Vanity Fair Meets Oil and Gas

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Photographing the top 40 oil industry leaders under 40 years old for Oil and Gas Investor Magazine was incredible and we want to thank all those involved. It was a fun photo assignment stretching from Houston to Dallas and involving leaders from all over the globe. As many oil and gas industries are either based out of Houston, or have offices here, it only made sense to start this massive project off with three Houston photography dates, maximizing convenience for the executives to find the right date to suit their busy schedules. We then traveled to Dallas for the A&D Strategies and Opportunities Conference and Workshop since many of the other executives would be attending this yearly event. Members of Hart Energy arranged a wonderful photography space right across from the ballroom at the beautiful Omni Dallas Hotel. The conference had a lot of activities happening during those two days but everything flowed seamlessly and I was amazed at the camaraderie those who work in the oil and gas industry have for each other. Plus everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves both during the event, and while having their group and professional portraits taken.

So large was the group that we split the photography into small groups and then combined them in post production into one seamless image with a Vanity Fair style composition. I really enjoyed this from an artistic perspective, it gave me an opportunity to play and photograph executives in a non-traditional way, with a modern vibe; much more interesting than standard business headshots, or a group photo of everyone lined up in a conference room! The freedom of utilizing so many variations in pose, composition, props and seating really added a layer of depth to the large group photo.

Doing a yearly photography update for their website, brochures, etc. is standard practice for successful businesses and professionals, but why not consider thinking outside the standard “professional headshot” box? Call my Houston photography studio for a commercial photography quote and let’s create something unique that’s tailored to your company’s professional look 713-524-0199


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