Monday, November 29, 2010

Nebraska Appleseed Project on Display Soon

A few months ago I was contacted by Nebraska Appleseed. They wanted help creating a photography project that showed Nebraska residents using various social services (Head Start, etc.) to overcome challenges and succeed in life.

I traveled the state with Meera Bhardwaj, who composed short written essays about the 10 people we profiled. My job, of course, was to capture fitting portraits of each person.

I'm happy to say that the pictures turned out better than I'd hoped.

What's more, the entire project will be on display at the state capitol building from January 31 to February 4, on the main level near the information booth.

We're eschewing traditional paper prints this time around and going with some thick acrylic prints instead. I've never used this medium before so we're really excited to see how they look. I should add that if these prints turn out well, they'll be available to all of my clients.

After the capitol building event, this project will hit the road at venues around the state. These places haven't been confirmed yet.

More news on this event later.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Autumn Winding Down

Fall was very, very busy this year. I spent time training for and completing the Pinhoti 100-Mile Endurance Race in Alabama -- I survived the race and finished in just under 30 hours.

The other great part of my autumn was working with a number of fun families. I've been really lucky lately, meeting people who really welcome me into their homes and lives so that I can capture truly personal images. Here are a few sample shots.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Still more recent work

I have been so busy this fall that it's been hard to keep everything updated. Here are some images from recent shoots.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cutest Kid Ever!

Bella (from an Iowa shoot last weekend) might cause the universe to collapse upon itself if she gets any cuter.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

40 Nights Receives Award from Governor

I'm thrilled to share some exciting news. The past year has been a lot of work, but it's paying off.

The Nebraska Department of Education has named 40 Nights Photography owner Nathan Chandler a 2010 Entrepreneur of Distinction.

This designation was extended to only four businesspeople in the state.

Governor Dave Heinemen offered his congratulations to each of the four entrepreneurs during an awards ceremony July 14 in Lincoln. The recipients were selected for their recent successes and their continuing efforts to provide quality goods and services in Nebraska.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More Recent Work

So many shoots, so little time to update the blog. But here are some previews and outtakes from recent gatherings.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Quick Glimpses of Recent Weddings

I've been shooting like crazy and too busy to update this blog. However, I would like to share a few recent images.

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Products -- Metal Murals and Acrylic Prints

Metal murals are one of the coolest ways to display your pictures. Each section is 11.7 inches square and made of brushed aluminum. Simple snap rings connect the sections into one big work of art.

Metal murals start as small as 24 inches by 24 inches, or you order one big enough to cover your whole wall! If you don't like the image being split into sections, you can order it as a solid sheet.

Also new -- acrylic prints. You image is printed directly onto a clear, 1/4-inch acrylic base. As a result, the image looks somewhat 3D, and will grab the attention of anyone who sees it.

Below, examples of two metal murals and an acrylic print.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stephanie & Tyler

Rain was threatening, but the light was phenomenal!