Last but not least, we’ve reached part four of Creating the Image, our new blog series that breaks down and takes an in depth look at what really goes into making Chris’s personal, conceptual portraiture. Back in January of this year we created some persona work, with the intention of not only making amazing images, but documenting the entire process from concepting and brainstorming, to shooting, editing, retouching and all the way to the final product. If you’re just joining us now, make sure to catch up with Part I: Concepting, Part II: Shooting, and Part III: Retouching.
When a shot is finished with retouching, it simply doesn’t sit around on our archives, taking up space. In the case of our advertising and editorial work, there are the final steps of delivering the finished product, whether it’s an FTP transfer or a Fedex’d hard drive. With personal work, the final step is a little bit different. Much in the same way that we control the process from concepting to shooting to retouching, we also have full control of how we use the finished image; how we distribute it, when we share it on the blog and the web, if we want to use it for promotional projects and portfolios. Keep reading to see our paper airplanes image come to life in all of these different forms…
PDN Faces 2011 was recently announced and I am extremely happy to share that two photos from my Titusville series of portraits were selected this year, including the portrait of Karen Crisman, a professional dog groomer and my mother. Many thanks to PDN and congrats to Robin Moore, Jacob Murphy, Reed Young (who I share a spread with), and all the other talented photographers who were selected!
We’re on the road, headed back from Montreal, home of the Canadian Grand Prix, and for the past few days, the Formula One world champion, and Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel. The crew and I were on an editorial assignment to shoot some portraits of him during a press day for the Grand Prix.
Hopefully the shot above gives a little idea of the amount of media we were working with during this shoot – it was hectic. Make sure to read more to see a few other behind the scenes moments from our shoot.
Who doesn’t love a cupcake? Little did we know that the tiny baked goods can be some serious business and serious competition. After photographing two cupcake bakeries in Washington DC for Inc. Magazine, we got a much better idea of the big business behind such small cakes.
Make sure to read about The Great Cupcake Wars on Inc’s website and to check out more photos from the shoot below.