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
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.
Everyone loves a behind the scenes video so we thought sharing this one about an October shoot would be fun to share on Halloween. Leigh Beisch recently posted this on her blog and here is what she had to say about it. Enjoy!
“Recently we did a Halloween shoot for Delicious Living Magazine, which is a national healthy lifestyle magazine that you can pick up at places like Whole Foods. One of my clients came with her DSLR and shot this video of our shoot behind the scenes. At first I was nervous since I usually hate every photo of me ever taken- I guess that is the bane of being a photographer- being hyper critical of photos that represent you! I love what Erin did- so wanted to share. I was inspired by her gumption- she works full time and has two babies and found the time to learn how to shoot video! She also shot the video in a somewhat reluctant atmosphere- but she persisted and made something fun for her magazine. She plans to post it on the Delicious Living Magazine Website soon.”
Link here to see video
Everyone loves a time lapse video so I thought it would be fun to post one that Chris Crisman created for his recent cover photo shoot with O Magazine. Link here for the corresponding blog post about his behind the scenes experience on the shoot. The title of the article is Transitions. It is fitting giving that we are going from summer into fall and our last quarter of the year. The lazy days of summer are winding down for sure!
Click here for Time Lapse Video of photo shoot for O Magazine
We always like when our photographers shoot for editorial projects. They often come away energized and excited about either what they shot or how they shot it. On a recent shoot for Bicycling Magazine, Kevin Twomey was asked to photograph head badges. He enjoyed the project so much he surprised us with this blog post.
“One of my recent assignments was with Bicycling Magazine, photographing head tube badges. Before the project I had never taken much notice because most of todays badges are merely stick-on decals of the company’s logo, like the one on my Gunnar. The attention that was given to creating these badges was quite amazing, as seen in the opening spread of the story.
Most of the badges in the story came from collector Jim Langley, who is very passionate about anything to do with bicycles. He has been collecting badges since the late 1970′s and now has approximately 600 of them dating from the 1880′s to current day.
After the shoot, I went online to do a little more head tube research and found some people filling the void by creating their own badges. One bicycle shop in Maryland, The Bicycle Escape, created badges out of bottle caps. Another was a Star Wars Stormtrooper with what looked like a Hello Kitty bow.
So now when someone pulls up next to me on a bike, instead of checking out their components, I’ll be looking for a nice head badge.”
If you didn’t get a chance to see Andy Anderson’s spread in the December of issue of Garden and Gun, take a peak at the photos here. And, if you know anything about gun dog training, you will know that Mike Stewart is indeed “The Leader of the Pack.” Be sure to seek out the article online to read all about it.
Juliette Lewis from FoundFolios recently reached out to Ann Elliott Cutting to ask her permissions to share two of her images in their newsletter. The theme of the newsletter was “Unhinged; an exploration into what is real and not real.” Click here for the complete posting on their site.
Juliette asked Ann to provide some background on each of the images. Here is what she had to say about her Floating House image:
“This piece was created for an editorial assignment for Ladies Home Journal. The story was about a clean home. Knowing that many concepts are repeated in editorial stories, I try to have fun with the assignments and give them a fresh twist. When I sketch the ideas, the most important thing is to stay at it after all the expected ideas have been fleshed out. Sketching a few more ideas usually is when the gems appear. That is how this image came about. (The house model was built by an Architect, and the composite was made by photographing the house on a matt of grass and adding in the sky and flowers. The Art Director was Clare Lissaman.)
Here is what she had to say about the image of Man and Clouds:
“This image was created for a promo piece. It was a new take on having your head in the clouds. I thought that taking it on location and having it be as if the guy is put a little off balance gave the concept a new twist. The final image is a composite with the cloud. “