Pittsburgh Editorial Photographers
You see a lot of wedding photos on this site. After all, there’s a whole lot of different kinds of photos from a wedding that require a broad skill set to capture. But that’s far from the only kind of work that I do. With over 25 years of experience as one of the top Pittsburgh Editorial Photographers it’s my first love.
Recently I got a call from the publisher of New Mobility magazine to photograph Rory Cooper, the founder and director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) at the University of Pittsburgh. HERL’s research is behind many of the innovations that impact wheelchair users around the world.
Dr. Cooper is a busy guy. That meant I had a brief window of time to make a large number of photos for both the story inside of the magazine and the cover. The HERL lab is in an old bakery that has been redeveloped as a modern industrial park. The offices are modern and brightly lit. The area that I would be photographing in is a very plain industrial place with no natural lighting. I came up with a lighting scheme that enabled me to separate the subject from the background as well as move quickly from scene to scene.
Photographing Dr. Cooper
The client emphasized that they wanted dynamic photos featuring the capabilities of HERL‘s all-terrain MEBot chair:
There’s a lot more than mobility research going on at the lab. Here Cooper demonstrates the dexterity of a robotic arm to help out in the kitchen:
In another part of the lab, a testing platform served as a place for a portrait:
Please don’t hesitate to call (I answer my phone!) if you’re in need of an experienced, creative editorial photographer who is accustomed to solving problems. My newspaper experience taught me to keep to deadlines and deliver excellent imagery that compliments the story.