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Thank you, APA, for selecting my Facing Chemo Project to the member’s gallery today:

 

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International Photography Awards recognizes Robert Houser and his project Facing Chemo for 2015 award.

The International Photography Awards selected my series Facing Chemo Before & After in their Social Cause division.

International Photography Awards recognizes Robert Houser and his project Facing Chemo for 2015 award.

IPA award winner

 

Photograph of a young boy on a bicycle

We had a great opportunity to work with the folks from GA Communications on a project for BioMarin this past fall photographing a series of patients.  We spent three days on location around the Bay Area making images that had to have a strong sense of flared backlight.  While we couldn’t shoot all of the images late in the day, we made use of both ideally placed sunlight and a strobe set far off in the distance.  For the swing shot I made a swing from an old piece of redwood and some nice looking hemp rope.  Using high rollers for a large silk above, we slid medium rollers underneath with a speed rail tube across so that we could place the swing wherever we wanted.  I knew we weren’t going to find a perfectly placed low hung tree branch : >

Yes, I got into the pool.  I had to.  With the tether cord held by an assistant and connected to a computer on dry land, I shot with a long lens handheld.  Most of the project was photographed using Canon’s new 5dsr 50 megapixel camera and a ProPhoto B1 in the trees.  And, lots of large silks.

 

Photograph of a young boy on a bicycleTwo boys for a pharmaceutical adHealthcare photograph by San Francisco Advertising photographer Robert Houser for a California based pharmaceutical company

 

 

/Kala

This week we completed the framing of the latest Facing Chemo exhibit – Before & After. The show hung this past Wednesday at a corporate event at Genentech. We are looking forward to seeing the show hang again soon.

 

 

 

 

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We had a moving, inspiring and wonderful picnic Saturday at the ranch for all the people we photographed for Facing Chemo.  Amongst the food, and games and a great home-made chicken piñata, I managed to re-photograph everyone.

Here’s the first diptych of the first person I photographed for this project.

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studio news \katie… the printed version arrived at the studio last week – nicely done Bio-Rad 2012 Annual Report.  Bob’s been photographing images for this bay area biotech company for 8 years.  Great to see their growth and success up close.

BioRad annual report photograph

BioRad annual report photograph

BioRad annual report photography

BioRad annual report photograph

 

from BioMarin annual report + others

Annual report sample healthcare images by San Francisco based photographer, Robert Houser

Annual report sample healthcare images by San Francisco based photographer, Robert Houser

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