Art Direction, Visual Design, and Multimedia Professional
An Afternoon With Norman Lear
I had the honor of going on assignment to photograph legendary television producer Norman Lear. Famous for creating groundbreaking sitcoms such as All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Sanford & Son and many more. I used a Canon 70D with my workhorse 18mm lens and some decent strobe lighting to make it happen. I was able to get several great frames of Mr. Lear as he was being interviewed by John Armour, the president of Capital Group Private Client Services. The photos appeared in their Fall 2016 issue of Quarterly Insights magazine, a quarterly trade publication with over 12,000 recipients.
Famed television producer, writer and director Norman Lear (left) with John Armour, president of Capital Group Private Client Services.
Quarterly Insights Editorial
This is a portrait I shot for Quarterly Insights magazine, a quarterly publication by Capital Group. This is a portrait of Principle Investment Officer Jodi Johnsson. I used a Canon DSLR and Newer strobe lighting.
Capital Group 2016 Roundtable
From 2014 to 2017, I was responsible for art direction, design, and editorial photography for Quarterly Insights magazine, a quarterly publication produced by Capital Group’s Private Client Services division (“PCS”), with a readership of over 12,000 subscribers.
I directed and shot their annual “Portfolio Manager’s Roundtable” which is shared with clients and prospects in print, as well as online. This involved planning and production of the entire shoot. I was tasked with taking individual portraits of 13 of the firm’s investment management group, as well as two group shots for both their equity and fixed-income teams. Given the limitation of schedules and logistics, I decided to shoot them individually and digitally compose each group shot, including the cover.
I established the brand and identity for a line of engraved jewelry known as Johnny Black Jewelry Co.
Responsible for the branding strategy and design, this project involved art direction, styling, and both model and product photography. I lead the team in producing branding images that could be purposed for the company website, advertising, social media, and promotions.
Here are some samples of the website visuals, advertisements, and product photography.