Sunday March 3rd, 2013
Friday December 23rd, 2011
Before, during and after war.
Google makes it snow.
Even Santa has an iPhone…
California urges the Kardashians to pay more taxes.
20 ridiculous things you never knew about Kim Jong Il.
Exploding tree ornaments!
Wrap it up in DIY photographic wrapping paper…
This will blow your mind, with no post production.
- Dom Romney named Renault MSA Young Motor Sport Photographer of the Year.
- Casey Dunn creates Alexander & Sons.
- Rebecca Drobis featured on Comm Arts Fresh.
- Justin Mott in Myanmar for The New York Times.
- Brent Clark goes Backstage at the Nutcracker.
- Ayush Ranka illustrates POSCO and the People.
- Maria Luci
Thursday December 22nd, 2011
It’s that time of year again…holiday promo season! Last year we received some amazing, inventive, and just plain fun holiday cards, and this December was certainly no different. With hundreds of über talented photographers on our roster, it’s a given that we’ll be sent something impressive around the holidays. So, seeing that it’s almost Christmas—and because I’m a super generous person—I decided to share some of my favorite holiday promos/cards/videos with you. Enjoy! And happy holidays from everyone at Wonderful Machine!
Jared McMillen/Las Vegas
Jared created a set of holiday dinner themed images. “Every year we build a set in studio and spread the Holiday love to friends and family…”
Scott Witter/Los Angeles
Mimi Ko/New York
I really liked Mimi’s simple holiday promo. It was sent with a nice personalized note as well.
Winnie Au/New York
Winnie created handmade gift tags with her dog portrait images on them. Very cute, original and useful!
Matt Dutile/New York
- Maria Luci
Friday February 12th, 2010
Mcmillen began his career as a pro climber and eventually realized that he could be paid more as a photographer than an athlete (at least in his sport).
Since then, he’s stopped living out of his van and shoots portraits of athletes (and the occasional CEO) from just about every sport. He says that pro athletes “tend to be very image savvy these days. A photo shoot with a professional basketball or football player can be a lot like a celebrity shoot with an actor or musical icon, involving handlers and publicists and egos galore.” Though he finds that this challenge is what makes his job more interesting.
Because of time constraints with his subjects, he sometimes needs to shoot composite backgrounds, like the image above of Kevin Durant. He finds that this gives him more flexibility to tell the story as he imagined it, since he sometimes only has 15 minutes to shoot an athlete in front of a white backdrop or in the locker room.
He had 30 minutes with racing phenom Danica Patrick (below), and I’m not sure about Andre Agassi (at right) but I thought the shot was nicely balanced.
Jared discusses his gear in the article, too, and makes a “prediction” that in ten years every still shooter will be a “photo-videographer” because of the rapidly advancing technology. You can read more on their website.
On a side note, our Los Angeles-based photographer Caesar Lima lent his photograph to the cover of the same issue. We’ll be talking about Caesar in a future post, since he’s been featured in a few other places recently himself: