Industrial Photography for the Ironworkers in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Industrial Photography for the Ironworkers in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers is a union in the United States and Canada . They work on an apprenticeship system of training through a new generation of practitioners with on the job training accompanied by classroom work and reading taught by instructors who must be certified. These industrial photographic images are from the 35th Annual Ironworkers Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor Michigan. Each year the they work to improve and strengthen what is already considered to be the best Instructor training Program in the industry.

Amanda Maehrlein – Associate Photographer

Amanda Maehrlein – Associate Photographer

Amanda is a new member of our team who Graduated from The Art Institute of Atlanta with a BFA in commercial photography in 2010. During her college years she was awarded the winning entry to the applied Arts Magazine and it’s our belief she will excel in publication photography. She is passionate about perfection and is a master with photoshop. Her clientele includes Merrill Lynch, Barton Malow, Coxe Curry and associates, just to name a few. In our rapidly growing business she is the perfect fit for art directors and graphic designers.

 

 

 

Trump in the Early Years

Trump in the Early Years

I was commissioned in the 90’s to take portraits of Donald Trump at Trump Plaza in New York city. My wife and I set up a portable studio in his conference room. As we patiently waited in walked his assistant who informed us he was running late and in all likelihood would only give us a few minutes at most, as a matter of fact, he had walked out on his last photographer! In a few minutes he appeared and shook our hands, apologized for his tardiness and began emptying the contents of his jacket on the conference table to eliminate bulges. He was very pleasant and knew how to engage with the camera and pose. After more than an hour and 1oo’s of images we completed the session. This was not the Donald Trump we eventually saw on the Apprentice or in the Debates. He called the following week and placed a huge order for his Casino’s and even had a portrait painted from one of the photographs.

I used a Hasselblad ELX with 180mm Zeiss Sonnar lens. In the early nineties we were still using film, therefore, I used Polaroids to check my lighting and composition. I used three lights: one in a chimera softbox, one from behind as a hair light and sometimes a kick light as well and the third light was used on the background. I’ll add some additional images to this blog in the next few days. My wife, Bette, acted as a stylist and an assistant.  

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum deeply mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, and international leader of the Holocaust remembrance movement. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, at a time when the world could not bear to remember, he could not bear to forget. Through his singular moral leadership, intellect, and eloquence, he gave voice to those who had been silenced forever and devoted his life to fulfilling the promise of “never again” for all future victims of genocide. The Nobel Committee described him as a “messenger to mankind.” He was one of the few whose message was not just delivered, but heard. To the end of his days, he mourned that it had yet to inspire the action he envisioned. Read more: https://www.ushmm.org/…/pr…/in-memoriam/elie-wiesel-19282016

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's photo.
Photo by Carl Cox for the United States Holocaust Museum
National’s Fan

National’s Fan

photocrati galleryI am a Nationals fan, after all, Washington, DC is my hometown.