Category: People

Photo shoots of music, theater, dance, circus arts, business, and everyday life.

WordPress Website: ConfrontingClutter.com

The ConfrontingClutter.com WordPress site. Click to visit the site.

The ConfrontingClutter.com WordPress site. Click to visit the site.

ConfrontingClutter.com is the website of Carolyn Koehnline, a Bellingham psychotherapist who successfully uses a combination of formal psychotherapeutic techniques and creative exercises to help clients clear space for what they want in life.

When I created Carolyn’s first website in 2009, I made a point to understand her work, her target audience, and her personal style. Read more

Corporate and Event Photos

I treat corporate and other formal event photography very much like all my work: it’s all about getting in touch with the interactions and feelings of the subjects, sensing the right moment for a great shot, and knowing how to work the light, angle, and camera to the greatest advantage.

Here are shots ranging from corporate picnic to art exhibition to human rights consortium. Click the images to see larger versions.

A panel member at a Seattle University consortium addresses issues of human rights for incarcerated transgender women.

Alisha Williams of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, speaking at a Seattle University consortium addressing the rights and vulnerabilities of incarcerated transgender women.

 

Ellen O'Hara, CEO of Zetron Corporation in Redmond, Washington. Click for larger version.

Ellen O’Hara, CEO of Zetron Corporation in Redmond, Washington.

 

Human rights advocate Aidan Key speaks at the Kirkland Arts Center opening for Gender Personal. With Jacqui Beck.

Human rights advocate Aidan Key speaks at the Kirkland Arts Center opening for Gender Personal. With Jacqui Beck.

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Circus Arts Photos: The Acrobatic Conundrum

Tanya Brno of the Acrobatic Conundrum. Click for larger, uncropped version.

Tanya Brno of the Acrobatic Conundrum. Click for larger, uncropped version.

The Acrobatic Conundrum is a relatively new circus arts group based in Seattle, WA, but already building a national reputation. They’ve engaged me to shoot a number of their shows.

In this shot, Tanya Brno sails over the stage on a rope. Read more

HTML Email: GenderPersonal.org

HTML Newsletter for GenderPersonal.org

HTML Newsletter for GenderPersonal.org. Click image to read the newsletter.

I’m the webmaster and project photographer for GenderPersonal.org, which raises public awareness of gender issues through recorded interviews and original multimedia (paintings, poetry, recorded interviews, and photos).

I co-wrote this HTML newsletter with project founder Jacqui Beck. I then did all the graphic layout, coding, testing, and dissemination of the newsletter using MailChimp. Click the image to view the actual newsletter in your browser. Read more

Music Performance Photos

Marvin Shields, Jr., plays bass for Global Heat. Click for larger, uncropped version.

Marvin Shields, Jr., plays bass for Global Heat. Click for larger, uncropped version.

I’ve photographed scores of local and international musicians. My photos have been published in Facebook pages, websites, posters, YouTubes, and CD jackets.

Marvin Shields, Jr., an enthusiastic and skilled bass player, shown here performing with hip hop band Global Heat at the Experience Music Project, Seattle.

Marvin can always be counted on for his tasteful but punchy playing and his great big smile. Read more

WordPress Website for Linda Waterfall, Musician

Homepage for LindaWaterfall.com. Click to visit the website.

Homepage for LindaWaterfall.com. Click to visit the website.

Linda Waterfall is a nationally-acclaimed composer, songwriter, and performer. She first hired me for several promotional photo shoots, then to design two CD packages, and most recently to rebuild her website from the ground up.

Since Linda enjoys writing and technology, WordPress was a logical choice for the site platform. We worked in close collaboration to develop a site that met her requirements: Read more

My Facebook Page

My Facebook page

My personal Facebook page is proving to be more useful to my business than my SongbirdPhoto.com branded page.

Of the local musicians and performers I’ve been photographing, nearly all have their own pages. Friending them and tagging their photos on my page helps me build a  base of potential clients Read more

Dance Photos               

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Manimou Camara. Click for larger, uncropped version.

The greatest challenge in photographing dancers like these is resisting the urge to move!

As with my other photos, these often find a place on Facebook pages and other social and promotional media.

Manimou Camara is a master drummer and dancer from the nation of Guinea, in West Africa. He now lives in Seattle where he teaches and performs. Read more