Editorial: University of Phoenix – Faculty Matters Magazine | Meet the Faculty: Radostina Peteva

The lead line of the piece reads “Overwhelmed and loving it.” And that’s just how Radostina thrives day-to-day in her postion as the Head of Business Development at Greenhouse Studios and faculty member at the University of Phoenix. The assignment was for UOPX’s Faculty Matters magazine Summer 2012 Edition and I really enjoyed making the trip to LA to complete it.

We met up on what was probably the windiest rainiest day Los Angeles has ever seen, which unfortunately scrapped our classic Hollywood sign ideas among other shots around the city we had planned, but we were fortunate enough to take an hour of shelter in the glorious Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica as well as make refuge in the conference room of Greenhouse Studios.

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Radostina was one of the most engaging and vibrant people I’ve ever photographed and the shoot was certainly memorable. We all had a great time and couldn’t stop laughing the whole time, which made my job easier as not a smile or smirk was planned. In fact the assignment had called for a mix of smiles as well as those straight-faced images we actually struggled to produce 🙂 In the end the editors agreed Radostina’s personality came out way more in the laughing shots and many of them made the magazine.

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Radostina’s story is certainly an exceptional one. You can read the full feature article in PDF online here: http://www.facultymatters.com/summer12/radostina-peteva/

Don’t skip the web extras located here: http://www.facultymatters.com/summer12/radostina-peteva/online-extra-radostina-peteva-slideshow/

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Editorial Portraits of Emre for Ingenjören Magazine

Portraits of Emre for Ingenjören Magazine, a publication for the national Swedish Engineers association. Emre is a computer programmer completing his MSc in data while working as a graduate student at the SF Bay Area tech firm Splunk. We met up in the morning and headed down to the Fort Point area of SF for a few shots in a classic San Francisco setting. The rain had just begun clearing from the night before, leaving us with a beautiful big softbox of a mostly overcast day, my favorite weather to photograph under 🙂

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More about Emre’s work here.

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