Ariel and her mom Heidi were a lot of fun photographing recently.
Photograph by Daniel Sheehan Photography who specialize in people and portraits and travel everywhere to shoot weddings in a photojournalist style that is real, straightforward, subtle and unobtrusive. Daniel was named the best wedding photographer in Seattle by the Wedding Photojournalists Association.
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Jürgen Moltmann, a German Protestant theologian, was in Seattle for a talk, not long ago and I was assigned by Seattle Pacific University to photograph him for their alumni publication Response. He was very interesting to photograph and I enjoyed hearing him speak about his book Theology of Hope.
His liberation theology is also interesting as it includes an understanding of both the oppressed and the oppressor as needing reconciliation. “Oppression has two sides: on one side there is the master, on the other side the slave… Oppression destroys humanity on both sides.”
Photograph by Daniel Sheehan Photography who specialize in people and portraits and travel everywhere to shoot weddings in a photojournalist style that is real, straightforward, subtle and unobtrusive. Daniel was named among the best Seattle wedding photographers by the Wedding Photojournalists Association.
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The Charles Lloyd New Quartet with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, & Eric Harland playing at Town Hall.
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It was a beautiful new group Charles Lloyd brought to town earlier this month. I have been meaning to post some photos form this performance and here they are. If you missed the show it was a wonderful performance. Charles is one of my all time favorite musicians. And so is Jason Moran. I was happy to get the chance to hear Eric Harland and Reuben Rogers play as well.
These cats were very intense and yet the music was very spiritual.
“Since the 1960s, tenor saxophonist and flautist Charles Lloyd’s life has alternated between periods of musical and personal exploration. After spending a decade or so working as a sideman in different blues and jazz groups, Lloyd hit a goldmine of critical acclaim and popular support in with his quartet’s groundbreaking performance at the 1966 Monterey Jazz Festival (no small feat in a period when jazz’s audiences were largely moving in new directions). This particular group was notable not just for Lloyd’s debut as a fresh and exciting leader, but also because two of its members, Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette, were themselves only a few years away from exploding as widely innovative and influential jazz musicians….
Lloyd’s New Quartet is fortified with relatively young but well-established jazz musicians who are fully capable of sharing Lloyd’s pursuits. A leader in his own right, Jason Moran (piano) brings the group a unique, mature second lead voice. He’s one of those pianists who sometimes convince you that you’re listening to 80 years of jazz piano history rolled into one set of fingers. His heavy left hand will dabble in vintage 1920s stride playing right before flowing through a sequence that breaks into advanced Andrew Hill territory, while his frank, direct solos often develop in unpredictable turns that take full advantage his repertoire’s diverse influences.
On stage, when Lloyd himself isn’t soloing, he doesn’t just stand there; he frequently can’t resist dancing to the pulsing, breathing rhythms provided by his fellow musicians. Reuben Rogers (bass) and Eric Harland (drums/percussion) form a reliable, gregarious backbone that’s perfect for bringing the exotic structures in Lloyd’s compositions to life. Whether the tune is funky, swinging, Latin, or has no definable rhythm at all, the team decorates it with outbursts that always feel natural and appropriate….” – Nathan Bluford from the Earshot Jazz program guide. Jazz Photography by editorial photographer and photojournalist Daniel Sheehan who covers jazz performances, and creates portrait photography for publications and corporations. He is also a Seattle Wedding Photographer at A Beautiful Day Photography, a wedding photographer with an artistic photojournalist style.
In performance at the Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Wallingford last Thursday was the Seattle Phonographers Union
The Seattle Phonographers Union, a collective of Seattle sound artists who improvise from their libraries of field recordings from around the world gave an interesting performance Thursday night as part of the Earshot jazz July series of concerts devoted to “Jazz: The Second Century”
The Seattle Phonographers Union credo is to forego processing their raw sound materials with software and hardware, and instead to strive to create compelling juxtapositions of everyday and esoteric sounds to arrive at surreal soundscapes. So, they say, “a flock of pigeons may alight near water and distant temple bells while a long wire fence shimmers and thwaps in the wind.”
The members of the group are Steve Barsotti, Pete Comley, Christopher DeLaurenti, Doug Haire, Susie Kozawa, Dale Lloyd, Perri Lynch, Robert Millis, Toby Paddock, Steve Peters, and Jonathan Way. Barsotti explains the group’s relation to jazz: “While the SPU may sonically sound distant from the traditional jazz intrumentarium, our unusual approach honors the core of jazz and all improvised music: listening.” They proceed without a predetermined format, scores, charts, or even cues. “Collectively, we wait and listen,” says Barsotti. “Without conferring, we trust our ears to listen to ourselves and each other, fashioning immediate juxtapositions, gradual contrasts, and subtle layers.”The uncanny results are strangely provocative. And, as Barsotti says, “some members do not believe what we make is music; others within the SPU stoutly do.” More: http://accretions.com/catalog/phonographersunioin.asp
Photo by Seattle Photographer Daniel Sheehan specializing in portraits and photojournalism for publications and corporations and a Seattle wedding photographer, shooting weddings with a photojournalistic style creating artistic documentary Seattle wedding photography.
Jerry Dodgion has some gigs lined up in the San Francisco Bay area and needed a new portrait for publicity so we got together and made this portrait. Jerry is an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Jerry Dodgion, alto saxophone, flute, arranger and composer, hails from Richmond, California on San Francisco Bay. He gained early experience in 1950s with bay area bands of Rudy Salvini, John Coppola/Chuck Travis and Gerald Wilson as well as brief appearances with the Vernon Alley quartet which included backing Billie Holiday in 1955.
Dodgion joined Benny Carter, on Gerald Wilson’s recommendation, for the opening of the “Moulin Rouge” in Las Vegas ‘55. Jerry joined the Red Norvo quintet [`58-’61] which included long stints in Las Vegas at the “Sands Hotel.” Many tours accompanying Frank Sinatra ‘59-’60 plus touring as part of the Benny Goodman groups of ‘59-’61 which incorporated the Red Norvo quintet into Goodman’s ten piece band (including Flip Phillips, Bill Harris and Jack Sheldon) and subsequent versions which included Zoot Sims, Carl Fontana and Charlie Shavers.
After a long career as a side man, Dodgion’s first release as a bandleader arrived in 2004 with his ensemble The Joy of Sax, featuring saxophonists Frank Wess, Brad Leali, Dan Block and Jay Brandford, pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist Dennis Irwin and percussionist Joe Farnsworth.
I have been editing the wedding photographs I took at Olivia and Adam Bergsneider at Freeland Hall on Whidbey Island on August 23rd and I came across this photograph. It is a quiet moment of a bride, her Dad and her bridesmaids. I like this picture of Olivia’s Dad as he waits for the moment to go out and walk down the aisle with his daughter and give her away to Adam to start the wedding ceremony.
Ema and Claire enjoying the sunset cruise on Michael Craft’s boat “Seneca” We do get some beautiful evenings every now and then here in Seattle.
Portrait of noted Seattle Interior Designer Robin Chell. A wonderful person to work with.
Recent assignment at the Metropolitan Grill called for me to photograph one of their famous Blue Martinis. Shot on location. It tasted good after the picture was done.
Editorial Photography by a Seattle photographer Daniel Sheehan who specializes in people, portraits, places and food. SEATTLE EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER Daniel Sheehan shoots assignments in a photojournalistic style that is real, straightforward, subtle and unobtrusive.
Saturday night was the annual PhotoVision award /auction fundraiser event for the Photographic Center Northwest. Alec Soth was the recipient. The event was a lot of fun and it raised a lot of much needed funds for one of the only photography schools left in the US with a black and white lab, a color processing lab and a digital lab.
Alec gave an interesting talk on Sunday at the Seattle Art Museum. He talked about his development as a fine art photographer from his early days up to the present and showed a lot of samples of his work.
He answered questions at the end and discussed how he goes about making the kind of portraits, sometimes very intimate portraits. He has a unique ability of getting people to open up their lives to his camera and share their most intimate thoughts and feeling. His book Niagra was the prime example of this kind of wwork. He mentioned that not all of his Magnum collegues were as admiring of this work.
I was lucky enough to have lunch with him afterwards and then drive him to his next meeting. I mentioned meeting Eisie and taking his picture and thought I would post it here. He was celebrating his 90th birthday at the time and was still coming into work everyday at Life Magazine.