Spring has sprung in Our Fair City and everyone is outside enjoying life and taking the kiddos out to see what they can see.
Here are a bunch of photos I kinda like. I took them while covering the Madonna Circle 75th anniversary black-tie charity gala. All images © Brandon Dill Photography Please don’t steal them. That’s a jerk thing to do.
Often my favorite images are ones taken that don’t necessarily work for the nature of the story or the style of the publication where the photographs will run. I tend to forget about them, but I’ve revisited a few from the last several months and I’d like to share them. I’m offering them up without [...]
All images © Brandon Dill Photography Please don’t steal them. That’s a jerk thing to do.
Building up and tearing down and feeling good and feeling better.
Environmentalist and Living Lands & Waters founder Chad Pregracke assembled a team of volunteers from local industrial companies and college students from around the country on an “alternative spring break” to help clean up one of the trashiest spots along the entire Mississippi River; McKellar Lake, the main harbor for the city of Memphis. Read the article about the [...]
A wonderful tie-dye display at the Pink Palace Crafts Fair in October.
Just a bunch of us folks taking advantage of a February warm snap in Our Fair City.
Will Freeman is a local man of many talents. He currently works at a midtown catering business but, his passion lies in video production and sound engineering. He’s also keen on the fine art of chill.
One of the great things about our fabulous city is the thickness of the air in February. You can almost taste the humidity in this photo, shot early on a February day.
I was hired to photograph several veteran fine-dining servers for Memphis Magazine’s annual restaurant poll issue. I was worried about finding a way to make the subject matter interesting. The art director thought a “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” idea might go a long way toward explaining what these folks tolerate [...]
I love Belvedere in all seasons. These photos were taken in January, March, June, and October of 2010.
Everyday it’s living, dying, struggling and celebrating. We’re finding ourselves, and Our Fair City puts on a brave face as She staggers along through an explosive period of change. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/us/28memphis.html etc, etc, etc…
One of these things is not like the other…
Many of you may have seen many of these images before, but like the dreaded “clip show,” I’ve gone back through the archives and found what I feel are interesting new ways to combine images that relate to one another. Most of these were shot in different places and different times but taken as a [...]
Our Hero has strayed for too long. His wanderlust has carried him far but his heart belongs to Our Fair City and now, despite serious doubts, Our Hero ponders his homecoming.
Maximum Warrior will return with a vengeance soon, for now here’s yet another glimpse into the drama, joy and hope of Our Fair City.
A few months ago I was hired by Getty Images to photograph a “secret time trial” in rural Arkansas. The event turned out to be a three day corporate confluence of insanity. What resulted came to be called the ”Maximum Warrior Challenge,” a partnership between Maxim Magazine’s “Hometown Hotties,” Dodge/Jeep, the Call of Duty video game [...]
We were fortunate enough to have out of town guests at the farm this holiday season. We wanted to show them a good time out there and no one makes a better guide to the ins-’n’-outs and secret spots around the county than my seven-year-old nephew.
This week we take a brief look inside the lives of those around us. There are movers and shakers (literally and figuratively), folks doing what they love and what they’ve got to do, some heartbreak and some hope, and a little preview of the onslaught of holiday cheer coming down the pipe.
Our Fair City IV This week we’ve got a bit of everything. From a teenager-attacking robot to a matriarch and her lighter fluid; from a phantom restoration to a collision of commerce and choir music, many threads of Our Fair City are woven together. Stories here: http://www.commercialappeal.com/photos/2010/nov/19/196976/ http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/nov/27/good-to-be-home/ http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/nov/20/the-place-to-be/ http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/nov/23/broad-smiles/ http://www.commercialappeal.com/photos/2010/nov/19/196975/
There are too many stories to be told in Our Fair City. Here are a few I’ve walked through lately for the newspaper. Comment if you’d like to know more about any of these fine folks. In-depth stories can be found on the website: www.commercialappeal.com