My portrait of Jimmy King (@jimmyking24) moments before taking the @FailureLab stage to share the intimate story of how he struggles with doubt and believing in himself.
Jimmy King is a member of the University of Michigan’s infamous Fab Five basketball team, former NBA player, commentator and businessman.
Hi all - allow me to introduce myself, I’m Maribeth Kamstra, Brian’s new project manager & producer here at Brian Kelly Photography & Film.
That’s me below, I hate getting my picture taken so I didn’t let Brian take a portrait of me. Instead, you get a facebook photo taken by a friend with my husband cropped out. Hi!
I’ve been working with Brian for about one month now and my oh my what a month it’s been…I knew he was busy, but if I had any doubts, October(and early November) took care of that pretty quickly.
October took Brian from wrapping up photo shoots and directing video shoots for ArtPrize here in Grand Rapids, to creating some great portraits for Failure:Lab Detroit, including Jimmy King of the infamous Fab Five and grammy award winner, Dwele among others.
::Jimmy King for Failure:Lab::
::Dwele for Failure:Lab::
Brian also completed some editorial assignments for Der Spiegel Magazine (Germany) and Forbes Magazine.
::Mark Valade, CEO of Carhartt for Forbes Magazine::
Then it was off to shoot a big project in Pittsburgh. I was able to join in on that trip and meet the great team from Grey Global and Wonderful Machine. Looking forward to sharing more on that awesome project when we can.
::Some of the crew in Pittsburgh including, Jess (Wonderful Machine), Me, Elyse (Wonderful Machine), Brian, Matt (photo assistant) and Erika (photo assistant)::
::View from a conference room in Pittsburgh::
The month also took Brian farther out east, to Washington D.C and Boston where he completed some video shoots for MorningStar Farms and then to New York City for the AtEdge Portfolio reviews.
Oh! Brian also shot a project at a Red Wings game in Detroit and completed both a video and a few photo shoots for Aquinas College here in GR.
I told you it was busy. Lots to be thankful for as we go into this holiday season. Looking forward to sharing a lot more projects with you in the coming months.
My official portrait of Grammy winning singer Dwele (@therealdwele) taken in Detroit for @FailureLab.
Dwele is a storyteller for Failure Lab Detroit…which is probably the most unique speaking event format you’ll ever see.
Failure Lab Detroit takes place at the amazing Detroit Opera House on November 21, 2013. Get your tickets here.
View more of portraits at www.briankellyphoto.net
My portrait of the great Jimmy King (@JimmyKing24) taken last week for @FailureLab.
Jimmy King is a businessmen, activist, retired professional basketball player, and one of the members of the infamous Fab Five at the University of Michigan. Currently the Vice President of Business Development for Schechter Wealth Strategies, he also works with local non-profits mentoring youth. Jimmy will certainly drop a heavy story on the Failure:Lab stage.
The Detroit Opera House
Thursday, November 21st
Doors open at 6pm | Begins at 7pm
Get your tickets: HERE
I was excited to see how nicely this dusk image I shot this summer came out on the cover for Grand Valley University Foundation’s Annual Report.
The building in the photo is the spectacular new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons on the main campus in Allendale, Michigan.
I’ve had the pleasure to work on many annual reports over the last 5 or 6 years for GVSU…awesome University and people.
View more of my architectural photography portfolio here:
My portrait of Marsha Music taken in Detroit for Failure Lab. More on Marsha below!
Marsha Music is the daughter of a pre-Motown record producer; a writer, blogger, communicator, wife of a celebrated artist — and a 2012 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow, for her tales about historic Detroit. At Failure:Lab, she will delve deep into her own dynamic history to reveal a life-altering fiasco.
Get your tickets: HERE
More about Marsha: HERE
My portrait of the inspiring @jessicacaremoor taken in Detroit for @failurelab. Jessica is a brilliant and powerful woman…her work is amazing. I’m so glad she’s one of the storytellers for Failure Lab.
If you can get to Detroit on November 21, I promise that you will experience a truly unique event at the Detroit Opera House. More on Jessica below:
Jessica Care Moore is an internationally renowned poet, publisher, activist, playwright and frankly a flat out rockstar. She is a five-time Showtime at the Apollo winner and has been featured on the album “Nastradamus” as well as Def Poetry Jam. She’ll take the F:L stage to expose the pain behind the global success.
Get your tickets: HERE
More about Jessica: HERE
A portrait I shot three years ago now of Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) in his Chelsea, Michigan home for Guitar Aficionado. This was a huge shoot for me and I’ll aways be grateful to Jeff for the kindness he showed me and the crew as well as the editors at the magazine for making this happen.
Me getting sexy with a Hasselblad H4D-40 during my shoot in Pittsburgh earlier this week…great shoot/clients/good times.
Haha…what’s a DSLR anymore???
Brian Kelly is starting to fall in love with @thereason ‘s hassy in Pittsburgh
View of #Pittsburgh from the 57th floor.
Morning view from my hotel in Pittsburgh…lots of pre-production meetings today.