• 25
    Sep

    Update on how the Delta surge is impacting events and event photography.

    March, 2020.  I was standing at the baggage carousel at BWI Airport, waiting for my luggage to drop from my Birmingham flight.  I’d just finished the Bassmaster Classic, a green screen experiential photo marketing event we do every year.  I glanced up at the CNN news loop on the flat screen above, and thought, “Wow, […]

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  • Washington DC Convention photographers at a closing party.
    04
    Aug

    The Start of Something New: Revealed.

    Everyday, I woke up sad.  Every.  Single.  Day.  This is not me.  I am not sad.  I am never depressed.  Even during the hardest times in my life, there was never an overwhelming cloud of doom descending every morning when my conscious brain would start to revive.  But every morning, as wake glimmered, pushing sleep […]

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  • US Event Photos at Palm Harbor Florida
    20
    May

    The Start of Something New: Part 4

    The cat meowed next to me, tired of being in the carrying case, tired of riding in the car.  The meowing became more and more intense.  He threw his body against the door of the crate, clawed at his sheepskin pad, howled at the top of his little cat lungs. His crate was perched on […]

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  • Matthew Frey Photographer
    28
    Mar

    The Start of Something New: Part 2

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  • Mario Andretti's Indycar at Honda Dealer's Show
    20
    Mar

    The Start of Something New: Part 1

    Las Vegas was hot.  The sun beat down on my rental van as I pulled in front of the Mandalay Bay convention center glass doors.  I had about 400 lbs of equipment in the back of the SUV, and the hike from the door, past the aquarium, up the little grade, to either elevator or […]

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  • Collage of photos from 2005
    30
    Sep

    When you’re sitting next to a president

    Chapter 1: From film to the internet The year was 2005, and Flckr was an infant.  The internet was clunky, and America Online popular.  MySpace hadn’t taken the world by storm.  Facebook had just started, but nobody knew about it. Wire services ruled the news media, along with a handful of broadcast networks.   Fox News […]

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  • green screen photo booth image to promote Westworld, Season 2.
    10
    Aug

    Pushing Creative Boundaries

    As COVID-19 continues to murder the event industry, we are all watching more television.  For me, I’m addicted to two shows:  RuPaul’s Drag Race and Project Runway.  Both contest-centered shows remind me of my dad’s most important rule of business: “If they want crap, give them crap.”  (I’ve actually changed the quote slightly to make […]

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  • Podcast with green screen photographer Mike Gatty
    03
    Aug

    Human to Human Contact During Covid-19

    Last week, I was interviewed for a Podcast by Ahron Glazer, Chief Marketing Officer at Executive Media Solutions.  It was a fun conversation!  It’s a little strange watching yourself be interviewed for an hour, but I got a lot out of our talk.  Take a listen and let me know your thoughts. One part of […]

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  • Whoopi Goldberg and Overcoming Dyslexia Billboard
    06
    Jul

    Dyslexia, COVID-19, and The Business of Photography

    It took me one year to learn how to play the theme for Star Wars on my piano.  I was twelve.  I’d look at the music notes on the page, and it might have been written in hieroglyphics.  I couldn’t figure out how to pay attention to the left hand when the right hand was […]

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  • My Office and Prop Room
    12
    Nov

    Blog Series: How We Do What We Do | How business has changed – and how it hasn’t

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