SEAN HAGWELL

217 Added | 1 Magazine | 3 Following | 95 Followers | @seanhagwell | American portrait photographer and director.

#TBT to photographing @joelsmallbone of @forkingandcountry for the #PricelessTheMovie poster. I've had the pleasure of knowing Joel and the guys for a few years now and they continue to amaze me with an unrivaled dedication to their craft and faith. Joel Smallbone, photographed in Denver, Colorado. #portrait #photographer #PricelessTheMovie #createshareinspire #RunWildLiveFreeLoveStrong

And one of the portraits from that session. From #SaturdayNightLive to #Weeds to all of those iconic #HappyMadison roles, the incredibly funny @kevinnealon, photographed in Fort Collins, Colorado. #portrait #photographer #createshareinspire #Weeds #SaturdayNightLive #Hanz #MrSubliminal #GlennMartinDDS #LittleNicky #HappyMadison #featuredphotographs

Kevin Nealon & Norm Macdonald | Behind The Scenes

"Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected." - Robert Frank @elina.odnoralov, photographed in Denver, Colorado. #portrait #photographer #blackandwhite #createshareinspire #robertfrank #featuredphotographs

Had the incredible honor to spend last night photographing these two comedy legends. Quite a surreal moment to have Franz and Turd Ferguson standing on my set. Blessed beyond words to do this for a living. I'll be releasing a #behindthescenes video next week but couldn't help posting a little something in honor of Saturday night. @kevinnealon and @normmacdonald, photographed in Fort Collins, Colorado. #portrait #photographer #featuredphotographs #createshareinspire #HansandFranz #HappyMadison #DirtyWork #WeekendUpdate #SaturdayNightLive #LastComicStanding #TurdFerguson

I'm not particularly good with words or social situations. I've never been the life of the party or kept company with the cool kids. This, being a photographer, is the only way I know how to connect with the world around me. ______ The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words. - Elliott Erwitt #photographer #createshareinspire

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.” - Annie Leibovitz That simple setup in action. #portrait #photographer #createshareinspire #ColoradoLive #iso1200 #featuredphotographs

I find that my favorite photographs are always made using the simplest setups. My personal go-to is a #Canon 1Ds MKiii, a 24-70 f/2.8, and a Profoto 7b inside a Photek Softlighter. Consistent and clean. 📷: f/8, 1/200, ISO 400 #behindthescenes #portrait #photographer #createshareinspire #iso1200 #FamousBTSMag

Every photographer has their definitive crowning achievement. That one thing they hold onto as a matter of personal pride in their career. For some it's the very first paycheck from a client. Others their first time being published in a respected magazine. Mine? Making this guy laugh. Robin Williams, photographed at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, Colorado. #portrait #photographer #RobinWilliams #createshareinspire #TBT #featuredphotographs

Undoubtedly a career defining moment for me in 2015. Despite being the most iconic name on the call sheet that week, Kenny was the one I ended up spending the most time with. He didn't put a clock on me and graciously offered his undivided attention. As a renowned photographer himself he understood the process which allowed us to connect on a different level. We talked about the artists who inspired us, old cameras, and his creative process. Oh and let's not forget this is the man who photographed Michael Jackson holding Bubbles. @_kennyrogers, photographed in Nashville, Tennessee. #portrait #photography #KennyRogers #TheGambler #createshareinspire #featuredphotographs

A look #behindthescenes from my portrait session with the iconic @_kennyrogers. #portrait #photography #thegambler #kennyrogers #iso1200 #FamousBTSMag

From my first commercial campaign and the first time a client hired me based on the personal work I was putting out. In the initial meeting I was told, "We like your style so just do your thing." Probably the most rewarding thing you can hear as a photographer. Going into this new year just remember that no matter where you're at, aspiring hobbyist or full-time professional, never ever stop shooting what you want to get paid for. @edeck87, photographed in Denver, Colorado. #portrait #photography #advertising #commercial #ericandjessie #createshareinspire

The first time I worked with John was directing his docu-concert ‪#‎AnotherGoodRoad‬. It was the first day of filming and after five songs the band broke for dinner. I opted to skip dinner and instead setup lighting for a quick portrait. As soon as John finished dinner I pulled him aside and fired off a few frames. Annie Leibovitz has a great quote where she says, "When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them." I learned more about John in those few minutes than I had during all of the pre-production meetings and conference calls prior. That was where we found authenticity. Just two guys sitting in a room, making something outside of the call sheet. As a photographer it's always been those seemingly unassuming moments that shape me both personally and professionally. @johnoatesofficial, photographed in Nashville, Tennessee. ‪ #‎portrait‬ ‪#‎hallandoates‬ ‪#‎photography‬ #featuredphotographs‪#‎createshareinspire‬

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou I've found that to be pure truth. Saving or sitting on ideas means you're not allowing yourself to discover and create the next one. Imagine, create, share, and repeat as fast as possible. @iankeaggy, photographed in Saratoga, California. #portrait #photography #createshareinspire #hotchellerae

After three days of snow, wind, rain, and freezing temperatures I almost gave up on getting "my" shot. Then, in the final minutes of the last day, the sun broke through. Read the full story in the bio link. The founders of @pressedboston, photographed in Boston, Massachusettes. #portrait #commercial #photography #behindthescenes #pressedboston #featuredphotographs

If you live in Nashville and don't know Troy...you don't really live in Nashville. He's been family since the day we met and it's been a privilege to watch his journey. @bandit_heart, photographed in Nashville, Tennessee. Circa 2012. #portrait #photograher #Nashville #featuredphotographs

In my mind there's a certain romance to motivated lighting. Finding that perfect balance between the natural and the artificial. If you look at a photograph I've taken and never "see" the lighting, I consider that a success. I like simplicity. I like using natural sources. I like images to look natural - as though somebody sitting in a room by a lamp is being lit by that lamp. - Roger Deakins Rachel James, photographed in Denver, Colorado. #portrait #photography #lighting #createshareinspire #featuredphotographs

Keeping it simple. One light. Behind the scenes with Rachel James. #portrait #behindthescenes #photography #iso1200 #FamousBTSMag

As a photographer I never want to overcomplicate things. I always have ideas going into a shoot but I try to focus on keeping myself open to what's really in front of me. In my experience that is where the most honest moments live. Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like. - @davidalanharvey @theaaronwagner and @_jenwagner, photographed in Denver, Colorado. #portrait #photography #createshareinspire #featuredphotographs

Country pop singer and reality TV star @jessiejamesdecker, photographed in Denver, Colorado. #portrait #photography #ericandjessie

American blues artist James Armstrong, photographed in Denver, Colorado. #portrait #photography #blues #featuredphotographs