I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since my last wrap-up. I swear it feels like three days, maximum. Even if I don’t believe it, the past fourteen days have kept us busy shooting editorial and advertising work all over the Philadelphia and NYC area. When we weren’t off shooting, we we back at home base in the studio, getting organized and gearing up for the next set of adventures on the horizon. Want a closer look? Keep reading for what we’ve been up to for the past two weeks…Read More
You know it’s going to be a good day on set when Smithsonian Magazine calls and asks us to shoot in a candy store. To further sweeten the deal (no pun intended), we were tasked to make portraits of the Berley brothers – dapper proprietors of Shane Confectionery, the oldest candy shop in the country. Famous for their zealous attention to authenticity and incredible confectionery creations, we spent the good part of a day with Eric and Ryan, taking pictures and making candy. Keep reading for the rest of our story…Read More
Some mornings you wake up and after a quick glance at the news, there’s a headline that just sticks with you. After a few rumors circulated last week, I woke up this AM to discover some pretty official reports that tech giant Yahoo is buying the blogging site Tumblr for a cool 1.1 billion dollars.
Immediately my mind jumped back to the crazy day in December of 2011 when we photographed Tumblr’s founder and CEO, David Karp for Wired UK. From the rooftops to the streets of Manhattan and everywhere in between – it was a shoot to remember. Keep reading for a look back at our shoot with the newly minted billionaire…Read More
It’s not often that we have the time to slow down, and really immerse ourselves in a good article, book, or magazine. When the opportunity affords itself, we’re often looking far and wide for a good read that’s worth the time. Whether that can be found on the bookshelves in the studio, the stack of magazines on our desk, or queued up in an RSS feed on the web, the sheer amount information is plentiful out there – it’s just a matter of filtering out the junk. Lucky for you, we have a new monthly series on the blog that cuts through the crap and shares inspiration and information that we find especially valuable. Consider it required reading.
Entire books and endless magazines are devoted to the craft, technique, and technology of photography. With enough time and enough patience, almost anyone with a camera can learn the skill-set and train themselves to see light, shape light, and make beautiful photos. Alternatively, there are countless artists in our creative industry that create beautiful work but have no experience or knowledge in the business of photography. It’s not easy. The business is not often discussed; mainstream attention tends to focus on the “how-to” of making photos, not becoming a commercial photographer. Thankfully, the information is out there. Our rep Heather Elder writes an excellent blog that often delves into the business side of photography.
One of the most insightful articles she writes is The Community Table, a series of conversations held directly with the top minds in our industry. Most recently she sat down with a dozen Art Producers in San Fransisco to discuss topics touching on everything from the state of the photography to licensing and usage, copyright, and the bidding process. In all honesty, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more informative yet personal look into the business of photography today. Do yourself a favor and set aside some time to read through The Community Table San Fransisco:Read More
There are some truly creative people in this industry. Let’s face it, you’ve got to be constantly concepting, developing, and executing or you get left in the dust. I’m fortunate to work with some really dynamic and inspiring people, ranging from art directors, to producers, to creative directors, photo editors, art buyers, and print producers. Instead of questions about email blasts, printed promos, and portfolio reviews, I think that it’s time that I put some of them on the spot to show us their meaning of Life. “The meaning of Life” may be a little far flung to answer in only ten questions, but hopefully these interviews will serve to distill some of the inspired and intellectual energy of the creatives that we work with.
One of the best guys I’ve known in Philadelphia has packed up his family and moved to Des Moines, Iowa. I’ve known Ryan Donnell since our time working together at Wonderful Machine. He’s a clever gentleman and a talented photographer. Keep reading to take a listen to him and take a minute to get familiar with his work. You’ll like it. I promise.Read More
We’re back on the east coast this week, but no break in the action. The past few days started out with a big set build, followed by a shoot in our studio in Philadelphia. After wrapping one shoot we hopped in the truck and hit the road to head up to New Hampshire for a second editorial project. It’s finally Friday and that means we’re ready to kick back and take a few days well deserved rest. Take a look at all of the action and keep reading to see what we’ve been up to this week…Read More
We’ve just wrapped up twenty days of shooting down in San Antonio Texas, working on a massive project that took us all over the place, shooting the best things the city has to offer. I know you’re hoping that right about now is going to be the big reveal where we share what the project is about and show you some images. Not quite. I promise that the full story and the big reveal are on the way, and you’ll just have to be patient until we can show it.
I am excited today to talk about a very special part of the shoot – a Dodge Sprinter Van. Have we finally gone crazy – a blog post about a van? Yes, I might be crazy, but this is no normal vehicle. This grip truck that I was proud to drive for the past few weeks is truly something special….Read More