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Cornell’s eLab in NYC

I was asked to join Cornell’s eLab teams for a trip to the city to pitch at law firm Wilmer Hale. A third of the way through their eLab experience, teams pitched their companies to a diverse audience on the 45th floor of 7 World Trade Center. Photos of people talking to an audience aren’t…

Make ’em dance

I love working with Samantha & Ian at Emmy’s Organics. I’ve been taking product photos with them every once in a while, and lately, I’ve been making them dance.       You can check out more of my chiller product photography for Emmy’s at allisonusavage.com/portfolio/emmys-organics/.

Some thoughts on portraits

In July, Buzzfeed News reached out with a quick assignment just an hour up the lake – in the Auburn Correctional Facility. I left my phone in the car and emptied my pockets, bringing in only the camera equipment I had sent a week earlier. Before portrait time, I sat in while the reporter, Albert Samaha,…