Advertising photographer and director Craig Orsini is a fixture in the Boston, MA area. He is known for his large productions with lots of people in active lifestyles and for a marvelous sense of humor that pervades his work. He is big on collaboration and conversation, often spending lots of time with creatives and clients at the onset of a project, and he is never shy with ideas or problem-solving solutions. With his established national reputation for still photography in place and his advertising work represented by Tim Mitchell Artist Representative, also in the Boston area, Orsini has now teamed up with Element Productions as director for motion capture. They are a full-service production house with post production capabilities and create content across all media platforms. Orsini has been shooting and directing for such prestigious clients as GMC, Dunkin Donuts, Scripps Network (Food Channel, DIY, HGTV), PTC, Carnival Cruise Lines, Zipcar, Banana Boat, Bose, TomTom GPS and McDonald’s.
Lately, however, Orsini has gone in a new direction and has chosen to use his directing and photographic talent in a more personal way to bring greater awareness to non-profit causes that are close to his heart. Orsini became involved with military veterans and the Fisher House program at a chance charity event, where he met Jennifer DeLuca, Board Assistant at Fisher House Boston. The Fisher House Program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of men and women in uniform and meets a more humanitarian need beyond what is normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes" that are built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers for specialized medical care. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one during the hospitalization of an illness, disease, or injury. There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. No family ever has to pay for their stay at a Fisher House.
After meeting and speaking with DeLuca and other board members from Fisher House Boston, Orsini decided this was the perfect opportunity to tell their story and what they try to accomplish. “Our goals and plans are still developing and we are hoping for this to be a global concept since Fisher House has locations worldwide,” says Orsini. His plan is to bring awareness of the Fisher House program and all the good it does at little or no cost for veterans and their families receiving medical treatment with a series of poignant stills and video stories. The homes are usually located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There are 57 Fisher Houses located on 23 military installations and 20 VA medical centers.