I’v been trying to develop some lower priced products for the retail market. The Cherry Blossom Book is pre-sold for next Spring. Hoping to repeat that success, I am now working to develop a second Mini book of thirty postcards. It will have the same linen cover and I am writing the introduction (currently in Latin) as we speak
Yesterday June and I stole a few hours and were able to sail across the Bay. Ever an admirer of boats, I spotted the Pearson 365 “Sea-Duction” looking very tidy for an oldie but goodie like ours. It’s nice make some snaps of our Ospreys…ever a sign or environmental hope. The Chesapeake Bay is an active […]
In another of my “thirty- year” projects, I am publishing a “mini book” of Cherry Blossom images. Like every DC based photographer, the Blossoms are a rit
The Disabled American Veterans Memorial
The new Smithsonian African American Museum-Eighteen more pages on the WWII Memorial
Ten Pages on the Korean Memorail
In case you weren’t at the Summit, I have posted my latest edition of HERDING CATS Vers. 3.0 on my website. If you are leading a group to the Memorial this year, I think it’s a valuable guide. I have provided a number of examples for reference. The Honor Flight Network Summit was spectacular with over three hundred of my favorite
WHERE MAGAZINE produces the annual “Where Guestbook” which is distributed throughout DC hotels, businesses and destinations. I am delighted to have the opening ten pages in the book and the final page. Editor Jean Lawlor Cohen and Art Director Teri Samuels are responsible for the selection and design of the article. Jean and I have discussed this for several years and so I am extremely happy that it came to fruition in such a beautiful piece.
As we coast to the end of the Honor Flight Flying Season, I’ve already talked to several people who have made reservations for the Summit. Obviously, we can’t get enough Honor Flight! I photographed over one hundred Honor Flight hubs at the Memorial this year.
We took down the show at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial yesterday and as we strolled out, I looked back and realized what an amazing opportunity it had been to show my work in such a gorgeous well-lit space in the middle of ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.
BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!”The Fall Flying Season is on and Honor Flight Hubs are arriving almost daily. There are over 136 hubs spread across 42 states. They all fly several times a year. I try to stop by as often as possible as it remains an exciting and ultimately life-changing experience.
Senator Dole has been the center focus in national media with his five laps of ninety counties in Kansas and his return yesterday to the Capitol to lobby for the treaty called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.
For Honor Fights., this is a reminder that there are “just enough” WWII MEMMORIAL: JEWEL OF THE MALL books to cover the flying season Normally deliveries take five to seven days. As always, please get as much information as you can for hotel deliveries…. and please ignore me when I get cranky about hotels! Books come in cases of twenty and samples are available. Email me at email@example.com
A rare view of the Independence Day fireworks from the roof of the Lincoln Memoiral. The image is featured in DC PHOTO BOOK: An Insider’s View. The National Mall is an amazing place and I hope you will take a few moments to visit the Women’s Memorial where my images from WWII Memorial: Jewel of the Mall are featured. For […]
During that week, Boeing printed and distributed 1.6 million posters of one of my night images and the Washington Post ran 39 pages on the WWII Memorial. A productive time but no one I believe thought that the WWII Memorial would become the most popular attraction on the Washington Mall drawing 4.5-5 million people a year. Too bad they don’t have a bookstore, eh?
Havre de Grace, Maryland: The town was “pre-season” and we had a nice little lunch at one of the local eateries and then proceeded to drive around town. Some of this is documented n my Tidewater Book but I always think that I can do it again better which is why I take longer than anyone to finish anything. Anyway…here’s a spread from the book on Havre de Grace and a few pictures from yesterday’s outing.
On May 24th the WWII Memorial will celebrate it’s tenth anniversary with a ceremony. Hosted by the Friends of the WWII Memorial. Tickets may still be available and you can get more information on the Friends Website. It should be a grand event (rain or shine).
Thanks to the efforts of the National Park Service and the Trust for the Mall, the Washington Monument has been restored and today reopens to the public. which started lining up at midnight. It was a nice night to spend under the stars! The constant decay, redesign and restoration of our National Mall keeps me busy.
The Osprey are back and are feeling comfortable. The Washington Post ran an article on their migratory habits. These birds are well-traveled and eerily precise in their sense of time. And they have become so comfortable in their environment that they are sitting on an a fire alarm in New Jersey
The Infrared camera is an interesting little device. I don’t know if I will use it frequently but it’s nice to have some variations on a theme. I believe peak bloom will be Saturday and Sunday around the Tidal Basin while some areas like Arlington Cemetery have already begun You can see more of these images at the PHOTO LIBRARY.
Chicago Honor Flight arrived today with 93 veterans. As many of the guardians are from our elite corp of DC Volunteers, Chicago doesn’t need to fly out as many guardians. Mary Pettinato has a team of volunteers who are consistent and know the drill. Chicago’s local coordinators are Renda Overbo and Deb Stevens who make all the DC arrangements and coordinate all the volunteers.
After much waiting and testing and waiting, Spring has arrived in Washington and the first real bloom began to show today. I believe peak will be Saturday and Sunday around the Tidal Basin while some areas like Arlington Cemetery have already begun and it’s time to get over there and make some pictures. You can see more of these images at the PHOTO LIBRARY.
“A Celebration of the Life of Don Heilemann at the D.C. War Memorial with lunch to follow. For more information and RSVP contact Tammy Hielemann. Don Heilemann, a former WHNPA member, was the “go to” guy at the National Park Service. Don helped WHNPA members for many years and was a good friend-a life well worth celebrating”.
I took this photograph this morning as I dropped Jeff Miller co-founder of Honor Flight at the Lincoln Memorial. He’s here to help with a group of 450 Korean War veterans from Nevada. And Senator Dole has been sighted at the WWII Memorial so the SEASON IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY!
Spring is fast approaching but not even spies know when the Cherry Blossoms will appear. They are however in my DC PHOTO BOOK and I will be signing copies at the International Spy Museum on March 22nd and 23rd in anticipation of this annual rite of Spring. Posters on the front of the Museum will be advertising the event and I am delighted to be represented by this world class facility.
The Honor Flight Summit was well-attended with a record 215 hub directors, volunteers and speakers. It was quite an event kicked off with a Friday reception which included everything from swing dancers to information stations where Friends of the WWII Memorial, Women in Military Service to America and vendors