After spending all last week showing off our portfolios on appointments in NY, at the At Edge Face to Face event and in Los Angeles at Le Books’ Connections event, we were reminded how much people really appreciate flipping through an actual portfolio rather than clicking through one on line.
We know that timing and budget does not always allow for that, so we asked each of our artists to create a video of their portfolio for people to watch online. It isn’t the same of course, but a little bit closer to the experience than a website.
This week we are featuring David Martinez. See below for his full video. To see the other videos from our group that we have posted so far, please link here.
Last year, we decided that it was a good time to create an AGENCY PORTFOLIO. We had a fantastic group of photographers and many opportunities to show it off. We didn’t want it to be a typical group book that had a section for each photographer. While we like those and they are always very strong, we wanted ours to be a little different so that it would stand out more at events such as Le Book’s Connections.
What we came up with was a portfolio divided by SPECIALTY instead of by PHOTOGRAPHER. We liked this idea because it allowed us to showcase the type of work our group can offer while allowing the viewer to file our group away by different specialities. Of course it is always our main goal for a creative to learn who our photographers are and what they shoot individually. This will never change. But, by offering an alternate way for them to view the work in our group, we are opening up another opportunity for them to remember the work.
More often than not the Agency Portfolio is shown in conjunction with the individual portfolios so if a viewer is interested in seeing more, they can choose to do so right then and there. This is particularly helpful in a setting like Le Book Connections because there are so many books to view and it can get overwhelming for some. We have found that our agency book provides a breath of fresh air in a crowded market.
Take a look for yourself and see. It is no mistake that we chose the song, Breathe by Sia as the background music. Enjoy!
Click here to see the video of our Agency Portfolio
Last night, I watched on Facebook as people commented on the Superbowl commercials. The best post came from my friend Will Burns, President of Ideasicle, around the third quarter. It read, ” Do the ads know it is the Superbowl?” By the amount of similar posts it was obvious that people agreed.
I agreed until the Ram Farmers ad created by The Richards Group aired. Once that spot hit, Facebook was a buzz with cheers and recognition for a spot well done. The Paul Harvey speech was powerful, the message was powerful, the farmers of course were powerful. But, for those of us in the industry, it was also the photography that was powerful. How nice to see a tv spot, let alone a Superbowl spot, be a hero with photography. Wasn’t is just a few years ago we were hearing that commercial photography was dying? Well, thank you Ram Trucks and The Richards Group for reminding us that is still very much alive.
I am proud to say that our photographer, Andy Anderson, was one of the ten photographers that participated in this wonderful project. Andy was humbled by the opportunity and honored by the chance to document visually his connection to the farming community. To see what Andy had to share about this project, link to his blog here.
Special thanks need to go out to the Ram Trucks client, The Richards Group, Jimmy Bonner, Rob Baker and Deb Grisham for their commitment to their vision. And of course to the ten talented photographers: William Allard, Andy Anderson, Jim Arndt, Daniel Beltra, Mark Gooch, Andy Mahr, Kurt Markus, David Spielman, Matt Turley and Olaf Veltman.
There is nothing quite like an RL Burnside song. And, there is nothing quite like an Andy Anderson portfolio. You can enjoy both here. Welcome back!
Link here for video of Andy Anderson portfolio.
And if you are interested in seeing any of the other video portfolios from our group, please link here.
Since so many of you rarely get to see the beautiful printed portfolios that our photographers create, we thought it would be fun to create a video of someone flipping through the book. If you don’t have the time or budget to call in a portfolio, this isn’t a bad way to enjoy one; especially with the music!
This week’s featured portfolio is Richard Schultz’s. To see his work on line, be sure to link to his website here. And of course, if you would like to see Richard’s portfolio in person, please do email us. We would even pay for it!
To view Richard Schultz’s video portfolio, please link here
As with the others in our group, we have created a video for Hunter Freeman’s portfolio. And, in keeping with his style he chose a song that will make you chuckle. Hint: See title of this post. And, to add his own brand of humor, the song is performed by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Check it out below.
Hunter Freeman’s Video Photography Portfolio
If you would like to see Hunter’s portfolio in person, please email us here. And, to see more of his work. Be sure to link to his website.
As I mentioned in our first video portfolio post last week, it is pretty rare when we get to send out a portfolio for a request. Nowadays, they are used mostly for portfolio shows and events. It doesn’t make them any less important of course. In fact, I would argue they are even more important now. They are rarely seen so when they are they need to shine!
We thought it would be great if more people were able to see the portfolio so we asked Marc Viarta, a videographer, to video tape someone reviewing Kevin Twomey’s portfolio. We added some fun music and posted them to Vimeo. We will be adding Kevin’s video as well as others from our group to our websites soon.
If you would like to see Kevin’s portfolio in person, please email us - we would love the request! And, if you would like to see Kevin’s website, please link here.
Link here to see Kevin Twomey’s video portfolio