In early December, Twin Cities musicians Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski posted a home recording of a cover of "Baby, It's Cold Outside", where they had updated the lyrics to make the conversation within the song reflect a more consensual relationship. It was a quick thing they had done for fun, but after a post sharing it by Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, the recording gained traction as was soon covered by Time and CNN.Read More
I am excited to announce a new printed portfolio and motion reel. There was a lot of work on this behind the scenes over the last several weeks, focusing on making selects, sequencing and printing two portfolios - one "Active Lifestyle" and one "Portrait + Music" portfolio. Working with Shapco Printing, I'm really happy with the set of beautiful 11x14" prints on a heavy matte paper in a simple portfolio box. The tactile quality of the matte prints is wonderful, and you have to see and hold to really experience.
Additionally I also worked with video editor Joseph McMohan to create a new reel of my motion work. A reel can be hard to approach objectively, and it was great to partner with Joseph to have a fresh perspective, pulling from across nearly 20 recent projects, and incorporating the footage into one video under 2 minutes in length. It was a nice collaboration, and I'm especially excited to share it:
Early in the summer, as I received word that I'd be in the 2014 Communication Arts Photo Annual, I began planning a printed newsletter to celebrate my inclusion in the Photo Annual and to highlight some of my other recent work. I was inspired by the amazing newspaper that Jonathan Chapman produces, and wanted to take that same idea of creating a wonderfully tactile product, but had to figure out the right format for my work.
I was thrilled to collaborate with Ben Johnson, http://www.benjayway.com, a designer at Life Time Fitness that I worked with when shooting a campaign with Life Time this spring. Ben quickly responded on Twitter to my call for a graphic designer to help develop this idea into a finished mailing. I feel lucky to have worked with Ben since as he also just received a major award, winning recognition in AdFed MN's, 32 Under 32 awards.
Working with the scale of a single sheet of newsprint, we developed a layout that began like a newspaper, but would ultimately open up to reveal a large spread of images from a single project. Each section highlighted a different area of my photography expertise: Portraits, Outdoor Lifestyle, and Music.
You can find a PDF version of the newsletter HERE.
And if you missed out on this first edition of my newsletter because I didn't have your address, you can subscribe to future mailings on my about page.