It was just about this time back in 2011 that Chris hopped a flight across the Atlantic ocean and landed in Rome – Headed to Tuscany for a week of shooting and taking in the beautiful sights, he made the most of his time in Italy, by translating the beautiful country into photos for all of us to enjoy.
Rome, Tuscany, Assisi, Chris and his camera covered everything he could, creating beautiful landscape photos along the way.
The Italian countryside is absolutely an inspiring landscape to bring before any camera lens. We are lucky to have captured even the smallest portion back in the fall of 2011. Here’s to the hope that we’ll be back in the future to finish the job!
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Some photos can be years in the making – even if we don’t realize it at the time. Would you believe that our latest conceptual portrait started in 2008, only to be finished five years later in 2013? Would you also believe that this image took two separate trips to Illinois as well as a costume fashion shoot to finally bring Chris’s vision to life. We wouldn’t necessarily believe it either, but sometimes the truth behind our photos can be stranger than fiction.
So how did this all happen? keep reading for the full story…
There are some truly creative people in this industry. Let’s face it, you’ve got to be constantly concepting, developing, and executing or you get left in the dust. I’m fortunate to work with some really dynamic and inspiring people, ranging from art directors, to producers, to creative directors, photo editors, art buyers, and print producers. Instead of questions about email blasts, printed promos, and portfolio reviews, I think that it’s time that I put some of them on the spot to show us their meaning of Life. “The meaning of Life” may be a little far flung to answer in only ten questions, but hopefully these interviews will serve to distill some of the inspired and intellectual energy of the creatives that we work with.
There’s something to be said about a photographer who can cut through the noise and capture authentic emotion and feeling from their subjects. It’s even better when that photographer is a master at creating a a mood and feel in his images that not only entices the viewer, but makes them jealous they’re not living the life of the models in front of the lens. David Martinez has an acute sense of what makes a compelling lifestyle image, and I’m proud that we share the same agency. Enough from me though, I’ll let David tell the rest…
Earlier this year, we spent quite some time in San Antonio, Texas shooting an unforgettable tourism campaign for the city. Thanks to that project, we were given the amazing opportunity to experience and photograph all aspects of the city and it’s inhabitants – even the animals at the San Antonio Zoo & Sea World. While shooting for the advertising campaign, we also snapped a few portraits of our animal subjects that we’re excited to share today. Of course, what would an experience like this be without behind the scenes? Keep reading to see more portraits as well as how these photos came together…
You may remember earlier this year, we were featured on the cover of AtEdge Macroview 13. Being a part of this select group of photographers is awesome enough, but to have our image of Tumblr CEO David Karp grace the cover of their yearly publication was a truly an honor.
The good news continues as Chris has also been featured and interviewed in a short film documenting the AtEdge Story. He shares his thoughts on what it means to be part of the group as well as showcases a few moments on set from a recent shoot this summer.
Not a bad debut for being on the other side of the camera if you ask us. Also, stay tuned to the blog in the near future as we’ll be releasing our own full length behind the scenes edit from the shoot featured in the video above.
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Hold on, wait a second. It’s October? What… happened to the month of September? How did we go an entire month without a single weekly wrap-up? Well it’s a bit of a long story – one that involves a lot of shooting, a lot of travel, and even a tiny little vacation to catch our breath – all jam packed into the last 30 days. The past month has been bi-coastal for us, shooting in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, NYC, and even Washington DC. It’s been a busy 30 days and the pace doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that I can send out a wrap up before it’s time for Christmas. For now though, keep reading to see what we’ve been up to this month…
We’re really excited to be showcasing a brand new photo on the blog today. You may remember a mention of traveling underground to shoot some photos earlier this year when we were down in Texas working on our Unforgettable San Antonio ad campaign. When we were subterranean, we took the opportunity to shoot a few shots for personal work as well, including the environmental portrait we’re releasing today. How did the shot come together? How do you light an image like this? Keep reading for the answers…