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Medtronic - HVAD Patients

Real Patients - Real Stories

I have been shooting for Medtronic for three years at their annual patient summit. Photographing Medtronic’s patients is an incredible experience. There are always tears shed, both of sorrow and joy. Hearing the patient stories and spending time with a group whom without the HVAD, wouldn’t be with us, makes for an incredible day of laughs and lessons. This year we created a series of lifestyle images to demonstrate how patients can live normal active lives with the HVAD.

Making someone that has just survived heart surgery feel comfortable in front of a camera and with a photo crew looking on is always challenging. Without fail though, the patients and I are laughing and joking within a minute, which is a pure testament to the patients resolve.

HVAD - What the what??

For those of you (like me) who have no idea what an HVAD is allow me to enlighten you and at the same time, introduce a group that each year, continues teach me about living life to the fullest and cherishing each day. Enjoy the images!

So what is an HVAD? Here’s the description from the Medtronic site

A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical pump. When one of the heart’s natural pumps (a ventricle) does not perform well, a VAD is used to increase the amount of blood that flows through the body. Having a VAD implant allows most people with advanced heart failure to return to a fuller life.

AeroKool Aviation - The Coolest Part of the Airplane

The Coolest Part of the Airplane, pun intended!

Aerokool make magic machines, at least that’s what it looks like to me. Any regular reader of my blog knows I’m a nerd for interesting tech. Well AeroKool make plenty to keep me nerdy.

Explained to me as “the thing that keeps the oxygen masks from being deployed”, Aerokool make airframe environmental control systems, heat transfer, oil & fuel pumping systems. I shot team portraits and product shots at their facility, including a shot during live testing of a heat exchanger. This piece of magic takes in the hot air from the aircraft turbine and spits out freezing cold air at mind boggling rates. The later of which cools and most importantly, pressurizes the cabin while we’re drinking bad coffee and munching on a Biscoff. As long as this piece of equipment keeps silently being a badass then the aforementioned oxygen masks stay firmly in their place!

Personal Work - Faces of Egypt

Egypt has been on my bucket-list for as long as I can remember, and recently I got to firmly cross it off. During two weeks of adventures on the Nile and the Red Sea, the people of Egypt (and the country as a whole) never failed to disappoint.

I have so many amazing images to share from my time spent in this desert oasis, that I think this will be the first of two or three galleries to come.

For now though, enjoy some of my favorite faces from Egypt.

See more of my personal work from Egypt at steveboxall.com/egypt

Photographer turned Music Venue Owner Keith Rouse for The New York Institute for Technology

The New York Institute for Technology (NYIT) commissioned me to photograph the illustrious Keith Rouse , co-owner of The Luna Star Cafe in North Miami and photographer/film maker. We had a great time collaborating on how best to make these images, at what is an incredible and eclectic location.

I’ll be heading back for great music, food and of course, the beers! If you want to join remember it’s cash only and any cover charge goes directly to the musicians. Cheers!

See more of my portraiture work at steveboxall.com/grown-ups

NYIT Alumni Profile: Keith Rouse

Source: https://www.nyit.edu/box/profiles/alumni_p...

Award winning Educators & Students for Vocabulary.com

“You have the seeds of greatness within you.”

That message — delivered to a gym full of 6th, 7th, and 8th-graders by their proud mayor, Mr. Anthony Caggiano — perfectly expressed the prevailing sentiment at the 2019 Vocabulary Bowl Champions celebration at Margate Middle School: For the third year running Vocabulary.com commissioned me to be present at the celebration. This year I created corporate portraits, marketing materials and captured some precious moments of the students and teachers celebrating their unprecedented third victory in as many years.

See more of my education work at steveboxall.com/education