Robyn was in my face. Royksopp had an amazing performance. Together, unstoppable energy. @royksopp #robyn #electro @msbrandykraft #reinvention #collaboration (at Robyn and Röyksopp At Pritzker Pavilion)
We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If y…
I’m blushing. Thank you anonymous art buyer for nominating me to be featured on aphotoeditor.com. I’m so grateful and fortunate to be apart of this, as I’ve been an avid reader of Rob’s amazing blog for years. Its weird to see the daily email in my inbox with my name as the subtitle?
Check out the editorial I shot for the September issue of Ebony Magazine featuring their HBCU Campus Queens! Each year Ebony chooses 10 accomplished young women to feature. I had such a good time hanging out with these rad chics all day and their energy on set was amazing. With the lovely personalities and drive, I know they will all go far. Cheers to them- go get em girls!
Here’s a recent portrait I did for CS Magazine of Bill Terlato of Terlato Wines. The Terlato empire is now expanding into scotch and whiskey distribution at their famed Tudor mansion estate. It was such a pleasure meeting Bill and having a backdrop with so much history and character.
I recently worked with Oxxford Menswear to shoot their F/W14 campaign. The creative director wanted to refresh the brand and give it a youthful, energetic feel since they have primarily been targeting 45+ clientele in the past. When we initially met I completely understood her vision and we were on the same page. It was great to have that connection immediately because that becomes a seamless collaboration. We wanted an urban gritty environment that felt like more candid photojournalistic, street style fashion portraits, mixed with action, movement, energy, and fun! We had a blast shooting this and also many thanks to a great team! Check them out.
AIGA turned 100 this year, and I was invited to participate in collaboration with graphic designer Brendan Shanley to create a poster that illustrated the question, "What does design in Chicago mean to you?"
Brendan and I came up with descriptive words like rush hour, focus, and tourist that lead to the idea of making ourselves view Chicago thru the eyes of a tourist again. It was quite a refreshing approach as I am sometimes am too consumed by minute details of the everyday. A carefree, open, and naive perspective of the city was the best way to truly see all the design we are surrounded by. When you have such a stunning grandiose skyline, as locals you it take for granted and become immune to your surroundings- we went out photographing like we didn’t know how to use our cameras, embracing naivety, trying to remember the first time I saw this city at age 10. That excitement of the discovery of the unknown, of a place that seemed to have endless city limits was my driving force.
We carried through the idea’s layout as a contact sheet of things, places, and architecture that we felt best represented Chicago Design. We realized that Chicago Design is everything all around you- sound design at the outdoor venue of Pritzker Pavilion by Frank Gehry, the layout of the city as a grid with diagonals by Daniel Burham, the Marina City Towers designed by Bertrand Goldberg, the Cloudgate Scuplture by Anish Kapoor, and the Chicago flag designed by Wallace Rice. It truly is everything, and thats what makes it so exciting. Our final call to action was in large bold letter “FOCUS” to remind you to stop and look around once and awhile. (Semi quote to Ferris Bueller.) Great design is effortless, effective, seamless, and the perfect balance between form and function.
Here’s an outtake from a concept I pitched to Adweek for their story on the amazing work Mondelez International has been doing for their brands like Oreo, Ritz, HoneyMaid, Cadbury, Trident. I titled it Logo Evolution. I proposed having a person busting thru a backdrop of the old logo with a poster of the new one. Check it out. There’s so many ideas that never make it out there or to print- thought I might give you a glimpse of what I was thinking.