Last week, the Tysons Partnership formally opened an Open Streets project on Tysons Blvd. Being that this was my first commercial assignment since the lock down restrictions have started to lift, I was eager to get out there! Similarly, the annual report release for the Partnership was the last event I photographed before quarantine. On this occasion, everyone was practicing their social distancing, and wearing masks.
Since we are still social distancing, the groups that worked on this project had a vision of ‘active’ or ‘open’ streets. Blocking off the north bound lane of Tysons Blvd. to motor traffic allows for more space for biking, walking, and exercise. Despite many different agencies and other stake holders that need to be involved in this kind of project, it was quite a win for those involved! It was a great example of the kind of work the Tysons Partnership does to bring improvements to Tysons. Stop by the next time you are in the area, and enjoy the open street!
Earlier this month the Tysons Partnership released their 2020 Annual Report. Being that this is the first event of the 3rd year working with them, I was proud to be included. Not only in this event, but seeing that many of my images were used throughout their report. In case you get a chance to download the report, please give me some feedback on the images in there.
Commercial photography has such a different audience compared to personal projects for clients. At the venue alone, there was a diverse group that was taking home printed examples of my work. As a result, there is a much better chance that I can refer to the report as an example of my previous experience. Thus it is another way for me to market my own skills while providing a needed service for my client. It really works both ways!
Today, I wanted to look back at some 2019 Business Portraits as we start a new year. In the first place, I have Marty who owns a flooring installation company. Marty has a great personality who thinks out of the box and uses his creative mind to solve problems especially when working in client’s homes. With this in mind, I wanted to try something off the wall after getting the standard headshots.
This next set is from a shoot with Noel and his team from N &D Landscaping. On this occasion, they were on a job site taking down a series of tall trees. For his website and social media, these photos of rigging to secure falling limbs, and men standing high in the air will make an impact! Moreover, it will give their customers an idea of the kind of work that it takes to remove trees in neighborhoods.
Finally, I have some images from a session with Sherrita in Georgetown. Being that I see her at all the TEDx Tysons events, I know she is a talented wordsmith. Not only does she help coach speakers, but she is an author and entrepreneur in her own right. There is nothing like a bright morning in Georgtown Waterfront park for beautiful outside portraits.