the idea of using ECHOLILIA to illustrate this essay and worked into the weekend getting the pieces lined up.
I couldn't have been more impressed with the layout and design...super use of white space and no space...and that was just this story. Killer design throughout the magazine. Every story was special and handled as it's own fully realized concept.