Capital Girls Video

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In December of last year we received a call from our good friend Caitlin Peters and AARP The Magazine to shoot stills and a video interview with the critically acclaimed authors of Capital Girls. Writing under the pseudonym Ella Monroe, the duo behind the hit series of young adult novels is also known as Amy Reingold and Maz Rauber. We spent a few days down in Washington DC with Amy & Maz, delving into their daily lives as authors and bringing their creative process to life. Keep reading for our video interview and more shots…

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Kind Words from Caitlin Peters

You may remember  photo editor Caitlin Peters from our 10 questions series or the handful of awesome assignments we’ve worked on with her in the past few years.

She was recently tapped by PDN PhotoServe to describe working with one of her favorite photographers. We are very happy to report that she picked Chris and equally honored and humbled by her kind words. Keep reading for more of Caitlin’s thoughts and some of our favorite photos from collaborating with her over the past few years…

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The Daring Dozen – Pat Summitt

In early September of this year, we received a call from Caitlin Peters at AARP Magazine to be part of the 2012 Inspire Awards, a year-end collection of inspiring people who have changed the world. Over the course of six weeks this assignment took us from Texas to Arizona, Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, Wisconsin, Miami, Tennessee, and Vancouver. Aside from making photos of the award winners, we were lucky enough to experience their greatness and learn what they had to share with us. Over the next few weeks on the blog we’ll be sharing photos and stories from this adventure.

With thirty six years of winning seasons, over 1000 total wins, and 8 NCAA championship titles, Pat Summitt is one of the most accomplished basketball coaches in History. Despite a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s this year, Summitt perseveres, committed to stay on as coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols for as long as she can. Her abilities as a coach and courage in the face of adversity are amazing. Keep reading for more of our story with the legendary Pat Summitt.

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The Daring Dozen – Arizona Shooting Heroes

In early September of this year, we received a call from Caitlin Peters at AARP Magazine to be part of the 2012 Inspire Awards, a year-end collection of inspiring people who have changed the world. Over the course of six weeks this assignment took us from Texas to Arizona, Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, Wisconsin, Miami, Tennessee, and Vancouver. Aside from making photos of the award winners, we were lucky enough to experience their greatness and learn what they had to share with us. Over the next few weeks on the blog we’ll be sharing photos and stories from this adventure.

Patricia Maisch, Roger Salzgeber, and Col. Bill Badger are three modern day heroes. In early January 2011 the three were part of a small crowd at a gathering with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the parking lot of a Tucson Arizona grocery store. When a gunman began firing at the Congresswoman and randomly into the crowd, these three heroes all took action. Colonel Badger and Roger tackled the assailant while Patricia managed to keep his weapon away. Read more of their story and see more photos and some behind the scenes from our time with these heroes.

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The Daring Dozen – Sen. Daniel Inouye

In early September of this year, we received a call from Caitlin Peters at AARP Magazine to be part of the 2012 Inspire Awards, a year-end collection of inspiring people who have changed the world. Over the course of six weeks this assignment took us from Texas to Arizona, Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, Wisconsin, Miami, Tennessee, and Vancouver. Aside from making photos of the award winners, we were lucky enough to experience their greatness and learn what they had to share with us. Over the next few weeks on the blog we’ll be sharing photos and stories from this adventure.

When we photographed Senator Inoue, we had an opportunity to meet a man with an amazing story. As the the most senior member of the U.S. Senate and the President Pro-Tempore, Inouye has been serving our country in the government since 1959 – when Hawaii was first established as a state. Before joining the Senate, Inouye was a Captain in WWII, fighting in Italy where he ultimately recede the Medal of Honor for his bravery and sacrifice to his country. In his tenure in the Senate, he was a part of the Watergate Committee and the chair of the Iran-Contra Committee in the 1980’s. We had only ten minutes with the accomplished Senator. Keep reading to see how we made the most of it and a look behind the scenes…

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