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Class action attorney Steve Berman for STAT News

$206 billion against Philip Morris. $27 billion against Visa-Mastercard. $1.6 billion against Toyota.

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Known for beating Big Tobacco and more, attorney Steve Berman has won successful verdicts in dozens of historic class-action lawsuits over a storied career, as founder and managing partner of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro in Seattle. Now he is taking on pharmaceutical drug manufacturers, alleging gouging of American consumers with opaque, flagrant pricing. This epic story was photographed for STAT News for my second assignment with the health and science website. Thanks to Senior Photo Editor Alissa Ambrose for the assignment and Jane Gershovich for helping on set.

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Black Lives Matter Rally portraits for KUOW 94.9

Had an incredible opportunity to photograph a Black Lives Matter rally for KUOW in April. My editor, Isolde Raftery, asked me to make portraits of attendees in a similar style to my personal work at a rally last spring for Donald Trump. It was great to meet so many dedicated and passionate people in the streets! Once again, I used my studio lighting outside and on-location to highlight the marchers and make portraits.

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“This movement is true for this time,” said Dwayne Stelivan, who goes by King Slim, standing at Westlake Park during a Black Lives Matter rally in Seattle Saturday April 15, 2017. “Everybody has their agenda, but everything that is here on Earth is good.” Photo by Daniel Berman

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Joanne Bohannon, center, with her husband, Giles, and son, Todd, stand alongside Lena Roth and her mom, Sandi Gerling, during a Black Lives Matter rally at Westlake Park in Seattle Saturday April 15, 2017. Photo by Daniel Berman

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A view of the Black Lives Matter rally beginning at Westlake Park in Seattle Saturday April 15, 2017. Photo by Daniel Berman

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Della Kolstelnik Juarez, left, brought her daughter, Julia, 16 – standing alongside Amina Hamdan, 12, and her mom, Kifah, and brother, Bilal, 15, who participated in a Black Lives Matter rally in Seattle Saturday April 15, 2017. “We’re Muslim and we see nowadays what’s going on but we are here to show we care,” Kifah said. “The difference is going to come from the youths. If you teach them to stand up for injustice, maybe the world will be a better place.” Photo by Daniel Berman

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“If you feel it in your heart that means the drum is working,” said Mama Love, during a Black Lives Matter rally and march in Seattle Saturday April 15, 2017. Photo by Daniel Berman

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The Black Lives Matter march was on the same day as events like SakuraCon and a tax rally. Nancy Shawn, center, holds a sign of support alongside Pharaoh Hecker as the Black Lives Matter march makes its way down 4th Avenue in Seattle Saturday April 15, 2017. “It’s great to see the appreciation for the cause and abolishing the hate that’s been in the police force for years,” Hecker said. Photo by Daniel Berman

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Jasmine Freiheit, 16, and Abi Pruitt, 17, both of Sumner, Washington, marched in the Black Lives Matter rally in Seattle Saturday April 15, 2017. “I’m happy to see all the people join in,” Freiheit said. “I think it’s amazing to be a part of it.” Photo by Daniel Berman

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Seattle Police Officers observe marchers moving down 4th Avenue during the Black Lives Matter rally in Seattle Saturday April 15, 2017. Photo by Daniel Berman

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Marchers made their way to the Federal Courthouse at 7th and Stewart to protest during a Black Lives Matter rally in Seattle Saturday April 15, 2017. Photo by Daniel Berman

Cary Moon is running for Seattle Mayor

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Cary Moon is running for Seattle mayor. The windy day made things tough on a Belltown rooftop but she was a trouper. Photographed her in Feb. 2015 for a Seattle Weekly story on her opposition to building the Highway 99 tunnel and work as an activist and urban designer.

Microsoft Game Studio Creative Director Ken Lobb for Game Informer

berman_KenLobb_MicrosoftGameStudiosCreativeDirector_0003-finalKenLobbGameInformer2Had a great time photographing Ken Lobb for the fine folks at Game Informer earlier this year. Lobb has lead a prestigious career in the video game industry for more than two decades, helping craft well-known hits from Killer Instinct to GoldenEye 007 — for which a game weapon was named in his honor. Grooming by Glynne Davies. Assisting by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.

Brooks CEO Jim Weber for Running Insight

Photographed Brooks CEO Jim Weber for the cover of Running Insight down at their new Seattle headquarters along the Burke-Gilman trail. Really nice guy and always a pleasure to photograph someone for the second time. We busted through 3 setups on 3 floors in 30 minutes! Many thanks to Art Director Francis J. Klaess.

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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

Teresa Butz memorial photos

Posted in editorial work, news, Washington by bermanphotos on July 25, 2009

Last night I covered the vigil for the victim of a stabbing last week. It was an event that I did not look forward to covering. It is not an easy assignment by any means, for a variety of reasons. People are skeptical of my presence, of why I might want their picture over that of someone else. Mostly though, people would like to be left alone in their grief. I just try and be quiet. Still and quiet, and respectful. Mindful of the hurt these people must be going through. Although I felt conspicuous, I received a few thank you for being here’s, which helped.

Every time I have spoken with someone about Teresa, the victim, their faces light up. They said she was a marvelous human being; a good friend; a great coworker. Genuine, and fun. It is my hope, that through the Seattle PI publishing my photos, the residents of South Park might be brought some relief, some how, somewhere down the line.

South Park is such a complex area and it’s tragic that the only time it is covered by the local press is within crime stories. I hope I might be able to cover it a more positive light some day down the road.

The entrance to the ballfield at South Park Community Center. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

The entrance to the ballfield at South Park Community Center. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Crowd members watch a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Crowd members watch a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Amanda Wright hugs friend Bethanie Stallman at the start of a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Stallman worked with the victim, and called her "sweet, really one of the sweetest people I have ever met. And a hard worker too." Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com
Diana Ramirez, who was first to hear the victim screaming in the streets and respond, is comforted by her father while speaking at a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Diana Ramirez, who was first to hear the victim screaming in the streets and respond, is comforted by her father while speaking at a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Tash Blackburn of Bellingham works to keep her candle'[s flame alive during a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Blackburn worked with the victim and said she was "genuine, inside and out." Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com
Crowd members watch a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Crowd members watch a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Rhonda Benoit sits on the edge of the baseball diamond bleachers outside of the South Park Community Center during a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Rhonda Benoit sits on the edge of the baseball diamond bleachers outside of the South Park Community Center during a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Norman Gonsalves uses his iPhone in place of a candle during a vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Norman Gonsalves uses his iPhone in place of a candle during a vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

community, but this community within a community as well.\” Added Dirk, \”this really hits close to home for me.\” Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com”]Angie Dirk, left, and Jennifer Kelley watch a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Kelley played on a softball team with the victim and said "this affects the larger [Seattle] community, but this community within a community as well." Added Dirk, "this really hits close to home for me." Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com
Crowd members hold hands during a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Crowd members hold hands during a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Three girls who are sisters (names withheld at request of parent) work to light candles on top of a metal container following a vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Three girls who are sisters (names withheld at request of parent) work to light candles on top of a metal container following a vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Marité di Flores, 10, walks away with a bouquet of flowers following a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Marité di Flores, 10, walks away with a bouquet of flowers following a candle light vigil for the victim of a stabbing early last week at the South Park Community Center in south Seattle Thursday July 23, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

Seattle Police vow to find killer in South Park stabbing

Posted in editorial work, news, Washington by bermanphotos on July 24, 2009

On Monday I photographed a community meeting in the south Seattle neighborhood of South Park, where community leaders, residents, and the media met with police and city officials. The gymnasium at the South Park Community Center quickly filled up, and after brief speeches by both Seattle mayor Greg Nickels and high-ranking police officials, the microphone was opened to the public. Concerned residents spoke of fearing for their safety after dark due to lack of suitable street lighting.

They said South Park had a lot of drug problems, small crime problems — but not this: a brutal home invasion that left a woman dead and her partner lucky to be alive. The crime scarred the community and you could see that reflected in the faces of all present.

Seattle Police Department Southwest Precinct officers listen during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Seattle Police Department Southwest Precinct officers listen during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Barbara Apodaca, who has lived in the area almost eight years, listens during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Barbara Apodaca, who has lived in the area almost eight years, listens during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Kajia Jacob, who has lived in South Park for two years, asks if police dispatch service can be improved in the area, during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Kajia Jacob, who has lived in South Park for two years, asks if police dispatch service can be improved in the area, during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels discusses reorganizing police forces in the South Park area during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels discusses reorganizing police forces in the South Park area during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Debbie Carlin asks those present why "we are being lied to", referring to the reassignment of a well-liked community resource officer in the South Park area, during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com
South Park residents listen during public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

South Park residents listen during public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Carlos Garza of the youth group Another Way Out, asks Mayor Greg Nickels if the area can gain more night lighting and even surveillance cameras, during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Carlos Garza of the youth group Another Way Out, asks Mayor Greg Nickels if the area can gain more night lighting and even surveillance cameras, during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

King County Sheriff's Captain Patrick Butschli, left, and South Park resident of 20 years Jesus Rodriguez listen during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

King County Sheriff's Captain Patrick Butschli, left, and South Park resident of 20 years Jesus Rodriguez listen during a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Seattle Police Department Southwest precinct captain John Kessler speaks with the public after the meeting. Said Kessler, "we are going to stay here all night if we have to, so everyone feels like we are listening."
Beth Yockey-Jones, left, gets a hug from Jane Hudson, who both lived next door to the victim, before a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Beth Yockey-Jones, left, gets a hug from Jane Hudson, who both lived next door to the victim, before a public meeting to discuss the stabbing of an area resident and crime in the area, at the South Park Community Center in Seattle Monday July 20, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

This was a difficult event to cover. Sensitivity is key. Quietness and deference are essential. As I was shooting and even on the drive home, I could not stop thinking, this may only be an assignment for me — but this is a way of life for them.

Daniel

Lake Union Crew Club Wedding | Seattle wedding photographer

Posted in Downtown Seattle, personal work, Washington, weddings by bermanphotos on July 24, 2009

I photographed the wedding of Amy and Rich at the Lake Union Crew Club in Seattle a few weeks ago. It was a fun ceremony and being right on Lake Union, it could not have been a more Seattle wedding.

Can you find me in the overhead photo? I set up a remote camera on the patio overlooking the ceremony. It is always a good thing to be in two places at once during a wedding, and the remote camera lets me do that. I used a Nikon D2H, with 18-35, and Pocket Wizards, to do that shot.

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

Seattle editorial photographer | Lebowski Fest Seattle

Posted in assignment work, editorial work, music, news, Washington by bermanphotos on July 21, 2009

Lebowski Fest came to the south Seattle city of Tukwila. Dozens dressed as characters from the movie The Big Lebowski, while quaffing down white russian drinks, and bowling a few frames.

Jeff Dowd, the real life inspiration for the film’s main character “the dude” was also in attendance.

Fan Dale Phillips of Tacoma waits in line before the start of Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Fan Dale Phillips of Tacoma waits in line before the start of Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Jeff Dowd, the real-life inspiration for "the Dude," speaks to the crowd during Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com From left, Matt Kramer, Rob van Oss, and Joshua Freer pose as the nihlists from "The Big Lebowski" before the start of Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com Costumed fans of "The Big Lebowski" wait in line before the start of Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com
Skylar Tennent is costumed as fictional screenwriter Arthur Digby Sellers, complete with a fake iron lung, while enjoying the festivities at Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Skylar Tennent is costumed as fictional screenwriter Arthur Digby Sellers, complete with a fake iron lung, while enjoying the festivities at Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

The most-ordered drink during Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila was the White Russian, a drink made famous by the film. The drink is made from vodka, half-and-half, kahlua, and ice. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

The most-ordered drink during Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila was the White Russian, a drink made famous by the film. The drink is made from vodka, half-and-half, kahlua, and ice. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

A "The Big Lebowski" fan carries a rolled-up rug during Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com
A participant in a lookalike contest looks to the crowd during Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila on Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

A participant in a lookalike contest looks to the crowd during Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila on Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Jeff Dowd, the real-life "Dude," signs an autograph for a fan during Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com
Pictures from other fan festivals are displayed on large screens in the bar area during Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Pictures from other fan festivals are displayed on large screens in the bar area during Lebowski Fest at Acme Bowl in Tukwila Tuesday July 21, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Thanks for looking!

-Daniel

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