Boy meets internet

This is a few days old now as I have been frantically trying to renovate an old 1920’s victorian home and now move into it but I need to post this because it is so cool.

http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2013/07/25/art-producers-speak-hollis-bennett/

I was interviewed what seems like months ago after being anonymously nominated for this piece.  I think I know who it was but can’t confirm as of yet…  Regardless, its a cool piece and somehow I managed not to make myself sound like a pompous ass or an idiot when answering these questions.  All in all, Im flattered to be featured and the response so far has been great.

 

Take a look, check it out and get back to me….

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The Band Perry

I shot The Band Perry for a recent cover of Country Weekly and I am just now getting around to getting some images on the blog and then, hopefully, integrated into the portfolio.

I can tell I am behind on blog posts and marketing because looking at these images, I remember how damn cold it was outside and how bad the wind was kicking.  Now, I look outside (well, not now now, its dark) and the trees are all full and green and albeit a little rainy, the weather is much better.

So, a few from the shoot…

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It was so cold the few days prior that there was ice in all the magnolia trees.  As the sun came up and ‘warmed’ things up, it all started falling out in big chunks.  Ive had all manner of things go awry on set before but I was praying that my talent for the day didnt get clocked in the head by some ice.  Fortunately, that did not happen.

NYC Update

Just a quick update from Manhattan bit I couldn’t have picked better weather for my visit. It’s 75, sunny and everyone is out and about and in a great mood, which is a good thing when you are showing portfolios and blathering on about work.

Went to the Modern Farmer magazine launch party last night and it was a damn blast. Thanks to Ann Marie and the rest of the staff for what they are doing there. It takes some serious stones to start a brand new magazine in this day and age. Thanks to them for bringing me onboard and letting me shoot a feature for the first edition.

Here is a quick shot of the opener to my feature and the images look great and the story is well written. The magazine should be carried at whole foods and a few other retailers so, go pick up a copy and hell support the magazine.

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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.