Yes Was the Right Answer: How Ian Curcio Met NBA Star Zion Williamson

Yes Was the Right Answer: How Ian Curcio Met NBA Star Zion Williamson

Varun Raghupathi 9 April 2021
Ian Curcio describes the story behind landing a one-on-one shoot with soon-to-be NBA superstar Zion Williamson at the athlete’s high school.
Client Outreach: March 2021

Client Outreach: March 2021

Varun Raghupathi 9 April 2021
Find out what our Client Outreach team got up to in March as it relates to updating our database and hearing back from clients.
Client Outreach: February 2021

Client Outreach: February 2021

Varun Raghupathi 12 March 2021
Wonderful Machine’s client outreach team chugs right along with the new year, adding to and updating our internal database at a prolific rate during February.
A Secret from The Olden Days: Margo Moritz and Tom Kubik Travel Cross-Country Via Amtrak

A Secret from The Olden Days: Margo Moritz and Tom Kubik Travel Cross-Country Via Amtrak

Varun Raghupathi 12 March 2021
Los Angeles-based Margo Moritz, alongside her partner and fellow WM member Tom Kubik, travels cross-country from West to East on Amtrak. During the eight-day round trip — in between which was client shoot in New York — Margo photographed Amtrak employees and some of America’s most beautifully undisturbed vistas.
Jami Clayman Gets Still Imagery During a TV Commercial Shoot for Pizza Hut

Jami Clayman Gets Still Imagery During a TV Commercial Shoot for Pizza Hut

Varun Raghupathi 10 March 2021
Dallas-based Jami Clayman works with Pizza Hut to get still images as they complete a TV commercial shoot. The intermediary client, Austin-based video production company Revelator, found Jami through a Google search.
Christie Goodwin Gets Interview for Six-Part Music Documentary on Sky Arts

Christie Goodwin Gets Interview for Six-Part Music Documentary on Sky Arts

Varun Raghupathi 4 March 2021
London-based Christie Goodwin gets interviewed for a sprawling, six-part music documentary called “ICON: Music Through the Lens.” Featureing musicians, journalists, and photographers, the film examines the cultural impact of music photography. Christie appears in five of the six episodes.
New PPP Money For Sole Proprietors

New PPP Money For Sole Proprietors

Varun Raghupathi 24 February 2021
In an effort to get vulnerable small businesses more federal aid money, the Biden administration is changing the rules for the Paycheck Protection Program. One of the main differences is that sole proprietors — i.e., freelance photographers — are now eligible for loans even if they don’t turn a profit.
One of My New Favorite Places: Chandler Borries Shoots Outdoor Imagery in Scotland for Arc’teryx

One of My New Favorite Places: Chandler Borries Shoots Outdoor Imagery in Scotland for Arc’teryx

Varun Raghupathi 17 February 2021
Before heading to Scotland, Sweden-based Chandler Borries asked outdoor gear brand Arc’teryx if he could photograph some of their new cold weather gear for company’s website and social media platforms. A longtime client of Chandler’s, Arc’teryx said yes, and the photographer went to work.
Client Outreach: January 2021

Client Outreach: January 2021

Varun Raghupathi 12 February 2021
Wonderful Machine’s client outreach team continued its great work after the calendar flipped, adding a host of new people and companies to our database during January.
“How Much For 500 Headshots?” Francis Hills Looks Back on a Decade of Work with Brown Harris Stevens

“How Much For 500 Headshots?” Francis Hills Looks Back on a Decade of Work with Brown Harris Stevens

Varun Raghupathi 4 February 2021
NYC-based Karen and Francis Hills talk about their ongoing portraiture work for residential realty agency Brown Harris Stevens. The pair have had BHS as a client for nearly 10 years, and continue to provide the company with headshots for their agents that get uploaded to the website.
Angelo Merendino Shoots His Fourth “Most Interesting People” Cover for Cleveland Magazine

Angelo Merendino Shoots His Fourth “Most Interesting People” Cover for Cleveland Magazine

Varun Raghupathi 1 February 2021
Cleveland-based Angelo Merendino reconnects with Cleveland Magazine to photograph his fourth “Most Interesting People” cover for the publication. Instead of shooting the honored guests at a party thrown by CM — as is tradition — Angelo photographed each MIP at his studio.
Source to Sea: Brendan Davis Paddles 315 Miles Down the Hudson River in Record Time

Source to Sea: Brendan Davis Paddles 315 Miles Down the Hudson River in Record Time

Varun Raghupathi 29 January 2021
Boulder, Colorado-based Brendan Davis completes a trip he’s dreamed about since childhood, paddling 315 miles from source to sea down the Hudson River in a record 14.5 days.
Bobby Altman Helps Primland Resort Revamp Its Online Look

Bobby Altman Helps Primland Resort Revamp Its Online Look

Varun Raghupathi 28 January 2021
South Carolinian Bobby Altman heads to Primland Resort in Virginia to get imagery of the property and the variety of activities it offers. The work can be found on the resort’s website as well as their social media pages and print marketing materials.
Andy Kemmis Meets People Affected by State Budget Cuts for Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana

Andy Kemmis Meets People Affected by State Budget Cuts for Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana

Varun Raghupathi 20 January 2021
Montana-based Andy Kemmis works with Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana to meet and photograph citizens who have been negatively affected by the state’s budget cuts to health services. The imagery will be shown to legislators in an effort to get more state funding for such services.
Culturally Wiped Out: Patrick Wack Reports on the Chinese Government’s Atrocities for Papiers

Culturally Wiped Out: Patrick Wack Reports on the Chinese Government’s Atrocities for Papiers

Varun Raghupathi 18 January 2021
Berlin-based Patrick Wack returns to China’s Xinjiang region to document how its “minorities are being culturally wiped out.” Patrick first went to Xinjiang for the series “Out West,” but returned to focus on the cultural genocide of the Uighurs. Both projects ran in Papiers, Radio France’s quarterly magazine.
We All Carry Something: Carl Bower Asks Subjects to Recount Their Greatest Fears

We All Carry Something: Carl Bower Asks Subjects to Recount Their Greatest Fears

Varun Raghupathi 15 January 2021
Denver-based Carl Bower meets with people who have persevered through numerous traumatizing life experiences and asks them to share their biggest fears. The award-winning work will be shown at two solo exhibits next year.
Client Outreach: December 2020

Client Outreach: December 2020

Varun Raghupathi 14 January 2021
During the month of December, our Client Outreach team continued to add and update prospective clients for our database.
Michael Marquand Gets Imagery for E-Commerce Company Anecdote Candles

Michael Marquand Gets Imagery for E-Commerce Company Anecdote Candles

Varun Raghupathi 12 January 2021
Photographer Michael Marquand has been working with e-comm-based enterprises more than ever. With his recent shoot for Anecdote Candles, Michael explores how e-commerce has been thriving in ways that physical stores haven’t since coronavirus came changed the world.
Jens Kristian Balle’s Toilet Paper Image Wins PX3 Gold in Advertising Category

Jens Kristian Balle’s Toilet Paper Image Wins PX3 Gold in Advertising Category

Varun Raghupathi 8 January 2021
Dane Jens Kristian Balle recently won an award from Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) for his crisp shot of an overpriced roll of toilet paper. The award was under the “Advertising/Self-Promotion” category.
Tina Boyadjieva’s Image of a Jordanian Woman Gets Selected for #ICPConcerned

Tina Boyadjieva’s Image of a Jordanian Woman Gets Selected for #ICPConcerned

Varun Raghupathi 6 January 2021
NYC-based Tina Boyadjieva visited Jordan right before lockdown struck — and got home just in time — to see ancient temples and meet some of the locals. Her shot of a Jordanian woman was selected by the International Center of Photography for an exhibit called ICPConcered. The exhibit ran through December 31.
The CASE Act

The CASE Act

Varun Raghupathi 6 January 2021
In late 2020, president Trump signed the CASE Act into law. The legislation, part of Congress’ $1.4 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, allows creators to take action against people who steal their work without having to go through a federal court.
Blair Bunting Compares a Pre- and Post-COVID Shoot, Both Featuring NBA Stars

Blair Bunting Compares a Pre- and Post-COVID Shoot, Both Featuring NBA Stars

Varun Raghupathi 1 January 2021
Arizona-based Blair Bunting contrasts a shoot done last summer in China and one completed this summer in California — the former had 60 people on set while the latter featured just four crew members.
Joe Weaver’s Photographs of Horn BBQ Are Published by the San Francisco Chronicle, Eater, and Yeti

Joe Weaver’s Photographs of Horn BBQ Are Published by the San Francisco Chronicle, Eater, and Yeti

Varun Raghupathi 28 December 2020
San Francisco-based Joe Weaver linked up with Matt Horn, whose self-named Horn BBQ recently opened in Oakland. Joe’s shots were featured in numerous outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Eater, and Yeti.
Bryan Regan’s Christmas Work Graces the Pages of Walter Magazine

Bryan Regan’s Christmas Work Graces the Pages of Walter Magazine

Varun Raghupathi 18 December 2020
Raleigh-based Bryan Regan gets work from two stories in the December issue of Walter Magazine, name after the city’s namesake, Sir Walter Raleigh. One story was a personal project Bryan pitched to the publication, while the other was about a local theatre troupe that puts on A Christmas Carol every year.
Mad Max Meets Blade Runner: Blake Jorgenson Shoots New Ram Trucks in the Utah Desert

Mad Max Meets Blade Runner: Blake Jorgenson Shoots New Ram Trucks in the Utah Desert

Varun Raghupathi 15 December 2020
Pacific Northwesterner Blake Jorgenson heads to Utah for a three-day whirlwind of a shoot with Ram Trucks. Blake called the experience, his second time working with the client, “a real adventure.”