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Bill Gates for La Stampa Italy

Microsoft Corporation founder, technology advisor and board member Bill Gates is photographed during a wide-ranging interview with La Stampa Editor-In-Chief Mario Calabresi May 24, 2014 at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com for La Stampa.

Microsoft Corporation founder, technology advisor and board member Bill Gates is photographed during a wide-ranging interview with La Stampa Editor-In-Chief Mario Calabresi May 24, 2014 at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com for La Stampa.

This spring has kept me hopping and shooting a lot of new editorial and commercial assignments. I can’t share them all yet, but one came in late last month (for the first time ever via LinkedIn) to photograph Bill Gates being interviewed for a large Italian newspaper called La Stampa. The paper is launching a new series about global issues and the wide-ranging interview covered a lot of ground. I was allowed to shoot the first and last five minutes of the interview, for which La Stampa Editor-in-Chief Mario Calabresi flew in from Turin. It was a little surreal to be inside Bill’s office at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and hear him speaking about everything from who his heroes are to what lies ahead for the newspaper industry. I did my best to be low-key and inconspicuous as I moved around and tried out different angles. Bill never acknowledged me, but I suspect he is very used to this kind of thing. At one point I was trying to line up a shot from his profile side and almost sat down in his chair — I caught myself and thought better of it. It was one of those crazy days planned for a week and all over in a matter of minutes, I am just happy to see it ran in print today.

Microsoft Corporation founder, technology advisor and board member Bill Gates is photographed during a wide-ranging interview with La Stampa Editor-In-Chief Mario Calabresi May 24, 2014 at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com for La Stampa.

Microsoft Corporation founder, technology advisor and board member Bill Gates is photographed during a wide-ranging interview with La Stampa Editor-In-Chief Mario Calabresi May 24, 2014 at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA. Photos by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com for La Stampa.

Microsoft Corporation founder, technology advisor and board member Bill Gates is photographed during a wide-ranging interview with La Stampa Editor-In-Chief Mario Calabresi May 24, 2014 at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com for La Stampa.

Microsoft Corporation founder, technology advisor and board member Bill Gates is photographed during a wide-ranging interview with La Stampa Editor-In-Chief Mario Calabresi May 24, 2014 at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com for La Stampa.


You can see more from this shoot at La Stampa’s website and in my archive.

Thanks for looking,

Daniel

APAD Front 4/15/13 — Seattle editorial photographer

APhotoADay.org is an amazing community of photographers from all backgrounds who share their daily photographs. It’s a chance to get feedback on new work and projects, or to compare notes on topics like freelancing. Every day, one of the thousands of pictures shared on the discussion list previously is displayed on the front page of the website. And today, one of my favorite pictures from BunnyCon was featured, and that just kind of makes my day. Don’t forget to browse the archives, it’s full of stunning work.

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Thanks for looking,

Daniel

11th anniversary of September 11th

Posted in Seattle visual journalist by bermanphotos on September 11, 2012

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Flags at half-mast on the Space Needle. Had to pull off the road when I saw this scene from the Eastlake area.

Never forget!

-Daniel

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Cupid’s Undie Run Seattle photos | Seattle editorial photographer

I had a hilarious time photographing the Cupid’s Undie Run in Seattle yesterday — and not just because I got to capture this surreal experience — though, luckily for all involved — I remained clothed! This was a blast because everyone seemed to be having a lot of fun, and were not timid about the huge number of photographers that seemed to make it out to Fremont. I tried my best to get close to people and let them know my intentions and put them at ease. Their alcohol tended to do the rest…

Dan Vacanti, from Federal Way, drinks a beer at The Ballroom bar as Tova MacLennan, left, and Ellie Oberstein look on prior to the start of the Cupid's Undie Run in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle Saturday, Feb. 11. "My friend said this would be a good time," said Vacanti. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Dan Vacanti, from Federal Way, drinks a beer at The Ballroom bar as Tova MacLennan, left, and Ellie Oberstein look on prior to the start of the Cupid's Undie Run in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle Saturday, Feb. 11. "My friend said this would be a good time," said Vacanti. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Cupid's Undie Run participants hang out at The Ballroom bar prior to the start of the 1.5-mile run around the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle to raise money for The Children's Tumor Foundation, Saturday, Feb. 11. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Cupid's Undie Run participants hang out at The Ballroom bar prior to the start of the 1.5-mile run around the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle to raise money for The Children's Tumor Foundation, Saturday, Feb. 11. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

L-R, friends Alyse Garday, Rachael McKay, Paulina Szreder, Cameron Williams and Kelley Hughes hang out and dance at The Ballroom bar prior to the start of the 1.5-mile run around the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle to raise money for The Children's Tumor Foundation, Saturday, Feb. 11. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com.

L-R, friends Alyse Garday, Rachael McKay, Paulina Szreder, Cameron Williams and Kelley Hughes hang out and dance at The Ballroom bar prior to the start of the 1.5-mile run around the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle to raise money for The Children's Tumor Foundation, Saturday, Feb. 11. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com.

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Amanda Knox photos for the New York Post | Seattle editorial photographer

“Thank you for everyone who believed in me, who defended me, who supported my family,” Amanda Knox said in a brief media address. “My family is the most important thing to me, and I just want to go be with them.”

Amanda Knox is overcome with emotion as she acknowledges the waiting crowd and enormous media presence upon her arrival in the United States at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Tuesday, October 4. Knox's murder conviction was overturned by an Italian appellate court after spending four years in prison in Italy. Photo by Daniel Berman/For the New York Post


These photos available in my archive: Amanda Knox Photos Seattle

Amanda Knox arrived back in the United States after more than four years in prison in Italy.

She was met at Seattle-International Airport by hundreds of cameras from around the world. I was there for the New York Post. But we were all here in Seattle to document this woman coming to the airport. It was silly journalism, as Danny Gawlowski pointed out.

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Seattle editorial photographer: Views of Everett; Seattle

A view of passengers waiting to board a Greyhound bus at Everett Station March 15, 2011. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A view of passengers waiting to board a Greyhound bus at Everett Station March 15, 2011. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Downtown Seattle at night becomes a colorful mix of blue and yellow on a cold, rainy day March 15, 2011. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Downtown Seattle at night becomes a colorful mix of blue and yellow on a cold, rainy day March 15, 2011. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

The Seattle stop of The Flashbus Tour

A man walks away with a promotional poster near the end of the first stop of The Flashbus Tour in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle Friday, March 11. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A man walks away with a promotional poster near the end of the first stop of The Flashbus Tour in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle Friday, March 11. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

I can’t stop thinking about my 9-5 shift in the office of David Hobby and Joe McNally at the first stop of The Flashbus Tour in Seattle. It took place over the course of a far too nice day out at the Washington State Convention Center on Friday Mar. 11. It should be said, upfront, that this was an unapologetically geeky event. Hobby, wearing his trademark shorts, came out to the greet those waiting in line. There was nary a camera-less hand in sight among the predominantly male crowd.

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Seattle editorial photographer | Seattle Police Protests (SPD) 2-18-11

Seattle police form a barrier on Pike Street during protests against the Seattle Police Department (SPD) Friday, Feb. 18 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Photo by Seattle Bellingham photographer Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Seattle police form a barrier on Pike Street during protests against the Seattle Police Department (SPD) Friday, Feb. 18 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Photo by Seattle Bellingham photographer Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Protests against Seattle Police Department (SPD) Friday, Feb. 18 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Photo by Seattle Bellingham photographer Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Protests against Seattle Police Department (SPD) Friday, Feb. 18 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Photo by Seattle Bellingham photographer Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

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Bellingham editorial photographer | 2010 portraits of the year

Xavier Dailly, Western Washington University golfer

Xavier Dailly, Western Washington University golfer

I have always enjoyed making portraits, whether they are impromptu encounters as at Bellingham Comicon, or in more formal sessions, as in my work with Western Washington University athletes. Portraiture is so exciting and fulfilling to me — just the idea of being able to capture someone’s true personality in an image is a thrill. 2010 offered me the opportunity to shoot portraits for some terrific clients.

Cityvision Magazine hired me to make portraits of Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike, Shoreline Mayor Keith McGlashan and Everett City Attorney Ramsey Ramerman.

The Western Front assigned me to make portraits of some of Western’s top athletes and other important members of the Bellingham community.

I also made portraits for a number of smaller, local clients and editorial publications. No matter who I am photographing, I love the challenge of connecting a portrait to the story in a meaningful way.

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Ken Griffey, Jr. retires from Seattle Mariners | Seattle sports photographer

Posted in assignment work, Downtown Seattle, editorial work, sports, Washington by bermanphotos on June 2, 2010

Today, The Seattle Mariners’ Ken Griffey, Jr. announced his retirement from baseball at age 40. Growing up, Griffey was always my favorite player, and I can distinctly recall him hitting a home run at the only game I ever attended at the dearly-departed Kingdome. They lit off fireworks, filling the whole stadium with a smokey haze. Griffey will be missed — he, along with the rest of the pinnacle team, helped to put Seattle on the map.

Below, here is one of my favorite photos of Ken Griffey, Jr. that I made while interning at The Seattle Post-Intelligencer this past spring-summer.

The Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. warms up in the 6th inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Saturday July 10, 2009 at Safeco Field. He struck out in his next at-bat. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

The Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. warms up in the 6th inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Saturday July 10, 2009 at Safeco Field. He struck out in his next at-bat. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

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