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This spring I got a chance to go back-to-school by working with Maryvale Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 Catholic girls school here in Baltimore. We documented the beautiful and modern campus over two fast-paced days of admissions marketing photography concentrating on student collaboration, 8-1 student-to-faculty ratio, advanced technology resources (3D printers and robotics!), STEM curriculum, art studios, athletic facilities and the energetic campus.

Here are a few of my favorites from the project, to see the whole project, check it out here – http://www.ebrianschneider.com/#/maryvale-prep/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tear sheet of US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen
Tear sheet of US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen.

Excited to share a 4 page feature we shot of US Lacrosse’s CEO Steve Stenersen for Lacrosse Magazine. With lacrosse not only expanding in the US, but globally Steve’s leadership has helped propel the organization and the game through change. We had a few hours with Steve to knockout a studio and various location looks around the beautiful new offices and soon to be completed Lacrosse Hall of Fame. All in all we completed 8 setups in 2 hours, saving the July heat for last.

Stenersen’s won an NCAA Championship with North Carolina and played on various club teams before becoming involved in the governance of the sport. He worked in conjunction with other lacrosse organizations to form what is now US Lacrosse and was selected as it’s CEO a post he’s held ever since.

Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

 

April 28, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Johns Hopkins Blue Jays and U-19 Team USA defender Patrick Foley poses for a portrait at Historic Homewood Field on campus in Baltimore, MD.

A few months back we had a chance to photograph Johns Hopkins Blue Jays and Team USA U-19 defenseman Patrick Foley for a special feature on the Team USA U-19 stars for Lacrosse Magazine. In an age of sport specialization here in the US, Foley is a late-bloomer picking up a lacrosse stick for the first time as a freshman in high school. He’s also not your prototypical defender standing in at just 6 feet, 175lbs; small for your top-level long-sticks. Foley shined this year at Hopkins, won a Gold Medal with Team USA and recently was named to the All-World Team for his performance at the U19 World Championships in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

It was fun to photograph this smart, confident, blue-collar kid. Here’s a few of my favorites from the shoot.

 

June 1, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Fagan Harris, CEO of Baltimore Corps, poses for a portrait at their headquarters, a small row home in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. Baltimore Corp is a social entrepreneurship venture connecting leaders and creatives with social enterprises, non-profits and government offices.

Last month I spent the afternoon with Baltimore Corps CEO Fagan Harris at their row-home headquarters in Federal Hill on assignment for OZY.com. Harris is a rising star locally who is helping change the city of Baltimore for the better by connecting business leaders and creatives with social enterprises, city government and non-profits through his social entrepreneurship venture Baltimore Corps.

It was a fun assignment for me because I was exposed to another person in Baltimore who’s trying to improve the city. It was great to share experiences, views, goals and hope for Baltimore.

You can find the whole profile here – http://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/baltimores-cory-booker-in-the-making/68726

June 1, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Fagan Harris (left), CEO of Baltimore Corps, talks with Jasmine Gibson (middle) and Kevin Easterly (right) at their headquarters in a small row home in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore.

 

June 1, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; A note on the fridge of participant of a recent Play More B’More event.

 

June 1, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Detail pictures of current Baltimore Corp staff and fellows at their headquarters located in a small row home in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore.

 

June 1, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Fagan Harris, CEO of Baltimore Corps, poses for a portrait at their headquarters, a small row home in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore.
April 25, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Under Armour Vice President of Sports Marketing and Sponsorships Ryan Kuehl and Senior Vice President Brand Marketing Adrienne Lofton pose for a portrait at the Under Armour Brand House in Harbor East, Baltimore, MD.

What do Character, Talent, and Style all have in common? It’s how Under Armour picks its sponsorship athletes.

Back in April I had a chance to photograph Under Armour executives Ryan Kuehl and Adreinne Lofton for Baltimore magazine. They find these “under-the-radar” athletes who have exploded over the last few years – Stephen Curry, Jordan Speith, Tom Brady, Misty Copeland, Cam Newton, and Bryce Harper to name a few.

With both of them on crazy travel schedules, we were able to find a 15 minute time slot where both were free and in Baltimore together at the Under Armour Brand House in Harbor East. We were able to knock through 3 different setups to give the magazine the most flexibility.

Here are my two favorites from the shoot.

Ohio State needed a win against the top-ranked Terps to have a chance at competing in the post season. You could feel the excitement about whether they could extend their season into the Big10 Tournament. Not only that, it was one of the nicest and warmest days we’ve had all spring, with a gorgeous sunset to start the second half. The Buckeyes started off hot and were only down a goal at half-time, but just couldn’t stop the Maryland offense. Here are a few of my favorites on and off the field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio State Buckeyes Head Coach Nick Myers takes a quiet moment before the game against Johns Hopkins Blue Jays at Homewood Field.

It’s always a treat for a client to trust you with access. The opportunity to go behind the curtain and show the world the moments off the field is one of my favorite parts of this job. While each team is different, coaches and players have their superstitions/rituals/traditions before and after games. Here’s a few favorites from when Ohio State took on Johns Hopkins at Historic Homewood Field. It was a game that started with snow, had 25 goals, ended with sun and me editing pictures on the train to NYC.

 

 

 

 

Having been in Baltimore for 6 years, it was odd but I had never worked a lacrosse game at UMBC. I’d covered the America East Soccer Championship a few times, but for whatever reason never covered lacrosse there. At UMBC all the fields are congregated in one area of campus, so there’s tons of lights around, it was fascinating to see all the lights for the different fields and play with them as backdrops. A few favorites from when long-time client, Stony Brook Seawolves took on the UMBC Retrievers.

With spring finally here, that means one thing here in Maryland … lacrosse and lots of it. With the NCAA regular season coming to a close and the post-season starting, we are going to take this week to share some of our favorite lacrosse photos from this exciting season. First up, long-time client Albany – without the Thompsons – taking on top-ranked Maryland at Capital One Stadium Byrd Field in College Park, MD. Albany is always fun as they play a really fast-paced, offensive-minded game. While I dislike the logistics of working at Byrd Field, the access and angles help make up for that. Here’s a few of my favorites from the game.

 

 

 

The Making of Invictus 344 from Brian Schneider on Vimeo by Lost Note Productions.

First I would be remiss to not thank those who made this project a reality. They put time and resources so we can tell this story in the best way possible:

With a project this large, it’s never done alone. It’s a team effort to pull off a project of this size and complexity. We shot Feb 18 & 19 at 11 different locations, spending 32 hours on-set, most of it in the freezing cold. In fact, I’ve truly never been as cold as I was during Invictus. I wore sweats to bed and took hot showers, to finally return my body temperature to a normal level by the next week. I actually made a weather call for a shoot with a client, “It won’t be Invictus cold.” so we shot it.

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