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.
I have to say that alot of the shoots we produce end up in our design department and i dont end up seeing the final results until they are in print of online. Its kind of exciting that way. To wait and see how our vision in the photo department corresponds with their design needs.
A recent example is the nike vision website. GO BOYS! Nice job with the shoot. The images look almost just as we directed and produced. We love it when that happens.
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!
Its a snowboard boot people! That’s right, in this day and age there is no reason, unless you have baby feet like me, to not have a pair of fashionable and functional snow boots for shredding the gnar. With Nike Snow’s constantly upgraded Zoom boots, and now the new Burton x Red Wing ‘Rover’ boot you have fashionable options!
There are a few blogs i like to browse with my coffee in the morning, one in particular inspires me every morning, Design Sponge, there was a certain house under the sneak peek section that caught my eye last week. I didn’t have much time to read into it since my dog was pushing her head under my laptop and whining to go for a walk. But this morning i decided to check out the details of this fabulous place. As i began reading it became immediately apparent, this was Nemo’s friend Greg of clutch camera and Antler&Co! I love seeing the amazing creativity in the homes of those you work with on a daily.
Greg we love you and your insane ability to build cabins and make amazing art out of your homes! Oh and for supplying us with top notch service and photo equipment from Clutch!
With that said, check out Antler&Co for amazing wall hangings and if you are ever in the Portland area and need some rental gear, Clutch Camera is the place to contact! (Justin and Greg will never let you down!)
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.
The guys at F-stoppers never cease to amaze me with with the behind-the-scenes video they manage to find. This one actually comes straight from the editor, Patrick Hall. After getting tired of shooting traditional wakeboarding actions shots in his hometown, and desiring a commercial feel, Hall decided to get intense in studio. Employing a crew of nearly 10 assistants, multiple strobe packs, 5 pro wakeboarders, and an intricate rope system, definitely some impressive images made in the end. Pay attention to how well the models hold their look when the buckets of (probably cold) water are tossed at them!
Our newest photo crew member, my new personal confidant and pop culture master, Jordan Lutes just sent me this still life photogo’s site. I’m getting such a kick out of it that i thought i would share! I love the food! Seriously makes my mouth water, this guy brings an awesomely moody, yet colorfully scrumptions feel to a stack of macaroons and a bologna sandwich. Food’s never looked so good! Check out Lucas’ site.
I had the lovely opportunity to meet with this talented and driven young man last week. Unfortunately for me, his stories stuck more readily in my scattered brain than his pictures…so now, a week later i have a hot minute to peruse his website and it only took seconds to recalled a few of my favorite shots. One of his stories is set on a farm in central flordia where he worked for room and board. In his free time he snapped off these wonderful shots. Keep up the great work Jake!
Check out his website where he has written the stories that correspond with each photo collection.
Really?! you people are insane! According to the Daily Mail:
“A skydiver has pulled off an astonishing stunt by climbing out of a glider’s cockpit, crawling along the wing and then somersaulting underneath and stepping onto the wing of a second glider flying below.
Paul Steiner then moves back onto the main fuselage of the second glider while the first glider turns upside down and flies overhead so that he can reach up and hold the tail fin at 100mph, forming a human link between the two aircraft. He then leaps off and parachutes back to the ground.
The spectacular stunt, captured on YouTube, was carried out by the Red Bull skydive team 2,100 metres above the mountains in Styria, Austria. And they look mightily relieved as they returned to their airfield.”
NemoHQ Presents: Undertow: Testing The Waters
Artwork by Undertow
Portland, Ore – May 18, 2010 – NemoHQ is proud to present the work of local artists, Undertow in “Testing The Waters,” curated by NEMO opening Friday, June 4, 2010 6-10 pm. The show will run through Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at NemoHQ – 1875 SE Belmont Street in Portland, OR.
“Testing The Waters” is the debut art show for three best friends and former college classmates who share the same passion for art, design, and ground beef tacos. Since moving to Portland a little over two years ago, all three artists have collaborated to create an art collective that serves as a creative outlet for their graphic style and subject matter. That art collective became Undertow: three aquatic-based creatures that are visual representations of each artist’s personalities and interests. The art and design in “Testing The Waters” features not only the experiences, inspirations, and commentary of the artists, but also a collaboration with the Jordan Brand to give back to a local charity. 100% of the proceeds for select pieces will be matched by the Jordan Brand and donated to St. Mary’s Boys Home.
About Toyhippo: Undertow’s only freshwater creature is Toyhippo. The art surrounding Toyhippo is mostly drawn from life experiences and encounters. His expression reveals his quirky, silly, and sometimes perplexed personality. Although colorful and friendly, he also tends to get rather handsy after a couple long islands, especially in the company of lady wildebeests.
Ohb is Undertow’s deepest lurking and most mysterious creature. His art is centered around not only his secretive nature, but includes a fusion with other inspirational and iconic land creatures (humans). Ohb can be a little too intense at times, but everyone seems to get along with him fine as long as he washes his tentacles after emitting ink. He does have a bit of a temper. We are helping him work on that.
Finally, Undertow’s rarest creature is Whalington. The subject of Whalington’s art is his scarce and endangered condition, which often displays threats to his well-being, as he is the only one left of his kind. Though he appears aloof, he is merely a sensitive chap who just needs a little encouragement. Frankly, we could all do without his passive aggressiveness. Don’t mention the overbite as confidence is already an issue here.
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!
Poster Boy is a New York City based street artist. By using a razor, Poster Boy slices up advertisements in the subway system to create completely original works of art. Due to the illegal nature of his work, Poster Boy remains anonymous. Well, anonymous until the recent events involving the young artist being sentenced to nearly a year in prison! Read more on the scorned judge who passed this rediculious verdict! Come on! I cant believe its a crime to make harmless art and have some fun with our surroundings by reconstructing the visual stimulants that are constantly forced upon us!
As a little bonus…here are a few old Polaroids he shot that i fell in love with.
Since i seem to be on this “great photographers of old” kick…here’s a photo of the day by Melvin Sokolsky. Shot in Paris in 1963 for Harper’s Bazaar “Bubble” Spring Collection. No photoshop here folks!
We are so excited to have Nemo’s own Shauna Haider showing this month. Her blog Nubbytwiglet.com says it all. She’s sleek, smart, talented, dark and driven. You’ll love her and her work. Come by and check her out this Friday, October 3rd, at 1875 SE Belmont from 6pm to 10pm.
StudioNemo was very excited to host the Parenthetical Girls in our studio last night to shoot their latest music video. They were recently signed to German label Tomlab and according to the Mercury, “[they] seem a band on the cusp of greatness.”
Though you’ll have to wait to see the video I can share some photos from the shoot and the music videos they drew inspiration from….
If you are interested in seeing them play at TBA…
When: Sun., Sept. 7, 10:30 p.m.
NORTH 240 N Broadway
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.
Photographer Phillip Toledano takes care of his 98 year old father, who for his age, is in great shape except for his short term memory loss. In this photo series you get to see all the ups and down of his fathers day to day life. A touching series that is a must see!Click HERE for the rest.
(Thanks Max, for the heads up on this!)
I was checking out the PDN blog this morning and was really sad to see not one, but TWO articles about celebrity baby photos- the ubiquitous Brad and Angelina twins and Jessica Alba’s baby. I guess it spurns the question of whether a blog should adhere to any standards? Of course it depends on the blog, but a blog linked to a respectable photography publication looses points in my book for even discussing paparazzi crap. Am I wrong?