As most of the past 6 years of my life have been spent in the studio shooting product of many sorts, i have always been intrigued and in great awe of those car photographers. Seriously, i thought a helmet was tough! Short of assisting a car photographer it is tough to decipher what is done on set and what is done in post. These behind the scenes shots of cars in studio on core77, shed a wee bit of light on the great mystery of car photography.
A little while ago nemo participated in our friend Thor of SeeSee Motorcycles’ colaboration with Bell and various artist’s around the portland area. The helmets turned out amazing and the show was awesome. Check out our studio shots of all 21 helmets and the behind the scenes with the artists, video by Jess Gibson.
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What do you think of when someone says Portland Oregon. Well, thanks to the popular show Portlandia you are probably dead on with any Portlandia influenced image that comes to mind…but when you are here in Portland there are 3 things for certain….1. you cannot walk a Portland block without (literally) running into a designer 2. 99.9% of the people you talk to will be heavily over caffeinated and have a tattoo 3. You will become privy to at least 5 art shows you should visit, within in your first 15 mins here.
So in the true spirit of Portland Oregon, Jason Sturgill, the mastermind behind Art is Forever created a nice sandwich comprised of art, designers, the Portland art museum and tattoos. Thanks to my cellmate here at nemo, Jess Gibson, we have some visual stimulation, in the form of video of this tasty design nerd sandwich.
You can read more about this project at juxtapoz.
Check out the Lovely and talented Christy Chaloux’s Photography and her new revamped website.
Not only is the concept for this series totally awesome and relate able for every creative and creative agency in the world but the pictures and stylizing of items is just beautiful!
Way to nail the creative process, and make it look cleaner than the standard designers desk Oneighty! Its also nice for the client to be able to see everything that goes into making a project amazing, no its not true, designers don’t just pull your logos out of a magic hat…there is a creative process. Loving that creative process is what makes and awesome designer.
Artists Jeff Klarin and Rebecca Johnson from Los Angeles design studio Bughouse have created some awesome sculptures which are individually hand-cast in cement and then color-stained to bring out the subtleties. Its funny that the title is Future Fossils, because as far as the world of photography in this new year of 2012 and the past 10 for that matter, the sculpted cameras are fossils of a photo generation past.
National Geographic has announced the Winners of the 2011 Photo Contest. It always astounds us what photos they choose to be deemed the “best”. Photography is so objective everyone in the world has a different image they are drawn to. Us included. The two in the nature section that caught our attention best were just “honorable mentions”!!!
This is really really rad!
Buzz Feed posted this article featuring some of the most powerful images of 2011. It is pretty insane to see all the disasters that have occurred this year! You can see the whole article here.
This is the first instillation of what i hope will be many. Tasked with finding fashion forward thinkers in the action industry started with a mere fashion on the street type standard. But faced with the fact that i am no sartorialist, i cant just look at what a person is wearing and not try to figure out the personality behind the garb. I was determined to go deeper.
I began to rack my brain and think of all the athletes i have met and the individual flair they bring to their sponsors and style i couldn’t imagine just documenting what they wore. As far as i am concerned “Name Brands, overpriced items and the hottest new style on the market all pale in comparison to the style brought together by individuals and their personalities.
This monthly essay is one that will strive to capture the real, the raw and the individuals i meet in a new light. Any stereotypes you may have had when first meeting the individual will melt away, confusion will in sue and you will want nothing more than to meet the individual with these fashion forward frame of minds.
The first of these young trendsetters is Caleb Ruecker. A Portland native and a BMX athlete iconic for his personal style, infinite flare and talent for bedazzling even the most plain of nails.
You see him fly by on the street, hop a curb and spin off into the distance, your initial though? “What a Punk” A reaction he has received with a smile for years and happens to be the same reaction I had as he was flying on his bike over a crew of us nemo workers as we enjoyed an afternoon at the loading dock. Once the intimidation and pure awe of his personal style settled in, i got a hold of him, it only took 3 years.We collaborated and talked, gossiped and giggled (yes girls he giggles) talked nails and fashion. Seriously, not the rail ogling, bmx jabber i expected. This is where the shattering of stereotypes idea came into play. I wanted to make a series of fashion essays in which this person who normally appears intimidating and hard would come across calm, collected, complex and the soft man i spent the afternoon in the park. Not the spiked, tattooed, ruecker the hucker that the world knows him as.
To my excitement he agreed. This is the series we created in an afternoon here at studio nemo.
Thats right, HCSC’s very own russian photo camper Kolya Tsarev has been nominated for Russian Snowboard Awards as a “photographer of the year”!
Congratulations Kolya, keep it up!
Were so proud!
The first email to pop up in my box this morning was from the amazingly talented Mr. Letchworth. This is his awesome new site.
Was a success! This could have been the best session I have had the opportunity to be a part of. Thank you to all the campers, staff and photographers that came together to make it happen. A slide show of the campers work coming soon. And a special thanks to Josh Letchworth for all these behind the scenes photos!
We had the pleasure of taking 3 groups of young creative minds through the photo and design process of nemo HQ. It was a fun filled afternoon of creativity and noise making!
Thanks Art4Life we love what you do!
Mr. Jeff Proctor has a solo show opening First Thursday, August 4th at Breeze Block Gallery. Come on down and support him!
If you want to see more of his work, check out is website.
Mark your calendars! This should be an awesome show.
As someone who spends a lot of time in the studio with stylists and product I completely sympathies with the countless hours of folding and throwing, re-folding, creasing and bending to make this still life item feel as if it is moving naturally and perfectly at the same time. A weird way to think about fabric and other interesting textures but its the life of a product photographer and stylist. However difficult it is to make the product hang/fold perfectly, conceptualizing ways to show the product without being on a person or mannequin is the hardest part of the job. Hernan Paganini’s series for Catalogue Magazine takes an awesome and fresh approach to product as still life art. He approached each item as a piece of art itself, then built individual installations per item with colors and textures that reflect and compliment the individual piece resulting in a series both designers and photogrpahers can appreciate!
This is an amazing video series that gives a glimpse behind the work of photographers from around the world. They interview both new and iconic photographers, a ton of eye candy and tips if you listen closely. it is truly inspiring, they have interviews with photographers such as, Tim Barber, Jimmy Fontaine, Dan Martensen, Frank Ockenfels, Magdalena Wosinska and more!
With a visually appealing layout for those creatives who want to know what the different functions of your camera actually do. Seriously, take the camera off auto and make the photo your own. Check more out at Living In The Stills.