On the road with the Guardian

It’s rare when I can share assigned work as I shoot it what with embargo terms and non-disclosure limits but this week is a bit different.

I’ve been on a week-long road trip with a writer from the Guardian, the UK newspaper. We have been traveling from Chicago to Memphis by way of Indianapolis, Louisville and Nashville and the entire time we have been guided by suggestions from folks on twitter. It’s an interesting concept and is working better than expected. The only downside to this whole thing is that I have to shoot it all on my iPhone and apply borders and textures to the images. Whatever, it’s not the end of the world.

So, go check it out…

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/aug/30/twitter-road-trips-chicago-memphis-day-five

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What a week

Im going to keep trying to feature more and more new work here on the blog as I shoot because I seem to have turned my site into a mess with too much content.  Yes, it can happen.  In addition to that, I am going to be trying to update things once a week and give a bit of a recap of the previous week.  Im not the first one to think of this and I make claims to it otherwise.  That being said, on to the goodness.

First and foremost, I won 2 ADDY awards here in Nashville this weekend.  I was fortunate to work with the talented folks over at The Buntin Group and we cleaned up this time around.  We won Best of Show for our work on The Contributor campaign.  The Contributor is a non profit newspaper for folks living on the street to sell and ultimately better their lives.  Not only was it good to make some nice work but it was even better to be part of something that will help folks out down the road.

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I was unable to actually attend the awards show as I was in Chicago this weekend so, this iPhone image of the agency award will have to suffice until mine arrive in the mail.

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Speaking of Chicago, I was just getting to enjoy our mild-ish winter here in Nashville and then I had to run up North for a bit.  Ill tell you, there really is nothing like turning the corner on a Chicago street and being blasted with snow and wind.  Its quite the way to wake up and get in the right mindset to go into some agencies for meetings.  Thanks to the folks at BBDO and McGarryBowen and everyone else for having me in.  Sorry if I got snow on your lobby floor.

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Yeah, it was cold – should have known seeing this on the way there.

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My image of Harmony Korinne hit the pages of the New York Times Magazine today as well.  He’s local to here in Nashville and he was nice enough to let me into his home and give me the time to shoot him in between flights as he is all over the country promoting his new movie ‘Spring Breakers‘.  It hits screens March 22 so, go see it.

Harmony Korinne for the New York Times Magazine

Harmony Korinne for the New York Times Magazine

After freezing for a few days in Chicago and squeezing in a performance of the Book of Mormon, I had to rush back to shoot a cover for country weekly.  It will be out in a few weeks so, have to play it close to the chest but Ill just say that 7 setups in 2 hours in 30 deg. weather isn’t half bad.  Since it was a spring issue, we had to figure out a way to make it look warm, I think we got it but will have to wait til it comes out to tell for sure.  One broken flash tube and some numb fingers isn’t too bad a price to pay.

Looks Warm.  It wasnt.

Looks Warm. It wasnt.

As always, working away at some new images for the portfolio and developing a new body of work that will have some ‘impact’ to say the least.  It will be a bit until it drops but there, that’s the first word about it.  My site is also getting an overhaul very shortly so, check back frequently.