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Photographing the Jefferson Dancers

dance poster photography portland

I love collaborating with dancers. Every year I get to work with the Jefferson Dancers on their poster image, and every year we try something new. For their 40th Anniversary season, we created an image that showcases both their creative energy, and their community focus.

This year I was able to attend their spring performance at the Newmark Theater. Not only was it an energetic creative rush, but at the end of one of their big numbers, they flew to the front of the stage and recreated my poster image (above). Blew my mind.

I can’t wait for next year.

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I’m on Instagram

portland editorial portrait photographer

Want to see more than I ever get around to putting up on the website? I regularly post fine art, travel, and commercial/editorial work, plus some behind-the-scenes images, on Instagram. Follow me at @fritzphoto1.

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Monte Nido

lifestyle portrait photographer portland oregon

I recently worked with Monte Nido, one of the largest and most successful treatment centers for those suffering with eating disorders. What a fantastic group of people, so gracious and caring.

Working at their LA, New York, Boston, and Oregon locations, I created new images for their branding and website redesign. With my own history of working with those with eating disorders (see my book Skeleton in the Closet), it was a pleasure to help Monte Nido as they serve others.

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Featured by National Geographic

Fritz Liedtke Photographer in National Geographic

It’s probably every young photographer’s dream to have their work featured in National Geographic. I seem to be one of the lucky ones, as Nat Geo published some of my work last week, along with a very nice interview/article.

My favorite part? The comments on their blog about the work. This one from Abigail pretty much sums them all up:

I’ve always been shy because of my freckles – I have them all over my face, arms, shoulders and back. When I was young they were much darker and obvious, I’ve been teased and bullied so many times. Thank you for making me feel less self-conscious about them!

See and read more for yourself on National Geographic’s Proof.

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Helping OHSU Raise $1Billion

 

Healthcare photography

In 2014, Nike founder Phil Knight challenged Oregon Health Science University to raise $500 million for cancer research, which he promised to match with $500 million of his own money.  The race was on, and OHSU was up for the challenge.

The OHSU Foundation hired photographer Fritz Liedtke and his team to create the images for their campaign.  Together they created multiple national ad campaigns that helped raise $500 million…in less than 2 years!  Subjects photographed included Columbia Sportswear owner Gert Boyle (who donated $100 million to the campaign), Nike founder Phil Knight, and Dr Brian Druker.  Dr Druker is famous for being the first scientist to develop a cure for cancer, in the form of Gleevec.

Fritz tells us: “It was a fundraising feat like no other, and a real privilege for me to participate in it, by photographing their ads.  To know that my work, and the $1 billion raised, will help fund the fight against cancer is really gratifying.”

One tough mother Fritz Liedtke

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