Pentagram’s Eddie Opara at AIGA DC

When Eddie Opara, an iconic designer, visual strategist and partner at Pentagram, came to speak at AIGA DC, I served as the official event photographer for the night. It took place at the beautiful Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and ticket proceeds benefitted the AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund. Eddie is a recipient of the AIGA/Worldstudio […]

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Altered Archives Marketing Case Study by Lindsay Benson Garrett

Altered Archives—Marketing & Branding Case Study

This past summer I collaborated with Stephanie Dorrycott in producing Altered Archives, a full length multimedia dance show with her company, Motion X Dance DC, as a part of the 10th anniversary of the Capital Fringe Festival. Original choreography created by Stephanie, with guest choreography by Elysia Greene, was performed by six dancers against a backdrop of abstract video illustrations that I shot and edited. The show was presented five times at Gallaudet University in July. It was an incredible adventure and a ton of work—I have a whole new respect for event planners and performing artists.

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Icy grass by Lindsay Benson Garrett, 2015

Midnight Ice Grass

I would love winter if it weren’t so cold. It can be beautiful, especially when everything is covered in ice. These macro photos of icy grass were taken at midnight with a LED handheld light. While shivering uncontrollably I imagined that these were not the dead blades of summertime grass but rather underwater coral reefs discovered while scuba diving.

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San Francisco sailboats, photography by Lindsay Benson Garrett
Broccoli by Lindsay Benson Garrett
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Play With Your Food

This may be the most beautiful vegetable to ever come into my home, I’ve never had Romanesco broccoli before. (We cooked it with lemon zest, salt, and pepper – delicious!)

I did a very quick shoot and set up and wish I had taken the time to do things properly. For still life shots that require a sharp focus and a long shutter speed, it is best that you either use a timer or remote to take the photo. Make sure you’re away from the camera not shaking the floor or table – any small movement will be detected, resulting in blurry elements or less than perfect sharpness.

Broccoli - by Lindsay Benson Garrett

Broccoli - by Lindsay Benson Garrett

Broccoli - by Lindsay Benson Garrett

Broccoli - by Lindsay Benson Garrett

Broccoli - by Lindsay Benson Garrett

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