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Annabelle Métayer for CHI Franciscan Health: What Type of Momma Are You?

Posted by Workbook on 03/05/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Annabelle Métayer worked with marketing agency GA Creative to illustrate four characters as part of a new social media campaign for the CHI Franciscan Health (the nonprofit health system based in Tacoma, Washington). The effort is geared at promoting the client’s midwife services to young mothers and future mothers. A fresh, fashionable approach, utilizing watercolour and ink, was used to portray midwifery as the contemporary practice that it is. To see the campaign page, click HERE.

Michael Weschler's "The I of the Camera" Exhibition Tonight

Posted by Workbook on 03/04/2015 — Filed under:  EventsFeaturesHeadlinePhotography
The opening reception for Michael Weschler's exhibition, Ten Mavericks, a series of limited edition etched glass portraits of famous men, is tonight, March 5th, from 6 to 8 pm so if you're in the New York area, check it out!

"The I of the Camera"
Flomenhaft Gallery
547 W 27 St, Suite 200
New York, NY 10001
March 5 - April 25, 2015

Former NFL Wide Receiver Don Jones in Plainfield, NJ. Photograph by Michael Weschler

Robert A. Ripps: Urban Trees

Posted by Workbook on 03/04/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
From Seattle to San Francisco, Minneapolis to LA, and of course, New York City, award winning photographer Robert A. Ripps captures Urban Trees in their native habitats, sometimes as seemingly inhospitable as an inaccessible alley behind a building, a long vacant lot, or a small dirt plot on the edge of a sidewalk.
In his first monograph, Urban Trees, Ripps answers the question, how does a tree grow in Brooklyn, or in other cities, where people and concrete are constantly encroaching? Like all tenacious urbanites, they adapt: They grow through fences, around scaffolds, and even occasionally, in actual dirt with enough space to receive sunshine and water. They wear their scars, and all too often plastic bags, proudly. Their story, like that of their human neighbors, is about adaptability and creativity. Urban Trees looks to honor them as wooden warriors, fighting a never-ending struggle to survive in our modern, man-made world.
Beautifully designed by Jan Uretsky/Uretsky & Co., the images are presented simply on the page, as if one were peering out a window onto a cityscape. Rarely do people intrude into the scenes, although their influence is often strongly felt.
Robert A. Ripps is the illustrator of SHE’S OUT THERE! The Next Generation of Presidential Candidates (LifeTime Media, May 2009), which examined the lives, visions and political ambitions of a diverse cross section of 35 American women between the ages of 5 and 35, through personal essays and environmental portraits of the subjects.

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Sara Forrest profiles Nicaragua

Posted by Workbook on 03/04/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotography
Photographer Sara Forrest recently traveled to the South American country of Nicaragua and produced a diverse collection of images showcasing the people and places she encountered while abroad. Here's what Sara had to say about the images and the experience as a whole:

Nicaragua is an environmentally diverse country with beautiful volcanoes, killer surf breaks and endless opportunities for exploration. It is also the poorest country in Latin America next to Haiti. These images are some personal portraits and travel imagery I shot during a recent visit to this incredible place. A couple of images here were shot from the top of a volcano near the town of Granada, but most of these photographs were shot in a very rural part of the country where people have little to no employment and live in extreme poverty. Many of the families featured in these images are friends and neighbors of friends from the US who are living along a rural unpaved coastal road.

Whether I'm shooting for a personal or advertising project, there's a certain authenticity that I like to have come across in the photography. These people I met in Nicaragua loved having their picture taken. It was interesting because my subjects would be talking and laughing and when I would raise the camera to take a portrait they would immediately put a very stoic expression on their face. I would ask why and they would break the serious expression, giggle a bit and shrug their shoulders. I found that it was a cultural norm of sorts. When shooting more candidly, capturing those moments of happiness and joy was effortless and fun. I think joy is something that is communicated universally and it is a special part of how people relate to one another between cultures when they look at photographs. My dream job has always been to travel around the world, capturing moments of joy and connection across all cultures. Maybe some day I will have that opportunity.

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Ana Gomez Bernaus: Building Characters

Posted by Workbook on 03/03/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadline
Designer Ana Gomez Bernaus' project ,"Building Characters", uses basic geometric shapes to build dynamic and detailed letters and illustrations creating a balance between rich compositions and clean lines.

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Jonathan Chapman for United Health Group: Your Life's Best Work

Posted by Workbook on 03/03/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineMotionPhotography
Photographer Jonathan Chapman recently completed a shoot for United Health Group that features both stills and motion showcasing a variety of United Health Group employees from all different walks of life demonstrating what they're passionate about outside of work. Here's what Jonathan had to say about the project in his original post:

"United Health Group employees are a unique group of people and it’s no surprise that recruitment attracts the exceptional rather than the expected. Over four days, we experienced and documented both sides of passions and dedicated work lives. The imagery and video profiles produced are rolling out under United Health Group's Careers page, offering a look at how the company’s top recruits thrive and achieve their “Life’s Best Work.”

Being able to spend time with such passionate people and jumping into what they care about brought a special optimism to the shoot. Projects like this offer a pretty sweet opportunity to put our visual story-telling skills to work. Meet a few of our favorite subjects we had a fun time getting to know."

Below is a full list of people involved in the production:

Photographer / Director - Jonathan Chapman/JCP
Production - Tanya Silver
Assistant Producer - John Fontana
Edit - Joseph McMahon
Second Camera - Eric Schleicher
Aerial Photography / Third Camera / Assistant - Patrick Meehan
Camera Assistant - Joseph McMahon
Digital Tech - Karl Herber
Props / Wardrobe - Julie Caruso
Hair / Make-up - Ashlee Ellert
Location Scout - Charlotte Ariss
Music - "Aerials" The Music Bed
Sound Mixing - Nick Mihalevich

United Health Group - Stacy - "Life's Best Work" from Jonathan Chapman / JCP on Vimeo.

United Health Group - Giselle - "Life's Best Work" from Jonathan Chapman / JCP on Vimeo.

United Health Group - Mark - "Life's Best Work" from Jonathan Chapman / JCP on Vimeo.

United Health Group - Arthur - "Life's Best Work" from Jonathan Chapman / JCP on Vimeo.

Barbara Spurll and Giovanna Colatillo win First place in CAPIC's Double Vision 2015!

Posted by Workbook on 03/03/2015 — Filed under:  Award WinnersFeaturesHeadlineIllustration

Congrats to Barbara and Giovanna for winning first prize at Double Vision, below is a summary of the event and their award winning images:

In spite of the cold and the wind last Tuesday, Arta Gallery in Toronto’s trendy Distillery District was packed with the participants and guests of CAPIC’s Double Vision 2015 exhibition and competition, a unique show where image creators are paired up by a random draw, to create a portrait of each other. By popular vote of all the attendees, three winning pairs were chosen. Thanks so much to everyone who braved the elements to come out and join in the fun!

Colby Lysne collaborates with The Lacek Group for DuPont Pioneer

Posted by Workbook on 03/02/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
Late last fall, Colby Lysne worked with Austin Gullixson, Art Director at The Lacek Group in Minneapolis, MN, on a sorghum shoot for DuPont Pioneer.
Shooting in North Central Kansas in the fall can mean dealing with some wicked weather. At one point, storm chasers came through the scene following a crazy sky that loomed above. But they navigated the weather well and captured exactly what the team envisioned.
Here are three of the final images from the shoot.

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David Aaron Troy for Villanova University

Posted by Workbook on 03/02/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
By The Gren Group

David Aaron Troy had the pleasure of going back to college for a few days – but this time as a working professional. Shooting on the campus of Villanova in Philadelphia, David covered multiple areas ranging from sports to academics to campus life to compile story-telling assets for their digital library.

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Alexei Vella for How Magazine: Visual Faux Pas Explored

Posted by Workbook on 02/27/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Alexei Vella’s full-page feature illustration for HOW Magazine captures that awful moment in which a design mistake has been made and cannot be retracted.