An Aerospace Engineer and a Plane
I’m excited to share with you all a commercial assignment I photographed for Harding Academy Memphis last week. The creative director called and asked if I could craft a handful of portraits of a very special alumna who was recently hired by Lockheed Martin after completing her degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics for a new alumni profile marketing piece Harding was putting together. Unfortunately there was something something something about top secret, and we wouldn’t be able to shoot an F-35 or even a lobby at LM. That’s when our subject chimed in with the fact that two Lockheed products sat nicely outside of the Frontier of Flight Museum at Love Field, specifically an F-16B "Fighting Falcon" and T-33A "Shooting Star". Harding was right, she is a bright girl! The CD pulled some strings, I put on the Texas charm, and we were granted some gracious access at the museum. I sure wish my boys were old enough to tag along. A recreational visit is now on our to-do list!
Part of the creative direction included avoiding the look of 'girl at a museum' with our images. Inside, that was not as easy a task, as they really pack a lot of exhibits in there. So we started outside where we were dodging some light sprinkles that could have made a nice pyrotechnics show of my strobe light. Our model, or should I say engineer, made fantastic work of my loose direction. On second thought, I think the initial title was appropriate; we had to work on "engineering" up our images – hence the addition of our tablet prop. Noticing she didn't have any pockets, I silently slid my old civil engineering pocket protector back into the bag. I couldn’t be happier with our results, which were only achievable through the teamwork of the CD, the model, and the location.
No comments posted.
Recent PostsIts Fall in Texas Again Mikaela Senior 2018! Jake! Mansfield Frontier Senior 2017 A Must Read Adoption Story An Aerospace Engineer and a Plane Rogers Engagement at Fort Worth Botanical Gardens The Late Great Baby J in the Newborn Studio Today CBP Studio Celebrates a Burleson Baby Girl this Christmas Love at White Rock Lake | Engagement Portraits from Burleson Texas Sisters Sisters | Children Photography in Burleson