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Michael Leckie Starts the Party for BBC’s Jool’s Annual Hootenanny

Michael Leckie Starts the Party for BBC’s Jool’s Annual Hootenanny

Emma Carr 26 January 2022
Arlesey, U.K.-based lifestyle and portrait photographer Michael Leckie took the promo images for “Jools’ Annual Hootenanny,” a New Years’ Eve musical variety show that has aired every year on the BBC since the early 90’s. Michael loved the fast-paced, last-minute rush of taking portraits of the legendary guest stars.
Expert Advice: Photographer Logos

Expert Advice: Photographer Logos

Lindsay Thompson 25 January 2022
The photographer logo or wordmark is the foundation of your visual identity — the visual representation of your company’s core values or brand. A logo can drive the look and feel of all your marketing materials. After all, it appears anywhere your business name appears. 
Himalayan Kingdom: Michael Marquand for MyBhutan

Himalayan Kingdom: Michael Marquand for MyBhutan

Bridget Barrett 25 January 2022
Brooklyn, New York-based photographer Michael Marquand travels to the far corners of the east to visit the remote villages of Southern Bhutan while on assignment for guided tour company MyBhutan. Known for its soaring mountains, traditional monasteries, and lush forests, the beauty, and intrigue of the Bhutanese culture was the ideal complement to Michael’s body of work that includes a strong focus on travel, people, culture, and food.
Making the Cover: James Jackman for the New York Times

Making the Cover: James Jackman for the New York Times

Emma Carr 24 January 2022
Miami-based commercial and editorial photographer James Jackman hit a milestone last week, headlining the food section of The New York Times as well as making the front page of the newspaper itself for a major commissioned article on the diverse bakery scene in Miami. 
Unpublished: Steve Boyle Retro Style Fitness

Unpublished: Steve Boyle Retro Style Fitness

Bridget Barrett 21 January 2022
Philadelphia-based photographer Steve Boyle pays homage to former Olympic medalist Florence Griffith-Joyner in a shoot with fitness model Amber Callahan. Steve and Amber shot the retro style fitness shoot at a New Jersey high school track.
Peter Valli Tours The Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Peter Valli Tours The Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Emma Carr 20 January 2022
Peter Valli has shot the principal photography for nonprofit organization Pasadena Showcase House for the Art’s annual fundraiser for the past four years. His 20-year relationship of service with them has proved mutually beneficial, creating a network of both friends and clients.
Adventures in the Metaverse: Emily Andrews for 1st Dibs Introspective Magazine

Adventures in the Metaverse: Emily Andrews for 1st Dibs Introspective Magazine

Emma Carr 19 January 2022
Emily Andrews ventured around New York to photograph the artists featured in the NFT exhibition “Metaglyphs” for 1st Dibs Introspective Magazine. Not knowing quite what to expect at each location, the project proved to be quite the adventure.
Shoot Production: Waterline Club

Shoot Production: Waterline Club

Bryan Sheffield 18 January 2022
Bryan Sheffield collaborates with Emily Andrews to produce a 4-day video and still photography shoot for Waterline Club, an amenity club designed by the Rockwell Group for residents of Waterline Square in NYC.
Sustainable Photography: Mikaela Hamilton’s Images for The Women’s Heritage Sourcebook

Sustainable Photography: Mikaela Hamilton’s Images for The Women’s Heritage Sourcebook

Emma Carr 18 January 2022
Carpinteria, Calif.-based Mikaela Hamilton captures the many women who are homesteaders throughout her local community for the Women’s Heritage Sourcebook. This project aligned with Mikaela’s deepening interest in sustainable practices and was a great opportunity to learn traditional skills from the women who use them every day.
Just Ripe: Bagwell + Protasio for Publix

Just Ripe: Bagwell + Protasio for Publix

Bridget Barrett 17 January 2022
Atlanta-based photographers Bagwell + Protasio delight the senses with a sweet and savory seasonal produce campaign for Publix grocery stores. Bagwell + Protasio’s knowledge of food photography resulted in a beautiful display of images – complimenting the color and textures of the produce in both still-life and recipe form. 
Project Edit: Eric Hatch

Project Edit: Eric Hatch

Andrew Souders 14 January 2022
Loveland, Ohio-based Eric Hatch came to Wonderful Machine seeking help with a project edit. He worked with Andrew Souders to craft a cohesive presentation that communicates his unique point of view.
Unpublished: Earl Richardson Finds Perspective Through Drone Imagery

Unpublished: Earl Richardson Finds Perspective Through Drone Imagery

Bridget Barrett 14 January 2022
Lawrence, Kansas-based Earl Richardson gains a different perspective while enhancing his photography skills through experimenting with drone imagery. He was eager to bring this birds-eye-view to his everyday life, where new angles provided Earl with an unconventional way of seeing his world.
Pricing & Negotiating: Lifestyle Images for a Pharmaceutical Client

Pricing & Negotiating: Lifestyle Images for a Pharmaceutical Client

Craig Oppenheimer 13 January 2022
Producer Craig Oppenheimer works with a pharmaceutical company to produce an estimate for a lifestyle shoot of talent interacting around a residential property. The client required unlimited use of all images captured in North America for one year.
Stepping Into the New Year: Richard Darbonne for Sorel

Stepping Into the New Year: Richard Darbonne for Sorel

Bridget Barrett 13 January 2022
Fashion meets functionality in a social media campaign shot by Portland, Oregon-based Richard Darbonne for the everyday footwear brand Sorel. Richard used playful, graphic imagery for their “12 Days of Christmas” feature, with separate looks for each shoe leading up to Christmas day.
Creative in Place: What’s the Buzz?

Creative in Place: What’s the Buzz?

Claire Downey 12 January 2022
This week’s Creative in Place: What’s the Buzz? is the bees knees! Don’t believe us? Come check it out, you’ll have to see it to bee-lieve it.
Specialty: What Is Humanitarian Photography?

Specialty: What Is Humanitarian Photography?

Polly Gaillard 12 January 2022
While humanitarian photography may seem like a cross-section between documentary, editorial, and photojournalism, its history has a long tradition of photographers advocating for change.
As Above So Below: Julian Walter Dives for Lufthansa Magazine

As Above So Below: Julian Walter Dives for Lufthansa Magazine

Bridget Barrett 12 January 2022
Brooklyn, New York-based Julian Walter submerges in the crystal blue waters of Cocos Island while on assignment for inflight magazine Lufthansa. His two-week journey sent him both above and below sea level on this remote island in the pacific ocean.
Web Ads: December 2021

Web Ads: December 2021

Ashley Vaught 11 January 2022
During December, we saw the number of clicks and impressions decrease in relation to the preceding month. This is not surprising because December is a month where business seems to enter a kind of lull.
Social Media: December 2021

Social Media: December 2021

Rachel Rhodes 11 January 2022
Our Pinterest content peaked during the holidays (thanks gingerbread house enthusiasts!) while some of our other socials felt a bit of a chill in December.
Sonoran Desert Oasis: Michael Duerinckx for Phoenix Home & Garden

Sonoran Desert Oasis: Michael Duerinckx for Phoenix Home & Garden

Bridget Barrett 11 January 2022
Phoenix, Arizona-based photographer Michael Duerinckx showcases an 8100-square-foot luxury vacation home in Scottsdale, Arizona for Est Est Interior Design. His beautiful images were later featured in Phoenix Home & Garden magazine and licensed by several parties involved in the massive project.
Client Outreach: December 2021

Client Outreach: December 2021

Stephanie Avilés 10 January 2022
This December, our client outreach team was focused on updating companies in our client database. Our producers were also hard at work coordinating productions and making connections with agencies and clients in the energy, pharmaceutical, and aerospace industries.
A Return to Childhood: Jason Little for GOODLES

A Return to Childhood: Jason Little for GOODLES

Emma Carr 10 January 2022
Chicago-based food photographer Jason Little had the opportunity to be a kid again while teaming up with brand-new macaroni and cheese brand GOODLES to create imagery for the launch of their product. The bold and bright studio session was inspired by Jason and the client’s shared affinity for 1980s cinema.
Analytics: December 2021

Analytics: December 2021

Ashley Vaught 7 January 2022
According to December 2021’s analytics, the quantity of users and pageviews decreased in relation to the previous month, but almost all of the quality indicators for the website showed improvement!
Unpublished: Duncan Elliott Hop Harvest

Unpublished: Duncan Elliott Hop Harvest

Bridget Barrett 7 January 2022
Manchester-based photographer Duncan Elliott visited 200-year-old Stocks Farm in the Midlands of England during hop season to capture the intricacies of cultivating hops over the course of a farming year. This project inspired Duncan to produce a promotional mailer in collaboration with a local brewery and Stocks Farm, which he will distribute in February of this year.
Style in the Kitchen: Jody Horton for Crocs At Work

Style in the Kitchen: Jody Horton for Crocs At Work

Bridget Barrett 6 January 2022
Austin, Texas-based Jody Horton tours the kitchens of three incredible chefs to document subjects wearing the comfortable and stylish Crocs At Work footwear collection. His images helped set the brand standard for Crocs’ newest product line that features the real-life workers who make up their audience.