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Vian Hunter House of Fashion

February 9th, 2012 at 12:15 pm by Chad Coleman

Fashion designer Lisa Vian Hunter, of Mercer Island, at her shop, Vian Hunter House of Fashion, in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Vian Hunter is a design competitor on NBC’s new reality series ‘Fashion Star.’  More photos after the jump…

Portraits of Eastsiders

January 13th, 2012 at 11:22 am by Chad Coleman

Well 2012 is starting to roll along and I’ve had the pleasure of making portraits of some interesting people to start the year. Above, outgoing Bellevue council member Grant Degginger at the Lane Powell offices in Seattle. The portrait was assigned to accompany a Q&A piece about his tenure on the council and as mayor for the Bellevue Reporter. More photos after the jump…

The ghouls and haunts of Nightmare at Beaver Lake

October 20th, 2011 at 1:31 pm by Chad Coleman

Just to get you into the late October mood, here is a series of portraits with cast members from the Nightmare at Beaver Lake for the current issue of The Scene. More photos after the jump…

Quick hits, a sports feature portrait

September 27th, 2011 at 2:25 pm by Chad Coleman

The ability to adapt and think quickly are traits that will serve a photojournalist well… from a breaking news scenario to a simple deadline assignment dropped in your lap. Last week I had one of those photo assignments that cropped up at the last minute and had to form a plan on my drive to the location. The photo was slated as the main art for a two part sports feature about concussions in youth sports for the Bellevue Reporter.  The subject was no longer able to play football but was helping assist the coaches of his high school football team. I wanted to show the football aspect as well as the student-athlete, and had the the idea that looking out of a helmet may add visual pop. I think it worked out well. Above, senior Blake Miller photographed at Issaquah High School on Monday, September 19, 2011. Oh, and to follow up on a prior post on environmental portraits, this was all natural light.

 

Retro Fabulous | A fashion photo story

August 26th, 2011 at 3:23 pm by Chad Coleman

As a staff photojournalist for a news group, I am called upon to photograph a wide variety subjects and this is my turn as a fashion photographer. The fashion piece for The Scene featuring styles that give a nod to the past was brought together visually in a collaboration two lovely ladies Jaymee Espinueva, above, and Mollie Ruiz-Hopper, below. To say the shoot was fun is an understatement, and I do believe we were nearly waist deep in wardrobe! Thanks Mollie and Jaymee for bringing a great attitude to the project!

 

Taiko Drumming

July 15th, 2011 at 2:40 pm by Chad Coleman

I had no idea what a taiko drum was before this assignment for The Scene, but now I’m in the know. Above, taiko drummer Jaymi Matsudaira plays during a multiple-exposure  photograph made in camera at the Japanese Community and Cultural Center in Seattle. The sound was big, the motion graceful and the photos fun. More photos after the jump…

A princess and a novelist | When rain makes better photographs

July 5th, 2011 at 10:33 am by Chad Coleman


Making portraits on location is always about thinking on your feet, and recent photo assignments for The Scene magazine of a princess and a novelist had me jumping due to rain. Above, Isabella Figueroa, a member of the Miss Hisapanic Seafair Royal Court, was photographed at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) in front of artist Lacey Jane Roberts installation We Couldn’t Get In. We Couldn’t Get out. The original plan was to be outside at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. More photos after the jump…

Cambodian national Tun Channareth, a co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, speaks to students during a visit to Seattle University, June 2, 2011. I had the opportunity to photograph and listen to a few stories from Channareth for a piece in the Mercer Island Reporter as he traveled to the States to receive on honorary graduate degree from Seattle U. Channareth was honored with a Nobel Prize for his advocacy of banning landmines with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the weapon that cost him his legs in 1982. A portrait and more photos after the jump…

Tattooed professionals: What lies beneath?

June 1st, 2011 at 4:12 pm by Chad Coleman

Allen Velasco bares his ink for a feature story on tattoos in the professional workplace I photographed in the current issue of The Scene magazine. Not my first rodeo shooting inked art, but fun to meet new people as always! More photos of inked professionals after the jump…

Spring Makeup Trends | The Scene

May 2nd, 2011 at 2:58 pm by Chad Coleman

I recently got to take my turn as a fashion photographer for an article on spring makeup trends in The Scene magazine. We partnered with noted stylist and makeup artist Rosaline Hampton… that right there makes my job easy, not to mention the good looking ladies that enthusiastically hopped on board the project! Above is the image we used for the cover, showcasing Rebekah and a vibrant makeup to add pop. More photos after the jump…