QUASI MODO – RECENTLY VOTED THE WORLD’S UGLIEST DOG

Quasi Modo published article © Dan Callister

Quasi Modo published article © Dan Callister

I’ve just returned from Florida after being assigned to photograph Quasi Modo who was recently voted The World’s Ugliest Dog.  Quasi is a pit-bull Dutch shepherd mix born with a spinal defect that left her slightly hunchbacked, the 10-year-old was abandoned at an animal shelter. Fortunately, veterinarian Virginia Sayre and her husband Mike Carroll fell in love with this unusual hyena/Tasmanian devil looking dog that often sends people scurrying away in fear, and decided to adopt him.  Quasi is a lovely dog, extremely friendly and I don’t think she is ugly at all, she was a joy to photograph.  Thanking Virginia, Mike and Quasi for their amazing hospitality.

Mike, Virginia and Quasi Modo © Dan Callister

Mike, Virginia and Quasi Modo © Dan Callister

 

Read more.. Sunday, July 12th, 2015

AT HOME WITH AUTHOR JANE GREEN IN CONNECTICUT

I was recently fortunate to land an assignment to photograph British author Jane Green and her beautiful home on the Connecticut coast.

Jane Green at her home in Connecticut © Dan Callister

Jane Green at her home in Connecticut © Dan Callister

Jane Green at her Connecticut home © Dan Callister

Jane Green at her Connecticut home © Dan Callister

Read more.. Thursday, July 9th, 2015

BRITISH AUTHOR LEE CHILD IN NEW YORK

Author Lee Child in New York © Dan Callister

Author Lee Child in New York © Dan Callister

I was assigned to photograph author Jim Grant, better known by his pen name Lee Child. His first novel, Killing Floor, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Each of Lee’s novels follows the adventures of a former American military policeman, Jack Reacher, who wanders the United States. Lee has sold over 100 million copies of the Jack Reacher books making him one of the most successful author of recent times.  Lee is always easy to photograph and so accommodating, a joy to work with.

Author Lee Child in New York © Dan Callister

Author Lee Child in New York © Dan Callister

Author Lee Child © Dan Callister

Author Lee Child © Dan Callister

Author Lee Child in New York © Dan Callister

Author Lee Child in New York © Dan Callister

Read more.. Monday, July 6th, 2015

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