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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?

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:
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!

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!

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.

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.

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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Jared Leeds: Whitehead Institute Annual Report

Posted by Workbook on 09/16/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
By Jared Leeds

In June, we spent a few days photographing the annual report for the Whitehead Institute, and I’m psyched about how it looks. A big thanks to Alice Hecht at Hecht Horton for bringing me on to photograph the brilliant scientists at Whitehead and making the images sing with impeccable design. These spreads are my nine favorite of the twenty or so in the book. We also photographed everyone on a white seamless background, but everybody agreed that the black popped.

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