-Don Cudney a landscape photographer? Maybe. Sometimes. Mostly while on vacation or location scouting, but yes, I do occasionally photograph the landscape. Right place, right time…you know the cliche’. I would love to create beautiful landscape images (and insert well lit people & products into them) for clients or gallery exhibitions. Collegiate Peaks / Playa El Coyote / The Bay of La Paz / Waimea Bay / Espiritu Santos / Alcatraz Island / The Twins Summit / Sunset Beach

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-Produced high resolution digital video for Mark VII. Final video will be posted after post production. Previously created video can be viewed at MarkVII Soft-Touch Rollovers.
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-Created still images and a short video clip of Chris Andersen a.k.a. the Birdman of the Denver Nuggets for a cover and feature in the November issue of Mile High Sports Magazine. Doug Ottewill, Producer. Nick Heckman, Art Director. Special thank you to Tim Gelt of the Denver Nuggets Media Relations. *Final layout will be posted after publication.

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-I received an email from Ben at Wonderful Machine asking me to send him a list of my “10 Dream Photo Assignments.” I tend to be a realist and instead of writing down “a cover and 10 page layout in Vanity Fair or Esquire,” I listed the publications and advertising agencies that I have yet to collaborate with in the past. (below) Email Promo created by Wonderful Machine and distributed to 1,000s of creatives worldwide. *Received a positive response from Fast Company Magazine that could will lead to future assignments.

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-I collaborate with extremely talent art directors and graphic designers. Every now and then, I’ll receive sketches from them prior to a scheduled photo shoot illustrating their concept and/or composition. Below are just a couple samples. The third sketch is what I sent to Mary Lester of CIO Magazine and expected a laugh or two or three. Good thing I am a photographer and not an illustrator.  Jurgen Mantzke an ex-ColoradoBIZ Magazine art director creates sketches that I believe are cover worthy themselves. Bill Geiber‘s sketch for a Physicians Practice Magazine cover.

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-Created executive portraits and a group image of Claudio Santillo, Paul Dynan, Mike Mockus, Mary Mackus and John Ramon for Reaction Web, a provider of custom services for all facets of commercial real estate.

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-The April 2009 cover of Denver Magazine featured on the American Society of Media Photographers COLORADO News weblog. Tom Visocchi, Art Director. Myka Dunkle with Maximum Talent, Model.

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-Six page fashion layout in the October 2009 issue of Denver Magazine. Photographed on location at the D&F Clocktower, Denver, Colorado. Tom Visocchi, Art Director. Styling by Wendy Ledwitz and Brittney Smith. Hair by Tasha Valenti of The Look Beauty Boutique, MakeUp by Gina Comminello and Kelsey Zabawa of The Look Beauty Boutique. Models: Marc M., Cynthia V. and Jessica M. from Premier Image Agency. A special thank you to Holly Kylberg, owner of Clocktower Events.

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-Photographed local fashion designers (left to right) Fallene Wells, Taryn Slawson, Tyler Larsen, Terra Jo, Haley Mariah, James Silvrants, Stephanie Ohnmacht, Katie Wells, Melissa May and Rachel Tai Davis for the October 2009 issue of Denver Magazine. Photographed at Denver Fabrics on West Belleview Ave., Littleton, Colorado. Tom Visocchi, Art Director.

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Gloria Neal for the October 2009 issue of Denver Magazine. Tom Visocchi, Art Director.

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-Created “headshots” of Cory Clauss and Brian Sulser of Van Gilder Insurance Corporation for a Denver Business Journal press release. Kellen Hills, Director of Creative Marketing.

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-It’s that time of year again ….. Go Broncos. I’m not a big organized sports fan, but I do enjoy a great game of professional football especially when I am watching the game or photographing the game from the sidelines. Win or lose the Denver Broncos are always exciting! Thanks to a friend and colleague , Rob Hawthorne, who photographs the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, I have had the pleasure of creating images during many games over the past 5 years. Rain, snow or sunshine I’ve always had a great time and captured some fun images. Thank you, Rob.

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Myra Salzer of the Wealth Conservancy for a cover and 2-page spread in the October issue of Investment Advisor Magazine. Scott Valenzano, Art Director.

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-The first two in a series of posters created to promote Irresistibly Wicked, A Halloween event with captivating music, cash prizes, incredible décor, dancing and delicious food – all set in a spectacular night club environment.

Client: Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Poster design(s) are created in-house by (?). Aaron Quintana, Creative Director. Logan Ellis, Stylist. Kim Spuhler, Producer. Models: Randy ? (top) and Tai Anderson (bottom). Reserve Tickets Here.

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Jennifer Morey for the October issue of Ladies Home Journal.

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-Photographed Rich and Cherith Flowerday’s wedding ceremony and wedding reception in Breckenridge, Colorado. Rich is a friend, ex-housemate and skateboarding buddy of mine that asked me to photograph his wedding held at the Lodge at Breckenridge. How could I resist a room with a view of Breckenridge Ski Resort, a night of reminiscing with old friends and a few hours of skateboarding at Fairplay, Colorado’s concrete skatepark. CLICK on image below to view Image Gallery.

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-Archive. Photographed Dr. Raymond Blum (Infectious Diseases), Dr. Hal Crane (Orthopedic Specialist) along with 5 other Top Doctors for the August/September 2001 issue of 5280 Magazine. Kevin Goodbar, Art Director.

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