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An Evening with Tony Blair


We recently had the honor of spending an evening with Tony Blair at the beautiful Fairmont Nob Hill. The former world leader made a visit to our lovely city to launch the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, a global education program that is particularly close to his heart. The program connects students across the globe via video conferencing and encourages them to discuss their experiences and perspectives on global issues, in efforts to break down stereotypes among religion and beliefs. […]

Behind the Scenes of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Official Portrait

Behind the Scenes - Gavin Newsom Portrait
Gene and I recently had the honor of shooting Mayor Gavin Newsom’s official portrait in City Hall. Gene, of course, has shot dozens of portraits, but this one takes on special meaning as it will hang alongside all of the Mayor’s predecessors in City Hall. Mayor Newsom’s time in office comes to an end come January as he heads to Sacramento to become Lieutenant Governor.

That said, his team was anxious to get his portrait up before the end of the year. Gene had done some research on previous Mayor’s portraits and had a few different ideas to share with the Mayor and his team when we arrived. […]