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buffstrickland:

Happy Cinco de Mayo.  Dreaming of a meal at La Gloria right now and another shoot with Garden and Gun.

buffstrickland:

Happy Cinco de Mayo.  Dreaming of a meal at La Gloria right now and another shoot with Garden and Gun.

jodyhorton:

SMOKE WINS JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD

Our project with chef Tim Byres - SMOKE: New Firewood Cooking (Rizzoli) won the James Beard Foundation Award on Friday in the General Cooking Category. A lot of blood, sweat, and glory went into this book so I’m glad it has received some recognition. 

Thanks to Tim for trusting me with the project, to stylist Johanna Lowe, designer Blair Richardson of Little Mule Studio, to Chris Steighner at Rizzoli, to photography assistant / stylist Kate LeSueur, and to Brandy, Lance, Brandon, Pierre and the rest of Tim’s crew for long hours and consistent heroics.       

Check out T-Bone’s selfie from the big night.

www.jodyhorton.com | jody@jodyhorton.com

LA Diary: M&C Saatchi, 72AndSunny, RPA, Ignited, TBWA

dallasphotographerkevinbrown:

Probably the three most common words on a shoot that just wrapped yesterday were ‘pipes, tanks, and vessels.’ I shot a lot of photos of each of those on a two-day shoot at the manufacturing facility of Abilene, TX-based Petrosmith. The sparks- they were a-flyin’ - as we moved throughout the plant shooting various production processes that go into making the, well, pipes, tanks, and vessels, that are used in the oil and gas industry.

My Nikon D4 was really put thru the paces on this shoot. The environment was what you’d expect at a steel fabrication facility: dirty. And it wasn’t much better when shooting outdoors, as 40 mph winds blew dust across the landscape. Much of the shoot was done natural light, but I also employed my Profoto B1s on numerous set-ups. Above, assistant Adam Stewart mans a B1 on a pole as we shot sandblasting. My Nikon 14-24mm saw a lot of action on the shoot, but other lenses that fought for camera time were my 16mm fisheye, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 105mm macro and a few shots with my 24mm f1.4 prime. In addition to shooting manufacturing operations, I created a studio in the corporate offices and we did headshots of a dozen or so executives.

The shoot was done for Oklahoma City agency Saxum, as part of ongoing marketing and branding strategies for Petrosmith.

Great team effort by a lot of players on this one. Hope to do it again somewhere down the line.

joanford:

4/28/14 - Apples, thank you trees for the honey crisp, pink lady, mac and grannies..

joanford:

4/28/14 - Apples, thank you trees for the honey crisp, pink lady, mac and grannies..

It’s a rainy/foggy day here in Philly today. Perfect for this winning “Fall Getaways” image from Art Meripol, recently included in the AP30.

It’s a rainy/foggy day here in Philly today. Perfect for this winning “Fall Getaways” image from Art Meripol, recently included in the AP30.

Shaq and success go hand-in-hand. Photo by Josh Anderson for Bloomberg Businessweek.

Shaq and success go hand-in-hand. Photo by Josh Anderson for Bloomberg Businessweek.

Lou Bopp recently shot stills & motion (4 commercial segments) for Mississippi Tourism. His take on photographers and the importance of motion capabilities:

"I do think that it’s important for a photographer to follow their path, envision their trajectory for the next 10- 20 years. I have seen shooters in the industry that really excel in the motion world and I have seen some wipeout. People get in trouble when they want to shoot motion and beef up their site/reel and they agree to do a job for a low ball number. Usually nobody wins. I surround my self with the best crew possible and that makes all of the difference. I will never pretend to know sound like a Sound Mixer, or edit like an Editor etc. I stick to what I do best and let others do what they do best. Professionally, I have to be very selective on the jobs that I choose to direct because you’re only as good as your last shoot. I cannot sign on for a project and not have proper audio, or great post, for example, these are critical items and can make or break a project.”

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