We can’t believe that it’s already time to close the books on 2014. Forgive the cheesy expression, but it literally felt like only yesterday that we were gearing up for the year and jumping into our first shoots in January. In keeping with tradition from last year, we felt it was necessary to pause and take a look back through the images we’ve created this year. It’s been a tough edit – we tried to pick our top 10, but couldn’t stop there and landed at 13. We’ve made some many photos that we’re happy with and have to leave out a few that we’re not able to share quite yet. That being said, we wanted to share our favorites thus far, the best of the best.
No collection of images would be fit to show without a proper thank to you everyone involved in the process – including our wonderful clients from all over the globe, the extremely dedicated and talented crew who have helped produce these shoots, and of course our subjects themselves. Thank you, we couldn’t have done this without you.
Did we miss anything? Any of your favorites not included? Let us know your thoughts below or @crismanphoto and/crismanphoto!
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!
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!
A few weeks ago, our editors at the New York Observer called with the opportunity to photograph none other than the actor and comedian Kevin Kline. A true professional, Mr. Kline was an amazing subject who was generous with his time and open to some of our crazier ideas. We owe a big thank you to our editors at the Observer as well as Kevin and his team for making this possible.
We shot a handful of options, both studio portraits and environmental setups. We had the luxury of shooting in the rooftop bar at the Archer Hotel, offering us beautiful views of midtown Manhattan.
And at this point you’re probably wondering where the cookies and milk came from. No this was not some clever prop that we had planned all along – it was a request of Mr. Kline’s. When we explained we were shooting him sitting at the bar and asked what he wanted, the answer was simple “milk and cookies.” Genius.
Questions? Comments? Let us know below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!
We’re moving to the next great state on our list, Arizona. The Crisman team has traveled to Arizona a handful of times to shoot in the past few years, but the one assignment (over the course of two trips) that has really stuck with us was shooting a story on forest fires, logging, and forest conservation for The Nature Conservancy.
The crux of this assignment was to shoot the fire itself – something that a freak snowstorm in early April made impossible to do. Fire or not, we still made portraits, braving the elements to photograph essential people and landscapes for the story.
Ultimately, our editors at The Nature Conservancy decided it was best it we went back in warmer weather in search of a real fire to shoot – which, thanks to the help of our partners at the National Forest Service, we obviously found.
We owe a big thank you especially to Mary Lata, for taking us into the blaze itself, and her crew for watching over us and making sure we made it out of there safe and sound (albeit a little bit smoky).
Did you miss our original stories on Catching Fire for The Nature Conservancy? Take a look back in the blog archives at the two posts detailing our adventures: Catching Fire I and Catching Fire II.
Stay tuned for the next 47 states… Questions? Comments? Let us know your thoughts below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!
It’s a big day today – we’ve updated Crismanphoto.com with a ton of new work from the past few months. We’ve been shooting all summer long from coast to coast and finally can share a handful of these new shots – including the image above, shot in the badlands of North Dakota. We’ve been from Philadelphia to Seattle, Idaho to Minneapolis, Nevada to NYC and what feels like everywhere in-between and we have the photos to prove it.
You may notice a few familiar faces and definitely a few new faces under the “New Work” section – we have a ton of stories to share that go along with all of this new work, so keep your eyes peeled for blog posts in the near future.
We’ve also taken time to overhaul our “Portfolio” gallery to reflect the latest updated to our printed book. Chances are you may not have a chance to see our printed book in person anytime soon, but the portfolio gallery now reflects those images that have made it to print.
As always, you can dive into all this new work at none other than www.crismanphoto.com – enjoy!
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It’s hard not to get excited when the editors at Wired UK reach out for us to shoot a story. Whether we’re subjecting photo assistants to spins in a centrifuge, photographing Sir Richard Branson, or working with cutting-edge brain scientists, we always walk away from every assignment with awesome images as well as a much deeper understanding of what we were assigned to shoot.
Our latest shoot for Wired brought us back the the veritable Boston brain-trust know worldwide as the MIT Media Lab. Specifically, we were headed up to Boston to meet and photograph Caleb Harper, the founder lead researcher of the MIT CityFarm. We spent a few days with Caleb and his team, making crazy images, keep reading for more…
Next up in our Fifty States Project is the very far north and very beautiful state of Alaska. We’re going back to the summer of 2011 when Chris made an expedition up above the lower 48 for a week of truly inspiring Landscape photography (and well maybe just a tiny bit of salmon fishing too).
Having only one (very) close call with a grizzly bear… Chris returned with hundreds of stunning images of natural beauty and serene moments from the largest state in the union.
Make sure to check out these as well as the rest of our landscape work over at crismanphoto.com!
Stay tuned for the next 48 states… Questions? Comments? Let us know your thoughts below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!