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Chris Sembrot

Down By the Bay

July 8th, 2014

by Liz Ream One thing that a lot photographers have in common is that they aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Recently, Chris Sembrot dove head first into a shoot documenting the life of a New Jersey Bay area clammer for the Heritage Shellfish Cooperative that required some serious hands-on adventures. The images are to be used for the co-op’s website and collateral pieces. …

DJ Martin Garrix

May 21st, 2014

by Liz Ream A few months ago, Philadelphia-based photographer Chris Sembrot was sent to HQ Nightclub, the late-night hot spot at Revel Resort in Atlantic City, to shoot an up and coming young star for Billboard Magazine. With over 400,000 Twitter followers, 17-year-old DJ Martin Garrix is well on his way to stardom. Atlantic City was his fourth city in four nights, a part of …

Humans Kissing Dogs

March 26th, 2014

by Liz Ream They say dogs are man’s best friend. For all those dog lovers out there, you’re totally on board with this. And if you’re not, you may be looking at someone a little funny when they carry their best friend around in their purse, buy them a seat on an airplane, cook an elaborate puppy dinner or dedicate a few drawers in their …

Bicycling and Beaches

December 26th, 2013

by Liz Ream In November, we were excited to welcome our first in-house retoucher to the Wonderful Machine team. Lindsey Baker is not only a joy to have in the office (she organized our first annual holiday bake exchange, for starters), she is also talented and has a great deal of experience working in the photo industry.  So, when Chris Sembrot came to me recently …

After the Ink Dries

September 12th, 2013

by Karrisa Olsen Tattoos, sneakers and metal bands. These are just a few of Chris Sembrot‘s favorite things – and coincidentally the main components of his recent shoot for Decibel Magazine. In a collaboration with Converse, he was asked to spend a few days with members of the Doomriders, a Boston-based heavy metal band. Chris followed the group to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where they each …

Urban Surfers

July 8th, 2013

by Maria Luci You must live in a city. You must have a board. You must be wearing your gear. You must be ready by 6 a.m. These are Philadelphia-based photographer Chris Sembrot‘s requirements for the subjects of his new urban surfer series, “Dawn Patrol.” The initial idea for “Dawn Patrol” can be traced back to a natural source of inspiration: an attractive woman. Chris …

High Rise Phoenix

May 30th, 2013

by Jared Gruenwald Shooting portraits of famous musicians is always easy, breezy beautiful. Well, maybe not. But if you’re Philadelphia-based photographer Chris Sembrot, and you’re shooting in a swanky hotel in downtown Manhattan, that just may be the case. Chris was commissioned by British magazine The Guardian (who found him on Wonderful Machine) to capture images of Phoenix—No, not the mythological bird that rises from …

Weekend Links 3/22/13

March 22nd, 2013

Brand paternity test. Seal slip-n-slide. “Women are objects.” Gasoline coated negatives for a clean water series. How to win your NCAA bracket? Choose cool alumni. Coca-Cola finds no sales lift from online chatter. Free desk here. Worst plastic surgery ads. Cross-dressing throughout history. Who pays photographers? Photographers update: Brian Hodges‘ photo covers GEO Magazine. Chris Sembrot a finalist of the One Eyeland photo awards. Luke Copping …

The Saint and The Talking Head

October 25th, 2012

by Maria Luci For the last three years, musicians Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, and David Byrne of Talking Heads have been creatively collaborating. The result is the album Love This Giant, a record Rolling Stone calls “A May-December one-off [by] two brainy kids speaking in tongues.” Being a fan of both their solo and collaborative works, New York-based photographer Chris Sembrot was …

Sunday Spotlight: 05/13/12

May 13th, 2012


Fuse Personalities

March 27th, 2012

New York-based photographer Chris Sembrot thrives off of shoots that require him to reveal a subject’s true personality. That’s one of the reasons he was excited to take on a recent assignment from Fuse a television network dedicated to music. Fuse’s creative director wanted Chris to photograph some of their on-air personalities and bloggers for a new contributor page of their website. Fuse wanted environmental …

Weekend Links 3/9/12

March 9th, 2012

Work yourself to death… …or maybe buy this chair. Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Photo Contest finalists. Famous letterheads. Yin yang your driver’s license photo. Shoelace business cards. Important Venn diagrams. Always good to know how much bacon will fit in your backpack. Nat Geo’s best pictures from February. PSA gives you OCD. Photographers Update: Steve Temple’s new studio. Landon Nordeman featured on Agency Access’ The Lab. …

Weekend Links 3/2/12

March 2nd, 2012

Equipment error? Yeah right! It’s the beginning of the end. Sexy stock photo of the day (happens to be by our own Andy Reynolds). Live action recreation of The Fox and The Hound. 90’s nostalgia in full force. Instagram is so last year…I’m all about Cinemagram now! Find your doggelganger. New York Times’ launches Lively Morgue tumblr. Creepy pictures. McDonald’s wins. Cheesy typography humor. Photographers …

Sunday Spotlight: 11/13/11

November 13th, 2011

Web Ads: Feature Shoot

November 3rd, 2011

By Peter Clark Throughout the month of October, the kind people over at Feature Shoot ran a slew of Wonderful Machine ads on their site. Feature Shoot is a photography centered website run by photographer, photo editor and curator, Alison Zavos. Here’s a quick synopsis of what the site is all about from Allison: Feature Shoot showcases work from up-and-coming photographers alongside established photographers who have completed a …

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