Anthony - Woodinville High class of '21 !

June 06, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Anthony! Thank you for choosing my little biz! Your photoshoot was so much fun for me :)

Mostly because of our jolly banter. YOU are a lot of fun :)

60 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography60 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

Anthony was my first senior portrait client who I did NOT already know to contact me via text... and I was really wary that this mystery person may actually be a Colombian scam-artist preying on naive American small business owners ~ I was just waiting for the misspellings... followed by the circuitous request for dollars or bitcoin!    😆    BUT HE WAS FOR REAL! yay! Anthony, I'm glad you're real!  It was a great clue when he texted that he needed to ask his Mom about photography dates :) 👌🏼 Then I was feeling ok :)  I was impressed with Anthony's maturity & assertiveness right out of the box. 

Last Fall of course, we were well pre-vaccine; "vaccine" was just a goal / a dream with about 20 companies planning or recruiting clinical trial participants; but the vaccine dream was like a horse race with no finish line in sight. We were still in stay-home-stay-safe mode, physically in our own little sanitized boxes. So Anthony & I zoomed a Planning Meeting ~ and finally met IRL at his trim & style at Gene Juarez on Photography Day :)

Thank you, Michael (@mmenhennitt) at Redmond Gene Juarez, for Anthony's trim & style!!! Anthony's Dad, Phillip, met us outside Gene Juarez afterward, and we caravanned to Anthony's home:

13 -  Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography13 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

Anthony's true home ^ that is- a beach :)  Not necessarilllyyy for sunbathing :)  Mostly for finding the critters :)  

He's a goal-oriented young man, with an inquiring mind, and a passion for the sea... critters!

2 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography2 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography 64 - ShareOnline - JeanninePoundPhotography64 - ShareOnline - JeanninePoundPhotography 1 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography1 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

So Golden Gardens oceanfront park in Ballard was an ideal location to start shooting.

20 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography20 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

3 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography3 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

...then we took a little roam... south and over the canal... with new opportunities to pull over & explore new places...

24 - ShareOnline - JeanninePoundPhotography24 - ShareOnline - JeanninePoundPhotography    4 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography4 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography
25 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography25 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

Anthony is a natural born scientist. He gets it from his Mom, Melinda!  In 8th grade, his curiosity was inspired by the movie "The Martian" ~ would plants be able to grow on Mars withOUT a weather-vulnerable pressurized greenhouse?  Hmmm...  He put a variety of food-plants into a vacuum chamber in his basement & added carbon dioxide, to simulate Martian atmospheric composition & pressure - AN 8th GRADER! - and then tested the plants' enzyme functions versus identical control plants at timepoints up to 3 days ~ and THEN crafted the results of his study into a presentation cutely titled

"No Pressure: The Effects of Martian-Like Atmospheric Pressure on Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions in Plants"

which took him to the top 300 then the top 30 then to a Technology Award at the national science competition Broadcom Masters.

Dude!

8 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography8 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

^ VERY nice portrait

~ confident, humble, hopeful ~ PERFECT for ANY occasion a headshot could possibly be wanted over your next several years ~ but let's add some "yeah" 

7 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography7 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

awesome ^ ! 

but i do want a little more... superhero scientist out to save humanity -

10 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography10 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

that's it!  ^

and THIS is why my photoshoot with Anthony was so fun for me :). We were giggling like school kids and having a ball the entire time and making super fun portraits :)

6 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography6 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

5 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography5 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

Our next couple portraits in this series may be described by Anthony as "the Discoverer" ~ like the intrepid explorer who plants a flag on the moon, or on a desert island ~ or I may describe the same portraits as "Gatsby-esque":

29-cropped - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography29-cropped - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

67 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography-267 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography-2

Yes! see what i mean?? Link:

The Great Gatsby Movie PosterThe Great Gatsby Movie Poster

 

38 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography38 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography
 

I'm especially intrigued by one of Anthony's previous science projects... watching video of an aquarium octopus (instead of being there in person) to understand its behaviors / movement patterns / probability that it would be in one part of the tank or another ~ it was suspected that the creature would block the water flow in its tank to get the humans to give it a little excitement :)   

Anthony's octopus-observing totally inspires my imagination... on macro-scale quantum mechanics, as applied to an octopus under study. Dear Reader, please allow me to nerd: 

Schrodinger OctopusSchrodinger Octopus


Heisenberg Octopus copyHeisenberg Octopus copy

And the sun went down...

11b - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography11b - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography

11 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography11 - Anthony Hill - JeanninePoundPhotography     

And we were given a gift :)

79 - Outtake Baby - JeanninePoundPhotography79 - Outtake Baby - JeanninePoundPhotography

o da weetle baby! all washed up awone! ^  Anthony had noticed a sign with a phone number to call in case of baby seals on the beach. He made the call and encouraged the gathering crowd to keep well away from baby :)  he was in his element.  

On our walk back to the cars, Anthony's dad, Phillip, shared an astounding video clip of orcas interacting with the family's kayaks during a recent family vacation. This was such fun for me to "immerse" myself into this family's life for a day!! Thank you, Anthony, Melinda & Phillip!  I hope to touch base now and again to see what science-y things the next years hold for Anthony at 

Stony Brook University

:)

Congratulations!!!


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February (3) March (1) April May (2) June July (3) August (2) September (1) October (1) November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January (2) February March April May (3) June (3) July (1) August (1) September October November December
January February March April (1) May (4) June (5) July August September October November (2) December
January February (1) March April (2) May (2) June (4) July August September October November December