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Passion Meets Profession: Colby Lysne's Minnesota Wild NHL Hockey Shoot

Posted by Workbook on 10/01/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineMotionPhotography
What's better than being able to intertwine your passion and your profession? Nothing. That's what happened when Colby Lysne was asked to work with Olson in Minneapolis, MN on some wicked awesome concepts for the Minnesota Wild NHL Hockey team.



As an added bonus, the below image went viral when the Wild met the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL playoffs as scores of Wild fans posted the image to their Facebook pages in support of their team.



Colby also captured some motion footage while on location, then partnered with 19below to cut these 15's:

MN Wild - Neighborhood from Colby Lysne on Vimeo.



MN Wild - Delicious from Colby Lysne on Vimeo.



They wrapped the shoot with this group picture. Amazing, right?

Workbook Latest Additions: September 28th-October 4th

Posted by Workbook on 09/30/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineLatest Additions
Lars Erik-Robinson
Lars-Erik Robinson was born in Morristown, New Jersey, and at the age of 12, he began receiving paid commissions. Ignited by his passion for art, Lars earned a BFA at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida in 1994. His love for drawing caricatures lead him to work in restaurants, local carnivals, special events, trade shows and retail booths at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. Because of his love for traditional painting, he has impressed a national client list by perfecting a technique to work digitally that looks traditional, which allows Lars to meet today's strict deadlines.

Andrea Rugg
Andrea Rugg is a commercial photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota specializing in architectural photography - interiors, exteriors, landscape, gardens and product. With over 25 years in the photo industry and a background in fine arts, Andrea brings a high level of creativity and an ability to capture the beauty in every scene. She lives and works in the Minneapolis area as well as on location around the country. She has photographed numerous award-winning designs and has been published nationally and internationally in books, magazines and advertising.

Louise Mellon
Mellon was born to a family of artists who encouraged her creativity. She was raised in Middleburg, Va., where she grew up riding horses. Her keen visual sense led to a career as a commercial photographer and artist. Her work has been seen branding numerous products, covers of prize lists, racing programs and publications. She moved to Aiken, S.C., where she custom-built a very special studio where she works, welcomes visiting artists and hosts local events. Mellon's unique view of the world is demonstrated through all her work. Her style is instantly recognizable and certain to bring enjoyment, laughter and wonder.

Susan Andrews
From a small town in Michigan, Susan has been living, raising children and making photographs in Chicago for more than 20 years. She specializes in photographing people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Susan creates beautiful images by drawing a range of emotion from her subjects, achieving equally stunning results from both professional models and people on the street. Susan is constantly willing to go above and beyond to reach the images clients look for. She applies a strategic eye with a human touch.

Jeff Braddy
Jeff uses his vast experience in the photography industry to perfect images for a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500 brands. He masters the art of making products look real for the audience. He creates heroes out of products in each photograph, making food look tastier, beers look colder, and products look sharper to bring drama to each shot. He often has satisfied clients approach him to ask him how he reached the result. Jeff strives for client gratification in each job. He finds that the ever-changing world of technology within photography is fascinating and gives him the constant challenge that he craves.

Ken Redding

2 Diverse Magazines use Laura Coyle Illustrations

Posted by Workbook on 09/29/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By Alexander Pollard Artist Group

The summer 2014 issue of EMORY Magazine featured an article on everyday rituals using a symbolic illustration by Laura Coyle for the intro. Enjoy the article and Laura's interpretation.





Another magazine, Gulfshore Life covering Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, used Laura's illustrations for a tongue-in-cheek How-to article.



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Rudy Gutierrez and Dongyun Lee...Face Off!

Posted by Workbook on 09/29/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
By Richard Solomon, Artists Representative

Starting of the week, we compare and contrast the work of two great illustrators with 5 images from each artist. For the smaller images, Rudy's are on the left while Dongyun's illustrations are on the right. Take a look below!

To see more from Rudy Gutierrez check out his portfolio HERE. To check out more of Dongyun's work, click HERE.



Rudy Gutierrez (above)

Dongyun Lee (above)



Rudy Gutierrez (above)

Dongyun Lee (above)

Steven Noble's Latest Illustration Collection

Posted by Workbook on 09/26/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
Steven Noble is a world-renowned illustrator with over two decades of experience and numerous awards to his name. Below is a collection of some recent illustrations. You can see his full bio and portfolio HERE.

September Phonetography: Part 2

Posted by Workbook on 09/24/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhonetographyPhotography

Dogs in Wigs and Americana are part of this month's final Phonetography.


Sue BarrAndrew Reilly
Shaina FishmanPaul Mason
Scott PetersonStewart Cohen

Callie Lipkin: The Doughnut Vault

Posted by Workbook on 09/24/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineMotionPhotography
In the early hours of the morning, anywhere between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m., depending on the day’s volume, Doughnut Vault kitchen staff will start frying and glazing doughnuts for the day. The shop, which opened its doors in 2011 in an unused corner of the Gilt Bar restaurant, starts serving its loyal customers at 8:00 a.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. on weekends. They stay open until the doughnuts sell out, and waiting in a line out the door is usually required. The Vault Van takes this shop on the road, turning heads as well as noses at various locations downtown. Visit their tumblr page for daily specials and van routes: thedoughnutvault.tumblr.com
This project was shot throughout this past summer and came to life with the support of Jessi DiBartolomeo and the rest of the Doughnut Vault staff.
Directed & Shot by Callie Lipkin
2nd Camera - Nathanael Filbert
First Assistant (Stills) - Nathanael Filbert / Kevin Serna



Doughnut Vault from Callie Lipkin on Vimeo.



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A Camera and Three Models

Posted by Workbook on 09/23/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotography
By Zave Smith

Between the rushes and the pressure of shooting commercial assignments I like to get back to basic: a camera and a model that inspires me. This late summer, such an opportunity presented itself. I ran across the Instagram page of Chloe and knew she had the perfect energy for my last days of summer photo party.

There is something liberating about going it alone, with no clients, no producers, stylists, assistants, or shot lists. Work is from the gut. It is a chance to see if you still have it. Shooting like this is a chance to fall in love once again with creativity and pure expression. Shooting like this is like experiencing that first kiss once again.





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Andrew Reilly Goes on the Road

Posted by Workbook on 09/23/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotography


"A few years back I had a chance encounter with the Baltimore-based band, J Roddy Walston and the Business, and I have since been out on the road with them several times shooting live and bts images for them and my personal portfolio.


"A few weeks ago they played a local festival in Southern California and I decided to tag along, but this time I only brought along my Fuji Instax 210. While I wouldn’t say these are my favorite images that I have shot of the band, I do love the imperfections of this camera and how shooting with even a Polaroid slows the photographer down a little and forces me to consider each shot as I had only brought 3 packets of film (30 images)."

For more of Andrew's work, click here.  Be sure to follow him on instagram @areillyphoto!




Workbook Latest Additions: September 21st-27th

Posted by Workbook on 09/22/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineLatest Additions
Shane McGowan
I'm an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. I have an extensive global client base. I also love writing and illustrating picture books, which are published traditionally and as e-books.
Honors:
Jury Selected Annuals and Awards include: European Illustration 1987-1988, 1989-1990,
Images 14, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 (UK), Illustration Australia- Creative Awards 2011- 1 Gold, 2 Silver 2 Bronze Awards, Illustration Australia- Creative Awards 2012- 2 Gold Awards,  Illustration Australia- Creative Awards 2013- 1 Silver Award, Lurzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2013/2014, 3x3 Annual No. 11, 3x3 Picture Book Show No 11

Spahr Photography
With more than thirty years of professional photography experience, Richard Spahr brings enthusiasm and fresh ideas to his work. His varied background in photography enables him to aesthetically problem-solve in all sorts of environments, telling a story in a natural and energetic light.
Clients include General Electric, Whirlpool, JennAir, Wolfgang Puck, St. Elmo Steak House, and his work has been featured in various cookbooks. In addition to building a successful commercial photography business, Richard also enjoys applying his own artistic vision to landscapes and city scenes.

Hawk Krall
Hawk Krall is an illustrator and artist from Philadelphia, who has been working for various publications and small businesses for over ten years. His work ranges from murals, portraits, pop-art style food illustration to humorous editorial work and eclectic urban city scenes.

Anthony Tahlier
Anthony Tahlier specializes in lifestyle, food and beverage, hospitality, portraiture, and interior photography. Connecting with the people he shoots in a way that allows him to create candid, evocative, and thoughtful imagery is a constant goal. His work has appeared in numerous advertisements, publications, and interior installments.

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