Yesterday afternoon, I was fortunate enough to be the only photographer for a civilian media outlet on hand for a closed demonstration of the U.S. Army’s newly revised fitness tests for soldiers. Back in the days of print, I would wake up and head to the news stand to get a copy of whatever publication I shot for. These days all I have to do is open my Google Alerts, and I’m instantly notified of every publication in the world who used my images online. After more than a decade of seeing my images in print its still a pretty good rush when you open up your alerts and see double digits in the results.
I just found out that Command Sergeant Major Teresa King, who I spent a day photographing back in September of 2009, after she was named the first female commandant of the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School, was named to Oprah’s “2010 O Power List”. Congrats to CSM King, who is an amazing person. It doesn’t hurt knowing that you beat the queen of all media to the punch by an entire year either!
Here are the resulting pages from the November 2009 issue of Jolie. While I’m still not a fan of the layout/design used, it was a great story that was and still am proud to have been a part of telling.
CSM King is in pretty good company this year. The other nominees include the likes of Julia Roberts, Diane Sawyer, and Vera Wang. You can check out the full list at http://www.oprah.com/world/The-2010-O-Power-List