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chris crisman 50 states project arizona

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.

chris crisman 50 states project arizona

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.

chris crisman 50 states project arizona

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.

chris crisman 50 states project arizona

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).

chris crisman 50 states project arizona

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!

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chris crisman advertising photo website updateIt’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.

chris crisman advertising photo website updateYou 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.

chris crisman advertising photo website updateWe’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!

Questions? Comments? Let us know your thoughts below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

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chris crisman wired uk MIT City Farm Caleb Harper urban farming

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…

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chris crisman 50 states project alaska

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).

chris crisman 50 states project alaska

chris crisman 50 states project alaska

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.

chris crisman 50 states project alaska

chris crisman 50 states project alaska

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!

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chris crisman labor day enviromental portrait

Happy Labor Day! The Crisman team is taking the day off, but we wanted to pause and take a moment to recognize all of the hard working individuals we’ve the opportunity of photographing in the past few years. Our subjects and their work can certainly run the full gamut of what defines “labor” and we’re honored to have had the opportunity to meet and make pictures with them all.

chris crisman labor day enviromental portrait

chris crisman labor day enviromental portrait

chris crisman labor day enviromental portrait

chris crisman labor day enviromental portrait

A day’s work may take on many forms, and we’re always humbled by the new, different, and interesting individuals and occupations we encounter in our travels. Hopefully we’re all taking a well deserved break today. Cheers!

Questions? Comments? Let us know below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

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chris crisman editorial fishing portrait 50 states project

We’re kicking off our A-Z fifty states project with none other than the great state of Alabama.  Way back in 2009, Chris took a trip down to the town of Pelham, Alabama photograph champion bass fisher Kim Bain-Moore for Field & Stream magazine.

chris crisman editorial fishing portrait 50 states project

chris crisman editorial fishing portrait 50 states project

Chris and Kim spent the day out on the water making photos and attempting to catch some fish. The Crisman team has passed through Alabama a few times since, but this shoot still remains our best memories from that state!

Stay tuned for the next 49 states… Questions? Comments? Let us know your thoughts below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

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chris crisman sports photography nascar

We’re taking another look back into the Archive today to share some photos and behind the scenes from one of the most unique days the Crisman team has ever had on set. And when I say “on set,” what I’m really referring to is on the track and in the pit at a real deal NASCAR raceway. It’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at this shoot - keep reading to see more…

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