All things considered, it’s been a wild year for me. I have been busy shooting every week since late January. After a bit of convincing from my beautiful wife, Julianna, I decided it was time for a little vacation. A good friend from college and his fiance (we’ll call them Brian & Jackie) invited us to Tuscany for their wedding and we have taken them up on the offer. Keep reading to see more from Rome..
Can you say best dressed photo crew in NYC? This week had us shooting a lot of sports, first at the Red Bull Soccer stadium in Newark, NJ, then later in the week at the New York Athletic Club, where they actually have a dress code that enforces jackets and slacks, no jeans or tee shirts – even for photo crews (not pictured is all the gear we had to move while dressed so fancy). Keep reading to see what else happened this week.Read More
There are some of 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.
Say hello to Travis Ruse – the Director of Photography at Inc. Magazine. I’ve been working with him since 2008. I’m a fan of the work we’ve done together and also Express Train, his NYC subway photo project. We’ve had some great photo projects, but I have a feeling our big one is still yet to come – make sure to take a look at a few shots from projects we’ve done at the end of Travis’s interview. We are similar guys in many respects, but beer, photography, and facial hair top that list. I’ll let him tell the rest.Read More
Photo by Claudia Gavin
It’s been another busy week in and around Philly. We spent some time in Cape May, down at the Jersey Shore, shooting and taking in the sun. We didn’t have too much time for lounging on the beach or taking a dive in the ocean, but it’s all good – no sand or salt water in the cameras. Keep reading to see what else happened this week.Read More
Working with talented designers is (usually) a win-win scenario. The results (sometimes award winning) are a sum greater than the whole of it’s parts. I knew good things were in store when I learned that we were going to be working with Jesse Southerland from Philadelphia Magazine for the Michael Vick shoot. After receiving some of great feedback from the Michael Vick post, I thought you all would enjoy hearing Jesse tell his side of the story. It all started for him two years ago:
Michael Vick was shopping at the local Super Fresh in Pennsport, Philadelphia when he was the Eagles third-string quarterback one night around two years ago. He calmly walked through each aisle, occasionally breaking his smooth, slow stride to find the cart his wife and daughter were pushing – a snail could have beaten him to the checkout line. This was a man killing time. That was the first time I saw Michael Vick.
Robert here, the studio manager, assistant, and sometimes-contributor to Chris’s blog. I read a lot of blogs out there on the internet, both photo-related and non-photography based, and I’ve always noticed at the end of the week they post some kind of look back on the week, just to make sure everyone out there didn’t miss anything important. Since we’ve started adding more and more content to our blog, I realized it might not be a bad idea to write a weekly wrap-up myself.Read More