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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.

The NEW Michael Cogliantry!

He has done it! Officially made his website a-new. His work always has amazing personality and a sense of fun; to give us a hint of the fun his shoots really are he give us as much behind the scenes action as he can! His new site is not only easy to navigate but its set up in blog format so we get a fresh update as soon as he can show us! Michael, we will continue to enjoy your amazing website.

Here’s a job he did for bell with Studio Nemo. See I told you…fun!


Bell One Step Behind the Scenes Video from Michael Cogliantry on Vimeo.


Adapting to their new life in Oregon, Jen, Michael and Tanner experience some true Oregon experiences. Crab hunting, Fish on a Stick and Dutch Oven cooking are required to be a true Oregonians! The Norman Rockwell of our era, Michael Cogliantry never fails to make me smile!

In the first episode of the new season, Michael and Jen find themselves deep within the Oregon wilderness at a place called “Lost Lake”. Determined to once and for all catch his family’s dinner, Michael explains several ways of obtaining food from the surrounding area including crabbing, fishing and finally, dutch oven cooking in the fire pit. 

Sponsored by Renegade Knives, Widmer Brewery and Kraft’s Jet-Puffed Marshmallows.


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Michael Cogliantry in the Wilamette Week!


Nemo’s friend and tenant Michael Cogliantry has an interview in Portland’s Wilamette Week. check it out. Its been a year since his work has graced our walls…i think its about time he shared another project with us!

Furverts is Out!


Remember Michael Cogliantry’s Furry Kama Sutra show at Nemo last year? Well, now you can enjoy it all day long, everyday, because it was just published. Michael’s book, Furverts, is available here. Buy one for all your friends. 

The Continental Crawler… part 3

They’re almost here….

The Continental Crawler: Episode Three from Michael Cogliantry on Vimeo.
I love, love, love, the cheese curd taste test!

Episode 2 of the Continental Crawler

Watch the adventures of on of our favorite photographers, Michael Cogliantry, and clan get closer to their new home town of portland…

The Continental Crawler: Episode Two from Michael Cogliantry on Vimeo.

The Continental Crawler

Our photographer friend, Michael Cogliantry- the Furry Kama Sutra Guy- is on his way here to Portland, OR. He and his lovely family have discovered the beauty of the great Northwest and are documenting their trek across country. IT IS AWESOME!!!!! Enjoy episode 1….

The Continental Crawler: Episode One from Michael Cogliantry on Vimeo.


A night of Furry Kama Sutra

Nemo Design hosted Furry Kama Sutra, a photo show by Michael Cogliantry. Here are some images from the event in all its sexy costumed glory!




Nemo Art Show First Friday

Nemo welcomes the amazing Michael Cogliantry and his Furry Kama Sutra show to our gallery on Friday, May 2nd. Cogliantry’s work is witty, humorous and a little dark. For his Furry Kama Sutra project he rented some of Vegas’ most colorful “by-the-hour” rooms as the backdrop for his hysterical twist on the Kama Sutra. Please join us for the show between 6-10pm on first Friday at Nemo” 1875 SE Belmont st. Portland, OR 97211

Michael Cogliantry Show

Rererato website

I had the pleasure of going to the Michael Cogliantry opening last night and wanted to share some of the experience. The show was hosted at a relatively new art/music space in pdx called Rererato, around 42nd and Killingsworth. The artists that run the space, Adam Keller and Stephanie Simek, moved to Portland from New Jersey about 6 months ago and from the looks of their myspace page they are more connected in the indie art scene than any old timer in Portland I know. Keep your eye on them; I feel great things to come in the future.
Adam was a close friend of Michael’s in college and subsequently became the subject of many portraits, most notably the disgruntled bellboy (as seen here-

The highlight of last night’s event -besides the amazing photography, of course- was the white linen suit on display that Michael wore every single day of his travels through India. As witnessed in his photographs, the suit drove approx. 2,000 km in a motorized rickshaw, hiked through a banana plantation, climbed out of a giant dirt hole and suffered the wrath of some delicious dal. Needless to say, the end result is a slightly less white (aka brown) and smelly suit. Michael mentioned to me that towards the end of the trip he was a little embarrassed walking into a hotel with it on. Lucky for me, the suit’s smell was covered by copious amounts of Nag Champa at last night’s festivities. Sadly, I don’t have a photo of the suit from the exhibit.

From Portland, Michael is heading to Nome, Alaska for his next project. Nome is an old gold rush town and the closest US town to Russia. Speculatively, the name came from a misspelling on an old map that beckoned for a town as yet un-“NAME”-ed. Michael told me he’s thinking snowscapes and bar scenes for his next project and noted that his contact in AK offered up helicopters and sled dogs. I can’t wait!

“Two Thousand Kilometers in Two Weeks”

I received an email recently from a photo rep agency named Cake Factory. It was a newsletter about one of their photographers named Michael Cogliantry. He’s having an opening for his show “Two Thousand Kilometers in Two Weeks” on January 31st here in Portland at Rererato. It’s a series of self-portraits he took while traveling in India ‘as seen through the eyes of a fictional character’. Some in the series are very reminiscent of Gregory Crewdson in their cinematic quality. While you’re on Michael’s site, definitely check out the Furry Kama Sutra project as well, they’re wild!
India, self-portrait, michael cogliantry

India, self-portrait, michael cogliantry

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