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More Workbook Winners. CA Photo Annual 2016

Posted by Workbook on 08/24/2016 — Filed under:  Award WinnersFeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotography
Tank made of oral hygiene products

Workbook contributors are well represented in this years' CA Photo Annual.  Here are nine more top photographers who made the cut.

fighter jet and pilot


Dark Landscape

wild horses running

Old man in car with guitar

portrait young man

Girl in pink room with pink dog

Flower and fruit arrangement in watering can

ETC Keeps it Real

Posted by Workbook on 08/23/2016 — Filed under:  Advertising CampaignsFeaturesGalleriesHeadlineMarketing IntelligencePhotography
Etc Creative has released their third in a series of six promotions focused on their company "Core Values."  This month's theme: REAL. Authenticity is the underpinning of this month's  image selection; everything about the work celebrates the beautiful  imperfections in everyday life. Nothing appears too styled or overworked, and yet, it's perfect. Here are some of our favorites.

Beach Camping Couple

Samores in a  stack

Girl in an art gallery

Dachsund in bed

Screaming Crowd

Portrait of a young man

Boy with girl on skateboard.

Boys in a sprinker

Black man on street with headphones

Girl with Birthday doughnut

CA Photo Annual 2016: Per Breiehagen

Posted by Workbook on 08/22/2016 — Filed under:  Award WinnersCharacter DevelopmentFeaturesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotography
Girl and Reindeer Per Breiehagen's images are from a new children's book called The Reindeer Wish, the third in a well-regarded series written by his wife Lori and featuring their daughter Anja. The books are on the New York Times Best Seller list, and the first in the series, A Christmas Wish, is being made into a live action film scheduled for release in 2017.

Girl on sled with Reindeer

Girl Skating on pond with Reindeer

Girl with violin reindeer in cabin

Girl riding on Reindeer  Northern Lights

CA Photo Annual 2016: Sue Tallon

Posted by Workbook on 08/19/2016 — Filed under:  Award WinnersFeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotographyblack and white photography
Still life mushrooms turnips

Sue Tallon's still life series of root vegetable is a well-deserved winner in this year's CA Photo Annual. Images from the series were also chosen by the American Photography Annual. Sue not only shot the images, but art directed them as well. She takes her inspiration from the great Dorthea Lange. Congratulations to Sue.

eggs mushrooms radishes


Mushrooms still life Dorthea Lange

turnips still life

CA Photo Annual 2016: Stewart Cohen

Posted by Workbook on 08/18/2016 — Filed under:  Award WinnersFeaturesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotography
Bearded Baby

Bearded Baby

Bearded BabyBearded Baby

Baby with a Mustache and Sideburns

A number of Workbook contributors were selected for Communication Arts 2016 Photo Annual. Stewart Cohen's Bearded Babies is one of several series to appear. Everything about these babies is perfect: the casting, the hair (facial) and makeup, styling, retouching, and of course, the photography.  The way in which the facial hair is "paired" with the babies' expressions and body language is just priceless.

Work. It's What We Do.

Posted by Workbook on 08/16/2016 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
Woman at two computer screens

For most of us, Labor Day means a nice long weekend and a barbecue marking the unofficial end of summer. Since the holiday celebrates the achievements of American workers, and most of us spend a good portion of our lives at work, we created a gallery of the hardworking American shot by some of the best photographers on Workbook. Check out Corporate/BusinessIndustry/Agriculture, and Medical/Healthcare galleries to see more amazing work-related imagery.

Man driving heavy machine

Group meeting at the office

waiter busing a table

Stretching at work desk

Man in cluttered office

woman aviator

Black man in hard hat

Coal Miners

floating conference room

Farmer on machinery

McDonald's waiters

Man at his desk at night

Workbook Custom Galleries

Posted by Workbook on 08/15/2016 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineMarketing IntelligencePersonal WorkPhotography
Night Trees Series

Custom Galleries on Workbook are a great way for a photographer or illustrator to add another dimension to their portfolios beyond commercial galleries. Testing out ideas and creating personal work are essential to driving a career forward, and it's no secret that creative buyers like to see different context in photographers' work. Some Custom Galleries are built as a series, others tell a story. Here are four that actually succeed at doing both:  Ethan Pines created a series called Night Trees showcasing landscapes throughout suburbia. Bill Mayer's Frogfolio is the  study  of a frog in which he appears to morph in both style and character. Paul Nordmann's US of HOOPS focuses on "hoops" mostly within an urban setting, and Jim Frazier tackles the questions surrounding how we go about Managing Money.  This post represents a small sample of the Custom Galleries throughout the Workbook site, and we'll continue to post them here on the Blog.

Night Trees

Night Trees

Night Trees


Frog Street walker

Frog with Chinese writing

Frog with two lady frogs

Frog eating pancakes

US of Hoops

United States of Hoops

Basketball Court

Basketball hoop

Basketball Hoop

Percentage rates

Money tree

Credit card question

Budgeting finances

Fernando Decillis for Wild Turkey

Posted by Workbook on 08/12/2016 — Filed under:  Advertising CampaignsFeaturesHeadlineMarketing IntelligencePhotography
Matthew McConaughey for Wild Turkey

The recent news that Matthew McConaughey has just signed on as creative director for Wild Turkey signals a different approach to branding that we will likely be seeing more of in the future. He is not merely appearing as an actor in a commercial for Wild Turkey, but as the New York Times points out, "he is more closely uniting his own personal brand with that of Wild Turkey’s." He will be immersing himself in the brand by directing and starring in a multi-platform series of commercials, as well as recording music for the campaign. Photographer Fernando Decillis was called on to capture the actor and his casual, rugged look that embodies the Wild Turkey brand, one that will appeal to a younger demographic.

Matthew McConaughey for Wild Turkey

August Instagrams

Posted by Workbook on 08/09/2016 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineInstagramPersonal WorkPhotography
 Trained dog standing on a hydrantLlama in profile
Jonathan ChapmanDarryl Estrine
Seventies car lotGirl riding western style
Stewart CohenPat Molnar
picnic table with lights strungMother with baby overhead
Trevor ReidAmy Mikler
woman watching sunriseMan playing trumpet
George KamperPaul Mason
KowboyzBaby in a London Pram
Shaun FennStewart Cohen
Houses with American FlagsChildren on a forest walk
Shaun FennRichard Schultz
old wooden structure VermontLandscape with dinosaur
Tom HusseyNick Berard
Concert crowdGolf course with dappled light and clouds
Keith BarracloughClayton Hauck

John Slemp's Flight Jacket Project Takes Off

Posted by Workbook on 07/26/2016 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotographyPro Bono
Aviation jacket Captain Charles A. Mueller WWII

We first posted about this project last July, and a lot has happened since then. John has been working tirelessly to turn this idea into a reality, and all the hard work is paying off. He reached his initial goal of photographing 50 jackets, and now has the opportunity to photograph many more. Aviation museums and historical societies all over the country and internationally are now contacting him about different forms of collaboration. The book he plans to publish, as well as all the related exhibitions, will be a wonderful tribute to the men who wore these jackets and all Americans who risked their lives during this crucial time in history. Here's John's full update:

"Now that my initial goal of photographing 50 WWII era “bomber jackets” has been reached, it seems that the project is beginning to gain a lot of followers, both in the US and internationally. In the coming week, jackets in the collection of the Kalamazoo Air Zoo and the Minnesota Historical Society will be photographed, along with a jacket from a private owner. Suddenly, they seem to be appearing magically from a wide variety of sources.

"Other museums have agreed to participate, including the Wings Over the Rockies museum in Denver, the Commemorative Air Force collections in Dallas and Mesa, Arizona, and three other museums in California. Just this week, discussions with the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum in Pooler, Georgia have begun to show promise, and they have over 80 jackets in their collection, many of which have never been on display.

"Two separate contacts have recently demonstrated just how far reaching the project has become. A small press agency in England saw a post carried on Warbird News, an online only publication, and the owner contacted me directly. Located in East Anglia, the area where many of the airfields were located in WWII, he wants to release a story to the press in England that outlines the project. Unknown to me until I began the project, there are several mini-museums at former wartime airfields that have jackets in their collections, as well as in the collection of the Imperial War Museum.  A road-trip to England to photograph jackets would be icing on the proverbial cake.

"The second surprise came in the form of an email from a researcher/historian at the German National Military Museum in Dresden. She is working on an exhibition for next year about a particular mission on 19 July, 1944, in which the 460th Bomb Group lost nine aircraft, will be examined in detail. Of special interest is how the allied airmen were treated after they bailed out over enemy territory. As you might imagine, some were treated according to the Geneva Convention, and some were not.  Having photographed a jacket from that particular group, she wanted to inquire as to the possibility of including that jacket in the exhibition. I contacted the family, outlined the request, and have put each in contact with the other. We’ll see what comes to pass.

"Of all the possible self-initiated projects I could have undertaken, I’d be hard pressed to think of another that has inspired so much passion among the participants. To say that these jackets are treasured, by the families in particular, would be putting it mildly. Equally, they are honored to participate, as many of the veterans are gone or are in failing health. Photographing these jackets keeps their stories and sacrifices alive and salutes their service to the country."
portrait WWII vet
WWII Flight jacket

WWII flight jacket

WWII Flight jacket lining

WWII flight jacket
WWII flight jacket