When I get an assignment to photograph executives in dark suits against a black background, the challenge is to make them more of a portrait than a headshot. By shooting them off-center and giving them something to lean against, the tension makes the portrait more distinctive.Read More
I've been photographing Dr. Jennifer Ashton for over 10 years. When she needed a book cover for “the Body Scoop for Girls: A Straight-Talk Guide to a Healthy, Beautiful You” she came to me. Since then the publisher Penguin Books, has used me for half a dozen other book covers and author portraits. It pays to do good work.Read More
Photos of people not posing and just going about their business are especially useful for design purposes. The photo of some guy in some other office is not as powerful as your colleagues in your office. Tell your story without stock photos, transparency is key in 2018.Read More
Enjoyed working with Jack Petersen of Dynasty Financial Partners for Summit Trail Advisors
Read Wall Street Journal full article “On Working With Financial Executives” on wsj.com
I photographed designer Zac Posen for New York Times Magazine early in his career. Now this portrait is featured in the new documentary @houseofz on Netflix and had its premiere at Tribeca Film Festival directed by @sandy_chronopoulos Thank you Zac Posen for the repost!
Photo Credit: Michael BenabibRead More
Shoutout to the boss ladies disrupting their industries in style!Read More
Reasons candid photos are useful:
Authenticity that corny stock photos cant convey.
Communicates your sense of collaboration
Shows your team working together
Shares your company culture
Captures a moment
Humanistic and relatable
Journalistic style photos tells your story.
When I photographed David Bowie for Blender Magazine I was told I'd only have 15min. The magazine wanted him shot against basic white background. I didn't want to blow my shot with Bowie so I saved a slice of time to shoot this abstract background. CEO photography is a race against the clock to produce an iconic photo - always be ready to capture that moment.Read More
Corporate photoshoot with Pfizer executive, Craig Lipset, for the cover of Future Pharmaceuticals magazine at Pfizer headquarters.Read More
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a frequent visitor to this building, as he and Cornell Capa were close friends. Cartier-Bresson was also a member of Magnum Photos, a collective of the world’s premier photojournalists.Read More
I always encourage my clients to shoot The Street Portrait in addition to their office shoot because some people look amazing under natural light and the backdrop of NYC makes everyone look good.Read More
As the photographer working with LinkedIn executives, I'd like to share the elements for a perfect corporate headshot. Here are 7 tips to achieve a high-ranking profile pic:
- Hire a Professional.
- Arrive with an open mind.
- Look straight into the camera.
For seven years now I have been shooting for the construction company Skanska. It started when I worked on a series of portraits of their senior executives. That job has led to working with a number of different departments within the organization. It has taken me to the tops of bridges and below the streets of Manhattan. Here is a blogpost http://blog.usa.skanska.com/a-subway-line-100-years-in-the-making/ featuring my work.
Not all the jobs I do are corporate. Many of the photo I shoot are for philanthropic organizations. Personally, The New York Public Library has been one of my favorite places. That is why I was thrilled to get a call from a previous client who had worked at Montefiore Hospital asking if I would shoot the annual board of trustees photo at the NYPL.Read More
Orcutt has held curatorial positions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society, Harvard Art Museums & the Bruce Museum in Connecticut.
She has contributed to the "Armory Show at 100" show & catalogue, exhibiting over works from the inaugural Armory show in 1913, then called the International Exhibition of Modern Art.
Her Book "Power and Posterity: American Art at Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition" will be published in 2017 by the Pennsylvania State University Press.
Orcutt received her B.A. in art history from Hope College in Michigan and her Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.
Her position began May 16th at the Brooklyn Museum as the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art.
Read more about her here.
Skanska, one of the world's leading project development & construction groups, hired Executive Photos NYC for on-site industrial photography to commemorate Safety Week, which took place this year on April 25th - May 1st, 2016.
Bill Flemming, president & CEO of Skanska Building, visited job sites with peers from Hunter Roberts & Lend Lease, and discussed safety protocol, with the goal of providing more consistent and safer protocol across several construction companies.
Flemming mentioned, as quoted from the Skanska blog post, "To me, we are not successful if we put our workers at risk to deliver projects. We work safely, or not at all."
This is the 12th Safety Week celebrated by Skanska & the 3rd annual Construction Industry Safety Week, where 50 other construction firms have pledged to thank construction workers for their safety protocol and inspire additional vigilance and care.
In order to be an on-site industrial photographer in NYC, one must be constantly on the look-out while navigating potentially dangerous situations. One must be comfortable climbing ladders & narrow stairs with equipment, and having an assistant is advisable. The industrial photographer documents construction as it's happening in a documentary fashion, and then additionally takes portraits when the job requires.
You can read more about Skanska's commitment to safety and see Executive Photos NYC Photographs here.
To see more industrial photos, click here.
Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor for the New York Times, has officially stepped down to take a new position at The Washington Post. She began her tenure in 2012, and held the position longer than the five other public editors who have held the position, and was the first woman hired for the position.
New corporate headshots are vital when changing positions, especially for public figures. Executive Photos NYC made sure her photoshoot was easy, enjoyable, and provided quick results - and is happy to have had her as a client.