Ballou High School Marching Knights for MC Saatchi /EOR Show Preview

Ballou High School Marching Knights February 2014

Ballou High School Marching Knights February 2014

After I got over the anxiety and procrastination to appropriately illustrate the concept teamwork: together we go further for MC Saatchi Paris (my first creative ad campaign! shot for a book/exhibit collaboration with MANY other talented photographers) – I ended up producing some new work.  I had a wonderful time with the great kids of Ballou High School Marching Band under the direction of Director extraordinaire Darrel Watson and team.  The kids really got into it and I’m posting a few rough outtakes here. Finding everything a bit cyan and magenta at the same time. Ouch.

ALSO I almost forgot this will be part of my exhibition opening July 11 @VividSolutions Gallery in the Anacostia Arts Center on Good Hope Road and MLK. It’s a ten minute walk from the Anacostia metro and will have libation and conversation to savor, guaranteed.  I will be barraging the webosphere with promotional this and that until then. Apologies in advance.

Also apologies if you think the below is kind of cheesy but Ivan is sooooooo great on the horn.

 

Ballou High School Marching Band, Washington, DC 2014

Ballou High School Marching Band, Washington, DC 2014

 

Here’s the facebook page for the show on July 11 with all the relevant info.

 

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Digital Imaging & Photographer Positions Available

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
T 317-923-1331 x558 F 317-920-0399
thorowitz@imamuseum.org
http://www.imamuseum.org
*Please note that I am out of the office on Fridays

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Collections photographer

SUMMARY: The IMA is looking for a full time photographer with experience and passion for shooting collection work. The ideal candidate will have strong studio lighting experience as well as the technical skill set necessary to thrive in a fast paced, high volume digital studio environment. The candidate will bring innovation to high volume photographic workflows while striving to improve the quality of imagery produced. The photographer must be able to multitask, prioritize, and work accurately and efficiently and in an organized manner to meet expectations in a deadline-driven environment. The photographer must be able to work collaboratively across departments and in a team environment. This position is a grant funded full time position with benefits for a 23 month contract starting September 1st.

Experience and Attributes:

* Strong photographic lighting and compositional skills.
* Proactive problem solving, both technically and creatively, with constant attention to detail and process improvement.
* Has proven experience and can excel and thrive in a studio environment that straddles both a high-volume workflow as well high imagery standards.
* Strong on-set skills and attention to detail.
* Excellent and proven range of photographic and post production skills.
* Utilize Photoshop to perform image correction, digital retouching, and other image manipulation services as needed.
* Ability to follow efficient workflows to meet production, quality control, and metadata requirements and consistently meet deadlines

Basic Qualifications

* A strong photography portfolio and a working knowledge of digital photography, lighting, composition, color quality, and aesthetics.
* 4 year degree in photography and/or related field.
* Fluency with Capture One, Photoshop, and Bridge.
* Proficient on Macintosh (OSX) platform
* Ability to solve technical and procedural problems creatively.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in art handling
* Museum experience preferred but not necessary
* Familiar with Canon camera systems
* Working knowledge and experience with digital asset management software

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Imaging Technician

SUMMARY: The IMA is looking for a full time digital imaging technician to work closely with the collections photographer to manage the capture, processing, and cataloging of images on set. The technician will ensure that RAW images are color balanced, exposed, adjusted and processed to meet the creative vision and technical specifications of the IMA. They will work closely with the internal team to innovate systems and workflows. The ideal candidate will have strong digital imaging experience and will bring innovation to high volume photographic workflows while striving to improve the quality of the imagery produced. The technician must be able to multitask, prioritize, and work accurately and efficiently in an organized manner to meet expectations in a deadline-driven environment. They will be responsible for overseeing color calibration as well as making sure that meta data standards are adhered to. They will also scan existing transparencies of collection pieces and be responsible for proper color matching. They will establish and maintain smooth and efficient workflows within the photo studio as well as work collaboratively across departments. This position is a grant funded full time position with benefits for a 22 month contract starting October 1st.

Experience and Attributes:

* On-set experience working with photographers
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems quickly under pressure.

* Ability to solve technical and procedural problems creatively
* Proactive problem solving, both technically and creatively, with constant attention to detail and process improvement.

* Utilize Photoshop to perform image correction, digital retouching, and other image manipulation services as needed.
* Ability to follow efficient workflows to meet production, quality control, and metadata requirements and consistently meet deadlines
Basic Qualifications

* 4 year degree in photography and/or related field
* Fluency with Capture One, Photoshop, and Bridge
* Proficient on Macintosh (OSX) platform
* Experience scanning and color correcting transparencies
* Ability to solve technical and procedural problems creatively
* Proven success in deadline driven environments.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in art handling
* Familiar with Canon camera systems
* Working knowledge and experience with digital asset management software
* A strong photography portfolio that demonstrate expertise in applied techniques and a working knowledge of digital photography, lighting, composition, color quality, and aesthetics.

Tascha Mae Horowitz
Manager of Photography

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
T 317-923-1331 x558 F 317-920-0399
thorowitz@imamuseum.org
http://www.imamuseum.org

Down Under: Virginia Caves for Preservation

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Couldn’t be more grateful to Michael Green for a delicious assignment to photograph Virginia Caves for Preservation, the magazine of the National Historic Trust, an organization I believe in and support. Not uncoincidentally, they are prompt payees as well, which is also likewise VERY MUCH appreciated.  Thank you National Trust!  I toured three caves, I highly recommend doing one or two – or spending more time- like five leisurely days – Luray is the Walt Disney of Virginia Caves with young interpreters asking you to step right up in their south/west va twang. Barnum & Bailey meets Punky Brewster meets Scout Fitch.  I quite liked the off-piste Grand Caverns which retains a 1960s era faded glory in it’s display, and which is much appreciated after the more experience on roids of other locations.

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Eats wise Lynchburg and Staunton boast good offerings.  For those who love beautiful spaces and well -curated selections of books, Black Swan Books in Staunton , a must DO.  Grab a cup of coffee before you get there and settle down to some sweet browsing.  I did drive over 600 miles in the Conestoga solo 3 days – so a bit of territory AND during federal shutdown so unfort no skyline drive access.  But how do LOVE Virginia. Love. It. Before I was a District of Columbian – I was a Virginian.  Much prouder when I went further South to school.  NoVa does not invite much fondness for the land.  Strip malls and new high schools. Post war military industrial boom.  I digress.

 

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Behold my friends: Nature’s Wonders! Come, see, feel, know.

 

 

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