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Steve Barrett, Photographer

PHOTOGRAPHY

In the 20 years that Washington, DC photographer Steve Barrett has been taking pictures, the likes of Michael Jordan, Margaret Thatcher, Hosni Mubarak, Spike Lee and Boris Yeltsin have found their way to the end of his lens. He has photographed George Clooney, James Earl Jones and Bill and Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain.

His photos have been featured in Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, USA Today and Washingtonian, among other business and general interest publications. Alumni magazines have always been some of his favorite clients and he has taken cover and inside feature shots for Harvard, Auburn, Stanford, the Career College Association and Vanderbilt.

“Since I live so close to Washington, DC, dozens of alumni magazines call on me regularly to photograph their DC-based alumni, and also hire me to photograph the politicians and DC insiders that they may be writing about,” he says. “I work hard to be as effective as possible for my clients. I know they are the boss, and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to do what I do.”

View Steve’s photo portfolio www.stevebarrettphotography.com and here: www.alumnimagazinegroup.com.

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

The dove descending breaks the air / With flame of inkandescent terror.”

– T.S. Eliott

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

Ripeness is all.”

– William Shakespeare

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
 Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

– Ella Fitzgerald

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what nurtures creative thinking.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

– Louisa May Alcott

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

– Vin Diesel

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

I can’t go back to yesterday—because I was a different person then.”

– Lewis Carroll

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

The awakening to the mystery of life is a revolutionary event; in it an old world is destroyed so that a new and better one may take its place.”

– J.J. Van Der Leeuw, The Conquest of Illusion

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.”

– Barack Obama

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.”

– Lord Chesterfield

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

I have spent a good part of my life convincing people that a blank sheet of paper is the greatest opportunity in the world, and not frightening at all.”

– Marty Skler, executive vp, Walt Disney Imagineering

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

– Mary Jean Irion

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules

    Articles by Steve Barrett