Michael McNamara – IN THE BAG


For a quick background, I’m a features photographer at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix. It means that I do most of my work for our features sections (food, fashion, lifestyle) and our monthly glossy magazine AZ Magazine. It’s a very atypical newspaper job, but I really enjoy it. This also means that I’m lighting more often than not. Because it’s Phoenix, and usually very hot, most of my assignments are indoors, so there’s not always the need for the big monoblock strobes. Yes, they still sit in my car, but I’m not using them twice a day anymore…more like once a week.