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

Soyeon Yi for Cosmopolitan.com | Seattle editorial photographer

One of my last and favorite shoots of 2015 was to photograph Korea’s first female astronaut, Soyeon Yi, for Cosmopolitan.com. Yi made headlines in 2008 as she conducted research for 10 days at the International Space Station. Today she volunteers at The Museum of Flight here in Seattle. Big thanks to Soyeon for her time, my assistant Kyu Han for wheeling lights around, and The Museum of Flight for their gracious accommodation!

Soyeon Yi made headlines in 2008 as Korea's first astronaut, where she conducted research for 10 days at the International Space Station. Today, she volunteers at The Museum of Flight Charles Simonyi Space Gallery and lives southeast of Seattle in an area she says reminds her of the farmland on which she grew up. Photo by Daniel Berman for Cosmopolitan.com

BioViva CEO Liz Parrish for OZY | Seattle editorial photographer

One of my final assignments of 2015 was to photograph BioViva CEO Liz Parrish for OZY.com, which just published a five-part story on the biggest ideas of the future coming out of Silicon Valley. Parrish, 44, who heads a Seattle-based gene therapy research company, recently traveled to the country of Colombia to receive experimental stem cell transplants designed to reverse signs of aging — it was a controversial operation rebuked by some as unethical human experimentation. A colleague gave her only days to live several months ago, she said. Parrish said she believes that the issue of aging is too important for science to ignore.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for Welt am Sontag | Seattle editorial photographer

I have only photographed a few people more than once for a portrait so the chance to point my camera toward the CEO of Amazon again for a few minutes made for a pretty surreal morning earlier this month. Jeff Bezos convincingly pretended to remember me as we worked through a few setups and I asked him if Donald Trump ever replied to his tweet offering a rocket ship ride (he hasn’t) and he let out of one of his trademark chuckles. He takes direction well and laughed at my dumb jokes. Perfect subject. Before I knew it, an assistant was calling time and he thanked me and walked out. One of those mornings that are way too early and over way too quickly. Photographed for Welt am Sonntag, a German newspaper http://welt.de  Big thanks to my assistant @jovellephoto too for her help. This is one of my last tear sheets of the year and it was an awesome time.

Microsoft Game Studios for The Verge | Seattle editorial photographer

I had an awesome two-day assignment from The Verge last month to photograph Microsoft Game Studio’s Kudo Tsunoda and Shannon Loftis for a story about the XBOX One and new directions for Microsoft. Editor Michael Zelenko asked me to also capture the feeling of working at Microsoft’s Studio C, located on the company’s sprawling Redmond, WA campus. On both days the weather was pretty bad, as it tends to be in November around these parts, but I actually thought it signaled a kind of classic Washington vibe in the exterior shots. The story is a great read so make sure to check it out. Happy Holidays!

 

Odesza for Seattle Weekly cover | Seattle editorial photographer

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Odesza in Seattle. Now completing world and national tours, the electronic duo (Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills) got their start in 2012 at Western Washington University as undergrads. Photo by Daniel Berman.

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Odesza in Seattle. Now completing world and national tours, the electronic duo (Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills) got their start in 2012 at Western Washington University as undergrads. Photo by Daniel Berman.

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Odesza in Seattle. Now completing world and national tours, the electronic duo (Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills) got their start in 2012 at Western Washington University as undergrads. Photo by Daniel Berman.

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Odesza in Seattle. Now completing world and national tours, the electronic duo (Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills) got their start in 2012 at Western Washington University as undergrads. Photo by Daniel Berman.

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Odesza in Seattle. Now completing world and national tours, the electronic duo (Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills) got their start in 2012 at Western Washington University as undergrads. Photo by Daniel Berman.

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Odesza in Seattle. Now completing world and national tours, the electronic duo (Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills) got their start in 2012 at Western Washington University as undergrads. Photo by Daniel Berman.

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The electronic music duo Odesza is embarking on their second world tour after playing one of their first shows in a small college town just three years ago — their meteoric rise is profiled in a cool cover story from Seattle Weekly that I got to shoot a few months ago but is out this week. Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills graduated from Western Washington University around the same time that I did, so we had a lot to chat about and it was a fun shoot to do in downtown Seattle. These guys were super nice and very generous with their time, and the photos turned out great. Give their music a listen — jam out — and enjoy the rest of your week!

2015 Seattle Tattoo Expo photos for SeattlePI.com | Seattle editorial photographer

Had a blast setting up a mini-studio inside the crowded and buzzing atmosphere of the Seattle Tattoo Expo for one of my oldest clients, The Seattle P-I. Photographer Joshua Trujillo gave me complete freedom on the direction of the work and I decided to go for a high-key, intimate vibe with the portraits.

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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.

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.

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

Thanks for looking,

Daniel

Dead Baby Downhill Bike Race Seattle — Seattle editorial photographer

Sometimes when you hear about an event, you don’t care if you cover it for any particular news outlet — you just know you have to cover it! This was definitely the case for the 16th annual Dead Baby Downhill. I learned it was going down a few hours in advance from a friend’s Facebook post, and I just couldn’t let myself miss it again this year. I arrived well before the race start time of 7 p.m. to try and get a grasp of how the shenanigans would go down. Everyone seemed to know one another and it was quite a raucous event, what with most people sipping from beer cans barely concealed on the sidewalk. I love that Seattle hosts so many of these crazy meetups because it is a chance to catch people with their guard down, when they are truly enjoying themselves. The hardest events to cover are ones where nobody wants you there! Luckily, everyone was having a great time and I hope these images captured the convivial atmosphere.

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

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