Ponto Family Pictures

September 23rd, 2016

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Had the opportunity to photograph the Ponto family recently. I like this one a lot.

Polar Bear Plunge

January 2nd, 2015

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At this time of year when the weather is around freezing, some people feel the desire to plunge into freezing waters. Jana is one of those folks who get this notion so I drove her down to Golden Gardens and documented her plunge into the frigid water of Puget Sound. Afterwards she said that “the best part is that the stupid water doesn’t even feel that cold compared to the air. and how you feel afterwards”.

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Dave Holland Quartet PRISM

August 26th, 2014

Dave Holland and his quartet Prism

I photographed Dave Holland and his Quartet for a cover story in the February issue of Downbeat Magazine. Here are some of the pictures they ran. Dave Holland (bass), Kevin Eubanks (guitar), Craig Taborn (piano/keys) and Eric Harland (drums) –  played at Jazz Alley presenting songs from their CD Prism.

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Dave Holland and his quartet Prism

 

Dave Holland and his quartet Prism

 

Dave Holland and his quartet Prism

 

Dave Holland and his quartet Prism

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.

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.

Corporate Executive Portrait

February 22nd, 2012

Recently I had an assignment to photograph Marco Abbruzzese, an executive with Wells Fargo Bank. Although we were 40 stories high up over Puget Sound, there was no view of Elliot Bay since we were completely fogged in. I had been hoping to use the view of the Bay but instead discovered that I actually like the intense studio quality of the  pure white light coming in through the fog.

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Mack Waldron is the owner of Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club on the east side of Second Avenue, between Blanchard and Bell St. Tula’s presents the best of the local jazz scene 6 nights a week. Mack was a pleasure to photograph a few days ago. He has a constant twinkle in his eyes and was happy to tell the story of how he came to open Tula’s after his stint in the U.S.Navy. From an old piece from Earshot Jazz Magazine:  “It should be immediately noted that the austere rock-of-a-man behind the sprawling, green bar is one Elliot “Mack” Waldron, Tula’s owner and chief bartender. A native Texan, Mack is a veteran jazzman with 26 years experience in Navy bands as a player and bandleader. In the service he was considered a players’ bandleader. Today he’s considered a players’ club owner” Continue reading here.

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.