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Dave Moser's Chronicles (Part 3)

Posted by Workbook on 08/21/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography

You can read Part 1 of Dave Moser's series HERE and Part 2 HERE

Dave: I have the ideal client in the truest sense and this is a dream project. We shared in the editing process, possibly the most important part of the project.
When I shoot, I work quickly and intuitively shooting at times without looking at the subject, and looking for something I have not seen before. Because I am limited to 30 minutes at most per subject, I tend to shoot quite a bit, rather quickly, stopping to ask, listen, connect, and share.
Sometimes my client will ask me to edit prior to presenting the images to him. Other times he goes through each frame with me. He makes the call whether to leave it in, but may concede to my opinion if it is strong enough. Often he excitedly states, “That’s it! That’s it. That’s Kenwyn!” Sometimes he considers multiple options and compares.
He is looking for what he knows of that person during the edit, what he has seen before, his experience of that person. I am looking for the best image, unexpected, telling, emotional and powerful. But what I know of these people is limited and intuited at best. He conceded that he learned more about these people through the experience I conveyed while photographing them. I found the dialogue during our routine editing sessions to be profound, confirming subtle and intimate details from each of our experiences. His understanding of photography and portraiture grew rapidly, reminding me of why he heads a very successful company.
When I described what I have understood of the subject, my client often felt I was spot on. He often looks for consensus in the editing, which I cannot always provide. I weigh this conviction to his decision with my feelings about the images. At times I strongly disagree and at times I simply nod, totally agreeing.
He will switch out images, often after they are hanging. He will go back and re-edit, or ask me to re-edit, as he sees a pattern of expressions that he decides are not revealing or possibly redundant. I believe on any given day we may pick different images. There is no right image. I know this bothers him, but I cannot consider his occasional question, “Which image is most artistic?” That would lead me towards choosing the best photograph that satisfies my pursuits rather than supporting his collection. After all, the creative process and spontaneity are strong allies of this project.
Ian: This project is dynamic. You will not find someone quite like this man again, He is a man of vision. Could you see this project happening for someone else?
Dave: I don’t know. Don’t know. Don’t know… Certainly not with the same treatment. The Thread of Vision
Ian: There is a thread of vision no matter how you treat the subject. It feels as if it was photographed by the same person. It goes beyond technique. It goes beyond style.
Dave: I think the relationship with the man is the thread. These subjects all love him. Many relationships go back decades. Since he did the editing with me, his vision as well as my own runs throughout the project. Our blood is everywhere.

Ten Days to Launch a New Product and Tim Tadder Delivers

Posted by Workbook on 08/20/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By Heather Elder

When in-house creative director David Oldfield at Lifeproof called Tim Tadder, he had a problem. He had just ten days to launch a new product and a desire to create groundbreaking images. The brainstorming commenced and the results, are new and refreshing portraits that tell the story of the Galaxy S5’s go anywhere philosophy and the people that use them. Ten days, concept, production, shoot, post, launch, problem solved.

To see more of Tim Tadder’s work, take a look at his website and portfolio.

Lifeproof Brand Campaign BTS from Tim Tadder on Vimeo.

Shaun Fenn: Into the Surf

Posted by Workbook on 08/20/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
Photographer Shaun Fenn has a new gallery showcasing the triathletes of Australia. Australian triathlons consist of different events than American versions. Instead of a run, bike and swim, they run all of their events into the surf. The events include a knee paddle, swim and a sitting row, all through the surf line, regardless of size. These competitions are based on long standing Australian traditions in life saving. Inspiring to say the least!

Experiencing Summer with Rapp Art

Posted by Workbook on 08/19/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
By Gerald and Cullen Rapp

Summer is hot and so is our new collection of warm weather-inspired illustrations! We thought it would be great to show off artwork inspired by our favorite summer activities: relaxation, reading, fireworks, and the beach. Oh, did we mention relaxation? Check out an assortment of illustrations below by many of our talented Gerald and Cullen Rapp artists.

Stephanie Dalton Cowan (Below)

Chi Birmingham

Nigel Buchanan


Daniel Hertzberg

John Dykes

Brian Ajhar

Eva Vazquez

Ryan Snook

Sean McCabe

Richard Mia

James O'Brien

The Photography of Jimmy Williams at Open Shutter Gallery

Posted by Workbook on 08/19/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadline

I’m happy to announce my second solo fine art photography show at Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado featuring some of my favorite photos. Margy Dudley, owner of Open Shutter, curated my work for a show running August 8 through October 4, 2014.

I went to the open reception at the gallery on August 8th and was warmly welcomed by both local enthusiasts and visiting collectors. But what made the experience really special was Margy. She is a talented curator, with connections not only in Durango, but throughout the international photography community. I have seen firsthand her passion for photography, and it comes to life in her exhibits. Frankly, she’s a delight to work with. She also dedicates herself to several humanitarian causes.

In my down time, I explored the Rocky Mountains and have some great new images in the works. Check back soon, and you might see some new photos.

Please visit for the entire collection of available fine art prints.

- Jimmy Williams

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Bonnie Hofkin for Balvenie Distillery of Scotland

Posted by Workbook on 08/19/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
By Joanne Hedge of Hedge Graphics

For the second year in a row, Momentum Worldwide representing Balvenie Distillery of Scotland, makers of rare craft scotch whiskey and owned by William Grant & Sons, engaged Bonnie Hofkin to create drawings for the Rare Craft Collection handbook, curated by award-winning designer Todd Snyder and highlighting twenty-two premier American artisans.
Hofkin is prized for her drawing ability, along with her signature da Vinci look, which often incorporates color. These four copyrighted black-and-white artworks are from the 2014 series.

John Tomac: How a Baystar is Born

Posted by Workbook on 08/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Here is John Tomac's illustration for the article "How a Baystar is Born," which chronicles the process Japanese baseball teams employ for finding North American players who might not be good enough to make it in MLB but are potential stars in Japan. See more from John Tomac at his Workbook Portfolio and check out the original article HERE.

Kristyna Archer for Oxxford Menswear

Posted by Workbook on 08/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
Photographer Kristyna Archer completed a vibrant and energetic project for Oxxford Menswear's Fall/Winter 2014 campaign. Here's what she had to say about her approach and the shooting process:

"I recently worked with Oxxford Menswear to shoot their F/W14 campaign. The creative director wanted to refresh the brand and give it a youthful, energetic feel since they have primarily been targeting 45-plus clientele in the past. When we initially met, I completely understood her vision, and we were on the same page. It was great to have that connection immediately because that becomes a seamless collaboration. We wanted an urban gritty environment that felt like more candid photojournalistic, street-style fashion portraits, mixed with action, movement, energy, and fun! We had a blast shooting this, and also many thanks to a great team. Check them out."

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Richard Solomon Artists: The Heat is On

Posted by Workbook on 08/15/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
It's the hottest time of the year, and this summer's heat wave is accompanied by a wide variety of scorching illustrations from 20 Richard Solomon artists. Take a look.

David Palumbo (Below)
“Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. "
-Martha Graham

David Johnson
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
-Sam Keen

Douglas Smith
"Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light."
-Oscar Wilde

Gregory Manchess
"Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal."
-Dante Alighieri

Guy Stauber
"When you're on fire like that, you just keep shooting them."
-LeBron James

Ricardo Martinez
"Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself. "
-Leon Edel

James Bennett
"Catch on fire and people will come for miles to see you burn."
-John Wesley

Orlando Arocena
"Nature has an order. A power to restore balance. I believe he is that power."
-Dr. Ichiro Serizawa, Godzilla ( 2014 )

Chase Stone
"Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat."
-Caroline Schoeder

Jason Seiler
"Fire taps something ancient and vital in each of us, something both snarling and reverential."
-Caroline Paul

Kent Barton
"If you can't take the heat, don't tickle the dragon."

Michal Lisowski
"Nothing does Reason more Right, than the Coolness of those that offer it; For Truth often suffers more by the Heat of its Defenders, than from the Arguments of its Opposers."
-William Penn

Patrick Arrasmith
"The glass ceiling gets more pliable when you turn up the heat."
-Pauline R. Kezer

Sam Spratt
"The most powerful weapon on Earth is the human soul on fire. "
-Ferdinand Foch

Goni Montes
"When the heat and motion of blind impulses and passions distract it on all sides, we can neither give nor receive anything truly. But when we find our center in our soul by the power of self-restraint, by the force that harmonizes all warring elements."
-Rabindranath Tagore

C.F. Payne
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
-George Washington

Tyler Jacobson
"The body temperature is a necessary element required for survival. Heat is the essential characteristic of fire."
-Sam Veda

Piotr Jablonski
"Uncontrolled emotion is as undisciplined and needlessly destructive as starting a forest fire with a carelessly tossed match or cigarette."
-Loretta Young

Mark Summers
"Then, who really is this I? Fire burns and also brightens. It burns things by heat and brightens them by the light it sheds. Fire is different from the things it acts upon."
-Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Bill Sanderson
"As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world."
-Boris Pasternak

AliceBlue for Keebler

Posted by Workbook on 08/14/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
AliceBlue completed a Keebler Campaign for Leo Burnett with images featuring the Keebler elves hoisting up M&Ms to their factory and camping out in the woods toasting s'mores.
The studio also finished a new project for Martin Williams in which they created weeds with faces merged into them. Take a look at all three below.