photography

Car Photography

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.


Christy Chaloux New Website

Check out the Lovely and talented Christy Chaloux’s Photography and her new revamped website.


Oneighty Creative: Unveiling the process for client…

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.


National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

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”!!!

 


Nike “Chosen” BTS with Josh Letchworth

LA_BMX from Handsel "Ian" Reid on Vimeo.


dentsu: paint sound sculptures

This is really really rad!

Canon Pixma: Bringing colour to life from Dentsu London on Vimeo.


45 of the most powerful images of 2011

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.


Bow The Mold: The stories behind their style- featuring Caleb Ruecker

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.

 

An extra special thank you to Caleb and Camille V for spending a saturday in the studio with me.

 


High Cascade Photo Camper Nominated For Photog of the Year!!!

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!


josh letchworth new site!

The first email to pop up in my box this morning was from the amazingly talented Mr. Letchworth. This is his awesome new site.


The fantasy of photographers

Has been shattered with two simple pie charts. Truth is a crule mistress!


Exploded Flowers by Fong Qi Wei

I don’t know why but this concept, although simple could be totally amazing to do and play with different lighting techniques. The pure colors, natural shapes and designs are truly eye catching.


HCSC Photoworkshop 2011

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!

tim zimmerman tells the campers how to be the best

getting in there

taking a break and checking the shots

Kari Rowe giving some photo tips and tricks

Z enjoying some lunch on hill

chilly day on the hill, kari rowe rocking the light meter look answers questions

Christy Chaloux gets into the essence of snowboard photography

put on the 200 and get the shot

Christy Chaloux giving some tips on shooting Snowboarding

scoping the scene, HCSC photo campers 2011, little max getting ready to slay the scene


Cole Barash New Website Launch

Click Image To Check His New Site


Hernan Paganini Designing Product Photography

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!



Camera Bag TV

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!


Photography For Dummies

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.


J Grant Brittain: Shoot All Skaters

So true, so awesome. Check it out.

You know how they say, “behind every great man is a great woman”? Something similar can be said about skateboarders only it would go something like this: behind every great skateboarder is a great photographer and/or Filmer. If a trick were to happen and no one were there to photograph or film it in order for you to see it, did it really happen? You ever heard that other cliche, “I’ll believe it when I see it”? I think a skateboarder made that up. Think about everything you’ve seen and were inspired by in skateboarding and I’ll bet you most of it has been through the invention of photography or filmmaking. Throughout the evolution of skateboarding there has always been the photographer and/or filmer right there by the skateboarders side ensuring that whatever happened it would be documented for the world to see. This segment is as simple as it sounds. Shoot All Skaters with legendary photographer J. Grant Brittain. Enjoy. — sb

PHOTO NERDS UNITE!


If your not already a fan of Josh Letchworth

YOU ARE NOW!
This man is not only one of the sweetest humans we have ever had the joy of working with. He is talented beyond belief and is one of those people who have a passion for shooting that we at nemo admire and can definitely relate to.

He has been working hard on the Nike 6.0 campaigns, hand in hand with nemo’s art director extraordinaire, Steve Hoskins, who also happens to be the mastermind behind Thee Creamery, the artist mind that drives Sweet Cheeks (Hannah Teter’s panties with a purpose). I hear rumor that Josh has won a category in the Communication Arts Photo contest, as well as, the redbull Illume, and is a finalist in the PDN photo annual!

Keep killing it Josh!

 


go skateboarding day

Ok, ok i know, I’m a day late here but what can i say…it was go skateboarding day yesterday and the temperatures here in PDX hit a whopping 80! So out we went sweating our way down the streets of PDX. So in honor of the amazing talent of skateboarding heres a little overview of a project we did with converse a little bit ago.

The launch of Converse skater Rune Glifberg’s signature shoe “The Allston”  was intended to both introduce Converse Skateboarding to the masses and make it unmistakably clear that Converse Skateboarding and Rune stood for originality and creative disruption. Nemo was briefed to create a scalable campaign, with skate-authenticity being paramount.Nemo collaborated with Converse Skateboarding to develop an inventive, visually arresting campaign that would speak to both core skaters and a mainstream audience. “Seeing is Believing” is what resulted. Combining both new technology with 3D cameras and old technology of dazzle camouflage (utilized in WWI to confuse German U-Boat commanders), we were able to create a totally new visual environment to experience Rune’s awesome lines. These videos coincided with a 3D print campaign published in core skate magazines and thousands of mailers, again, speaking to both core and mainstream audiences. The campaign culminated with a Converse 3D take-over of The Skateboarder Mag and a huge presence at the Summer X Games. Rune even earned the cover of Skateboarder that month.With the help of Nemo’s expertise, and an introduction like that, Converse Skateboarding was welcomed to the skate community with open arms.



Jonathan Harris Turned 30

On August 27th, 2009 Jonathan Harris turned 30 and began a simple ritual of taking one photo every day and posting it to his website before going to sleep.

This is a short film about Jonathan’s project, made a few weeks after he stopped it, by Scott Thrift

TODAY from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo.


Travis Pastrana gets fashionably rad

If you open up the latest issue of GQ, you’ll see lots of metro dude stuff. But you also may find X-Games champ and lunatic extraordinaire Travis Pastrana gracing the pages in some damn fine suits. Travis rallied around the streets of downtown LA with photographer Peggy Sirota for the fashion piece on the summer’s “daredevil-ish” looks. Always fun/weird to see one of our own action sports athletes get all dressed up like a 9-5’er.
If you wanna be styled-out like Travis, the full article is here.


the obscure beauty of food as shown by Anna Williams

Man is this woman on it. I have a serious photo crush on her work! Food photography is a give and take based on personal taste (*insert laugh here) and is completely dependent on styling and lighting. Anna Williams brings all the elements seamlessly and as it would appear effortlessly together to create this absolutely amazing body of food photography. Then to top it all off she pieces her work together in very unusual ways to create single yet incredibly eye catching dyad.

Much love to you and your talented eyes Anna! Now I’m hungry.

 


Nike Vision Vintage Collection

Back in December, a few of our Nemoites, along with fun-loving photographerEmbry Rucker, took a little trip down to sunny San Diego to enjoy bikes, beaches and bonfires to create the new campaign for Nike Vision’s Vintage sunglass collection. Needless to say the rest of us in the offices were stoked to see the photos, and not so stoked to see that they scored amazing weather in December. Anyways, the Vintage website just launched, and the images and video look awesome. Head over to Nike Vision to get yourself amped on summer.