Focus Northwest

Visual stories from the Eastside and the Pacific Northwest by Chad Coleman

Drew Carey and Friends of Youth

March 25th, 2010 at Thu, 25th, 2010 at 3:50 pm by Chad Coleman

Comedian, game show host and actor Drew Carey spoke at the Friends of Youth charity luncheon at the Hyatt in Bellevue today, and I was lucky enough to catch up with the man for a quick portrait session prior to the event. More images after the jump…

Not knowing how much time I’d have with Drew, I made a choice to keep it simple — a single flash overhead in a small softbox and piece of black foamcore on the wall with gaffer’s tape. I racked two camera bodies one with a 50mm f/1.8, a favorite lens of mine for portraits, and one with a 17-35mm f/2.8 ready to go to get more of the subject’s body. As you can see Drew wasn’t nervous… I did have to wait for King 5′s Evening Magazine crew, below right, to wrap before my time. And at left, that’s Drew with my second camera as he’s a photographer himself and has shot one of his sporting passions — soccer. He, after all, is co-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC.

And a couple shots of Drew addressing the lunch attendess.


I'm a photojournalist. Check out my blog, Focus Northwest, follow me on Twitter or find my work on the Bellevue Reporter, Mercer Island Reporter, Kirkland Reporter and Redmond Reporter.

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