A PORTRAIT OF GLOBAL ECONOMIST SAM WILKIN IN NEW YORK

Global Economist Sam Wilkin © Dan Callister

Global Economist Sam Wilkin © Dan Callister

A quick portrait session with global financial expert, government advisor and author Sam Wilkin in Brooklyn, New York.  The weather co-operated, it wasn’t too windy.  Managed to create a shady spot with a large Elinchrom octabank to shield Sam from the harsh sunlight and used the Brooklyn Bridge as a backdrop putting Sam in New York. Sam’s new book ‘Wealth Secrets Of The One Percent’ is due to hit the shelves in coming weeks.

Global financial advisor Sam Wilkin © Dan Callister

Global financial advisor Sam Wilkin © Dan Callister

Global Financial Advisor Sam Wilkin © Dan Callister

Global Financial Advisor Sam Wilkin © Dan Callister

Read more.. Friday, July 3rd, 2015

DR GUNHILD STORDALEN IN NEW YORK

Dr Gunhild Stordalen © Dan Callister

Dr Gunhild Stordalen © Dan Callister

I had the pleasure of photographing Dr Gunhild Stordalen in Manhattan, New York.  Dr Stordalen is a founding member and the chairman of the board of the Stordalen Foundation. She is also the executive chair on the council of the environmental organization GreeNudge. She is a medical doctor from the University of Oslo and holds a Ph.D. in pathology/orthopedics. Gunhild fully dedicates her time to climate and health issues. She has joined the Norwegian Medical Association’s committee for human rights, climate change and global health.  In addition to her work on the board of Home Invest and Nordic Choice Hotels as well as Ecohz (a Norwegian owned company that guarantees the origin of renewable energy), Gunhild plays an active role as a member on the board the Zero Emission Resource Organization (ZERO). She has helped build and shape the annual ZERO conference, which has grown into one of Scandinavia’s most influential climate conferences.

Dr Gunhild Stordalen © Dan Callister

Dr Gunhild Stordalen © Dan Callister

Photograph by © Dan Callister  www.dancallister.com GUNHILD A. STORDALEN MD/PhD May 26th 2015 is co-founder & chair of Stordalen Foundation and CEO of GreeNudge. Director of the board of Nordic Choice Hospitality Group, Ecohz, Zero and European Climate Foundation. Gunhild A. Stordalen is a founding member and the chairman of the board of the Stordalen Foundation. She is also the executive chair on the council of the environmental organization GreeNudge. She is a medical doctor from the University of Oslo and holds a Ph.D. in pathology/orthopedics. Gunhild fully dedicates her time to climate and health issues. She has joined the Norwegian Medical Association's committee for human rights, climate change and global health. In addition to her work on the board of Home Invest and Nordic Choice Hotels as well as Ecohz (a Norwegian owned company that guarantees the origin of renewable energy), Gunhild plays an active role as a member on the board the Zero Emission Resource Organization (ZERO). She has helped build and shape the annual ZERO conference, which has grown into one of Scandinavia’s most influential climate conferences. [Exclusive] [ Pictures] **© DAN CALLISTER. FEE MUST BE AGREED BEFORE USAGE. NO WEB USAGE WITHOUT APPROVAL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED**  Tel: +1 347 649 1755 Mob: +1 917 589 4976 E-mail: dan@dancallister.com Web:  www.dancallister.com 3149 41st St, #3rd Floor, Astoria, NY 11103 USA Photograph by © DAN CALLISTER  www.dancallister.com

Dr Gunhild Stordalen © Dan Callister

Dr Gunhild Stordalen © Dan Callister

Dr Gunhild Stordalen © Dan Callister

Read more.. Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

A PORTRAIT OF WRITER ELIZABETH WURTZEL

I was asked to photograph writer Elizabeth Wurtzel who penned the highly acclaimed memoir Prozac Nation. Elizabeth was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer – “which, like many things that happen to women,” she surmised in a piece for Vice magazine “is mostly a pain in the ass”. The double mastectomy she underwent in February and ongoing chemotherapy hasn’t changed her, she insists with impressive pragmatism. “And I hope it doesn’t – because then it means that breast cancer has won. And after everything I have been through, breast cancer is nothing. Not compared to giving up drugs – that was the hardest thing. It was so difficult that when I got through a whole day without doing drugs, I believed in miracles; I believed in God.” The portraits were taken a few days after her fifth chemo session, she’s a trooper!!

Author Elizabeth Wurtzel © Dan Callister

Author Elizabeth Wurtzel © Dan Callister

Writer Elizabeth Wurtzel © Dan Callister

Writer Elizabeth Wurtzel © Dan Callister

Author Elizabeth Wurtzel © Dan Callister

Author Elizabeth Wurtzel © Dan Callister

Piece featuring Elizabeth Wurtzel

Piece featuring Elizabeth Wurtzel

Read more.. Monday, June 22nd, 2015

CAPE FUR SEAL ESCAPES THE JAWS OF A GREAT WHITE SHARK…

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Read more.. Friday, June 12th, 2015

THE 6TH ANNUAL PAWS FUNDRAISER IN NEW YORK CITY

The Brooklyn Bridge with Tribute Lights © Dan Callister

The Brooklyn Bridge with Tribute Lights © Dan Callister

The above photograph which has been custom framed by my friends at Astoria Art and Framing is being donated to the Paws Annual Fundraiser to be held at The Winslow on Tuesday 9th June…….

When: Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30 to 9 pm

 Where: THE WINSLOW, 243 East 14th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue

  • General Admission:  $50 – Includes 2 free drinks
  • Special Supporter: $100 (3 free drink tickets (beer/wine), unlimited hors d’oeuvres, PAWS NY tote bag and water bottle, and recognition of your support at the event if you choose)
  • Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeurves, a silent auction, and desert by award-winning food truck Waffles and Dinges.

All proceeds go directly toward their mission to preserve, support and nurture the human-animal bond for NYC’s most vulnerable residents.  You can learn more here PAWS NY

Read more.. Sunday, May 31st, 2015

A PORTRAIT OF WEDNESDAY MARTIN ON PARK AVENUE IN NEW YORK

I had the pleasure of photographing Wednesday Martin, PHD who wrote the best selling books Stepmonster and Primates of Park Avenue which made the cover of News Review

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Read more.. Sunday, May 24th, 2015

A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY

I was assigned to photograph a preview of the newly completed One World Observatory at the top of the World Trade Center.  Having covered the 9/11 terror attacks and witnessing the demise of both towers, it was a good feeling being at the top of the newly completed One World Trade Center, the conclusion of a fourteen year journey.

One World Trade Center © Dan Callister

One World Trade Center © Dan Callister

One World Observatory © Dan Callister

One World Observatory © Dan Callister

The Entrance to the One World Observatory experience © Dan Callister

The Entrance to the One World Observatory experience © Dan Callister

The ride up in the high speed elevator © Dan Callister

The ride up in the high speed elevator © Dan Callister

The views over the East River from the One World Observatory © Dan Callister

The views over the East River from the One World Observatory © Dan Callister

The view overlooking the Statue of Liberty © Dan Callister

The view overlooking the Statue of Liberty © Dan Callister

Reflections in the glass, a memory of the original towers © Dan Callister

Reflections in the glass, a memory of the original towers © Dan Callister

Interactive exhibit © Dan Callister

Interactive exhibit © Dan Callister

Writer Iain Day at the top of the World Trade Center © Dan Callister

Writer Iain Dey at the top of the World Trade Center © Dan Callister

Photograph by © Dan Callister  www.dancallister.com One World Observatory May 20, 2015 is positioned on top of the tallest building in the  Western Hemisphere on levels 100, 101 and 102 of the One World Trade Center building in Manhattan, New York, USA. [Exclusive] [ Pictures] **© DAN CALLISTER. FEE MUST BE AGREED BEFORE USAGE. NO WEB USAGE WITHOUT APPROVAL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED**  Tel: +1 347 649 1755 Mob: +1 917 589 4976 E-mail: dan@dancallister.com Web:  www.dancallister.com 3149 41st St, #3rd Floor, Astoria, NY 11103 USA Photograph by © DAN CALLISTER  www.dancallister.com

The view North from One World Observatory  © Dan Callister

One World Observatory © Dan Callister

One World Observatory © Dan Callister

 

 

 

Read more.. Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

IS THERE ANYONE HOME?

I saw this little lone duckling, paddling around a small pond awaiting his mother to return as she was fighting off the attention of an amorous male.  The duckling appeared to be craving company and settled for this red-bellied turtle!

Is there anyone home? © Dan Callister

Is there anyone home? © Dan Callister

Read more.. Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

PREPPING-THE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY

I’ve just returned from an interesting assignment on Preppers in Indiana.  As many as 3.9 million Americans are classified as preppers or survivalists. Being a “doomsday prepper” is not easy or cheap. They prepare for different kinds of disasters for different reasons. Most think that natural, financial or other disasters will destroy our infrastructure and ultimately tear society apart. Whether they prepare for long or short-term emergencies, at the very least survivalists plan to have the basic necessities: food, clothing and some kind of shelter. Many prepare for much more than the basics with self-defense, bugout vehicles, communications, power systems, water filtration and underground bunkers. Given their numbers and their willingness to spend money and lots of it, catering to doomsday preppers has become a multi-billion dollar business in the United States.

Photograph by © Dan Callister  www.dancallister.com The Indiana Prepper and Survival Expo May 02, 2015 in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA. If the power went out for several days, would you and your family be ready? How about in the middle of winter? What if you were given a half hour's notice that you had to evacuate your home or if there was a pandemic and you had to stay in your home for a week or two? If you have never given these questions serious thought, now is the time to learn as 70 vendors, instructors, and demonstrators come to the Porter County Expo Center for the first Indiana Prepper/Survival Expo, the largest preparedness and sustainable living event in Northwest Indiana, on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expo coordinator Natalie Pratt said, "This is the first time we've come to Valparaiso but we offer this expo in Wisconsin and they are tremendously popular. Especially with shows on television that have brought attention to the movement, people are becoming interested in prepping. People want to prepare, not so much for the extreme stuff, but for natural disasters like tornados and storms." The free expo features workshops, demonstrations and self-defense classes all day for both days. Topics range from animal husbandry and backyard farming, alternative energy and biofuels, beekeeping, breathing and oxygen systems, building a root cellar, canning and other food preservation techniques, to cooking off the grid and the eco-kitchen. Other topics are first aid, safe and fast evacuation, foraging for wild plants, fuel storage and battery supplies, hydroponics and aquaponics, MRE's, raising chickens and rabbits, training for disaster, water purification and filtration, wind and water power, and more. PICTURE SHOWS PREPPER CAROLINE IGGULDEN [Exclusive] [ Pictures] **© DAN CALLISTER. FEE MUST BE AGREED BEFORE USAGE. NO WEB USAGE WITHOUT APPROVAL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED**  Tel: +1 347 649 1755 Mob: +1 917 589 4976 E-mail: dan@dancallister.com Web:  www.danc

A fully armed Prepper © Dan Callister

Bail Enforcement Agent and Prepper Glenn Geffe © Dan Callister

Bail Enforcement Agent and Prepper Glenn Geffe and his Bugout van © Dan Callister

Photograph by © Dan Callister  www.dancallister.com The Indiana Prepper and Survival Expo May 02, 2015 in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA. If the power went out for several days, would you and your family be ready? How about in the middle of winter? What if you were given a half hour's notice that you had to evacuate your home or if there was a pandemic and you had to stay in your home for a week or two? If you have never given these questions serious thought, now is the time to learn as 70 vendors, instructors, and demonstrators come to the Porter County Expo Center for the first Indiana Prepper/Survival Expo, the largest preparedness and sustainable living event in Northwest Indiana, on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expo coordinator Natalie Pratt said, "This is the first time we've come to Valparaiso but we offer this expo in Wisconsin and they are tremendously popular. Especially with shows on television that have brought attention to the movement, people are becoming interested in prepping. People want to prepare, not so much for the extreme stuff, but for natural disasters like tornados and storms." The free expo features workshops, demonstrations and self-defense classes all day for both days. Topics range from animal husbandry and backyard farming, alternative energy and biofuels, beekeeping, breathing and oxygen systems, building a root cellar, canning and other food preservation techniques, to cooking off the grid and the eco-kitchen. Other topics are first aid, safe and fast evacuation, foraging for wild plants, fuel storage and battery supplies, hydroponics and aquaponics, MRE's, raising chickens and rabbits, training for disaster, water purification and filtration, wind and water power, and more. PICTURE SHOWS PREPPER ANNE BOWSER [Exclusive] [ Pictures] **© DAN CALLISTER. FEE MUST BE AGREED BEFORE USAGE. NO WEB USAGE WITHOUT APPROVAL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED**  Tel: +1 347 649 1755 Mob: +1 917 589 4976 E-mail: dan@dancallister.com Web:  www.dancallist

Prepper armed with an AR15 © Dan Callister

Prepper and Survivalist Expo © Dan Callister

Prepper and Survivalist Expo © Dan Callister

Peppers with their clothing and food source! © Dan Callister

Peppers with their clothing and food source! © Dan Callister

Photograph by © Dan Callister  www.dancallister.com The Indiana Prepper and Survival Expo May 02, 2015 in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA. If the power went out for several days, would you and your family be ready? How about in the middle of winter? What if you were given a half hour's notice that you had to evacuate your home or if there was a pandemic and you had to stay in your home for a week or two? If you have never given these questions serious thought, now is the time to learn as 70 vendors, instructors, and demonstrators come to the Porter County Expo Center for the first Indiana Prepper/Survival Expo, the largest preparedness and sustainable living event in Northwest Indiana, on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expo coordinator Natalie Pratt said, "This is the first time we've come to Valparaiso but we offer this expo in Wisconsin and they are tremendously popular. Especially with shows on television that have brought attention to the movement, people are becoming interested in prepping. People want to prepare, not so much for the extreme stuff, but for natural disasters like tornados and storms." The free expo features workshops, demonstrations and self-defense classes all day for both days. Topics range from animal husbandry and backyard farming, alternative energy and biofuels, beekeeping, breathing and oxygen systems, building a root cellar, canning and other food preservation techniques, to cooking off the grid and the eco-kitchen. Other topics are first aid, safe and fast evacuation, foraging for wild plants, fuel storage and battery supplies, hydroponics and aquaponics, MRE's, raising chickens and rabbits, training for disaster, water purification and filtration, wind and water power, and more. [Exclusive] [ Pictures] **© DAN CALLISTER. FEE MUST BE AGREED BEFORE USAGE. NO WEB USAGE WITHOUT APPROVAL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED**  Tel: +1 347 649 1755 Mob: +1 917 589 4976 E-mail: dan@dancallister.com Web:  www.dancallister.com 3149 41st St, #3rd Floor, A

Indiana Prepper and Survivalist Expo © Dan Callister

Published Feature © Dan Callister

Published Feature © Dan Callister

Read more.. Monday, May 18th, 2015

FRAMED PRINT DONATED TO THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

The New York Skyline © Dan Callister

The New York Skyline © Dan Callister

I was honored to be asked if I would donate a framed photograph of the New York skyline in aid of non-profit organization the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  I of course said no……just kidding! Unfortunately having witnessed suicide, PTSD and depression as a working photo-journalist, this is an organization that does great work.  You can find out more by clicking HERE

Read more.. Wednesday, May 13th, 2015