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BaM! Plan: Liz Moskowitz

BaM! Plan: Liz Moskowitz

Greg Jones 26 November 2021
Photographer Liz Moskowitz came to Wonderful Machine’s Greg Jones to re-brand her website with the hopes of appealing to brand narrative and editorial clients. They knew our BAM! Plan would be the perfect fit!
William DeShazer Revisits The Races for A Photo Editor

William DeShazer Revisits The Races for A Photo Editor

Liz Wolf 26 November 2021
Nashville-based William DeShazer takes a personal approach to the Kentucky Derby, an event that he grew up attending in his hometown of Louisville and has returned to annually since 2014. His project was featured on aPhotoEditor’s The Art of the Personal Project.
Migrant Mothers: Lisette Poole For National Geographic Magazine

Migrant Mothers: Lisette Poole For National Geographic Magazine

Liz Wolf 22 November 2021
Mexico City-based Lisette Poole recently traveled to Ciudad Juárez, where she met with countless mothers whose lives straddle the delicate balance that exists between the two countries. In a feature for National Geographic Magazine, she brings their story to a national audience, hoping to expose the vulnerabilities the women face as they seek asylum in a new world.
Client List Build: Zach Ancell

Client List Build: Zach Ancell

Jen Warren 22 November 2021
Photographer Zach Ancell recently came to Wonderful Machine searching for high-end commercial clients and more conceptual projects. Consultant Jen Warren helped him build a new client list, including sports, fitness, and CGI companies.
Treatment Template: Michelle McSwain

Treatment Template: Michelle McSwain

Lindsay Thompson 18 November 2021
Michelle McSwain was introduced to the perfect client. So, to show them her full potential, she wanted a new treatment to show her photos and capabilities in a sophisticated, but fun display. So, she came to our resident designer Lindsay Thompson to create a new treatment template for this pitch and any future projects.
Expert Advice: How to Create a Production Book

Expert Advice: How to Create a Production Book

Setareh Sarmadi 17 November 2021
Among the must-have tools of any shoot is the Production Book, a consolidated document of all production elements. If your shoot were a play, your PB would be its script. If a meal, the Book would be its recipe. If an IKEA dresser, the PB its instructions (but much, much better).
Creative in Place: Winter Wonderland!

Creative in Place: Winter Wonderland!

Claire Downey 16 November 2021
Jack Frost is nipping at our nose in this week’s Creative in Place: Winter Wonderland
Shoot Production: SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Shoot Production: SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Craig Oppenheimer 16 November 2021
Evan Joseph brought Executive Producer Craig Oppenheimer and Senior Producer Bryan Sheffield on to estimate and then produce a project for Summit in New York, which turned into a massive six-day project involving a big crew, tons of talent, helicopters, and an overall unforgettable experience.
Fruitful Opportunities: Rebecca Peloquin For The L.A. Times

Fruitful Opportunities: Rebecca Peloquin For The L.A. Times

Liz Wolf 16 November 2021
LA-based food photographer Rebecca Peloquin has defined her body of work by contrasting light and dark tones, as she lets the background of the image inform the mood of the dish. When hired to shoot two separate LA Times food features she takes each assignment in a different direction, with one style highlighting the complexity of the recipes while the other focuses on the simplicity of the ingredients.
Web Template Customization: Ryan Wendler

Web Template Customization: Ryan Wendler

Lindsay Thompson 15 November 2021
Florida-based photographer Ryan Wendler had a very cool and unique website, albeit a little difficult to decipher. So, after Ryan completed a Web Edit with Photo Editor Andrew Souders, he recruited WM’s design-guru Lindsay Thompson to get to work on his new Web Template Customization
Native American Ales: Minesh Bacrania For Outside Magazine

Native American Ales: Minesh Bacrania For Outside Magazine

Liz Wolf 15 November 2021
Santa Fe New Mexico-based Minesh Bacrania joins Missy Begay and Shyla Sheppard of Bow & Arrow Brewery on a foraging trip near the rim of Canyon de Chelly, AZ. His time spent with the two Native American brewmasters provided Outside Magazine with an authentic snapshot of how these women honor their connection to the land.
Unpublished: Irene Peña Arranges Vibrant Blooms

Unpublished: Irene Peña Arranges Vibrant Blooms

Liz Wolf 12 November 2021
San-Jose, Costa Rica-based Irene Peña finds inspiration in the colorful flowers that grow in this tropical region. In her latest project, she works with artist Angela Hurtado Pimentel to stage a series from Angela’s paper flora, drawing inspiration from the painterly style of baroque still life paintings.
Crew: What Video Equipment Rental Houses Do

Crew: What Video Equipment Rental Houses Do

Daniel Kilkelly 11 November 2021
Let’s say you have a big job coming up that requires special video equipment — probably something you’re going to use maybe once or twice down the line, but definitely not regularly. It would be nice to turn to a Video Equipment Rental house.
Golden Hour Glow: Chad Savage’s Sunlit Series for Be Chic

Golden Hour Glow: Chad Savage’s Sunlit Series for Be Chic

Liz Wolf 11 November 2021
Charleston-based Chad Savage recognizes the importance of every assignment, and the doors they open to the next new project on the horizon. Such was the case when a couples portrait session for Becker Chicaiza and his husband led to a product shoot highlighting their newest haircare line, Be Chic.
Pricing & Negotiating: Lifestyle Images for Vacation Company

Pricing & Negotiating: Lifestyle Images for Vacation Company

Craig Oppenheimer 10 November 2021
Producer Craig Oppenheimer works with a lifestyle and portrait photographer to produce an estimate for a luxury vacation brand. The client needed up to 30 images and unlimited use for two years.
Mark Rogers Lets Sleeping Dogs Lie For Barkbox

Mark Rogers Lets Sleeping Dogs Lie For Barkbox

Liz Wolf 10 November 2021
San-Francisco-based pet photographer Mark Rogers laughs in the grass while on assignment for BarkBox’s newest outdoor dog bed campaign. As he lays down with local dogs he captures the warmth radiating from these furry friends as they relax during sunshine naps.
Analytics: October 2021

Analytics: October 2021

Ashley Vaught 9 November 2021
Despite warmer than usual temperatures, October’s analytics report showed that photography clients were busy searching our website for photographers — all traffic indicators were in the pink, as they say.
Pure Mountains: Markel Redondo for National Geographic Traveller

Pure Mountains: Markel Redondo for National Geographic Traveller

Liz Wolf 9 November 2021
Donostia, Spain-based photographer Markel Redondo spends a week in the mountains of the French Pyrenees for a feature in National Geographic Traveller Magazine. He visits with the residents and their animals who keep the land’s timeless traditions through all seasons.
Client Outreach: October 2021

Client Outreach: October 2021

Stephanie Avilés 8 November 2021
As October came and went, our client outreach team — consisting of Marianne, Julie, Denise, Laura, Jen W., Chris, Bryan, and Craig — has been diligently connecting with publications, agencies, and brands and updating our extensive database.
Friendship On Tap: Jayme Burrows for Breckenridge Brewery

Friendship On Tap: Jayme Burrows for Breckenridge Brewery

Liz Wolf 8 November 2021
Los Angeles-based Jayme Burrows takes the reins on a rustic shoot for Breckenridge Brewery, a Colorado Beer brand set to launch their limited edition sampler pack. She styles the shoot around two women and their canine friend during an afternoon spent in coastal California.
Web Ads: October 2021

Web Ads: October 2021

Ashley Vaught 5 November 2021
During the month of October the ads were especially effective: our Specialties ad group increased the number of clicks by +440%.
Unpublished: Willy Branlund Unearths The Artist’s Infinite Spirit

Unpublished: Willy Branlund Unearths The Artist’s Infinite Spirit

Liz Wolf 5 November 2021
Las Vegas-based Willy Branlund has been photographing artists over the last fifteen years for his project “In The Beginning”. While his subjects’ crafts and processes are varied, each artisan has dedicated decades to their work, a triumph of the spirit to which Willy pays tribute.
Harvest Heritage: Richard Darbonne for 1889 Magazine

Harvest Heritage: Richard Darbonne for 1889 Magazine

Liz Wolf 4 November 2021
Portland-based photographer Richard Darbonne meets with Olympia farmer, Robby Rutledge, whose family has been harvesting pumpkins since before the region became Washington state. His family’s story lends itself to 1889 Magazine, a publication that relays all things authentic to the Evergreen State.
Social Media: October 2021

Social Media: October 2021

Rachel Rhodes 3 November 2021
Multiple Photographer Spotlights shared the limelight this October, while Instagram and Pinterest enjoyed rapidly climbing numbers.
Creative In Place: Unleashed

Creative In Place: Unleashed

Andrew Souders 3 November 2021
In one of our cutest emailers to date, we’re showing our appreciation for man’s best friend in this week’s Creative in Place: Unleashed! Creative In Place is a collection of images showing how our extensive network of photographers & videographers can deliver visual solutions just about anywhere in the world.