One of the crazies and most insalely action packed, fun shoots we have done in a while was for the new mastercraft catalog. Which of course could not have been as visually appealing as it is without the magic trigger finger of the wonderful Josh Letchworth. Thanks to everyone who helped make this idea come to life. It looks amazing. Check out more images at Josh’s website.
The first email to pop up in my box this morning was from the amazingly talented Mr. Letchworth. This is his awesome new site.
A special thanks to Sandra Hillen for making the video with me…that girl has so many skills!
And of course an extra big thanks to Josh Letchworth for agreeing to make a how to video with us!
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!
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!
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard (Josh Letchworth,Wade Simmons, Bell, Mark Epstein, Brett Ferguson, Nemo and StudioNemo) on the shoot, the City of Seattle and the Evergreen Mt. Bike Alliance for use of the I-5 Colonnade Park.
Josh Letchworth has recently revived his blog and it’s worth a read. He also has a great photo submission thing going. Check it out here…
We were extremely happy to welcome the 6.0 athletes Nigel Sylvester, Ben Horan and Trevor Jacob back into the studio the other day to shoot some stuff for Nike 6.0. And Josh Letchworth was back again ready for action. Thank you everyone for another great shoot and for sweating it out.
The lovely Mr. Letchworth and his fierce assistant Bret are in the studio today for another Nike 6.0 shoot. Stay tuned for great stuff.
Last week Nike6.0 photographer Josh Letchworth dropped in to our studios to shoot various 6.0 athletes while Nike was hosting the kids for migration week, which they do every summer. Migration is an activity filled week and a meet and greet for all the athletes from the different sports to get to know each other. Even after running around all day, the kids were good about having to stay up til 2am-ish to get their photos taken. We were hammering out 16-18hr days, everyone pulled their weight and kicked ass. It was also the biggest build we’ve done for a set to date! All in all, it was lots of lights, lots of fun, lots of laughs! BIG thanks to Josh, the athletes, and everyone involved!!!!! Enjoy the video.
So Ben Horan is this amazing wakeskater on the Nike 6.0 team. He is from Nahunta, GA. Just say it one more time….hear it start rollin’ off your tongue like a real southern boy. So, what do you call a “cinderella story” if it’s a guy? Just doesn’t sound right like that. Anyways…for lack of better words, thats the deal with Ben. He was picked up by a sheer matter of fortunate circumstances that put him and his abilities in front of the right people. I couldn’t wish for it to happen to anyone better. The kid is the most down-to-earth person you will come across, humbled by his peers and supported by the limbs of his distinct family tree.
I had the chance to spend a few days up in home town with him just doing what he does. That experience really put all the pieces together for me. It was clear to see why Ben is who he is. We made cheeseburgers with his mom, winched a rail on his neighbors farm lake, skated his satellite dish in the driveway, played with his turtle “shredder” and hung out at the DQ. I am sure there are 100 kids in other similar small towns doing nearly the same thing. Ok, so maybe not quite as good. Did i mention that his sister drives the winch for him? Well, yes she does. Thats pretty cool. Thanks for the hospitality
Ben, I’ll be back.
“Back in the day” we used to have Pen Pals. Today, we Twitter, IM and email all our friends and colleagues. Josh Letchworth has been sending me the Eye Candy to keep me stoked up while I jockey my desk at Nemo Design. Josh is living at sea level doing the STANDARD magazine project. Recently, Ski Doo brought him up to the mountain to shoot snowmobiles and he shared some of his thoughts and shots from the adventure in Yellowstone:You know, now I understand the “fish out of water” feeling TG was getting when he was down in the keys for the Nike shoot last spring. In December, I had the chance to shoot up in West Yellowstone for Ski Doo. Yes it was cold, there was a lot of snow and I quickly learned that jeans and a pair of flip flops just wouldn’t cut it. So, before i left, I made this laundry list of questions to ask Trevor about how to survive out there. He kindly replied with some vital info and many links to REI’s website. Thanks, now I am addicted to buying really cool stuff that i will never use. Love it. The trip was great. I actually really enjoyed shooting in those conditions once I got in my rhythm. It was all about having the right stuff at the right time…like fingerless gloves, pocket warmers, lithium batteries and a good backpack. i found it nice to not be sweating, salty and sunburned. The light bounced around off the snow like a giant studio and when it did get cloudy, at least the light was even. I guess that’s what is fun about life sometimes….stepping outside of your comfort zone. You always come back a bit more perspective on things. I’d go back to shoot in the snow anytime, just have the fire burning and the hot toddy ready by 5. -josh
My buddy, wake shooter and the STANDARD wake quarterly magazine editor, Josh Letchworth hit me up with an email the other day asking about some insight to shooting in the snow. In the spirit of knowledge sharing I have attached the context of the email in this post.