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Saturday, June 8, 2013

2013 Professionals to Watch...through the viewfinder

  This year for the BusINess magazine Professionals to Watch (online here) I used a "through the viewfinder" technique shooting with my Canon Digital through the top lens of an old Duaflex II twin lens camera. Shooting with a periscope device I made from black mount board was challenging. Not only was the viewfinder image backwards but the depth of focus slim so focusing was critical. But these "difficulties" actually made me think and compose more rather than just blast away. Also the unusual set up made for good conversation.
   Unfortunately the page constrictions of the magazine only allowed for the cover image to be used large where you could really see the combination of selective focus, low contrast, and decades old dust. The images have a vintage or if you will "Instagram-y" feel done the old school way. I am running some here, please click image for the larger slide show. Thanks and congratulations to all the subjects who worked with me!

Kathy Sipple Social Media Coach and Stratigist

Glenn Muller, Muller Acura of Merrillville
Professor  Rajan Kini IUN
Sandi Weindling  Dunes Learning Center
 Scott Fech high school principal at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
 Josh Halpern, Albert's Jewelers
Tom Dabertin, Shared Resource Solutions
Chef Nicole Bissonnette, Bistro 157 restaurant
 Mike Allen, Regional Executive Director, Accountable Care Organization
  Carrie Hightman, NIPSCO general counsel
Christopher Baulo, Director of Food Operations at Horseshoe Casino Hammond
Kay Nelson, Environmental Affairs Director, Northwest Indiana Forum
All Images copyright 2013 Tony V. Martin/Times Media Company BusINess magazine.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day 2013!!

Roller derby skater and mom Katie Bell for Shore Magazine.

Moms are great and they do so many things,
Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!
Psssst--call your Mom!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Rugby player Adam Dudycha for Shore Magazine.

Rugby player Adam Dudycha for Shore Magazine.

Well I did not win at the Headline Club of Chicago's 2013 Lisagor awards on Friday night. But we did get to eat and drink in the fabulous Union League Club while listening to the gravelly-voiced Rick Kogan MC the event.
But rather than react like this wet, muddy rugby player on the ground, or maybe just like him, I say congratulations to all the winners and look out for me next year!!

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