Do not play with ceremonial scissors either!
Photographing ribbon cutting events in Albuquerque, New Mexico is usually pretty fun and exciting, and the one for Rusty Taco in the Coronado Mall was no exception. The cold temperatures outside did nothing to slow down the staff of AHCC getting everyone ready to celebrate this ribbon cutting event late on a Friday evening. You have to be careful with those ceremonial scissors though!! Read More
Engineers have fun too!
What a great time at the Albuquerque Convention Center photographing the WEEF-GEDC 2018 conference for Airbus! They hired me to photograph happenings at their booth in the vendor space focusing on their hashtag of #embracediversity and their chief engineer Jean Brice speaking at a panel and lastly their big awards dinner! This was one of the most fun events I have ever photographed. Who ever says engineers do not know how to have fun?? Thank you so much to Alina and the rest of the Airbus team for letting me be a part of this! Read More
Politicians discuss a topic then rotate!
It was a very interesting evening photographing the NAWBO 17th Annual Legislative Speak Out in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Embassy Suites by Hilton. This event featured an innovative format where people running for and currently in political office sat at a table with attendees to have a discussion based on three presentations given by different speakers. After each presentation the politicians would get up and rotate to another table getting to know and converse with another group of people. This was a very clever idea and the conversations I heard were all civil and constructive! Thank you Sue and DJ for bringing me on as the photographer for this very unique event! Read More
Santa Fe Clay ceramics event
Long time artist client Noah Starer, now Santa Fe based, was hosting an event at his new studio and gallery space at Santa Fe Clay and asked me to come photograph the event. Even though I have been photographing his ceramic artwork for over a year now, I had never heard the full process of how he makes his signature naked clay pieces, and also the process for his new work. It was very interesting to hear the ins and outs for making ceramics and how things like aluminum foil can cut hours or even days off completing a piece of ceramics! Great presentation Noah and thank you for continuing to choose me as your photographer for your work and your events! Read More
Air Force Research Laboratory gives out awards in ABQ!
The AFRL Awards make the second event I have photographed in the Lobo Rainforest building in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first mostly featured politicians actually, while the second was all about giving scientists and engineers awards! However, I did see some of the same people at both events. It was interesting to learn just how many patents one person can hold in science and/or engineering! I never would have thought one person would have so many, and many of the award winners had multiple patents. It was impressive. In a side note, the catering at this event featured the best vegetarian food, and best variety of vegetarian options, I have ever had in my 9 years of photographing events! Thank you Tiffany for choosing a fantastic caterer and for choosing me as your photographer for this event! Read More
Balloon Fiesta 2018 - we tried, twice!
Not only is this a belated balloon fiesta post (due to tech issues with my laptop), but it is not an amazing one because, in the terms of balloonists, it was a static morning on the second day of the fiesta here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jessica and I tried to get to opening day, but even at 5am traffic was backed up for miles. We got up at 3am and at the park well before 4am the next day, no traffic, we got right in. Great, right? Nope, at ground level there was a slight wind, which means at altitude way too much wind for the balloons, a static morning. Most balloons did inflate, so the photos you see are all of them floating, but still firmly tethered to the ground. Read More
Toughest action on 8 wheels!
I had the opportunity to photograph the last ABQ Roller Derby bout of the 2018 season due to my connection with Sonja Dewing who hosts 1 Million Cups and is also the owner of Plot Duckies. She invited me to photograph an upcoming bout which I gladly agreed to as I had never photographed a roller derby before! I did not, and still do not, know a single rule or strategy about roller derby, but by the second half I was starting to figure out when the best action takes place and where on the skating rink. I could not believe the collisions and how many times people get knocked right on their butts! You can see the action up close in the gallery below. Read More