Archive for November, 2010

Is the photo industry already over the iPad portfolio?

Here is a cool article from discussing the surprisingly disputed topic of using, or even replacing, iPads for portfolios. It’s a convienient and tech-saavy solution from photographer’s eyes, but are photo editors tired of them already? Here are 3 photographer’s who have taken the iPad portfolio to the next level in order to better brand themselves while still showcasing their unique styles. Even if you don’t have time to read the whole article, check out the images of how these guys are integrating their portfolio cases to house their ipads/stands/cleaning cloths/promo cards/whatever else they can pack in. Check it out at Photoshelter.


We love when our friends start new projects, and look what they’re up to now: In true Oregonian-manly-badass fashion, Nemo friends Greg and Grey have launched Antler & Co., handmade housewares crafted from real deer antlers! Every antler&co. artifact is an original, individually numbered in a first edition of 1000. Of course these amazing pieces are crafted from the finest cruelty free shed antlers. Check out all of their fine (christmas/hanukkah/kwanzaa worthy) products here, and be sure to creep on them on facebook and twitter.

Anthony Georgis goes forth

Here at Nemo we love anyone that represents Portland well. After checking out local photographer Anthony Georgis’ new work for Levi’s “Go Forth” campaign, we’ll admit we’re pretty stoked. 30 days of road-tripping for Levi’s doesn’t sound like too bad of a gig! Check out Anthony’s photos here.

How to market a Champion

Here’s a cool article on how Quiksilver marketed their golden child Kelly Slater as he won an unprecendented 10th world title a few weeks ago. Very impressive how the win/loss of one heat in a surf contest decides the timeframe Quiksilver has to not only develop a campaign, but get it out to the masses worldwide, (and before Slater has even won). Not only did the celebration included products and POP displays, but facebook became the hub for fans to congratulate the king, along with commercials that ran during prime-time on ESPN sportscenter. Check out the piece here.

Olympus Pen commercial is pure photography

How do you tell the story of a classic camera? Olympus has done a pretty good job in their new ad for the iconic Olypmus Pen. This spot is pure photographic storytelling. With major inspiration from Mr Taijin Takeuchi, 60000 pictures shot, 9600 prints developed, and over 1800 pictures re-shot. And believe it or not, there was no post-production involved (old school, I know!).

INFLUENCERS explores ever-changing social trends.

We live in a generation that shares everything, impersonal and personal. Check out this short little documentary titled INFLUENCERS, a film that explores the rapidly growing and changing world of cool-hunting, trend developing, and the social action/re-action exchange of the young and creative.

INFLUENCERS FULL VERSION from R+I creative on Vimeo.

Nelscott Reef contest gets the green light for Nov. 2nd

If any of you have the chance to play hooky from school or work tomorrow, I suggest you take it and drive straight out to Lincoln City. With only 48 hour notice, big-wave surfers from all over the world are currently flying in for the 6th annual Nelscott Reef big wave contest- the only big wave contest in the pacific NW. Contest officials made the call sunday evening after carefully watching swell charts, stating that this particular storm should produce waves between 30 and 45 feet, the largest forecast in the contest’s history. Grab some binoculars, your warm jacket, and get ready to see some gnarly s**t. And by the way, there will be no jet ski assists this year- paddle only- so you’re guaranteed to see some charging.
contest and site info here.