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Thank you Mr. Ferguson

I’ve got to be honest, I was pretty nervous about the prospect of photographing Attorney General Bob Ferguson. I like to think that over the years I’ve gotten pretty good at learning how to shlep off the usual jitters before a shoot. I still get nervous, which is great, it keeps the job exciting, but this assignment felt a little different, it felt a little heavier.

In case you missed it Bob Ferguson is Washington State’s Attorney General, who within 24 hours filed suit against President Trump’s travel ban, ultimately leading to ban’s pausing and judicial review. Mr. Ferguson also happens to be an internationally rated chess master. Read the Met’s full story here.

As a middle class white guy, I can appreciate that there are a lot of other people more qualified to speak personally about the profound affects of Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13769, so I will spare you my two cents. What I will offer is my sincere gratitude to AG Ferguson for giving me back a little peace of mind and confidence in the legal mechanisms framed in our constitution. So to you Mr. Ferguson, I thank you!

Tearsheet of Bob Ferguson photographed for the Seattle Met June 2017
Bob Ferguson photographed at his Seattle office on April 14, 2017

The Two Sides of Brett Hamil

It was a lot of fun to shoot this concept for Jane Sherman at the Seattle Met. Jane’s concept was to illustrate Brett’s faceted career as a standup comic and political talk show host. For this composite shot we worked with Brett to find a few expressions that felt authentic to his comedy and had him repeat these looks for both wardrobe changes, a tough ask but Brett displayed no small amount of patience throughout the process. Huge thanks to my crew Jenny and Meg for helping bring this concept to life.

Client: Seattle Met
Subject: Brett Hamil
HMU: Jenny Verador
Wardrobe/Styling: Meg Schmitt

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