Editorial portrait of GE employee Todd Lovern at his home office.
On a recent assignment for Workforce Magazine on a story about employees who work from home, I photographed Todd Lovern. Todd works from his home office for General Electric’s Health Care division.
It was a very comfortable setting for a portrait and the light was with us that day.

Hedge Car

March 28th, 2013

Seen on A Seattle street a bush clipped into the shape of a car.While walking my daughter and dogs to  school this morning I noticed that this bush looked just like a car on the front lawn of this house in Ballard. Or maybe it is a car overgrown by a hedge. I wonder what kind of car it was? Anyone know or recognize it?


Portrait of an Olympic Champion

October 26th, 2012

Recently published was this photograph taken on assignment for the Lakeside School magazine of Olympic gold medal winner Ed Ferry. Ed was a graduate of Lakeside in 1959, and then went of to Stanford University. In 1964, Ed and his Stanford University crew coach Conn Findley won the gold medal in coxed pairs at the 1964 Summer Olympic games in Tokyo. It was a pleasure to meet and photograph Ed.

So this weekend Saturday was a beautiful sunny day with temperatures making it the warmest day of the year so far. It was also the day that the King County Regional Special Olympics Track & Field tournament was held and I was honored once again to be their photographer. More than 300 Special Olympians and their coaches and families turned out and had a great time. Seattle Seahawk defensive back and special teams captain Roy Lewis made an appearance to help hand out the medals. He was one of a number of local stars that came to help out. It was the few times anyone could remember that it did not rain on the Shoreline Stadium grounds on the day of the track meet. Here are some of my favorite images from the event. If you would like to see all of the photos  click here.

Below is a slideshow with some more highlights of the day.

February Desert Dreams

February 17th, 2012

After covering an event assignment last week in Phoenix, I took a couple of days to hang out and absorb some desert environment. the weather was perfect with a high of 78 F and it was a nice break from the rain in the Pacific Northwest. This shot was taken with my iphone 4s and I will have more after the  film from my panorama camera is processed.

Above is Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess being interviewed by a local TV station on Yesler Way Tuesday night, outside City Councilwoman Sally Clark‘s election party at Merchant’s Cafe. Burgess was  commenting on his re- election victory and the passing with a strong margin of the Families and Education Levy which he supported. I had an excellent time yesterday on election night,  following around Seattle City councilman Tim Burgess who cruised to victory in his re-election to another 4 year term. The first results were announced around 8:15PM. They indicated he had the lead with 81% of the votes over opponent David Schraer.

Earlier in the evening, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Tim Burgess and other Seattle officials supporting the Families and Education Levy, gathered at Elysian Fields. Since there was not a dedicated TV broadcast concerning the election results the had to  and search on their smartphones for the first word on the first results of the election being announced which was supposed to be at 8:15PM. Members of the media were assembled in the restaurant waiting to hear their reaction to the results.

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A wave approaches Miyako City from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck the area March 11, 2011. Picture taken March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Mainichi Shimbun)

I am amazed by many of the news picture coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan the past couple of days. I lived in Japan for 1 1/2 yrs many years ago, and experienced a few earthquakes there but this is entirely different. My heart goes out to the victims of this disaster. We can all be so vulnerable at times and unaware. It brings to mind how we too in the Pacific NW are living close to the same type of fault lines and scenes like these could be happening on our coast someday. Share on Facebook

If interested see some more of these pictures on the Boston Globe’s site The Big Picture and also on the Alantic Monthly’s site In Focus
Minamisanriku is submerged after Friday’s strong earthquake-triggered tsunami in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, March 12. (Kyodo News))

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

A man holding a dog walks on a street in Kesennuma city, Miyagi prefecture on March 12. (AFP/Getty Images)


Photography blog by  Daniel Sheehan who creates photography for editorial publications and corporations and is available for commercial photography assignments.

I was downtown recently on a typical rainy evening and made this shot of the light traffic on Pike looking west to the Market from the Washington Convention Center.

Photography by  Daniel Sheehan creates photography for editorial publications and corporations and available for commercial photography assignments.

Cover Photograph OF NEA Today

January 14th, 2011

I was happy to see how the NEA used one of my photos for the cover of their current magazine.
It was an interesting editorial photo shoot at the Wellpinit Middle School out in Eastern Washington on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Along with the usual still photos, I undertook the challenge to do some HD video storytelling as well on the second day of the assignment. It was about a struggling reservation school taking on the challenge of school transformation, determined to give students wings. They have some very fine editors at the NEA and it was a pleasure working with them/ Hope to do it again in the future. I also hope to get the chance to do some more story telling HD video this year as well.

Photography by  Daniel Sheehan creates still photography and HD video story telling for editorial publications and corporations and available for commercial photography assignments.