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Yana Beylinson's Cover for "The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone"

Posted by Workbook on 07/22/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesIllustration
Illustrator Yana Beylinson recently completed this cover for Deborah Madison's new cookbook. See more from Yana at her portfolio and website.



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Inspired by the Rain

Posted by Workbook on 07/22/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
By Scott Lowden

Anyone that knows me would assume my inspiration is the sun behind someone’s head. Of course sometimes we have to embrace adversity and try to pull inspiration from what could be your Achilles' heel. Rain has the potential to ruin an exterior shoot, and after many, many lucky years of never having rain or weather issues during shoots, it seems lately that it always rains part of a day, if not the entire day.

There’s more to this story over at House of Current’s inspiration blog, where I was guest blogger last Friday, but the short version is that I embraced the rain during a shoot 2 weeks ago and ended up with some dynamic images, not in spite of the rain, but because of it. Thanks to Chloe, Maddie, Jennifer, Aerial, Ed, Wendy and…the rain.







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Workbook Featured in Raine Magazine

Posted by Workbook on 07/22/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadline
We're excited to be featured in the upcoming Innovate issue of Raine Magazine! In edition to our profile, the issue features an interview with surgeon, philanthropist, author and creative entrepreneur, Dr. Ben Carson, a feature on Youtube sensations Pentatonix, Orange is the New Black actress Alicia Reiner, and five upcoming "App-reneurs". Founded in 2007, Raine has gained a significant following as, "the first magazine to serve as the platform for rising creative and unconventional entrepreneurs in style, music, technology, literature, art, travel and more".

Thanks again Raine!



Michael Weschler: Tattoo Rescue with Sammy the Contractor & Joey Tattoo

Posted by Workbook on 07/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
Great tattoo artists possess extreme skill & a sense of restraint as they channel their expertly controlled violence into art. Some are more trusted than others, so before you get drunk & tattooed, consider the consequences & book a professional. Of course, if this message hasn't reached you in time and you need help removing a failed facial tattoo, there's an app for that to the rescue!

See more from Michael Weschler at his website and portfolio


Karen Greenberg: Cookie Packs

Posted by Workbook on 07/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
The latest from Karen Greenberg for Florida Sunshine Cookies

Blog Roll: July 17th, 2014

Posted by Workbook on 07/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotography
Workbook clients are out and about in our latest blog roll:

Doug Truppe Represents highlights photographer POBY's underwater prowess as he captures USA Swimming.










The Gren Group showcases Chris Sembrot's latest work for Running Times magazine.







Dave Moser's latest blog features an in-depth look at his client-photographer relationships.










Eli Mier Kaplan recently shot rocker Eric Hilton for DC's Capitol File.











Jim Golden unveiled his latest work for HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams.

Paul Mason: Shore to Source

Posted by Workbook on 07/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
Photographer Paul Mason took a 10 day work/vacation up the Northern California/Southern Oregon Coast, then cutting across Oregon to the east side of the Cascades to the small town of Camp Sherman on the Metolius River. He called the trip "Shore to Source", and these images will be used for continuing commercial and editorial promotions.





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Cade Martin: Bayou Bash

Posted by Workbook on 07/17/2014 — Filed under:  CGIFeaturesHeadlinePhotography
Photographer Cade Martin's new series features a number of very jolly alligators in the Louisiana Bayou. Here's what he had to say about it:

"I've always loved the bayou outside of New Orleans. On one of my last projects in Louisiana I stayed an extra day and hired an ol' Cajun French guy with a boat to take me out to shoot and explore the bayou. I've been a big comic book guy since I was a little kid, so in collaboration with Souverein, I wanted to do a project inspired by POGO, a comic strip that started in the late 1940's. I was also inspired by A Cajun Night Before Christmas, a children's book."

Tamara Reynolds: Southern Route

Posted by Workbook on 07/16/2014 — Filed under:  Award WinnersFeaturesHeadlinePhotography
Congratulations go out to to photographer Tamara Reynolds, who has an unpublished series of 5 images in this year’s Communication Arts Photo Annual! The printed annual will be out in the July/August issue. This series was taken at a local Nashville high school football game and is a subset of Reynolds’ award winning series Southern Route. In addition to its CA success this year, Southern Route has also garnered awards and recognition in American Photography 29 and 30, Critical Mass 2013. Reynolds was also selected to participate in the prestigious Santa Fe Review this summer. To hear more about the series and end overall experience, take a look at The Bitter Southerner in depth interview and companion article about Reynolds and the Southern Route series.



Hollis Bennett: Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods

Posted by Workbook on 07/16/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
By Hollis Bennett



The below images and accompanying video were all shot this early summer in the mountains of North Georgia with the folks from Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods. Bill Oyster and his crew make some of the finest fly rods not only in this country but worldwide. Folks seek him and his rods out far and wide and they fish just as good as their reputation. We spent a day and a half in the shop and then out on the water making some casts at huge rainbow trout. Fly Fishing is always described as the ‘quiet sport’ due to its peaceful, methodical nature but when fishing with a bamboo rod you feel a deeper connection. Not only is the water coursing around your feet but you are casting a rod made from what is essentially grass. Once you connect with a slab of a fish you are all connected for the briefest of moments. You (hopefully) bring the fish in, say your hello’s and then as quick as it happen you say your goodbye’s.

Oyster Fly Rods from Hollis Bennett on Vimeo.







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