Rockefeller Center’s “Top of the Rock” observation area provides three viewing decks, seventy floors in the air with an unobstructed 360 degree view of New York City. For visitors, it’s a must see. For photographer Evan Joseph, it was a must shoot.
Evan got the chance to shoot the Top of the Rock ad campaign last year, and recently wrapped up this year’s campaign as well, taglined Any Point of View.
The images are from multiple different helicopter views at different times of day, and they certainly put the vastness of New York City into perspective. Check them out below!
Outside, under a pop-up tent when it’s 40 degrees and raining hardly sounds like the ideal situation for a photo shoot. Unless, of course, you’re San Antonio-based photographer Josh Huskin and you’re shooting before and after shots of a local Rugby team. In that case, it’s perfect.
Josh recently completed this personal project as an extension of his existing Before & After series. He connected with the Rugby team through Instagram when they started following his account, emailed about the project and the rest was history.
Although the shoot was cold with very little space, the mud made for the dramatic “after” effect that Josh was hoping for with such an intense sport:
It definitely made it challenging to be working in such a small space. The rain created mud and that took these images to a place that I couldn’t have imagined they would go. Maybe it should be cold and rainy at all my shoots!
Josh will be using the photos for a fun promo in the near future. For more of his work, visit joshhuskin.com.
On the heels of a very successful web edit, Stephen DeVries—a food/drink, travel and lifestyle photographer based in Birmingham, Alabama—and I continued working together on a print portfolio. Stephen already had one book with custom binding for his own marketing, but wanted us to have an in-house copy to take to meetings. He contacted portfolio designer Scott Mullenberg to create a new binding to match the one he already had, and I got to work on a new edit.
Like his web edit, I selected Stephen’s freshest and most relevant food and travel images. But unlike his online portfolio, which mostly keeps his food and travel images separate, I chose to integrate the two facets of his work to show how they come together to make a cohesive brand.
Stephen handled the production of the book himself, working with Hosmer Studio in Birmingham. They did a terrific job creating beautiful double-sided prints for his new binding.
Stephen presented his work at NYCFotoworks, where it was very well received. Here’s more from Stephen about creating his new portfolio:
Selecting and sequencing images for your portfolio can be an incredibly daunting task. I know that I personally struggle to sort through all of the work I make and pick the best of the best to show, so I often end up selecting way too many images or just getting stuck and putting the task off. Working with Sean on my edit the past couple of years has been amazing; he’s got a great eye and helps me make the tough decisions of which images to cut. It’s important to have an outside perspective on your work and Sean’s has always been a really great perspective to add. I really enjoy the collaborative way that Sean works to accommodate my selections into the edit he prepares as well—I’m still very involved in the process, but with a lot of help from someone who’s not personally attached to the images and can see beyond the great light or beautiful composition (that I often get stuck on as the photographer who made the image) to the core of what story I’m telling with my portfolio and how prospective clients will view it.
Check out the finished book below:
Take a look at Stephen’s website to see more of his work, and please feel free to check out our consulting page or email me if you’re interested in working with us on an edit of your own.