Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's Always in the Details

Recently, I have become involved with a non-profit sailing club in D.C. called DC Sail.  In exchange for member fees, volunteer instructors teach underprivileged children and teenagers how to sail during the summertime.  The club owns a collection of FJ Flying Scots and Juniors, as well as a 65-foot schooner named the "American Spirit."  A couple of weekends ago, I photographed the schooner during a private charter as we sailed down the Potomac River, down to Old Town Alexandria, and back up the Anacostia River and past the Nationals' stadium.  The photographs will eventually be used in a new website for the "American Spirit."  

As always, though, my eye was drawn to the less obvious details of the ship; in this case, the lines, halyards, and ties.  

a nicely-tied cleat hitch

mainsail ties

cleat hitch and coil

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book-Jacket Portrait

One of the perks of working in a portrait studio is the constant opportunity to meet people from all walks of life.  Last week, I photographed Dr. Mario del Carril for the book-jacket portrait of his latest publication.  It was a wonderful session and a pleasure to meet Dr. del Carril.  I wish him success with his book and with all future endeavors.   

Dr. Mario del Carril

Diplomatic Portrait Session

Recently, I photographed the staff of the Honduran Embassy in Washington, D.C. The portrait session was a great success, and as always, I was impressed by the courtesy and professionalism of the diplomatic staff.  For more information on the services provided by the Honduran Embassy, their location and upcoming events, please visit  

Honduran Ambassador José Ramón Hernández Alcerro

Honduran Embassy Staff