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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.

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

– Optimism rules

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

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”

– Anna Quindlen

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation that indicate opportunities for success.”

– Peter F. Drucker

I was taught at a very young age that you can do whatever you want to, but you have to make it happen — not just talk about it.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

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

– Tony Robbins

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

– Steve Jobs

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.”

– Voltaire

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

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

– General Omar Bradley

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind, I seen a lot of women, but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew, tangled up in blue.”

– Bob Dylan

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

– Anthony Trollope

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

Do not say, ‘why were the former days better than these,’ for it is not from wisdom that you ask this.”

– Ecclesiastes, 7:10

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

– Leonard Cohen

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.”

– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

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

– Byron Katie

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

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

– Oprah Winfrey

I don’t do very well without fear. There needs to be a part of me saying, ‘That’s going to fail,’ so I can prove myself wrong.”

– Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leon Joseph Suenens

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

My task is really not to change myself but to become familiar with who I am.”

– Maureen Cook

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

– Joseph Cambell

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

– John Quincy Adams

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

You don’t go into a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless you are comfortable with taking risks.”

– Dr. Ben Carson

Do you believe it is important to give back some portion of your wealth to support charitable causes?”

– Steven Schussler

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

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