Seattle Photographer Daniel Berman | Bellingham, WA | (206) 387-3767 daniel@bermanphotos.com

City redevelopment for Cityvision Magazine | Seattle editorial photographer

Auburn, Wash. has worked to revitalize its downtown through a program called Storefronts, where local artists' work is displayed in unoccupied commercial retail spaces, such as the creations of Julia Haack. L-R, Storefronts director Matthew Richter, artist Julia Haack and Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis stand outside a space at 1st and Main Street across from City Hall Tuesday, July 2nd. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Auburn, Wash. has worked to revitalize its downtown through a program called Storefronts, where local artists’ work is displayed in unoccupied commercial retail spaces, such as the creations of Julia Haack. L-R, Storefronts director Matthew Richter, artist Julia Haack and Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis stand outside a space at 1st and Main Street across from City Hall Tuesday, July 2nd. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Auburn, Wash. has worked to revitalize its downtown through a program called Storefronts, where local artists' work is displayed in unoccupied commercial retail spaces, such as the creations of Julia Haack. L-R, Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, Storefronts director Matthew RIchter, and artist Julia Haack, stand outside a space at 1st and Main Street across from City Hall Tuesday, July 2nd. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Auburn, Wash. has worked to revitalize its downtown through a program called Storefronts, where local artists’ work is displayed in unoccupied commercial retail spaces, such as the creations of Julia Haack. L-R, Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, Storefronts director Matthew RIchter, and artist Julia Haack, stand outside a space at 1st and Main Street across from City Hall Tuesday, July 2nd. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Auburn, Wash. has worked to revitalize its downtown through a program called Storefronts, where local artists' work is displayed in unoccupied commercial retail spaces, such as the creations of Julia Haack. L-R, Storefronts director Matthew Richter, artist Julia Haack and Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis stand outside a space at 1st and Main Street across from City Hall Tuesday, July 2nd. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Auburn, Wash. has worked to revitalize its downtown through a program called Storefronts, where local artists’ work is displayed in unoccupied commercial retail spaces, such as the creations of Julia Haack. L-R, Storefronts director Matthew Richter, artist Julia Haack and Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis stand outside a space at 1st and Main Street across from City Hall Tuesday, July 2nd. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Had an assignment last month to photograph two stories on city redevelopment projects for Cityvision Magazine. The first shoot was a last-minute one on Auburn, Washington’s efforts to redevelop unused commercial spaces into art galleries. A sweet idea, especially when you have art like Julia Haack’s to fill the rooms. They looked great from the street, too. Wish we could have had more sunshine to really make the art pop but alas, it was a gusty overcast day. You can tell the wind is blowing if you look at her hair, but all things considered, I was happy with the way the shoot went down. And we did it in under the time allotted which is always great!

I was very pleased with tearsheets that came from these shoots! This was one of my first full-page magazine portraits, so that’s pretty special. The second shoot was way north in Mount Vernon, Wash., to photograph Mayor Jill Boudreau and Public Works Director Esco Bell. The city is redeveloping the promenade into a cool multiuse commercial space and making the waterfront a more attractive place for the community to hang out. I liked the view of the bridge and Skagit River — not everyday you get to have those in an environmental portrait.

Mt. Vernon, Wash. Public Works Director Esco Bell and Mayor Jill Boudreau have been essential to a flood protection plan that transform a parking lot running along the Skagit River into a pedestrian promenade maintaining safety and allowing for expanded business redevelopment in the area. Officials have completed the first of three phases scheduled to be completed by late 2013. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Mt. Vernon, Wash. Public Works Director Esco Bell and Mayor Jill Boudreau have been essential to a flood protection plan that transform a parking lot running along the Skagit River into a pedestrian promenade maintaining safety and allowing for expanded business redevelopment in the area. Officials have completed the first of three phases scheduled to be completed by late 2013. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.comMt. Vernon, Wash. Public Works Director Esco Bell and Mayor Jill Boudreau have been essential to a flood protection plan that transform a parking lot running along the Skagit River into a pedestrian promenade maintaining safety and allowing for expanded business redevelopment in the area. Officials have completed the first of three phases scheduled to be completed by late 2013. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.comMt. Vernon, Wash. Public Works Director Esco Bell and Mayor Jill Boudreau have been essential to a flood protection plan that transform a parking lot running along the Skagit River into a pedestrian promenade maintaining safety and allowing for expanded business redevelopment in the area. Officials have completed the first of three phases scheduled to be completed by late 2013. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

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Daniel

Bellingham editorial photographer | Chemistry students photos WWU

A view of the Chemistry Building at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Photo by Seattle Bellingham photographer Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A view of the Chemistry Building at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Photo by Seattle Bellingham photographer Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

One of my first assignments as a photography intern with the Office of University Communications at Western Washington University was to explore the Chemistry Building. It’s a good thing no one asked me to help — it has been more than a while since high school chemistry class!

But really, my internship is looking to be an interesting experience. Every day is very different, but for now, I am tasked with gathering an archive of images of each building on campus. They are both building portrait assignments, as well as marketing of the school, departments and buildings. And I have to say, being given the license to roam and explore for the better part of each day has been a rewarding challenge.

A student works in a physical inorganic chemistry class inside the Chemistry Building at Western Washington University in Bellingham March 31, 2011. Photo by Seattle Bellingham photographer Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A student works in a physical inorganic chemistry class inside the Chemistry Building at Western Washington University in Bellingham March 31, 2011. Photo by Seattle Bellingham photographer Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Students work together in a physical inorganic chemistry class inside the Chemistry Building at Western Washington University in Bellingham March 31, 2011. Photo by Seattle Bellingham photographer Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Students work together in a physical inorganic chemistry class inside the Chemistry Building at Western Washington University in Bellingham March 31, 2011. Photo by Seattle Bellingham photographer Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

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Seattle editorial photographer | Seattle Seahawks Fan Portraits

Before the start of the Seattle Seahawks game against the Detroit Lions at Qwest Field, I made portraits of some of the Seahawks’ most dedicated and passionate fans. I have really been enjoying making portraits of people at different events recently (like the Seattle Tattoo Expo and the Bellingham ComicCon) and wanted to try a similar style with the Seahawks fans.

I want to return for another game; these superfans are as fun to meet as they are to photograph!

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Seattle Seahawks Pre-Game Portraits

Lighting was accomplished with three Nikon Speedlights, with the mainlight a softbox, and connected using Pocket Wizard Plus II Transceivers.

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-Daniel

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