This is Washington DC seen by me with just a little over an hour to spend while not on the job from last year’s assignment on “the hill.” Hope you enjoy…I was really feeling the pace of DC, life’s fleeting hour glass ticking, and the reality of catching my flight home.
First Friday in Knoxville, Tennessee was a nice treat this past “First Friday” in the month of March 2011. The venue we chose to attend was the Sunshere at the World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. It has a big jump on the elevator from floor 3 up to 4 with about 4 floors passing in between with no stops. When we got to level 6 it was a blast with music and art all around with Knoxvillians milling about as we do. The food was free with All Occasions providing some great appetizers and sliced meat. Also we enjoyed a couple of complimentary drinks until 7 PM. All in all it was a nice evening for all in attendance as I could perceive…until next go around. Justin R. Fee
Tim and Tracy Tramel are the featured groom and bride in these photos; the love was apparent throughout the day and evening with the rain ending just as they said “i do,” and the party began allowing all to have a great day and celebrate this incredible event!
Please enjoy these photos we are sharing with you here. Wedding photography is very special and I am truly honored when asked to be part of one of the most monumental days in a couple’s life. I also enjoy being able to capture the intimate moments no one but a photographer gets to share with a bride and groom – all the happy butterflies before the ceremony with the last minute dressings and quick chats between mothers and daughters as well as sons and fathers or close family members. Or after the ceremony when the bride and groom get to look at each other, away from the crowd, as husband and wife for the first time…truly a special moment. I try and capture these unique times equipped with over 10 years of professional journalism experience, having worked for different newspapers throughout the U.S. including the Knoxville News Sentinel and Ithaca Journal in New York. Magazines I have worked for include Time, People, and Knoxville Magazine. I hope to talk with you soon about your very special day. Justin Fee © photographfee 2011
Donovan Swick, owner of Swick Aesthetics, hosted a fantastic fashion show at the Valarium in Knoxville, TN on December 14, 2010. The show included his latest fashion designs for the year ending 2010. I found the opportunity to be a part of this high energy environment to be extremely stimulating as an artist; and decided to add Photographfee to the list of photographers that were going to be there. I enjoy fashion photography and merge my background of Journalism with the fun and energetic atmosphere of a runway show. The designer at this particular show played a part of the show and directed the models at the end of the catwalk with a pipe in his mouth and long black object resembling a whip. The music was pumped out of gigantic speakers with a dj mixing the music provided by the muti-dimensional designer, Donovan Swick, in front of a crowd of about one hundred…wish you were there!
© Photographfee 2010
This is what I do for portraits and family photo shoots in the Fall in Knoxville, TN. Please let me know if you would like a session with your family any time of the year. These photo shoots are fun for me and keep me on my toddler toes. Hope you enjoy looking at this exceptional family of five, with their complements, “The Barhams.”
© photographfee 2010
I covered the street party for the celebration of the reopening of the 100 block of Gay St for the Knoxville News Sentinel Friday, October 1st, 2010. Here are plenty of photos that did not make the front page of the paper on Saturday, however two are included that did find their way onto the front page. Hooray and Hallelujah! Grow Knoxville grow…
I worked in Washington, D.C. on the 14th and 15th of September, 2010 for “Zero-The Project to End Prostate Cancer.” Working after arriving in D.C. two hours later the first day led me straight to “Capital Hill” after documenting a board meeting and board member photos for the Summit that was taking place that week bringing constituents from across the country to talk to their perspective Congressman. People were telling their stories of the impact Prostate Cancer has had on their lives as well as being in the forefront in the fight to eliminate the disease. I had the pleasure of photographing John Kerry, (US Senator from Massachusetts), Nancy Pelosi, (Speaker of the House), as well as Rosey Grier, (former NFL star and LA Rams All-Pro defensive lineman) inside the Capital Building. The second day I worked in and out amongst people attending the Summit and conference in the fight against Prostate Cancer. Here is a statement directly from Zero’s website below if you are interested in helping. My life was changed by this conference and I intend on starting to begin my own regular health checks with a physician to prevent any of these sleeping demons from cutting my life short.
From testing men throughout the country to holding fundraising events, ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer works to bring prostate cancer to the forefront of the cancer community. Now is the time to get involved with the prostate cancer cause as ZERO works to raise awareness about the disease and fights to end it. A link to get involved is @ http://www.zerocancer.org/index.html
On location photo shoots are a specialty of mine and I can virtually bring a studio to your home. I have a collection of lights, reflectors, and backdrops to make any photo session a completely unique experience. Portrait photography is a really nice way to capture your individual style whether you are a professional in corporate America, rock star, professional athlete, or just a really cool individual who needs a quality and unique portrait. All corporate photography, portrait photography, and or family photography can be booked by visiting me at www.photographfee.com or calling me at 865-621-3596.
© Photographfee 2010
Photographfee got to walk the red carpet at a twilight saga “New Moon” Premier during a Regal Cinemas opening night in the Turkey Creek shopping center in Knoxville, Tennessee. This was a fan-filled night with teenage girls and parents of teenage girls going gaga for Cocoa Puffs over Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart. I barely new who the actors were before meeting them face to face on the red carpet premier for the “New Moon” movie. Both actors were very cordial and accommodating to me as a photographer and moved across the carpet as if they were born for it. Funny enough I too flowed across the carpet in between limos and adoring fans all the while being focussed on what I was there to do–make good pictures and document the scene.
Shooting interior and exterior photography in someone’s home in Knoxville, TN is a spectacular way to show the home owner a vantage they had maybe never noticed before. This is what I have done for over two years now for Knoxville Magazine. Knoxville based photographer Justin Fee is experienced in natural as well as artificial lighting for creating a dramatic and luxurious feel with an artistic flare. There is a point in the photograph where I try and capture a moment in time that literally puts the viewer in the home and not just leaves them on the outside looking in. Kitchens are always a pleasure to photograph because there is generally a sufficient amount of light which allows me room to play with the depth of field within the shot. Also kitchens usually have lots of shimmer and angles to key off of. I like to use the rule of thirds when setting up a shot thus making your eyes flow from one side of the frame to the next in a “Z” pattern. Moving over to living rooms can make for a superior two page split for publication photography as well as journalism photography if a paper is not afraid to run it; and usually lends itself to a horizontal angle as opposed to a vertical. This might go without saying but it is amazing the amount of people that have no idea what the definition of horizontal and vertical are. If you are one of them and it is a common term in photography and is simple…vertical is up and down and horizontal is side to side. Just imagine a rectangular box that is on it’s end and then imagine it on it’s side . Hope you enjoyed the lesson. Justin Fee Photography in Knoxville, TN
This is Albert Haynesworth, a former University of Tennessee football star, as well as a two-time Pro Bowler in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans. www.photographfee.com was asked to photograph Albert and the interior and exterior of his boat The Good Life in Knoxville, Tennessee for the August issue of Knoxville Magazine. It turns out that Haynesworth had two boats located at the marina on Fort Loudon Lake in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Photos will show you both boats side by side. Albert was a gracious host and a pleasure to photograph for a seasoned journalist.
I was particularly impressed with his taste in boats. The Good Life, his 2010 Lazzara yacht, represents the best of both worlds – all of the trimmings of the finest Italian design combined with the quality of American manufacturing and craftsmanship. What a joy to spend time with a talented athlete and photograph such a spectacular vessel. Boats have a special place in my heart as I have accumulated over a thousand hours towards my captain’s license while working on a parasail boat in Florida in the late 1990′s. That is another story all together, and with that said, the long and winding road has taken me to my career as a freelance photographer in Knoxville, Tennessee. Published at the age of 19, and still cranking out new and exciting images, with a focus in the light, at the age of 38…19 years later I feel my career is more and more diverse with my skills being always refined.