Wednesday, April 2, 2008

True colors

I don't know who this is, but it's the latest rage in patriotic swimwear. As a former competitive swimmer, I thought this might be an appropriate way to illustrate my pride at becoming an Irish citizen last month. Apart from swelling my chest and slamming a Guinness, I can now work, travel, and get paid much more easily in Europe. Also, when the time is right, I can legally buy property, and there are some heath insurance benefits as well. At the very least, I can become an Irish swimsuit calendar photographer. It looks like there's a job opening.

At long last, I have the new version of my site up here. And of course there's a good deal of new work. Given all the discussion of iPhone websites, I figured I'd update that too. This blog even looks different! I solicited advice from a few trusted friends and colleagues and decided to overhaul my logo and presentation. It's not exactly radical, but a little cleaner, simpler, and of course classier.

Hiring someone to help me with the backend of the site was a great decision. I don't really know the first thing about it, and trying to learn it would be totally overwhelming.

I'm also proud to mention that a portrait I did of the former next President has been chosen for American Photography 24. This is the second year in a row I've had an image in there. Last year was a portrait of Symantec CEO John Thompson.

In addition to some editorial shoots, I'm currently working on two separate projects, one of which is an ad campaign with Colle+McVoy in Minneapolis.