Saturday November 2nd, 2013
Light goes on.
Overheard on Yahoo.
Now that’s creepy.
Afraid? Hold onto this dude. Photo by David E. Jackson.
It’s not happening here, but it’s happening now.
Spooky Halloween ad.
Britney Spears repellant.
A family affair. Photo by Mirjam Evers.
Selfies at funerals.
Dick Patrick featured in Communication Arts.
Adam Lerner shoots Tracy Morgan.
Max Riche wraps up for Red Bull.
Ben Sklar shoots for the New York Times.
Alias Creative: Best of the Best.
Monday October 21st, 2013
by Liz Ream
Earlier this year we ran a “Then and Now” series, highlighting photographers who have made jumps from different careers to pursue photography full-time. So, when David E. Jackson contacted us to share a recent promotional shoot he did for the SWAT team in Green Bay, it caught my attention. Not only because of the brilliant photos, but because David spent 14 years on the force before transitioning to photography. Not your average career change.
Since leaving the force because of family and personal health reasons, David has worked with various law enforcement agencies locally, shooting photos for promotional and personal projects. When he was contacted to shoot the Green Bay SWAT team, it fit right in with his style of shooting conceptual work.
His previous profession has been advantageous for David, as he explained:
“It has helped me feel more connected with the profession I spent 14 years serving. I have nothing but respect for the officers that serve the community and am able to connect/identify with them easily.”
The shoot days took place in 95+ degree temperatures inside an abandoned Brown County mental health facility during a regular training day. As one would imagine, the heat was very uncomfortable for everyone involved. David and the SWAT team moved extremely fast through the scenarios, making sure to hydrate often. As David put it, “You work through it, whether it’s 100 degrees, raining, snowing or tornado sirens going off, you’ve got a job to do.”
The most challenging part for David was getting the shots as quickly as possible, because the guys were in the middle of training. They rotated groups and found locations on the go. David shot with a 2-3 light set-up, adding textures and color grading to enhance drama in post production.
David and the crew are very happy with how the images came out, and they are getting a positive reaction from the general public, including the Sheriff’s Department. The images will be used for fundraising efforts. David’s favorite part? Holding a badass Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle.
For more of his work, visit davidejackson.com
Saturday August 10th, 2013
Breaking Bad returns Sunday! So step into the name lab.
Before the show, be sure to boost your scientific brainpower!
Laughter boosts brainpower, and a porkpie hat boosts your evil drug kingpin credibility. Photo by Adam Hester
Then get yourself in a “bad” mood with these eerie faces.
Also an Arrested Development fan? Check out Breaking Development.
Then put the kids to bed, they’re no fun anyway.
Ink yourself with a Heisenberg tat.
Don’t get a tattoo you’re going to regret. Just get a Breaking Bad tattoo instead. Photo by Heather Perry
While you’re watching the show, snack on a lab grown burger.
Or nibble on an astronomy-themed snack.
Afterwards, start cooking up the blue rock yourself with this giant flask.
But yeah, don’t do meth.
Friday April 5th, 2013
Fake manga attacks.
The shades are a start, but he needs to step his game up. Photo by Bruton Stroube
Guess where I’m calling from.
26 things you never want to see under a microscope.
Things are ugly under a microscope, enhance the beauty of nature with a beer-o-scope. Photo by David Arky
London parking space selling for £275,000.
New York Times puts Instagram shot on front page.
NYPD now scanning social media photos to identify criminals.
They’re honing in on a criminal Instagramming photos of his dinner. Photo by James Quantz Jr
Coloring book for grown ups.
Celebs and brands making their own ads on Instagram.
- Maria Luci