Seattle Photographer Daniel Berman | Seattle editorial photographer | (206) 387-3767 daniel@bermanphotos.com

Everett helping homeless for Cityvision | Seattle editorial photographer

Got approached to do a cool shoot for my longtime client, Cityvision, last month, focusing on the innovative efforts of Everett to combat the issue of homelessness.

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By opening new shelters and affordable housing, and stopping the revolving doors of the criminal justice system, Everett is finally doing something productive on the matter.

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The magazine’s art director had coordinated access to do the shoot on top of the Wall Street Building in downtown Everett. In my naivety I thought, ok, we’ll get to the highest floor, pop out a roof hatch, and be shooting in no time.

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But when we got to the 10th floor, the PR person let us know we went on foot from there. We emerged on a sub level of the roof, surrounded by a 6-foot-tall parapet. I couldn’t understand why we would do the shoot there — you couldn’t see anything. Then he pointed to the ladder. Did I mention I hate heights?

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My assistant, Matt Mills McKnight, and I worked out a plan to get the lighting gear up to the actual roof. We packed two heads into the beauty dish case, which I put onto my back. Matt carried my camera bag. Then we held on for dear life. The most impressive part though is that all three of our subjects were game to participate and climb too. What troupers! If nothing else, this job makes for some very interesting bar stories. Many thanks to City of Everett Lead Prosecutor Hil Kaman, Deputy City Attorney David Hall, and Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson.

 

Essentially Ellington Jazz girls for KUOW | Seattle editorial photographer

I worked on a fun piece for KUOW 94.9 about an all-girls jazz ensemble hoping to compete in the prestigious Essentially Ellington competition in New York. They asked me to write a little bit about the experience:

This was my second time working with reporter Marcie Sillman. We arrived about 30 minutes before the girls were set to begin their regular weekly night practice at Washington Middle School.

In the moonlit parking lot, I loaded a cadre of stands and lights onto a dolly cart and rolled toward the school, the sweet scent of the Franz Bread Factory next door cascading by. We passed the gymnasium and basketball scrimmage and headed into the band room, where I met briefly with the group’s director, Kelly Barr-Clingan. I took her suggestion to set up in the back practice spaces where I could be out of the way while they did their thing.

KUOW Digital Director Jenna Montgomery was inspired by the idea of Kelly at the center of a Brady Bunch-style portrait, and I went to work setting up a mini portrait studio complete with electric blue backdrop. Marcie wandered off to interview Kelly and record the practice.

It was warm in there and I could hear the performers tuning their instruments as I took practice shots on myself to quickly test the settings. I made some final adjustments to the lights and went to the boy’s locker room to wipe my face.

The girls walked over in small groups, and sat down one by one. I told them they could do whatever they wanted to start. Then I asked them to play their instrument a bit, or to sing me something they knew. 

With only about an hour to photograph each of the girls in the group, time was limited. I wanted to see their personalities. I wanted to see the passion.

You have to build trust pretty quickly. I do that by keeping things light and fun, being friendly, and acknowledging the sometimes awkwardness of the process. You do this for long enough and you know what fears to assuage.

As I sat on a piano bench across from them and clicked away for a minute or two, I was impressed to hear these amazing acoustic and acapella performances. It was a moving and beautiful experience and I wish all of these talented musicians best of luck in this competition and the years ahead.

Google Economic Impact Report | Seattle editorial photographer

Back in March I got a surprising phone call. It was about 6 in the evening on a Monday and a producer at North6 was searching for a photographer to shoot for a Google project. Where? A remote Alaskan town. When? That weekend. I half expected a radio DJ to burst out laughing on the other end. But the assignment was to photograph an aerial tour guide in Talkeetna, a few hours north of Anchorage, as part of Google’s state-by-state Economic Impact Report highlighting how small businesses use Google services. I hoped for a chance to fly around Denali, but alas, that shoot became impossible due to scheduling. But I stayed in touch with the client and fortunately there were opportunities to take on assignments for the project in far more familiar places.

I photographed Portland Meat Collective Founder Camas Davis in Oregon, then Sip & Ship Owner Diana Naramore in Seattle, and flew to Boise, Idaho, to photograph Tsheets.com Founder Matt Rissell on a quick there-and-back trip April 1st.

Portland Meat Collective Owner Camas Davis teaches a class about preparing and cooking pork at Elder Hall in Portland Wednesday Mar. 18, 2015. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Portland Meat Collective Owner Camas Davis teaches a class about preparing and cooking pork at Elder Hall in Portland Wednesday Mar. 18, 2015. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Portland Meat Collective Owner Camas Davis teaches a class about preparing and cooking pork at Elder Hall in Portland Wednesday Mar. 18, 2015. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Portland Meat Collective Owner Camas Davis teaches a class about preparing and cooking pork at Elder Hall in Portland Wednesday Mar. 18, 2015. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Portland Meat Collective Owner Camas Davis teaches a class about preparing and cooking pork at Elder Hall in Portland Wednesday Mar. 18, 2015. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Portland Meat Collective Owner Camas Davis teaches a class about preparing and cooking pork at Elder Hall in Portland Wednesday Mar. 18, 2015. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Portland Meat Collective Owner Camas Davis teaches a class about preparing and cooking pork at Elder Hall in Portland Wednesday Mar. 18, 2015. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google

Portland Meat Collective Owner Camas Davis teaches a class about preparing and cooking pork at Elder Hall in Portland Wednesday Mar. 18, 2015. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google

Sip & Ship Owner Diana Naramore at her Ballard location in Seattle Tuesday March 23, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Sip & Ship Owner Diana Naramore at her Ballard location in Seattle Tuesday March 23, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Sip & Ship Owner Diana Naramore at her Ballard location in Seattle Tuesday March 23, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Sip & Ship Owner Diana Naramore at her Ballard location in Seattle Tuesday March 23, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Sip & Ship Owner Diana Naramore at her Ballard location in Seattle Tuesday March 23, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Sip & Ship Owner Diana Naramore at her Ballard location in Seattle Tuesday March 23, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Sip & Ship Owner Diana Naramore at her Ballard location in Seattle Tuesday March 23, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Sip & Ship Owner Diana Naramore at her Ballard location in Seattle Tuesday March 23, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Tsheets.com CEO Matt Rissell poses for a portrait at their office April 1, 2015 in Eagle, ID. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Tsheets.com CEO Matt Rissell poses for a portrait at their office April 1, 2015 in Eagle, ID. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Tsheets.com CEO Matt Rissell poses for a portrait at their office April 1, 2015 in Eagle, ID. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Tsheets.com CEO Matt Rissell poses for a portrait at their office April 1, 2015 in Eagle, ID. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Tsheets.com CEO Matt Rissell poses for a portrait at their office April 1, 2015 in Eagle, ID. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Tsheets.com CEO Matt Rissell poses for a portrait at their office April 1, 2015 in Eagle, ID. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Tsheets.com CEO Matt Rissell poses for a portrait at their office April 1, 2015 in Eagle, ID. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Tsheets.com CEO Matt Rissell poses for a portrait at their office April 1, 2015 in Eagle, ID. Photo by Daniel Berman for Google.

Recreational marijuana edibles for The New York Times | Seattle editorial photographer

Earlier this month I had a great assignment to photograph marijuana edibles for The New York Times, which wanted to showcase some of the more unusual and interesting pot products on the market. I collaborated with my regular food stylist, Malina Lopez, to capture the character of these special almonds, cookies, teas and coffee pods. The treats are available to purchase at many Washington state recreational marijuana stores. But you got to be 21. A view of various marijuana edibles for sale at recreational marijuana retail stores in the Seattle area. Credit: Daniel Berman for The New York Times. Styling by Malina Lopez.

Daniel Berman Edible 2 — Seattle, Wash. — May 16, 2015: A view of various marijuana edibles for sale at recreational marijuana retail stores in the Seattle area. Credit: Daniel Berman for The New York Times. Styling by Malina Lopez.

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Products photographed: Marijuana-infused Legal pomegranate tonic by Mirth Provisions, Sativa Brownie Bites by Spot, Chili-lime Almonds by Winterlife Cannabis, 4.20 Bar by Evergreen Herbal, Coffee pods by Fairwinds Manufacturing, Platy’s Premium Peanut Butter Cookie by Winterlife Cannabis, Original Caramel by Cannamel’s, Vegan-friendly Mocha Truffle by Verdelux, Chai High Tea by Evergreen Herbal, and Lemongrass Zootdrops by Zoots. Photo by Daniel Berman for The New York Times. Styling by Malina Lopez.

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

Northwest Justice Project Attorney David Tarshes for Duke Law Magazine | Seattle editorial photographer

Attorney David Tarshes with the Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team of the Northwest Justice Project, photographed Feb. 2, 2015 at their offices in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. Photo by Daniel Berman for Duke Law Magazine.

Attorney David Tarshes with the Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team of the Northwest Justice Project, photographed Feb. 2, 2015 at their offices in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. Photo by Daniel Berman for Duke Law Magazine.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon for Seattle Weekly | Seattle editorial photographer

I had a great assignment from Seattle Weekly earlier this month to photograph Cary Moon, an activist and urban designer who opposes continued development of the Bertha tunnel project. For those not living in Seattle, the waterfront highway a.k.a the Highway 99 Viaduct, is being torn down and replaced with a tunnel. The project has been plagued with problems and delays, some technical, some bureaucratic — all expensive. Check out the story for a much more thorough peek into why this divisive issue matters so much. We battled the wind on top of Pier 86 in downtown for a view of the skyline and then moved to under the viaduct for another view of the city.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

Bertha tunnel project activist Cary Moon. Photographed for Seattle Weekly.

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Thanks for looking,

Daniel

Harry Partch instruments for KUOW | Seattle editorial photographer

It’s not every day that you get to see and hear a piece of history. Make that pieces. I got an assignment last week from KUOW to photograph Charles Corey, the 30-year-old caretaker of the Harry Partch instruments collection at the University of Washington School of Music. In a fun story by Marcie Sillman you can actually hear the renowned, intricate instruments. Partch created the instruments between the 1940s and 1970s, and they are based on the Just Intonation scale, not anything like what we are used to hearing from traditional instruments. You can find some really intense theatrical productions of Partch’s arrangements on Youtube too that help put his life’s work in context. He wasn’t just a composer and musician, he was also a playwright and auteur.

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. Corey demonstrates the Adapted Viola. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. Corey demonstrates the Adapted Viola. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. Corey demonstrates the Chromelodeon, created in 1941. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. Corey demonstrates the Chromelodeon, created in 1941. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. A view of the Cloud Chamber Bowls, created in 1950. The bowls are the sawed-off bottoms of large glass bottles made by Pyrex, and produce different tons when tapped on the top or bottom or scraped along the side. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. A view of the Cloud Chamber Bowls, created in 1950. The bowls are the sawed-off bottoms of large glass bottles made by Pyrex, and produce different tons when tapped on the top or bottom or scraped along the side. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. Corey demonstrates Bass Marimba, which requires standing on a large bench to reach playing height. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. Corey demonstrates Bass Marimba, which requires standing on a large bench to reach playing height. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. Corey demonstrates the Kithara II, created in 1954 by Partch. Glass tubes are moved up and down on the sides to create varying pressure and different tonality. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. Corey demonstrates the Kithara II, created in 1954 by Partch. Glass tubes are moved up and down on the sides to create varying pressure and different tonality. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. "I've been doing this almost 13 years now," Corey said. The instruments were created between the 1940s and 1960s by the American composer Partch. The instruments are renowned for their complex and unique sound structure abilities based on the Just Intonation scale, which was designed to more naturally imitate human voice pitch. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Chuck Corey, 30, is a faculty research associate in the University of Washington School of Music where he curates the Harry Partch instruments collection. “I’ve been doing this almost 13 years now,” Corey said. The instruments were created between the 1940s and 1960s by the American composer Partch. The instruments are renowned for their complex and unique sound structure abilities based on the Just Intonation scale, which was designed to more naturally imitate human voice pitch. Photo by Daniel Berman for KUOW

Alison Holcomb & Gregg Holcomb cover for Seattle Weekly | Seattle editorial photographer

Alison Holcomb & Gregg Holcomb cover for Seattle Weekly  | Seattle photographer Daniel Berman

Alison Holcomb & Gregg Holcomb cover for Seattle Weekly | Seattle photographer Daniel Berman

Alison Holcomb & Gregg Holcomb cover for Seattle Weekly  | Seattle photographer Daniel Berman

Alison Holcomb & Gregg Holcomb cover for Seattle Weekly | Seattle photographer Daniel Berman

Alison Holcomb & Gregg Holcomb for Seattle Weekly  | Seattle photographer Daniel Berman

Alison Holcomb & Gregg Holcomb for Seattle Weekly | Seattle photographer Daniel Berman

My first assignment for Seattle Weekly was this cover shoot for a sensitive story about Alison Holcomb and Gregg Holcomb’s unique histories. Alison was the writer and public face of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 here in Washington. Her husband Gregg is the owner of the Capitol Hill bar Witness. Her story as a drug law reformer and activist for criminal sentencing reform intertwine with her husband’s tragic reality. His father was murdered. He is alone among his siblings in calling for rehabilitation for the murderer, and not a life sentence. There is so much more to this powerful story by Nina Shapiro, please give it a read.

Coffee culture in Seattle for Koffietcacao Magazine | Seattle editorial photographer

City Trip Coffee Culture story in Seattle photographed on assignment for KoffieTCacao Magazine in the Netherlands.

City Trip Coffee Culture story in Seattle photographed on assignment for KoffieTCacao Magazine in the Netherlands.

City Trip Coffee Culture story in Seattle photographed on assignment for KoffieTCacao Magazine in the Netherlands.

City Trip Coffee Culture story in Seattle photographed on assignment for KoffieTCacao Magazine in the Netherlands.

City Trip Coffee Culture story in Seattle photographed on assignment for KoffieTCacao Magazine in the Netherlands.

City Trip Coffee Culture story in Seattle photographed on assignment for KoffieTCacao Magazine in the Netherlands.

City Trip Coffee Culture story in Seattle photographed on assignment for KoffieTCacao Magazine in the Netherlands.

City Trip Coffee Culture story in Seattle photographed on assignment for KoffieTCacao Magazine in the Netherlands.

I had a great opportunity earlier this Fall to shoot a story on Seattle’s coffee and chocolate culture for a Dutch travel/coffee/chocolate magazine called Koffietcacao. Over two long days, I had a blast exploring some of the city’s favorite shops, while also gathering images that spoke to the lifestyle in our city and captured a few scenic sights along the way. My mind raced after each day, it was impossible not to sample coffee at nearly every place I went. Have you ever had six cups of coffee in a day? I did it for….journalism. All in all, the publication ran my photos across six pages and even gave me a doubletruck opener! What more can a photographer ask for than a great assignment and great play?

Milstead Coffee in Fremont, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Milstead Coffee in Fremont, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Patrons relax inside and out at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A cupping tasting session is hosted weekly at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A cupping tasting session is hosted weekly at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Checking the color and scent of roasting beans at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Checking the color and scent of roasting beans at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A cupping tasting session is hosted weekly at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A cupping tasting session is hosted weekly at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A cupping tasting session is hosted weekly at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A cupping tasting session is hosted weekly at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Tourists gather near one of Seattle's first Starbucks location across from Pike Place Market.  Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Tourists gather near one of Seattle’s first Starbucks location across from Pike Place Market. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Espresso Vivace Manager Kasey Frix prepares a beverage for a patron October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www,bermanphotos.com

Espresso Vivace Manager Kasey Frix prepares a beverage for a patron October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www,bermanphotos.com

Espresso Vivace Manager Kasey Frix prepares a beverage for a patron October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www,bermanphotos.com

Espresso Vivace Manager Kasey Frix prepares a beverage for a patron October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www,bermanphotos.com

The Olive Way Starbucks in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is among the nation's first to serve wine along with the usual coffee and treats.  Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

The Olive Way Starbucks in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is among the nation’s first to serve wine along with the usual coffee and treats. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

In the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Café Presse Assistant Manager Hannah Schwartz prepares a beverage for a patron October 9, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

In the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Café Presse Assistant Manager Hannah Schwartz prepares a beverage for a patron October 9, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Theo Chocolate in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle offers guided tours of the company's factory, which produces well-renowned chocolate in exotic flavors such as Dark Chocolate and Spicy Chili Pepper.  Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Theo Chocolate in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle offers guided tours of the company’s factory, which produces well-renowned chocolate in exotic flavors such as Dark Chocolate and Spicy Chili Pepper. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Theo Chocolate in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle offers guided tours of the company's factory, which produces well-renowned chocolate in exotic flavors such as Dark Chocolate and Spicy Chili Pepper.  Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Theo Chocolate in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle offers guided tours of the company’s factory, which produces well-renowned chocolate in exotic flavors such as Dark Chocolate and Spicy Chili Pepper. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Milstead Coffee in Fremont is situated alongside a popular cycling route, the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Milstead Coffee in Fremont is situated alongside a popular cycling route, the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle, October 8, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

The Olive Way Starbucks in Seattle is among the nation's first to serve wine along with the usual coffee and treats.  Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

The Olive Way Starbucks in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is among the nation’s first to serve wine along with the usual coffee and treats. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Chocolopolis in Seattle is a renowned chocolate shop in the Queen Anne neighborhood, crafting dozens of colorful, tasty chocolate morsels with exotic flavors.

Chocolopolis in Seattle is a renowned chocolate shop in the Queen Anne neighborhood, crafting dozens of colorful, tasty chocolate morsels with exotic flavors.

Joe Bar in Capitol Hill in Seattle is a quiet respite from the bustling neighborhood. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Joe Bar in Capitol Hill in Seattle is a quiet respite from the bustling neighborhood. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A Starbucks located on the 40th floor of Columbia Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Seattle, offers commanding views of downtown at no cost.

A Starbucks located on the 40th floor of Columbia Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Seattle, offers commanding views of downtown at no cost.

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

Color Expert Leatrice Eiseman for American Way Magazine | Seattle editorial photographer

Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman at home in Washington State Sept. 24, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman for American Way

Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman at home in Washington State Sept. 24, 2014. Photo by Daniel Berman for American Way

You know those color wheels, the ones with samples of every conceivable hue from Pantone? I got the chance last month to photograph Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman. She’s a color expert. American Way Magazine is the in-flight publication from American Airlines and they interviewed Lee for their monthly In-Brief column. My assistant and I hopped on a ferry over to Bainbridge Island to meet Lee at her beautiful home nestled in the woods. Her walls are covered with art and past interviews in prestigious magazines and books. We set up a white seamless and lights in her upstairs office, trying to not disturb the two designers working a few feet away at their iMacs. For the published shot, I asked her to hold a copy of Pantone’s new book about the role of color in fashion over the years. It’s not every day that I get to photograph people whose work has such an influence in my own personal field!

Thanks for looking,

Daniel

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