Archive for September, 2008

Photographer Paul Schiek

Paul has a show at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in California from September 4th – October 18th titled the thing about you is you will end up like me. Check it out if you can! I wish i could.

I’ve been a fan of his work for the last few years, falling in love when i first saw into his Polaroid panoramics. Whether you’re a long time ogler of his work or are just learning of it now you will be stoked to know that These Birds Walk has just published a book of his work. This book is one of a series of affordable art books that include works from 3 more of my favorite photographers! Ari Marcopoulos, Mike Brodie, and Jim Goldberg. Ari and Jim’s books are yet to come but Mike Brodie’s (aka the Polaroid Kid’s) book was amazing. I cant wait to see what Jim and Ari have in store for us!

Campaign of the Day

I know it’s not new, but I couldn’t resist. Not only is it for a good cause, but it’s brilliant design. The photo is so good because it positions the animal in its natural state and imposes upon it the mappings of clothing patterns. 

For more fun check here and donate to the cause here

CLAREMONT. A Film by: Ari Marcopoulos

Adam Kimmel presents: Claremont HD from adam kimmel on Vimeo.


A Film by: Ari Marcopoulos

Director of Photography: Colin Blackshear

Producer: Neville Wakefield


What is Ari Marcopoulos the author of Transitions and Exits up to today? Ari is a documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Interview, Paper, Blind Spot, and most major snowboarding magazines such as Transworld Snowboarding and Snowboarder.

Hangin with Ari on a Burton shoot in Tinge, France he was abel to smooth talk his way onto the shoot without having any snow skills at all. He showed up with rear entry ski boots and the wackiest steeze for gear. There he is all skinny chilling with the Johan Olsson and the Gucci, smoking them out and getting everyone to embrace his presence. It’s with this family sense of security is when Ari works his magic as a documentarian. 

This quote from outlines his genius. 

“The Beastie Boys photos is like a six year period, but I didn’t constantly shoot. The hardest part was when you do a subject like the Beasties, they’re such a popular band that the subject is bigger than you, and it’s almost like you’re riding the wave of them. That was the first thing I considered, then I was like ‘Fuck it, I’m just going to do it.’ and the band was really into it. A lot of these pictures were not taken for assignment or anything. I was just hangin” out with them and going to the studio.” – Ari Marcopoulos

So what do three guys dress in 80’s prom suits have to do with Ari? Colin Blackshear, Patrick Rizzo, Noah Sakamoto, race down Claremont canyon passing a video camera back and forth at break neck speed on skateboards. Ari of course is right there to embrace their brilliance and package it up. This film was produced for Adam Kimmel clothing. 


First Friday Gallery Show

Friday 09/05/08


1875 SE Belmont Ave. 


Please join us for First Friday at Nemo. We are excited to present the work of photographer Adrienne DeBoer. DeBoer explores memories through the topography of her childhood. Her work gives the viewer glimpses into issues of emotion, forgetting, tradition and collective realities. While a dark humor runs through the dreamy landscape, the more tangible reality of disconnection between childhood and adulthood; and the consciousness of city dweller vs. rural inhabitant are present throughout the work. 

APERTURE – National Photography Workshop



The is nothing more practical for learning than to be surrounded by mentors and get your feet wet. Scott Bourne is leading the charge. Check his G9 videos on his site. 


The Aperture Nature Photography Workshops at Olympic, Tetons, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks will take four groups of professional and amateur photographers to America’s most scenic destinations to make spectacular images while learning how to get the most out of Apple professional photo editing application, Aperture.

Beginning in September 24-27, 2008, a group of four professional photographers will be joined by four amateur photographers at Grand Tetons National Park for unparalleled photo opportunities, followed by first-hand instruction in Apple Aperture by a team of Apple-certified Aperture trainers.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to each winning photographer. The prize package is subject to change at the full discretion of the Aperture Nature Photography Workshops.

As of August 1, 2008 the prize package includes but is not limited to:

1 USB Drobo – approximate value $500
1 Lensbaby – approximate value $350
1 Premium subscription to value $375
1 set of all current Peachpit Press Photo-related books – approximate value $500
1 ThinkTank 360 Photo Bag – approximate value $350
1 Apple Aperture 2.1 – approximate value $200
1 Lifetime Pro Membership to Photrade – approximate value $500

HOW: Each participant may submit one photograph in total. All images must be digitally uploaded.

WHEN: Submissions open August 15 at Noon, PST and close September 5, 2008 at 5:00 PM, PST.

Questions can be address here: