This past summer, we spent four days photographing Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins for ESPN The Magazine’s special Age Issue. If you are not from Minnesota or a baseball fan, Joe is a huge sports icon in the community as he grew up here and is now playing for the hometown team.
ESPN wanted us to go beyond the action on the field and capture who Joe was as an athlete both off and on the field so it was fun getting to see what he does to prepare for the game. He was great to work with, which in turn made our job easy. It was nice to get to know Joe beyond being a baseball player and chat about things beyond the sport.
One of our favorite UPS deliveries of the year happened a couple of weeks ago. Boxes and beautiful boxes of our 2012 magazine. It is one of those labors of love and we absolutely love seeing the final product. We are sending them out again to couples so be sure to sign up for your complimentary issue. You can email us or sign up to receive a magazine, here.
Here are the tear sheets from our latest assignment in St. Paul for the New York Times. We were sent to document the most interesting wedding at the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Click here for more photos and to read about the King and Queen of the day.
A couple of weeks ago we were commissioned by The New York Times to document a wedding in St Paul that we will never forget.
Dorothy and Charlie, both of whom are in their 80s, fell in love after losing their spouses. The two had met men when Charlie was crowned king of the Winter Festival. Dorothy had been queen when she was in her 20s. The two remained involved in the royal festivities for the last 50 years. When Charlie and Dorothy started talking about getting married, fellow kings and queens of the festival mentioned getting married at the festival itself. And so it was. A beautiful winter wedding for a king and queen.
The wedding took place in front of hundreds of festival goers and members of both the royal family and Vulcans in front of Landmark Center during the St. Paul Winter Carnival. It was exciting to be a part of the Winter Carnival and experience a wedding of a lifetime with such wonderful people.
We can already tell 2011 is going to be bring great things. It has only been a month into the year and we have done so much. After the Outer Banks Wedding Expo (which we will share more on later), we spent about a week in DC meeting with editors at National Geographic, The Smithsonian and others.
Since, we have been on the road for the New York Times and working on a project in Arizona. And the best news yet – we are included in an amazing gallery in LA that opens this week. Our work will be hanging along with Carolyn Cole (Pulizter winner for LA Times), Ben Lowy (Getty), Rick Loomis (Pulitzer Prize winner) and others. The work from our projects on mental illness in prison, aging and dying in prison and other assignment and personal work will be on display for the next month.
We are so excited for another Outer Banks Wedding Expo. Make sure you stop by The Whalehead Club on Saturday and our booth at the Expo on Sunday to pick up our latest magazine (just published this week!) and register to win $1000 off any of our packages.
Tim and I are speaking in NYC this week at the PDN Expo, one of the largest photography events of the year, about making documentary projects happen. We are speaking with some of the leaders of documentary and editorial photography including Ed Kashi and Marcus Bleasdale of VII and Kira Pollack, Director of Photography at Time Magazine, so it should be a great discussion. If you are going to the Expo or live in NYC, we would love to meet up.
Here is some more info about the our seminar:
One of the most common questions asked about reportage is how photographers generate their assignments and fund their long-term projects. This seminar will turn to successful photographers to describe examples of how they came up with their ideas, pitched them and ultimately got them published. The session will also explore innovative strategies to fund and distribute work in the new post-magazine environment.
Tim was named an Emerging Photographer in 2010 by the Magenta Flash Forward competition. His project looking at what it’s like to age and die in prison was also honored. A trailer of the film was also screened for the first time at the LOOKbetween festival earlier this summer.
The final film we shot and produced for Miss Universe was listed as the top viewed on YouTube today. Moments after Miss Mexico was crowned Miss Universe, I ran back to my computer and finished editing the film. It is a three-minute film about what happens when 83 countries come together to compete for the crown. It was a fun film to edit. Enjoy!