Black History Month: Celebrating Modern-Day Black Excellence

Here at Indresano Studios, we’re firm believers in the strength of visual storytelling to amplify a range of narratives. This month, we’re thrilled to turn our focus to a group of remarkable individuals whose stories have been captured through our lenses.

In the spirit of Black History Month, we want to celebrate the rich tapestry of modern-day Black excellence. It’s a time to honor the resilience, achievements, and diverse stories that shape our present and future. We’re excited to shine a spotlight on the voices of those who are making history right now, from their personal triumphs to their incredible athletic feats and innovative creativity.

Impacting the Arts

L’Merchie, Keith, and Adrianna

Meet three inspiring people at the forefront of an organization harnessing the transformative power of art. The video we recorded for this nonprofit focuses on the role of art in fostering community bonds among minorities. They contribute their talents to heal divisions, strengthen community bonds, and drive social progress through art.

Darryl

Meet Darryl, a talented artist at a nonprofit dedicated to inclusive art programs. His creativity knows no limits, showing just how powerful art can be in overcoming challenges. In the video we made for this nonprofit, we capture Darryl’s unique perspective, highlighting how inclusive environments fuel creativity and dismantle barriers.

Inspiring Stories in Overcoming Homelessness

Marcus

Meet Marcus, a former army veteran who conquered homelessness through unwavering resilience. In the video we crafted about him, we learn about his inspiring journey which is a testament to strength and determination.

Sadea

Meet Sadea, a remarkably strong woman who transitioned from homelessness to finding a permanent home. Today, she works at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, reflecting her perseverance and enduring hope. The video Sadea is featured in shows how resilient she has been throughout her experience.

Athletic Icons

Jerod Mayo

Jerod Mayo is a football icon turned head coach for the New England Patriots. With eight remarkable seasons as a linebacker, Mayo’s transition to coaching adds another chapter to his enduring legacy. We took photos of him during his time playing for the Patriots.

James White

James White, the seasoned football running back, left a significant mark during his eight seasons with the New England Patriots. From his college days at Wisconsin to being a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, his story is one of dedication and achievement. Indresano Studios captured photos of him during the peak of his career.

BEST OF 2015: OUR VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS IN REVIEW

2015 was quite a year for us here at the studio! From exciting photo and video projects to awards we were honored to win, we have a lot to be thankful for! Here are some of our favorite memories:

Early in the year, we were still working on finalizing and putting out two exciting video projects. The first was the Seapoint Estate video, where we highlighted a beautiful ocean side mansion.

Michael preparing for some beautiful drone video shots.

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Another project we finished up was a TV commercial to help promote the Pine Street Inn, a local homeless shelter in Boston. It was exciting to see our work air on Channel 5!

Even though the weather was poor, our spirits remained high!

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We also finished up a video helping showcase the non-profit Medicine Wheel and their goal of installing a paved path connecting the Boston National Historical Park.

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When Obama came to Boston to open the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States in honor of the late Ted Kennedy, we all enjoyed reminiscing on when Michael photographed Ted Kennedy in 1995.

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In April, Michael was honored to be highlighted in Boston.com for his constant philanthropic work for the community and his help for local charities to increase their support and donations.

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In May, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito came to the studio to be photographed for the cover of Scene Magazine. We were all so excited they took the time from their busy schedule to get their portraits taken!

Over the summer, we got started on some exciting video projects, starting with a video and photoshoot featuring Boston Bruin’s goal keeper Tuukka Rask.

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While on set shooting Tuukka Rask for Franklin Sports, some of the kids practices their floor hockey slap shots on Raask

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Next, we worked on some some dramatic close-up filming and photography showcasing the beauty of the new iRobot product.

We also helped to promote one of Medicine Wheel’s other endeavors, Hand in Hand. The program helps to promote communication and understanding between police officers and young adults.

Using a dolly and a lot of patience, we worked tirelessly to capture the beauty of Circle Furniture.

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We wrapped up a fun summer of video projects with a video highlighting the beauty of Louis Vuitton

By the fall, the award announcements began to come in, and we were honored with 4 Merit Award from Graphis Competitions for our food photography work with Baskin Robbins!

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We also were honored with two nominations for the international Black and White Spider Awards in the categories Nude Photography and Advertising Photography

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The fun continued when we filmed the Mayo Bowl hosted by New England Patriots Defensive Captain Jerod Mayo. It was a lot of work but we made some time for meeting some of the Patriots team, including Tom Brady, Danny Amendola, Chandler Jones and Julian Edelman!

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We wrapped up an exciting year with a gym shoot featuring a top New England Patriots player. More details to come in 2016!

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After a busy year like 2015, we are all eager to see what 2016 will have in store for us. Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all our latest photography and video production activities!

MAYO BOWL 2014 WITH THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

We were honored to be invited as guests to the Mayo Bowl last night, a fundraiser held by New England Patriot Jerod Mayo to raise money for the Boston Medical Center.  It was such a great time hanging out with the players, as we laughed, ate, and of course took photos, all for a great cause!

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What a pleasant surprise to walk into the event to see the photo on the VIP passes was taken by Michael Indresano Photography.  It matched our business cards perfectly!

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We never expected to be in the same room as Tom Brady, let alone having drinks with him!

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Odi and Chandler Jones, long time friends

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Devin McCourtey, Jerod Mayo, and Vince Wilfork on the mic for the Mayo Bowl auction!

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Eden, Millie and Odi pose with Julian Edelman.

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photo7Part of the Michael Indresano team with Jerod and Chantel Mayo!

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A huge thanks to Jerod Mayo and the entire New England Patriot’s team for making this Monday night one for the books!

THE PATRIOTS, OUT OF UNIFORM..

We were invited by Blue Sky Sports & Entertainment
to shoot portraits of the New England Patriots
at a fundraiser for Pitching in for Kids.

As serious as these images look, it was a really fun time!

Thank you guys for your generosity.

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Eric Alexander

 

Tyrone McKenzie

Teddy Bruschi

Pierre Woods

Matt Light

Gary Guyton

Brandon McGowan

Jerod Mayo

Bruce Davis

FUN TIMES: BOWLING WITH THE PATRIOTS

We shot portraits of the New England Patriots
at the Mayo Bowl event, a fundraiser for Pitching in for Kids

 

The host of the Mayo Bowl, Jerod Mayo…

 

and Jerod in the flesh.

 

Matt Light and a guest waiting for their turn on the lanes.

Kim Zayotti and Erin Perron
from Blue Sky Sports Entertainment taking in the action.

Some of the Bowlers/Patriots:

 

Tully Banta-Cain…

 

Eric Alexander…

Gary Gutyon…

 

Randy Moss making a surprise (undercover) appearance…

 

and Brandon Meriweather.

 

The Superbowl of Cakes!

 

Whew, all that fun is exhausting!
Assistant Rob and Producer Michele
relaxing at the end of the night.

 

Final portrait images coming soon!