Check out the Lovely and talented Christy Chaloux’s Photography and her new revamped website.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We love Chase Jarvis– he is the master of photo efficiency. Aside from shooting breath-taking photos for some of the worlds biggest brands, he runs a non-stop photo blog, packed with more information than you know what to do with. I recently stumbled upon a video of Chase breaking down everything that goes into an advertising shoot- in under 4 minutes. This video is actually from 2008, but that doesn’t make it any less useful. Pretty impressive how in 180 seconds he shows the 6 major steps to a successful shoot: concepts/contracts/pre-production; travel; scouting; shooting; post-production; and delivery.
Head’s up- if you have any interest in surfboards, classic motorcycles, hand-painted art, custom bicycles, and/or photography, you may become extremely jealous after watching the following video. Deus Ex Machina, aka the “temple of enthusiasm,” is the brainchild of former surf photo legend and current ex-pat Dustin Humphrey. In 2006, Humphrey released Sipping Jetstreams, possibly the most successful and sought after photo book of this generation. In 2007, D. Hump disappeared completely, leaving the editorial surf world wondering where and why. Turns out he was putting all of his attnention into Deus Ex Machina in Bali, Indonesia- a paradise within a paradise. Take a tour of this wonderland in the video below. For further info on D. Hump and his what brought him to this new life, go here.
Scott Serfas, you have officially impressed me. Last May, Serfas and his photo crew headed up to Bear Mountain to create a snowboard photo like no one has seen before. The concept was to get a split view of the surroundings in the Bear Mountain enevironment- the above ground action of snowboarder Lauri Heiskari, and the below water scenery of swiming trout. Seeing as there was no current quarter pipe/lake scenario on the mountain, Serfas decided to build a pond on the deck of the ramp, and give 20 fish a nice little vacation from their lake. Even with all this planning, it is amazing this worked as well as it did, right down to the confused trout staring directly into Serfas’ lens for the cover shot. Check out this behind-the-scenes vid and see the final shot.
(via Transworld Snowboarding)
Hopefully many of you know about TED talks. If not, you have some serious video watching to do. This years winner is a French photographer named JR.
JR broke barriers with his enlightening portraits of rival citizens shown in a humorous and often reassuring way, plastering the billboard sized images in the most affected and torn apart areas around the world. Starting the project in his native France, he quickly realized the power the images had. After this discovery, his team decided to move in to the middle east despite risk of arrest, brutality, or even death. Check out the video below to see JR’s amazing journey.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hit newsstands last week. Many of you may know of the great Walter Iooss jr., the legendary Sports Illustrated photographer who has amassed 11 covers after shooting for the magazine for numerous decades. But times have changed for Iooss jr., most notably because of his son and fellow photographer, Bjorn.
On a run-of-the mill filler shoot, Bjorn was asked to snap some images of Russian model Irina Shayk (along with a few other models), “purely for advertorial purposes.” A week before the magazine was released, the younger Iooss was informed his shot had made the cover, beating out hundreds of other images from seasoned swimsuit vets, including dear old dad. The stranger part? Shooting swimsuit models is the last thing he planned on shooting. Bjorn considers himself a fine art photographer, claiming he couldn’t care less about sports. “I’ve kind of always tried to do my own thing. To be in this position is a little bit out of my comfort zone.” He seems to be doing just fine to me, especially considering he just schooled his own dad.
(via New York Times)
Yesterday at nemo we celebrated TG’s Birthday. For Mark Lewman‘s birthday TG decided to hire a Bret Michaels impressionist to serenade him. Mark Lewman vowed he would get him back. So he hired “a walk on the wild side” to bring in an 80lbs albino python. They hid it in the bathroom and told Trevor the pipes burst. He goes running down there to document the destruction. But he found more than water!
for 6 years, Hans Silvester documented the people of the Omo River in Ethopia. The photos he got are breathtaking, these people use the natural minerals that surround them and paint their entire bodies. They adorn themselves with natural elements and they themselves become a work of art.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com, and in 2 weeks we’ll pick the most creative idea to unleash on the speedotron.
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.”
Renowned commercial lifestyle photographer Nick Onken will be in town January 11th to talk with the ASMP of Portland. After shooting for clients like Nike, State Farm Insurance, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Lamborghini, Nick is quickly spreading his philosophy of photography.
“A big believer in living in the moment, his photos follow suit. With a designer’s eye, he’s constantly searching for that perfect moment to tell the whole story. And the pursuit of these moments has taken him around the world. His love of travel has recently collided with his career and he’s published his first book, Photo Trekking.”
Nick’s will lecture on his theory that in the end, running a successful photography business breaks down to making better images, and showing more people.
To RSVP for the talk, go here.
The Event will be held January 11th at Michael Jones Studio, 1937 N.W. Quimby St. Portland
Clark Little has been gaining a lot of media attention recently (today show, early show, etc) for his photography. Probably because unlike other human beings, he loves to get owned by big waves. Check out this video (and another explaining his methods after the jump) of Clark getting shots in heaving hawaiian shorebreak. (via fstoppers.com)
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.
I don’t know much about wakeboarding/wakeskating, and after seeing this video, I think I know even less. Check out Pro wakeboarder Nick Ennen and photographer (and friend of Nemo) Mike Yoshida take whatever-sport-this-is-called-now to the next level.
We had an amazing kick-off to Chris Brunkhart’s tour for his new photo book “how many dreams in the dark?” Check out the video!