Seattle based photographer Maxwell Balmain currently "specializes" in photographing commercial projects and events. The commercial service includes creating custom images for the web and designing web sites.
Often a professional photographer must choose a narrow field in photography in order to get noticed. Sometimes this stifles creativity. With two decades of photojournalism and commercial photography experience Maxwell Balmain has a broad range of skills and experience, including work on five continents. But the focus is always on current trends and technology. So much photography is now utilized on the web, but much of it is produced separately, in a vacuum, away from the web design process. Balmain Photography offers combined photography and web design services. There are benefits with creating a streamlined project that covers producing custom images, graphics, wed design and deployment of a cutting edge web Content Management System (CMS).
Maxwell has enjoyed working in America, Australia, Africa, India and most recently, China. Documentary work includes projects for clients like the Swedish Medical Center, The Red Cross and the AARP. Editorial work has appeared in major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Times of London, Toronto Star, AP, Tennis Magazine, Business Week, The National, Polo, Runners World and others. The range of assignments is wide: portraits, illustrations, architecture and brochure work for clients on both coasts. Maxwell's editorial work has received awards from the Associated Press and the National Press Photographers Association.
Photojournalists really have the best eye on the world. There is no other job that brings you so close to such a wide variety of events. It's the only job that gives you an insight to everybody else's job. Working with a team and solving visual problems for clients has its own reward. Wedding photography is a demanding field but one that I also greatly enjoy. Many photographers hate wedding work. It can be hard, but quite satisfying in its own way. Without doubt the warmest thanks Maxwell has ever received for producing images has come from grateful wedding clients.
Balmain Design is a sister website and professional service that includes web design, CSS, and Photoshop work. Maxwell Balmain is part of the production team at the Fretboard Journal. Most businesses and individuals are moving for a powerful means of editing and maintaining their own websites. After experimenting with over ten blog platforms and Content Management Systems (CMS) the focus is now on one of the best flexible Ajax driven systems: MODx. One of the great things with MODx is its powerful template systems. It allows great freedom and flexibility with adding custom photography and design elements.
Please use the contact form on the Contact page to learn more about creating custom images and design elements for your next project.