Sunday February 5th, 2012
Sunday February 5th, 2012
Friday November 4th, 2011
iPhones now available with lighting assistants.
In the market for good legal advice? Look no further!
Mugshots are the new profile pic.
Dear Chevy photograph…
And you, my brown blue eyed girl.
Just tape? No way you’re getting to get in this thing!
- Maria Luci
Monday July 11th, 2011
I’m excited to announce that this year Wonderful Machine has nine photographers listed among the winners of the Communication Arts Photography Annual. Even more noteworthy than our numerous winners, is the fact that our very own Mark Katzman snagged this year’s cover—a huge honor. Congratulations to all the winners!
Bryan Traylor//South Africa
Art Director: Ntobeko Ximba
Creative Director: Clinton Bridgeford
Ad Agency: Y&R Cape Town
Client: Land Rover
Art Director/Creative Director: Dave Vissat
Executive Creative Director: Jay Giesen
Retoucher: Dwight Pritchett
Stylist: Alastair Heseltine
Ad Agency: Brunner
Client: MTD Products
Mark Katzman//St Louis
Art Director: Tony Bonilla
Producer: Yvonne Ortiz
Ad Agency: HY Connect
Client: Advocate Health Care
Associate Creative Director: Michael Hrizuk
Creative Director: Andrew Heckel
Photo Editor Jenny Lim
Producer: Cynthia McIntyre
Agency: Discovery Communications
Client: Discovery Channel
Melissa Valladeres//Los Angeles
Photo Editor: Lisa Thackaberry
Art Director: Lisa Bigalow
Client: Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Austin Walsh//Kansas City
Writer: Tom Demetriou
Creative Director: Glendon Scott
Editor: Dustin Schirer
Colorist: Curtis Schmidt
Producer: Katy Hagan
Music Composer: Patrick Meagher
Production Company: Tight Salad
Client: Canon USA/Photoshelter
Robert Houser//San Francisco
Here’s hoping for ever more Wonderful Machine winners next year!
Monday September 13th, 2010
Our San Francisco-based photographer Robert Houser gives us an ideal way to start the week, reminding us of the complexity of life.
These Galapagos tortoises, whose images Robert has posted on his blog, can be over 150 years old. Charles Darwin described these creatures in The Voyage of the Beagle, and spent much of his scientific career trying to explain why they had different traits on different islands.
Above you can see one of Robert’s photos of the tortoise screaming. Darwin explained the way in which this tortoise used its ability to vocalize:
During the breeding season, when the male and female are together, the male utters a hoarse roar or bellowing, which it is said, can be heard at the distance of more than a hundred yards. The female never uses her voice, and the male only at such times; so that when the people hear this noise, they know the two are together.
Like these tortoises, we can aspire towards a slow and steady conquest of the coming week. Darwin described their pace:
The tortoises, when moving towards any definite point, travel by night and day, and arrive at their journey’s end much sooner than would be expected. The inhabitants, from observations on marked individuals, consider that they can move a distance of about eight miles in two or three days. One large tortoise, which I watched, I found walked at the rate of sixty yards in ten minutes, that is 360 in the hour, or four miles a day,—allowing also a little time for it to eat on the road.
Friday October 2nd, 2009
Originally trained as a psychologist at school. Met his wife in Georgia. Inspired to return to school
for photography at Portfolio Center when his wife attended for graphic design. Passionate about
cycling and the outdoors. Nathan and his wife live in the West Village with their dog, Rider.
Took first photo at age 7. The subject: his tabby cat. Began school in the science department at
Brown University. While studying, he worked with rats, researched sleep, and held down the fort
at a locked mental health ward. A single photo class at neighboring RISD changed all of that.
His twin passions are music and photography. Pursued the latter during his military service.
Ultimately led to his post as official photographer of, then Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin.
Recently documented the archives of the East German secret police and the Berlin Wall.
Was the school photographer and worked in a camera shop during high school. Disappointed
his parents by not finishing business school. Works out of a four-thousand square foot studio in
Atlanta’s historic Inman Park neighborhood. Close to good restaurants, too, for your next shoot.