Monthly Archives: January 2012

Artosphere Conductor Corrado Rovaris | NWA Commercial Photographer

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Corrado Rovaris, the conductor of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, for promotional material for the Walton Arts Center. Straight from Italy and the music director of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Corrado has an impressive musical history. He has led the Artosphere Festival Orchestra for two years, and will be in Arkansas again this year. He was a good sport and a good subject. Bravo, Mr. Rovaris! One of the main purposes of Artosphere is to unite art with sustainability and the environment. So, in an effort to show this, I photographed Corrado outdoors at Lake Fayetteville. There wasn’t much greenery to help show the “greenness” of the event, but I made do. Also, thanks to Jodi and Jason of the Walton Arts Center for helping out during the shoot! It’s always great to have an extra hand.     Here’s the Walton Arts Center’s spring on-stage program; the bottom photo, as well as the one of the woman in the red jacket, are mine. There are more of my photos inside, but I don’t want to bore you! Bottom image by Stephen Ironside.    

Images (c)2012 Stephen Ironside.

Three Brothers | NWA Portrait Photographer

I’m back in the country after a trip to China on assignment, and I’m slowly getting back in the game of “normal” life. More on that later. For now, here are some images from a shoot I did before Christmas. These guys’ uncle bought them a session as a gift to his parents. How sweet. The images were taken at Lake Fayetteville. Such a beautiful place to shoot! The shoot lasted about an hour, and we caught part of a nice sunset. It was laid back, and one of the guys even mentioned “I don’t know about you guys, but I’m having a great time.” My clients usually DO have a great time. You should be one of them! You can see more images here on Flickr.