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New Vintage, New Design

:Nota Bene Cellars is releasing their 2007 vintage wines and I recently photographed the entire lineup of bottles for them. they were especially interested is showing off their new label design and their large format bottles. The photos will be used on their website when it gets updated very soon. They had started out with just three different wines when I first photographed their wine a few years ago. It is good to see them growing bigger and bigger. Their wines are some of my favorite Washington State wine. Photographs by Daniel Sheehan Photography. He also runs a business named “A Beautiful Day Photography.” Explore the candid wedding photography there and see why he was named the best wedding photographers in Seattle by the WPJA. To see editorial and corporate portrait photography go to at Daniel Sheehan Photography.


Twilight Again at Home


Here are a couple new photographs from last night’s shoot of another Seatle home in the Sunset Park area for the Seattle interior designer Robin Chell Design. Robin Chell Design provides complete residential and commercial interior design services, including design concept, space planning, interior specifications, furniture, finish and fixture selection, custom furniture design, art procurement, and lighting specification.
It is interesting how the quality and color of the light changes after the sun sets and how it continues until all of the light is gone from the western sky. Photographs by Seattle Photographer Daniel Sheehan specializing in photojournalism, portraits and photography for publications and corporations, and photojournalistic Seattle wedding photography.


Power of Photojournalism

A couple of weeks ago I saw in my new issue of The New Yorker the black-and-white portraits of men and women who’d volunteered to serve in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. The photographs were made by Platon the highly talentated staff photographer at The New Yorker. The photos are more than handsome, assertive, and intimate, they are politically powerful and set off a charge in Colin Powell that according to Maureen Dowd’s Oct 21st, column “Moved by a Crescent” in the NY Times, resulted in him endorsing Barack Obama for president.
Powell noted, both to Dowd and on television talk shows, that it was one of Platon’s images that convinced him to endorse Barack Obama.

As Dowd wrote:

But what sent him over the edge and made him realize he had to speak out was when he opened his New Yorker three weeks ago and saw a picture of a mother pressing her head against the gravestone of her son, a 20-year-old soldier who had been killed in Iraq. On the headstone were engraved his name, Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, his awards — the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star — and a crescent and a star to denote his Islamic faith.
“I stared at it for an hour,” he told me. “Who could debate that this kid lying in Arlington with Christian and Jewish and nondenominational buddies was not a fine American?”

Powell decided he’d had enough of derisive political campaigns that claimed to know which Americans are “pro-America” and which are not. It was one image that clarified his thinking.

View the rest of Platon’s powerful portfolio here.

Father of The Bride

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.

Photograph by Seattle editorial photographer and Seattle photojournalist Daniel Sheehan.

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Sun Shine

I have been a fan of the Boston Globe’s photo blog “The Big Picture”  since I really like big pictures. Today they have a roundup of photos of the sun. “The Sun is now in the quietest phase of its 11-year activity cycle, the solar minumum – in fact, it has been unusually quiet this year – with over 200 days so far with no observed sunspots. The solar wind has also dropped to its lowest levels in 50 years. Scientists are unsure of the significance of this unusual calm, but are continually monitoring our closest star with an array of telescopes and satellites.”
They have 21 photos posted from various sources, Check it out. Here is a taste.


This is an animation of the sun as seen by NASA’s extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope over the course of 6 days, starting on June 27th, 2005. (Courtesy of SOHOEIT consortium)

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Editorial Portrait of A Photographer

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.

A Seattle Real Estate Agent

I photographed Jan Sewell recently for a magazine shoot about her beautiful home in Madison Park. Her place is like a museum with incredible art on all the walls and sculpture scattered all around the place. She does decorate homes for a living after all, so it is no surprise her place is drop dead gorgeous.


Editorial Photography by Seattle photographer Daniel Sheehan who specializes in people, portraits, places. SEATTLE EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER Daniel Sheehan shoots assignments in a photojournalistic style that is real, straightforward, subtle and unobtrusive.