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Design: Revisiting the Thomas Strand Brand

August 29th, 2014

by Melissa Ginsiorsky The last time we spoke about Minnesota-based photographer Thomas Strand, I showed off the brand new emailer template that I designed for him. As a refresher, Tom first came to Wonderful Machine looking for a new brand. We started with a graphic identity in which Tom received a new logo and full stationery package, including designs for business cards, letterhead, notecard, envelope, …

Tears: Andrew Kahl / Philadelphia Style

August 29th, 2014


Kamil Bialous: Sunshine Coast Cottage

August 28th, 2014

by Delaney Dobson Vancouver-based photographer Kamil Bialous recently teamed up with Cottage Life Magazine for an editorial shoot featuring the beautiful Sunshine Coast cottage of Canadian writer/performer John MacLachlan Gray. Nestled in the forests of BC’s western coast, this gorgeous home features a spectacular birds-eye-view of the ocean and is simply decorated, making it a zen-filled vacation home. After meeting with art director Kim Zagar on a portfolio trip in Toronto, Kamil …

Tears: Kyle Monk / Comstock’s

August 28th, 2014

Tears: Inti St. Clair / Wine Business Monthly

August 27th, 2014

Stephen DeVries: Just Add Bacon

August 26th, 2014

by Liz Ream If you’re reading this post, prepare for hunger. Birmingham-based photographer Stephen DeVries recently shot a re-branding campaign for Milo’s, a classic hamburger chain based in Alabama. Stephen described the shot list as “huge,” and only had two days to accomplish it. There were several challenges with this project, mostly time-related because we were shooting right before and right after Christmas. We needed …

Tears: Sara Stathas / Everette

August 26th, 2014

Folk Festival Frenzy

August 25th, 2014

by Delaney Dobson In the last weekend of July, thousands flocked to the mouth of Newport Harbor in Fort Adams, Rhode Island for the Newport Folk Festival, and Massachusetts-based photographer  David Salafia was right there with them. The Newport Folk Festival is a historic three day festival of some of the best music you’ll ever hear. It’s been two weeks since Newport and I’m still wowed by the …

Weekend Links 8/23/14

August 23rd, 2014

Pay the Mermaid. Professional Phone Lenses. This Art Bites. Selling Artistic Abilities. Bloody Brilliant. Jell-O Wall. Photographers Update: One of Porter Gifford‘s images was selected in a Feature Shoot group show about Coney Island. Kara Fox was awarded a partial scholarship to the Thomas Foundation’s summer media convergence course. Austin Walsh took some time out of a busy production to film and submit his ALS …

Outdoor Voices

August 22nd, 2014

by Delaney Dobson In early 2013, a unique active wear line called Outdoor Voices emerged on the New York scene, bringing with it an urban, aesthetic style and an artistically designed marketing campaign.  The company’s unique marketing campaign (posting film photos to its blog) has caught the attention of both commercial and fine art photographers. One such photographer, Emily Hlavac Green, was put in touch with …

Tears: Drew Anthony Smith / ESPN Magazine

August 22nd, 2014

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Tears: Matt Dutile / DestinAsian

August 21st, 2014

Tears: Ted Thomas / Cost Plus World Wide

August 20th, 2014

Tears: Jacob Maentz / CEBU Pacific Magazine

August 19th, 2014


Pricing & Negotiating: Studio Portraits of Spokesmen for Social Media

August 18th, 2014

by Craig Oppenheimer Shoot Concept: Portraits of two spokesmen previously featured in television commercials in various lifestyle scenarios  Licensing: Web Collateral use of up to 13 images for 3 months  Location: A studio in California Shoot Days: Two Photographer: Portraiture and lifestyle specialist Agency: Mid-sized, based on the East Coast Client: Large food company Here is the estimate: Creative/Licensing: The agency had recently produced a series …

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