The email showed up, from The Atlantic, asking if I would be interested and/or available to photograph Bill Gates and I jumped at the opportunity. Over the years, I’ve had many celebrated people sit for me, however, last night’s session was definitely a pinnacle of my career.
Posts Tagged ‘Black and White Photography’
Tags: 2014, Atlantic Media, Bill Gates, Black and White Photography, March 12, Portrait, Portraiture, Potomac River, The Atlantic, Tony Powell, Watergate
Tags: 2011, Black and White Photography, DC, Engagement Photos, Graham DeJong, Kalorama, Mintwood Park, National Mall, September 30, Tony Powell, US Capitol, Washington, Yvonne Fulbright
Tags: 2011, Alessandra Bella Wood, Baby, Black and White Photography, Lisa Wood, May 16, Tony Powell
Photography © Tony Powell • May 16, 2011
The birth of my new daughter – Alessandra Bella Wood – 3 months ago has been a blessing beyond words. Only images seem to be able to convey, with any accuracy, the beauty and profundity surrounding the arrival of our new little soul!
Tags: 2010, ABT, American Ballet Theatre, April Rae Giangeruso, August 25, Ballerina, Black and White Photography, Dance, Photo Shoot, Sly Horse Studio, Tony Powell, www.tonypowell.smugmug.com
The time I got to spend photographing American Ballet Theatre ballerina April Rae Giangeruso was an afternoon I’ll never forget! Gracious, intuitive, and abundantly talented, are just a few adjectives to describe one of the newest members of ABT.
Tags: 2010, Alex Montalvo, August 9, Black and White Photography, Emilia Montalvo, Leslie Burke, Tony Powell, VA, Vienna, Wedding Photography, Westwood Country Club
All images © Tony Powell • August 9, 2010 • Westwood Country Club • Vienna, VA
When a former dance student of mine, Emilia Burke (now Montalvo), called me up and asked if I would photograph her wedding I was beyond grateful. It’s about the most meaningful day in the life of a couple, and the opportunity to share their special day with them this past Monday was a highlight of the summer. Their wedding, on a golf course in Vienna, VA provided a unique opportunity to utilize a variety of natural backgrounds, and the carefully manicured greens at Westwood Country Club delivered in droves. Here’s a sneak peek at the wedding of Emilia and Alex!
Next up? I’m looking forward to shooting THE wedding of the Fall social season: Michele Seiver and DC Councilmember Jack Evans tie the knot this September!!
Tags: Black and White Photography, Body Language, Dancers and Models Wanted, Dancers Call, Delphina Parenti, Model Call, Tony Powell
DANCERS AND BODY MODELS CALL!
If interested, direct message me at firstname.lastname@example.org instead of responding to this post or call me at 301.343.7805. I’m preparing for a gallery show – Body Language – of new images captured in darkness, experimenting with the effect of light on bodies in motion and at rest.
Looking for uninhibited, spontaneous dancers/models between the ages of 18-26 to collaborate with on this project. Up to 6 photos will be given to each dancer/model to add to your portfolio.
All photos taken in a safe, relaxed, and professional environment with a maximum time commitment of 3 hours. Forward this post to anyone you think fits the criteria and may be interested. Thanks, Tony
Tags: 2009, Anais de Viel Castel, Black and White Photography, Bob Mackie, Carmen Marc Valvo, DC, Eduardo Bravo, Fashion Shoot, James Cornwell, Lily Mazahery, Meridian Hill Park, Myken Garcia, Nicole Miller, Outdoor Photography, September 27, Shana Janelle Swain, Susanna Quinn, Tony Powell, Vera Wang, Washington
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Sunday’s fashion shoot at Meridian Hill Park and later – 35th & Reservoir in Georgetown – was like a dream come true. I never really thought I’d be able to assemble a first-rate group of hair and makeup artists, or work with models and designers that I admire without having deep pockets or Leibovitz as a last name. But with lots of honest hard work and plenty of gentle begging I was able to do just that.
With my website launching on my birthday – November 14th – I needed one more photo shoot to complete my fashion gallery (for the time being) in time for the launch. My good friends Susanna Quinn and Lily Mazahery were gracious enough to lend me current and vintage couture dresses from their personal collections just for this photo shoot. With dresses by Vera Wang, Nicole Miller, Bob Mackie, and Carmen Marc Valvo, I was entrusted with clothing worth tens of thousands of dollars.
The hair and makeup team for this shoot were all new to me but it felt like we’ve been together from the start.
I saw Shana Janelle Swain‘s makeup before I ever met her, at a fashion show I photographed at K Street Lounge over the summer. Eduardo Bravo is a very popular hairstylist in Georgetown, and hair & makeup artist Myken Garcia was introduced to me by styling wunderkind James Cornwell backstage after the Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) runway show last Friday night! One of the most talented and kind people I know, clothing stylist Anais de Viel Castel, agreed to help me bring the clothes to life. We started at Washington Life at the exact same time 3 years ago and have been friends ever since!
Two other meaningful things happened that night, at FFP. When I saw through my lens, model Lindsay Kin, walk down that runway in the Chinese Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel, I knew right away I had to work with her. She was wearing clothes by Studio D Maxsi, and as soon as that set was over I left my camera (something I never do) to race back to meet both model and designer before being swallowed up by the next wave of outfits and models to go out on the runway. I had been waiting to meet the right model to wear the red Bob Mackie dress that leads this posting. When I met Lindsay I knew she was the one. She was kind enough to oblige and I can say that never has an idea in my mind been so easily transferred to the real World. I almost didn’t go the runway show that night…the organizers were very busy and I didn’t know if I had place from which to shoot. That’s the beauty of staying open, of moving towards fear, not running away from it. I went that night despite the fear I wouldn’t have a place to get a good shot. It turns out that FFP founders Sylvie Luanghy and Kadrieka Maiden not only had a place for me, it was the best center spot in the house…and I almost stayed at home.