Dana Damewood: Omaha Lifestyle, Commercial, and Fine Art Photographer



Feb 2018

Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture transforms an abandoned apartment building for Heartland Family Services and wins a national AIA award

2017 AIA Housing Awards | Architect Magazine | Award Winners, Residential Projects, Single Family, Multifamily, Awards, AIA, American Institute of Architects

The AIA Housing Awards recognize the best in housing design as “a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable resource” on a national level.  APMA was recognized in the Specialized Housing category for their work on an addition and renovation to a 1960’s era building for Heartland Family Service – Family Works.  As one of the first Omaha-area firms to be recognized at this level, they are honored and very humbled to be mentioned alongside the other award-winning architects and designers executing exceptional work on an international scale.  More importantly, however, APMA is grateful for the opportunity they were given to help imagine and realize a new joyous and light-filled space for the deserving women and children involved in the Family Works program.  Awards like these offer reassurance that good design can transcend the superficial goal of beauty, and help to encourage positive change in someone’s life.

You can read more about it on Architect Magazine

Family Works – Long-term (6-9 months) residential substance abuse and mental health programs in Iowa and Nebraska for women with children. The program preserves and strengthens the mother-child attachment while providing housing, treatment, therapy, and support for the women and their children.

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Jan 2018

The Union for Contemporary Art: a shoot for Preservation Magazine + the AIA Awards – Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture – interior photography – Omaha, NE

I am thrilled to share with you photos taken of the Union for Contempory Art in the last year. The Union, the brainchild of Brigitte Mcqueen-Shew, has leapt into the limelight with a new home at 24th and Lake Streets. The space is an adaptive reuse renovation of the historic Blue Lion building large enough to greatly expand The Union’s impressive programming for children and adults. The design, by Nancy Novak of Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, is a skillful and imaginative reworking of a collection of disjointed spaces into a master work of form and function. I am grateful to call both of these powerhouse women friends.
Photos for Preservation Magazine and the AIA Awards.

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Jan 2018

A shoot for Cosmo – A couple lives in a vintage camper for one year – Nebraska lifestyle/fashion/editorial photographer

In 2016, Melissa Dohmen and Carson Vaughn realized they were bored with life in Nebraska, where they’d both lived all their lives, and decided to hightail it outta the state for a year on the road.

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Jan 2018

A shoot for The Food Network – Beat Bobby Flay Show – Bobby Flay challenges Clayton Chapman of the Grey Plume – Nebraska food photographer

It was an honor to photograph Clayton Chapman of the Grey Plume in Omaha, NE for his appearance on the “Beat Bobby Flay” show on the Food Network. Clayton is so talented and such a pleasure to work with, he made my job easy.
You can find this episode on the Food Network



Jul 2017

Architect Neil Astle – Mid Century Modern Home in Omaha, NE

This is a mid-century modern house I recently shot in Omaha, NE. It was designed by Architect Neil Astle and built in 1969. It is on the market, for sale by the original owner. It’s all original and very well preserved.  If you need more information, I would be happy to get it to you.