Archive for category: USA TODAY

February 27, 2014
27 Feb 2014

Korean War veteran Rep. Charles Rangel | DC video production

Last June I was hired by USA TODAY to shoot an interview and make a portrait of Korean War veteran Congressman Charles Rangel for the 60th Anniversary of the war. Somehow I am just now posting this. Everything about the shoot had to move quickly because we only had about 15 minutes for the video interview and about 90 seconds after that for the portrait. One of my favorite things Rep. Rangel said was that he hasn’t had a bad day since the war. He shares this perspective the war has given him towards the end of the video which was edited by the staff at USA TODAY.

Korean War vet Rep. Charlie Rangel

June 4, 2013
04 Jun 2013

Capital Download for USA TODAY: Robert Dallek Presidential Historian

Robert Dallek, a well known Presidential Historian who has written books about the past half-dozen presidencies waxes on the “second-term curse” Obama might be facing IRS scandal and The Justice Department’s subpoena of Associated Press’ records thereby superseding the First Amendment. Interesting times for sure. Check out the full story and video here.

DC Photography| Presidential Historian Robert Dallek.

Robert Dallek Presidential Historian at his home in Washington, D.C.

June 4, 2013
04 Jun 2013

Capital Download for USA TODAY: Senator Lindsey Graham & Benghazi

DC Photography | Senator Lindsey Graham
Senator Lindsey Graham had quite a few newsworthy things to say about the White House messaging after the fatal attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Here is a link to the 3 camera shoot I produced as well as the 90-second portrait I made afterward.

April 4, 2013
04 Apr 2013

Capital Download for USA TODAY: RNC Reince Priebus

I had the opportunity to produce another 3 camera video shoot for USA TODAY’s weekly Capital Download series and then do a 90-second portrait with the Republican National Chairman Reince Preibus. Here is the link to the video and story.

I’m pretty sure that his parents gave him this name hoping he would have a successful life in politics.

DC Photography | Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus

RNC Reince Priebus


April 2, 2013
02 Apr 2013

MLK Jr’s legacy and a 3 camera shoot with Lee Saunders AFSCME’s president for USA TODAY

Commercial Photography | Portrait of AFL CIO President Lee Saunders

Portrait of AFSCME President Lee Saunders

Late last week I was hired by USA TODAY to produce a 3 camera shoot for their weekly series called Capital Download. This Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page interviewed Lee Saunders AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) President at their office on K Street. I also did a 2 minute portrait afterwards which is a little longer than normal for someone of his stature. Many thanks to Chris, the Assistant Director of Media and Field Communications for making the shoot run so smoothly. Also a big thank you to USA TODAY video editor extraordinaire for helping produce the shoot and for assisting me with the lighting on this portrait. Here is a link to the story and video.

June 15, 2012
15 Jun 2012

Musical Muse: Carolina Chocolate Drops

I’ve had the opportunity to help USA TODAY produce quite a few studio music shoots in the past few months. I’ve had a lot of fun being the Director of Photography and I’ve been exposed to some cool new music along the way. Check out the Grammy winning Carolina Chocolate Drops

Tech: We utilized 8 different cameras for this shoot and about nine lights.

December 8, 2011
08 Dec 2011

From homelessness to hometown title fight

DC Photography | Peterson Brothers
The Peterson brothers rise from homelessness to professional boxers thanks to their head trainer Barry Hunter (center). Photo by Garrett Hubbard/USA TODAY

Tears, sweat, and love. But it was mostly love that propelled Lamont Peterson to the upcoming World Championship title fight this Saturday at the Convention Center in D.C. I met the Peterson brothers Monday night and took this portrait as well as made a quick video story. Watch to my story video here or read more about their story here.

October 14, 2011
14 Oct 2011

On Assignment: Shooting the The iPhone 4S launch with an iPhone

The launch of this phone was not nearly as groundbreaking as the launch of the original iPhone. But the people still came early, waiting in the rain, and some slept outside of the Reston, VA Apple store just to be first in line. I was not one of those people, but I did tell a little story about it with my iPhone 4 for USA TODAY. I had so much fun shooting it with my iPhone. It was like shooting an assignment with prime lens because the iPhone camera doesn’t have an optical zoom. I could talk more about the gear I used in conjunction with my iPhone 4 in another post if there is interest.

So, how many Apple devices do you own?

August 17, 2011
17 Aug 2011

A photo shoot with Emmy nominated actress Sofia Vergara

My eyes are now wide open and I see the light. The fashion world is a crazy place! A few weeks ago I went up to New York City to do a behind the scenes video of USA Weekend’s cover shoot of Sofia Vergara. She’s the super funny comedian/actress who is on ABC’s Modern Family. I’ve never seen the show, but it does have 17 Emmy nominations this year. So it’s got to be good, right?

However, everything isn’t peaches and cream for Vergara–at least on the day of our shoot. I think she was way over-scheduled and overworked and wasn’t quite as personable or approachable as as she appears to be on TV. That said, I might be a little crabby if I had five different people telling me my schedule, what to wear, how to pose, etc, etc. Oh the life of stardom sure is tough!

July 13, 2011
13 Jul 2011

Courage to admire: Medal of Honor

DC Photography | Medal of HonorPresident Obama awards Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. The ceremony was held in the White House. Garrett Hubbard/USA TODAY

Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry’s story of courage and selflessness is awesome. It involves picking up a live grenade to save the lives of two of his fellow soldiers. I encourage you to check out more of the story here.

DC Photography | Medal of HonorThe ceremony was opened and closed in prayer. Garrett Hubbard/USA TODAY

DC Photography | Medal of HonorSergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry claps in recognition of the sacrifice made by his fellow Army Rangers during the battle in 2008 that cost him his right hand. The hand he used to throw back the live grenade was destroyed in the explosion and has been replaced by a prosthetic with the names of his fallen brothers engraved on it. Garrett Hubbard/USA TODAY

DC Photography | Medal of Honor

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