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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 30 years of professional photography experience, Richard Spahr brings enthusiasm & 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 Steakhouse 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 10 years, ranging 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.

William Geddes for Samsung

Posted by Workbook on 09/22/2014 — Filed under:  Advertising CampaignsFeaturesHeadlinePhotography


William Geddes recently shot  for Samsung “Smartify” campaign highlighting Samsung’s smart printers for business, education and healthcare.

"The shoot was produced on a very tight deadline and only weeks after Samsung awarded the account to the  Yamamoto who then hired me. My longtime colleague, Dawn Silverstein of NYDK Productions produced this complex shoot."

You can read more about this Worldwide campaign on William's blog.

Congrats, William!


Jamey Christoph gets on Tonight Show

Posted by Workbook on 09/22/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustrationSuccess Stories


Well, sort of.

Jamey Christoph's poster work for the new Broadway Show You Can't Take it With You was flashed on the Tonight Show as host Jimmy Fallon introduced show star Rose Byrne as his next interview.

You can read more on  Jamey's Blog.

Congrats, Jamey!



Jamey is repped by Lindgren & Smith.

Colby Lysne for St. Francis Women's Services

Posted by Workbook on 09/19/2014 — Filed under:  Advertising CampaignsFeaturesHeadlinePhotographybehind the scenes


Photographer Colby Lysne recently worked with Muller Bressler Brown on a campaign for St. Francis Women's Services.

For more imagery and behind the scene's info (including how to keep a baby napping!) check out Colby's Blog.

Mary Lynn Blasutta for Papyrus

Posted by Workbook on 09/19/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
The two posters below were illustrated and designed by Mary Lynn Blasutta. The illustration will be gracing the windows of Papyrus stores this fall. She is over forty inches high and will be partially three-dimensional. Papyrus needed concepts for a new card program and over a weekend, Blasutta came up this new girl idea.



Beauty and the Reef by George Kamper

Posted by Workbook on 09/19/2014 — Filed under:  Anything TechnicalFeaturesHeadlinePhotographybehind the scenes


George Kamper does it again with this beautiful underwater project.

"A year or so ago, I came up with the idea to shoot some underwater imagery. Not of fish and coral, but of people, playing sports, fashion, or dancing. I faced several challenges; most importantly, I had to come up with an idea that hadn’t been overdone. Though I love long flowy fashion, and how it looks when shot underwater, it’s been done. I wanted my shots to be more than that. I wanted the images to have an organic quality and not feel cliché’."

Read the rest of the story and see more of the final product on George's Blog.


Adolfo Valle: The Jerusalem Approach

Posted by Workbook on 09/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Illustrator Adolfo Valle created the cover for this week's National Journal focusing on a Jerusalem-based strategy for peace between Israel and Palestine.

Tom Cocotos for Pacific Standard Magazine

Posted by Workbook on 09/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Tom Cocotos illustrates the many moods of surgeons for Pacific Standard magazine. The story tells how these doctors, notorious for their conceited attitudes, are working on their bedside manners and how that can negatively affect their skills in the operating room.





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Jimmy Williams for Boone Tourism

Posted by Workbook on 09/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
By Jimmy Williams

More often than not, these days I’m hired to shoot an ad campaign that just seems to fit my personality and style. My recent Boone Tourism shoot is just one of those assignments. Clean Design in Raleigh, North Carolina approached me with the following campaign concept, and I was immediately on board. It’s a little quirky (like me) and at the same time demands a heightened degree of vision, style, and finesse. It was critically important that the end photos be visually alluring and at the same time have an element of surprise that completed the concept.


“If you need a photographer who can take a campaign concept you love and execute it so brilliantly it becomes the centerpiece of your portfolio, then Jimmy’s the guy. That’s what he did for our Boone, North Carolina tourism campaign. He truly understands what an image needs to say, and he makes it happen with visual eloquence.”
- Scott Scaggs, VP Partner / Creative Director, Clean Design

Client: Boone, North Carolina Tourism
Agency: Clean Design
VP Partner / Creative Director: Scott Scaggs
Sr. Designer: Alice Brady
Copywriter: Mary Webster







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James Nelson: Autumn in the Air

Posted by Workbook on 09/16/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By James Nelson

There’s a hint of autumn in the air, and the idea of a warm cup of coffee or a latte sounds pretty good right now. Inspired by that idea, I created a new illustration for my portfolio. Now the only decision is which flavor do I want?

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