Archive for January, 2011

Vivian Maier, the video

From one of my earlier postings, about the lost and found street photographer vivian maier here is a video about the man who found her work and glimpse into who she was.


Color of Light- Ponomarev Boris

Always looking to make studio and lighting more fun, we were recently sent this wild little video. Watch these artists go nuts with day-glo-esque “fluoro” paint.


the softer side of shooting ft. Cheyenne Ellis

The always lovely and talented Cheyenne has a quiver of both heart warming and eye pleasing work to peruse. With some new stuff on her site and the old stuff that you’ll never tire of looking at check out her website and you are sure to be inspired.


Lee Price: American Figurative

Eerily realistic paintings by this NY painter, draws both a connection to women in America, and disgust that our society greatly distorts our view on body image. With so much pressure on the way we look people become closet eaters, bringers, bulimic, and anorexic. I have never seen this junk food epidemic captured so strongly, after looking through her site you gain a strong connection to the woman in the paintings and feel for her and the comfort she gets from junk food. Take a deeper look at her work here. Disclaimer: this site contains nude content.


Michael Cogliantry and Semi-Automatic Video Production

Video is cool right now, especially if you’re a photographer. But for those of us who are still stumbling with HDSLR’s and final cut pro, it’s a challenging new occupation. However, Nemo friend Michael Cogliantry (who we’ve chatted about many times before) has the skills to make it all look easy, with hilarity/absurdity to boot. After winning numerous awards for both photo and video, Michael and good friend Greg Carter have formed Semi-Automatic, a dynamic writing and filmmaking team devoted to making some of the most creative videos I’ve seen. Michael’s knowledge of Portland and it’s world-renowned “quirky” ways shine through in his short films- watch Semi-Automatic’s quick reel below, and also be sure to check out Michael’s humorously brilliant photo portfolio.

2011 Reel from Michael Cogliantry on Vimeo.


Vivian Maier – Her Discovered Work

The work of one Vivian Maier is running rampant across the world wide web, causing me to feel the urgent need to become aquainted with her work myself.

She was a street photographer located in NY and Chicago between the 1960’s and the 1990’s. The purchaser of her work, a guy named John Maloof ended up purchasing around 100,000 negatives of her work — 20,000 of which were still in undeveloped rolls.  An amazing and exciting process has begun, and John is documenting it thought this blog. Some interesting and inspirational stuff.


One in 8 million

After a morning of brainstorming with our friend Jake Stangel; who, by the way, has an amazing project brewing. I sat down and lost myself in this site. Thanks for the recommendation jake! Its amazing.

New York is a city full of characters. Everyone has their own story, this project by the NY Times is a brief look into the lives of the individuals that make up that colorful community. The commentary from the individuals, sharing their story, the rough black and white imagery, and the grit of the city showing through every story, you are sure to be lost for hours in this site.


Mark Visser’s 2am Tow In At Jaws

What’s the best way to surf by yourself in perfect waves? Surf them in pitch black. Mark Visser may be crazy, but he may also be a genius. Maybe it’s because we love creative lighting. Maybe it’s because we love athletes raising the bar. Either way, you need to check out this video. Using newly developed light technology, Visser was towed into 30-40 foot surf while lighting his own path and remaining visible by helicopter and jet-skis. “The lighting technologies were created especially for the project by Solus Corporation using ground breaking NASA submarine lighting to ensure the wave and board were lit in the right places, at the right time and illuminated the wave without hindering the vision of Visser, the jet ski drivers and the helicopter pilots.”
This ride is the first part of Visser’s “9 Lives” project. Can’t wait to see how he risks the other 8!

Mark Visser Rides JAWS at Night! from Fortrus Sports on Vimeo.


mammoth art park

Art Park from Mammoth Unbound on Vimeo.

Combining art and action never looked like more fun! Congrats to the I am snowboarding crew and the artists involved.


the softer side of shooting ft. Amanda Friedman

After an all too brief, yet inspiring meeting with the always charming Amanda Friedman, I was amped and ready to plunge deeper into the work of the scores of talented women I come across every day. Instead of just keeping their beautiful work locked in my vault of eye candy and people to work with, I will now begin to share.

My new years resolution (better late than never) is to seek inspiration daily. This is today’s gracefully creative stimuli.


Contest: Tell Us What to Do With This Relic!


While doing major re-haul on Nemo’s photo studio, we came across this antique from the 80’s. Back in the day, this Speedotron 2401A strobe pack was the top piece of equipment for professional photographers worldwide. Although it’s now totally busted and probably a little dangerous, we still think it’s a piece of celebrated Trevor-Graves-history. Long story short, we can’t just throw it away. So now we are recruiting you, our devoted readers, to tell us what to do with it! Should we make it into a robot? Get some snowboarders to jib it? Send your best diabolic schemes to jordanl@nemohq.com, and in 2 weeks we’ll pick the most creative idea to unleash on the speedotron.


Photo Grom Turned Photo Master

Cole Barash. The name that represents the aspiration of many photo groms today was a wide eyed photo grom himself not too long ago. Over the past years his hard work, dedication and mad skills have shot him to the height of snow photo fame!
Check out the interview with Mr. Barash himself in this months Steez Mag and take a trip down memory lane with our own Trevor Graves.

the softer side of shooting ft. Chloe Aftel

As the new year begins, the fresh talent is pouring in. One thing I couldn’t help but notice while perusing through the portfolios, would be the number of amazing female photographers. As of recently the female to male ration has been heavily weighing towards the XX chromosome and it couldn’t be more beautiful.

A great example of a talented, lovely and inspiring female shooter is Chloe Aftel. Always sending new and amazing eye candy our way, she has just updated her site and will not disappoint.

To all the lovely lady shooters out there, we say keep killing it. More XX shooters in the posts to come.


The Sartorialist

For those of you who don’t follow The Sartorialist (sar·to·ri·al:of or pertaining to clothing, style or manner of dress), it’s an all-encompassing fashion photo blog, run by Scott Schumann showcasing his street photography in his hometown of NYC and other fashion hubs like Milan, Paris, etc. And for those of you who do already know about and follow this site (70,000 people daily), Schumann’s persona has been relatively hidden until now. Intel recently produced a short documentary piece on the life and times of The Sartorialist. The video is beautifully shot on the streets of New York, following Scott as he interacts with his “models.”


Lady Gaga + Polaroid take us into the future


CES (consumer electronics show) was this week in Las Vegas, and while all the gadget nerds were focused on tablets and such, Polaroid‘s new ambassador Gaga was releasing the latest advancements in instant-image equipment, specifically, these space-age photo glasses. These monstrous sunglasses allow the wearer/shooter to record photo and video of whatever they happen to be looking at (not sure what the memory on them is though), display the images on the exterior of the lens, and export through a usb drive in the earpiece.
another notable piece of polaroid equipment was their pocket-sized wireless instant printer, allowing all of us smart-phone-addicted people to print our phone’s photos on the spot.
Check out Lady Gaga’s demo below (she kind of stumbles through her speech, but good for her for talking to all those nerds).


Kari Rowe shoots Julian Wilson’s big move to Nike 6.0


Fresh off the press and possibly the biggest move of the year so far, pro surfer Julian Wilson has left surf-industry giant Quiksilver to join the Nike 6.0 team. Julian stopped by Nemo on his way to Nike for a quick photoshoot with our very own photographer extraordinaire Kari Rowe. Check out Kari’s shots in your favorite surf mags in the upcoming month!