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July Phonetography

Posted by Workbook on 07/30/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhonetographyPhotography

Vacations, fun, and food.  Here is more July Phonetography.

Vegar Abelsnes Diana Zalucky
Shaina Fishman James McEntee
William Geddes Paul Mason

Transformation by Zave Smith

Posted by Workbook on 07/29/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotography
Be open. You never know what might happen.

An unknown person reaches out, looking for a photographer to document the changes her body is going through. A picture of a bald woman is enclosed.

It does not take a lot of detective work to put a young person with a bald head and cancer together. The emails exchanged were not detailed. I was not sure what she wanted to do. But I was intrigued. What is her story?

At times I feel that I am a collector of stories. I meet people, and I then create visual fictions based on their tales. Facts are just facts, but good fiction revels human truth.

We met on the corner of 11th and Callowhill. We talked for a few minutes, tossed her bike into the back of my van, and set out to Fairmount Park. I knew I wanted to picture the contrast of her skin with the green and the rock. I also knew that I wanted to abstract her story to make it more universal.  I knew that I was meeting a young woman who was proud, strong, and very brave, yet living a life of complete uncertainty.

I know this series is just a start. I don’t know yet where these photographs will lead. But I know that I must always be open.

See more from Zave at his portfolio and website

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Robb Long: An Aerial Perspective

Posted by Workbook on 07/29/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineMotionPersonal WorkPhotography
By Robb Long

This personal project I created at Custer State Park, SD in July, 2014. It was, by far, a once in a lifetime experience that I'll take with me the rest of my life. Not only did I get to film right next to these gigantic magnificent buffalo, but I got front row seats from my guide/family friend Chad the Herd Manager for Custer State Park. After driving out into the park to search for the herd we spotted them along a high ridge quite a distance from the pavement. Luckily, like me he's a jeep guy and we headed out onto a pretty rough 'official use only' trail ride on a set of 37' tall tires! As we bounced around and worked our way closer to the herd I received a crash course on Bull Buffalo behavior so I didn't end up getting chased down. Just as the beefed up LJ that had a personalized plate reading "JeepBuf" crawled over a steep ridge we saw the herd. There they were, hundreds of Buffalo roaming and grazing the beautiful grasses of the prairie as far as the eye could see. This was by far one of the most amazing sites I'd ever seen. The view was so amazing I felt myself getting emotional over the sheer beauty of these once endangered species.

Custer State Park Buffalo "An Aerial Perspective" personal project by Robb Long from Robb Long Imaging on Vimeo.

Julien McRoberts: Where Women Create

Posted by Workbook on 07/28/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
Julien McRoberts’ work was featured in the recent coverage on designer Nancy Traugott in this month’s “Where Women Create”.

Sam Yocum - Studio Swim

Posted by Workbook on 07/25/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
Photographer Sam Yocum’s recent work in print and interactive, appearing in Two No.22 Magazine’s Studio Swim feature that's out now.

Agency: Type&Numbers London
Creative: Steve Shipley

Justin Walker for Grubhub and Seamless (Or is it Grubhub Seamless?)

Posted by Workbook on 07/24/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
From subways to buses to billboards, photographer Justin Walker’s recent work with new campaigns for online food delivery services Grubhub and Seamless can be seen prominently in cities across the country this summer. While Justin has been shooting for Seamless since its rebrand four years ago, creating two unique looks for similar companies that have recently merged (Grubhub and Seamless officially merged in August 2013) presented an interesting new challenge. Here’s what he had to say about it:
“It was interesting trying to approach two different brands that sell the same service and try to create two different visual identities. We worked on creating images that could be used in many different ways and on many different media platforms, from the side of a bus to the visual design of their iPhone app. I worked with two great internal creative directors, one from each side of GrubHub/Seamless as they still operate in separate cities (GrubHub is based in Chicago and Seamless is based in New York).”

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Inspired by the Rain

Posted by Workbook on 07/22/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
By Scott Lowden

Anyone that knows me would assume my inspiration is the sun behind someone’s head. Of course sometimes we have to embrace adversity and try to pull inspiration from what could be your Achilles' heel. Rain has the potential to ruin an exterior shoot, and after many, many lucky years of never having rain or weather issues during shoots, it seems lately that it always rains part of a day, if not the entire day.

There’s more to this story over at House of Current’s inspiration blog, where I was guest blogger last Friday, but the short version is that I embraced the rain during a shoot 2 weeks ago and ended up with some dynamic images, not in spite of the rain, but because of it. Thanks to Chloe, Maddie, Jennifer, Aerial, Ed, Wendy and…the rain.

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Michael Weschler: Tattoo Rescue with Sammy the Contractor & Joey Tattoo

Posted by Workbook on 07/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
Great tattoo artists possess extreme skill & a sense of restraint as they channel their expertly controlled violence into art. Some are more trusted than others, so before you get drunk & tattooed, consider the consequences & book a professional. Of course, if this message hasn't reached you in time and you need help removing a failed facial tattoo, there's an app for that to the rescue!

See more from Michael Weschler at his website and portfolio

Blog Roll: July 17th, 2014

Posted by Workbook on 07/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePersonal WorkPhotography
Workbook clients are out and about in our latest blog roll:

Doug Truppe Represents highlights photographer POBY's underwater prowess as he captures USA Swimming.

The Gren Group showcases Chris Sembrot's latest work for Running Times magazine.

Dave Moser's latest blog features an in-depth look at his client-photographer relationships.

Eli Mier Kaplan recently shot rocker Eric Hilton for DC's Capitol File.

Jim Golden unveiled his latest work for HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams.

Paul Mason: Shore to Source

Posted by Workbook on 07/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
Photographer Paul Mason took a 10 day work/vacation up the Northern California/Southern Oregon Coast, then cutting across Oregon to the east side of the Cascades to the small town of Camp Sherman on the Metolius River. He called the trip "Shore to Source", and these images will be used for continuing commercial and editorial promotions.

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