A Full Day at Virgin Galactic and only 5 Minutes with Richard Branson. But Still a Shoot of a Lifetime for Chris Crisman.

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I often say that I am on the wrong side of the desk in this business.  I see the layouts and estimate the jobs that bring our photographers all over the world.  I email them while they are in the Bahamas, Skype with them while they are in South Africa, hear about the latest hip hotel they tried out in NY and see photos of wrap dinners all around the world.  If I were on the other side of the desk, I could be out there with them on all those cool shoots.  Instead, I live vicariously through them.

Well, Chris Crisman had a shoot of a lifetime recently, and I would have LOVED to have attend.  Not only did he get to unrestricted access to Virgin Galactic, but he met Sir Richard himself.

I think I need to start speaking up and offer my services as a roadie!

The shoot was a once in a lifetime experience for sure, it is no wonder he wrote a three part blog post about it.  Link to the posts below to see behind the scenes of his day.

PART I:  The Spaceport

Part II:  The Features

Part III:  The Cover

Chris Crisman Shows You Behind the Scenes of the Latest At Edge Microview Cover

Chris Crisman Macroview At Edge

By now you should have received the latest At Edge Macroview 13.  As always, it is full of talented photographers and inspiring imagery. At Edge always does an incredible job curating the work that is being produced by the photographers advertising in their invite only publication.  It always an honor to be seen with the other photographers that are showcased in the book.

This month, it is particularly exciting in that At Edge has featured Chris Crisman on the cover.  The image is a popular one whenever we show the portfolio.  It is of Tumblr CEO, David Karp.

Link here to see the blog post Chris shared about the shoot.

Happy Holidays from Heather Elder Represents! Enjoy our recap of a great year of blog posts.

© Chris Crisman

© Chris Crisman

Happy Holidays everyone.  Lauranne, Taya and I hope you are surrounded by friendship and family this holiday season and are able to take some time off to enjoy everyone you love.

We wanted to take this time to thank all of you for your support for our blog.  We had no idea when we started this almost two years ago that it would be embraced by the community as it has.  The conversations we have had this year are compelling, interesting and fun!  We really appreciate how you all engage with the blog and help keep it alive.  It is a special part of who we are at Heather Elder Represents and we have you to thank for that.

Since our offices will be closed until Monday, January  7th we will be taking a break from posting.  Until then, enjoy some of our most popular posts this year.

•  Have you read the post about One of The Original Mad Men?  Leigh Beisch’s dad, Chuck Beisch.  He worked with some of the greats, Diane Arbus, Avedon, Hiro and Bruce Davidson.  Link here to read the post.

•  Did you catch the controversy brewing on Chris Crisman’s blog on What defines a photograph?  This one went viral.

•  Did you get to attend Le Book Connections Chicago?  Link here to see what it was all about.

• How about the Community Table NYC posts?  Very informative conversation with NYC art producers.  A three part series that followed up our Community Table NYC posts.  Link here to see all of the Community Table posts.

•  We had some really wonderful Art Producers interviews for our Art Buyer Insider  and Solving Mystery Series.  Sandy Boss Febbo, Char Eisner, Suzee Barabee, Jason Lau, Lisa Crawford, Beverly Adler, Julie Rosenoff , Cindy Hicks and Ken Zane just to name a few.

•  Were you ever a waitress?  If so, you will enjoy reading this one.  I am Good at my Job because I was a Waitress.

•  How about Andy Anderson’s post about his series Birth Water?  Powerful.

•  Want to schedule 64 meetings in 3 days?  Ron Berg, Chris Crisman and Richard Schultz did just that. See how here.

  Why do we print?  Let Chris Crisman answer.

•  What the heck?  Birth of a Gummy Bear?  How is that even possible?  Kevin Twomey shows you with video.

•  Hunter Freeman shares how partnering with a CGI artist is a powerful combination.  Link here for the story.

•  Sheri Radel Rosenberg offers some tips on being freelance. A must re-read for the New Year.  Link here.

•  Looking for a new playlist?  Link here to see what David Martinez plays for his clients during a shoot.

•  Considering redesigning your website?  Good luck!  Ron Berg offers some helpful hints in this blogpost.