ANOTHER YEAR COMES TO A CLOSE……

It has been a strange old year with a real mixture of assignments. I met some amazing people along the way and was lucky enough to be sent to Uruguay, Chile, South Africa, Wales, a few other places and of course Staten Island. I’ve posted a few images from some of the various jobs that I was assigned over the past twelve months. Hopefully 2015 will be a good year for all. Wishing everyone Happy Holiday’s, a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Angus and Charlie © Dan Callister

My nephews Angus and Charlie in NYC © Dan Callister

Alexis' first football coach Alberto Toledo© Dan Callister

Alexis Sanchez’s first football coach Alberto Toledo in Tocopillar, Chile © Dan Callister

Tamara Mellon in New York © Dan Callister

Fashion mogul Tamara Mellon in New York © Dan Callister

A Great White Shark breaches on a group of Cape Fur Seals © Dan Callister

A Great White Shark breaches on a group of Cape Fur Seals, South Africa © Dan Callister

Chaplain Mike Lawrence © Dan Callister

Civil War Chaplain Mike Lawrence © Dan Callister

A Great White Shark captures a Cape Fur Seal on a stormy first day at sea © Dan Callister

A Great White Shark captures a Cape Fur Seal on a stormy first day at sea, South Africa © Dan Callister

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Lifestyle writer Ruby Warrington in the studio © Dan Callister

The look of surprise on this unfortunate fish © Dan Callister

An egret captures lunch © Dan Callister

Singer-songwriter Sam Smith in New York © Dan Callister

British Singer Sam Smith in New York © Dan Callister

Baby Gorilla © Dan Callister

A baby gorilla gazes into his mothers eyes © Dan Callister

Baby Anna © Dan Callister

Baby Anna and her new toothy pegs! © Dan Callister

The New York skyline with the Freedom Tower © Dan Callister

The New York skyline with the newly completed One World Trade Center  © Dan Callister

The 25th Annual Neshaminy State Park Civil War reenactment April 05, 2014 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

Civil War reenactor Keith Kauffman © Dan Callister

Civil War reenactor Larry Burger © Dan Callister

Civil War reenactor Larry Burger © Dan Callister

Jonathan Powell © Dan Callister

Civil war drummer boy Jonathan Powell © Dan Callister

An African Penguin makes his way home after a day at sea © Dan Callister

An African Penguin makes his way home after a long day at sea © Dan Callister

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

An Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

A car explodes on First Avenue  © Dan Callister

A car explodes on First Avenue © Dan Callister

 

 

Read more.. Sunday, December 21st, 2014

ON A ROOFTOP WITH SINGER-SONGWRITER SAM SMITH

Singer-songwriter Sam Smith December 12, 2014 in Manhattan, New York, USA

Sam Smith in New York City © Dan Callister

I was recently assigned to do a portrait of singer-songwriter Sam Smith.  We had very limited time to photograph Sam, something close to five minutes before he headed to Madison Square Garden for a concert with Taylor Swift. We needed something that put Sam in New York, so we scouted a location on the roof, of which Sam was game despite it being more than a little chilly outside, brass balls to be exact! I ended up shooting it on a 100mm lens, to compress the background with a  shallow depth of field. Two lights were used, one with a medium softbox to light Sam and the other light from behind with a grid to give him some separation from the darker background.

This is the actual location © Dan Callister

This is the actual location with the lighting set-up © Dan Callister

Sam Smith © Dan Callister

Sam Smith in Manhattan © Dan Callister

Read more.. Sunday, December 14th, 2014

ETHAN SCORES THE WINNING TRY FOR YSGOL BRYNHYFRYD

Ethan Plumb scored the winning try for my old high school Ysgol Brynhyfryd against Ysgol y Berwyn. Nice one Ethan!

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/video-denbighshire-schoolboys-winning-try-8266255

Read more.. Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

THE MANY FACES OF AN ALPHA SNOW MONKEY

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

Alpha Male Snow Monkey © Dan Callister

Read more.. Friday, December 5th, 2014

SOME NEW EDITED SPORTRAITS POSTED TO THE WEBSITE

Here are some sportrait images that I actually shot of Bill absolutely ages ago but have just finally edited and uploaded them to the SPORTRAITS gallery on the website…….

Street Hockey player Bill Robles © Dan Callister

Street Hockey player Bill Robles © Dan Callister

Street Hockey player Bill Robles © Dan Callister

Street Hockey player Bill Robles © Dan Callister

Behind the scenes © Dan Callister

A behind the scenes of the Bill Robles portrait session © Dan Callister

 

Read more.. Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

JOHN WAYNE BOBBITT INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT, BUFFALO, NEW YORK

John Wayne Bobbitt, Niagara Falls © Dan Callister

John Wayne Bobbitt, Niagara Falls © Dan Callister

John is understood to have been driving to his brother’s house in Buffalo, New York on Tuesday when a driver jumped a red light and ploughed into his pick-up truck. The former U.S. Marine achieved worldwide notoriety in 1993 when his then wife Lorena used an eight inch carving knife to cut off his penis as punishment for what she said were repeated beatings. John is believed to have suffered a broken vertebrae and slipped disc in his back during the crash, his injuries are not thought to be life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.

 

Read more.. Thursday, November 13th, 2014

VETERANS DAY

Remembering all of those who gave service to their country © Dan Calister

The Stars and Stripes with the POW*MIA flag © Dan Callister

Remembering all of those who gave service to their country and those missing in action.

A Poppy commemorating Remembrance Sunday © Dan Callister

A Poppy commemorating Remembrance Sunday © Dan Callister

Read more.. Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

A VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

One World Trade Center © Dan Callister

One World Trade Center © Dan Callister

It was a huge privilege to be invited to go up to the nearly completed Observatory floor at the top of One World Trade Center with writer Annette Witheridge.  Having sadly covered the September 11 attacks and witnessing first hand the collapse of both of the twin towers, it was a strange feeling but a good one being at the top of the new tower. It’s an amazing piece of architecture and a fitting memorial to all of those, who lost their lives on that fateful day.

The South Tower reflection pool © Dan Callister

The South Tower reflection pool © Dan Callister

A view of the Statue of Liberty from 1 World Trade Center © Dan Callister

A view of the Statue of Liberty from One World Trade Center © Dan Callister

A view from the nearly completed Observatory, 1 World Trade Center © Dan Callister

A view from the nearly completed Observatory, One World Trade Center © Dan Callister

A view of 1 World Trade Center from Brooklyn © Dan Callister

A view of One World Trade Center from Brooklyn © Dan Callister

 

 

 

Read more.. Sunday, November 9th, 2014

A SPORTRAIT OF MY TAE KWON DO NEPHEW’S IN NEW YORK CITY

Angus and Charlie © Dan Callister

Angus and Charlie © Dan Callister

My nephew’s Charlie and Angus are over here visiting from the UK. They are both avid Tae Kwon Do enthusiasts and will soon be black belts. So I wanted to do a quick sportrait and some action shots of them to go with a photograph I took of them both a few years ago, back in Wales.

Angus and Charlie © Dan Callister

Angus and Charlie © Dan Callister

Charlie and Angus © Dan Callister

Charlie and Angus © Dan Callister

Angus and Charlie © Dan Callister

Angus and Charlie © Dan Callister

Behind the scenes © Dan Callister

Behind the scenes © Mason

Read more.. Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

ACTOR MICHAEL SHEEN, OBE READS DYLAN THOMAS

 

Actor Michael Sheen as Dylan Thomas © Dan Callister

Actor Michael Sheen as Dylan Thomas © Dan Callister

I was assigned to photograph actor Michael Sheen, OBE reading from the centenary edition of ‘The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas’ edited by Swansea University’s Professor John Goodby at Bauman Rare Books on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York.

Actor Michael Sheen © Dan Callister

Actor Michael Sheen reads Dylan Thomas © Dan Callister

 

Read more.. Tuesday, October 28th, 2014