Homage to Todd Selby
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Keeping Symposium 2011 Debabelized
Bilingual Executive Assistant for Alltech's Director of Latin America Carla Woodley makes the rounds. In the translation booth: Maria Cecilia Navas, of Columbia, and Angelica Marquez, of Venezuela. (Photo by Mick Jeffries)
This is an article I wrote for Alltech's blog during their 27th Alltech Symposium, which was attended by over 2200 people from around the world and at least 400 non-English speakers. I was fascinated by Alltech's ongoing commitment to accomodate this segment of their client base by offering state-of-the-art translation services each year. So I wrote this article for their blog, thinking others might be similarly interested.
By Mick Jeffries
You don't have to know Carla Woodley to know that she speaks your language. And if not, she can definitely find somebody who does.
Woodley, the Bilingual Executive Assistant for Alltech's Director of Latin America is one of the principal coordinators of theSymposium's world class (literally) real-time translation services. A native of Panama who grew up in Texas, she's worked in this capacity for Alltech for over five years and helps coordinate a staff of nearly two dozen translators who keep the Symposium's international audience speaking the same language…. continue reading on Alltech's blog
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
It's always a hustle — arranging 20 shoots, conceiving frames, and sorting and choosing afterwards. Along the way I always meet some of the most amazing people, doing wonderful things in Kentucky. This is my 3rd year doing this series and it's more delightful every time.
See the published series with accompanying articles in Business Lexington magazine.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
I have always, my entire life, loved the US space program. Indeed, it's easily the closest that I could ever come to being construed as "a patriot." As a child, I spent untold hours poring over every word, every illustration, every World Book Encyclopedia entry I could find about astronauts and space exploration. That love has never particularly diminished and as far as I'm concerned the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions may well be the coolest things that the US has ever done, as an entity.
Fifty years ago today, all that magic started with a 15-minute journey by Alan Shepard, the first American (and second human) in space, perched atop a Redstone rocket in the Mercury capsule named Freedom 7. Which didn't have a window, by the way.
Monday, May 02, 2011
My last shoot for Business Lexington's "Leading Women of Central Kentucky 2011" portrait series was a family kitchen shoot. If I hadn't been thoroughly occupied trying to frame a shot, I probably would have taken my subject, Laura Boison, up on her offer to try my hand at rolling out some pasta. Look for her — not me — and the complete series in the upcoming issue. http://www.bizlex.com )
One of the things that I love about shooting the "Leading Women of Central KY" series (and really portraiture in general) is that the assignments take me to places I might otherwise never visit. Before last week, I'd been inside Lexington's skyline-defining Kincaid Tower once ever. Last week: Four times. It's absolutely mesmerizing to study this town's growth and architecture from the 23rd floor corner office. Pictured: looking for the light and setting a frame for Doris Bentson, President of the Langeley Group. Full series will appear in the next edition of Business Lexington magazine. http://www.bizlex.com