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Whew. That’s about all we can say for the last six weeks. Starting in October, lasting through the entire month of November and just now after a quick bite of turkey and some stuffing, we can take a breath and reflect on how crazy-busy we’ve been these past few weeks. Our almost non-stop schedule of shoots has taken us across the country, up to NYC, down to tropical Puerto Rico, and crisscrossing a ton of cities in between including Washington DC, Nashville, Los Angeles, and Detroit to name a few.

So what do we have to show for all of this travel? As always our hands are tied to show the final results, but we’ve really created some beautiful new photos and have great stories to share along with them. For now though, we’ll tell our story through pictures and share a taste of everything we’ve seen. Enjoy!

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

chris crisman advertising photo travel busy

 

The past month and a half have sure been a wild ride and it’s not over quite yet. We’ll be jamming straight on through till 2015. As for now though, stay tuned and keep in touch below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

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Although we’re only just half way through 2014, this year has already afforded the Crisman team opportunities to travel to beautiful and inspiring places, meet interesting and unique subjects, and do what we do best, all along the way. Yes, in a sense this happens every year, but 2014 marked a particular milestone for Chris that’s worth sharing: As of July 2014, Chris has either shot in, or traveled through all fifty states. We can guarantee that every single one of our shoots and adventures has some story to tell behind it, and we couldn’t think of a better place than right here on the blog to share those stories.

Fifty states, fifty stories, fifty blog posts. Stay tuned in the coming weeks, months, and maybe even years as we take a look at our journey across this great country. We can guarantee lots of photos, lots of randomness, and well we’re not really sure what else.

All we can say for now is stay tuned…

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chris crisman washingtonian cover fun on the water

Whenever we hear from the creatives at Washingtonian, we always know that we’ll be tasked to bring some wild idea to life and make beautiful photos in the process. As always, their latest cover shoot did not disappoint. Shoot some tubers in the middle of a river – sounds easy enough right? Little did we know what was in store for the Crisman team that day. Thankfully we didn’t lose any cameras or lights to the river, but there were plenty of close call – keep reading to find out the whole story…

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chris crisman personal conceptual portrait crows piano

This spring has afforded us the opportunity to make a handful of new conceptual portraits. You may remember our Wildman portrait from a few weeks ago, and our Gardener we released last week – today we are excited to share the latest fantastical, conceptual environmental portrait: Birdman. Born as a combination of ideas, this latest portrait still amazes me in the way it came together – a unique combination of serendipitous finds and discoveries, spread out over the course of two years.

Yes, that is a strange way to describe the making of a photo, but bear with me and keep reading for the full explanation…

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chris crisman jeff budz turkey hunter

When the call came in from our editors at Field & Stream to shoot the world’s top turkey hunter, we knew we were in for a good one. A few days later, Chris hopped a flight down to Florida and met up with Jeff Budz, a sportsman who is honestly crazy for turkey. What comes from spending the day with a top tier hunter who’s up for anything? Keep reading to find out…

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chris crisman monthly wrap october behind the scenes

We spend a lot of days on set. I’d throw out a number in days or hours, but to be honest it’s just too hard to count. Even if I won’t figure out the timing of it all, one thing that’s guaranteed with that many days on set is that we’ll be taking lots of behind the scenes and of course, lots of terrible test photos of every member of the crew.

So here we have it – our last post of the year, the final in our series of 2013 in review. We’ve scoured through our blog posts in the last 12 months and found way too many of our favorite behind the scenes/outtakes/test shots. Yes, they certainly aren’t flattering, but I can’t think of a better way to more accurately describe our year. Sometimes, words can’t even do it justice, the photos say it all.

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And there we have it – 2013 comes to a close. We’ll be taking New Years off, then getting back into action in 2014. We hope you’re as excited as we are for what the new years has in store. Cheers!

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chris crisman unforgettable san antonio outdoors

How do you approach creating the impossible? When tasked with making photos that simply do not exist outside of imagination and concept, how do you bring those ideas to life? More importantly, how does it all come together? – These are just a few of the questions that we had to ask ourselves earlier this year when we began an unforgettable project for the city of San Antonio, Texas working with Proof Advertising. It’s been weeks of shooting, months of retouching, and thousands of photos later, but we are very excited to share the second of these incredible advertisements – San Antonio Outdoors.

From Sea World to the Zoo, penguins to peacocks, famous artists and musicians both old and new, bluebonnet flowers to roller coasters, the outdoor advertisement we were tasked to create for San Antonio was simply too wild to exist in one place. This ad in particular presented unique challenges because we needed to not only capture all of the separate elements, but also a very specific moment in time; the short window when the Texas state flower blooms wild across the landscape of the city. Complicated? Surely. Impossible? Never. Keep reading for the behind the scenes story of how this unforgettable advertisement came into being….

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