Published In: Wirtschafts Woche

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Every now and then when we check the mailbox at the studio, we come across an envelope that’s covered in postage, stamped multiple times with “Airmail” in various languages and addressed with care to us. These packages are always exciting because inside they contain copies of publications that we almost never see on our shores. The best part though? They always have our photos inside.

This particular package contained a few issues of Wirtschafts Woche, a German business news magazine with both a cover and feature image from our 2012 shoot with none other than Sir Richard Branson.

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For a feature story about entrepreneurs, we’d be hard-pressed to find a better businessman to put on the cover – not to mention they chose a pretty good shot in our opinion.

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If you happened to miss our in-depth coverage from the shoot, make sure to take a look at Part I The Spaceport, Part II, The Features, and Part III, The Cover in the blog archive.

Last but not least to our friends in Europe, or anyone out there who speaks German – any help translating? Let us know below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

Chris Crisman & The AtEdge Story

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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.

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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.

Questions? Comments? Do you use AtEdge? Are you considering joining? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

Engine of Progress – Dean Kamen for Wired UK

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When the phone rings from across the Atlantic, we’re always excited to take the call. Earlier this year we took an assignment from our editors at Wired UK to photograph the genius inventor Dean Kamen. Famous for a series of amazing inventions including the Segway, we were tasked to make portraits for an article on his latest and greatest invention: The Slingshot, a water purification device aimed at bringing clean accessible water to the developing world.

When given an opportunity to work with one of the worlds brightest minds, only the best will do – we knew our portraits would need to express the unique vision and imaginative spirit of Kamen’s intellect. Did we succeed?

Keep reading to see the rest of our photos and behind the scenes of how it all came together…

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Featured in PDN PhotoServe

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“Crisman’s photographic approach and style are the result of years of refining his process and vision, but the core values in his imagery have never changed. “I always try to make captivating, honest and noble pictures,” he says. The 24 pages of “Up” show just that, from the empty stretch of the runway meeting the horizon of the open sky, to the industrial beauty of the spacecraft that will lead into the next space era, to Sir Richard Branson looking out over the California desert where an idea he concepted nearly two decades ago is nearing its completion.” – PDN

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We’ve been interviewed for PDN PhotoServe about our recent shoot with Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic for Wired UK. Chris goes in-depth to discuss how the project came to be, the unique challenges we faced, and our reaction documenting this incredible endeavor. It’s definitely a worthwhile read!

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Make sure to check out the full article over on PDNonline.com. For even more of the story, we broke the shoot down into three parts on the blog:

Part I – the Spaceport

Part II – The Features

Part III – The Cover

Make way for the Robots.

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Robots are coming. From airborne drones to assembly line workers, operating room surgeons to… comedians? Yes it’s true, our eventual robot overlords might just have a sense of humor thanks to the work of Social Roboticist Heather Knight. When we received a call from the fine folks over at Wired UK Magazine to photograph Heather and her Robot companion Data for the cover of their March 2013 issue, we got to work. What happened next? Keep reading for behind the scenes and a breakdown of our shoot…

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Up – Part III, The Cover

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Up.

That’s all you need to say. Last November, we took on a project with Wired UK magazine to photograph Richard Branson’s latest venture in attempting to conquer the final frontier: Space. We spent the good part of a week in the deserts of New Mexico and California, photographing the spaces and places, the infrastructure, the people, and ultimately Sir Richard himself. We’ve shared part one and part two and now it’s finally time for the final piece of the story – the cover.

It’s not an exaggeration that ten minutes can go by in the blink of an eye. Months of concepting, weeks of planning and pre-production, and when it’s all said and done we’ve got ten minutes to make it happen. What can we do in ten minutes with one of the most iconic and charismatic public figures on the planet? What we always do – make photos. Keep reading for the entire story of our cover shoot with Richard Branson…

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Up – Part II, The Features

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Up.

That’s all you need to say. Last November, we took on a project with Wired UK magazine to photograph Richard Branson’s latest venture in attempting to conquer the final frontier: Space. We spent the good part of a week in the deserts of New Mexico and California, photographing the spaces and places, the infrastructure, the people, and ultimately Sir Richard himself.

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The second part of this series on the blog highlights our shoot in Mojave, California -  a few very intense minutes photographing the enterprising entrepreneur Richard Branson, followed by a day of shooting the key elements of the Virgin Galactic space program. We may have only had a few moments with Sir Richard, but we made the most out of it, resulting in a handful of feature images as well as in-depth coverage of his still very much in-progress space ships. Keep reading to see more…

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