Wednesday, October 28, 2009

michael lamotte's haagen dazs five written about in today's usa today

The success of Haagen Dazs Five (with photography by Michael Lamotte) is written about in an article in today's USA Today online regarding the success of the Five line, how simple sells and how ultimately less is more. Read article here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

marianne campbell associates is the proud recipient of an award for best overall campaign in the PDN 2009 self-promo award contest!


Marianne Campbell Associates was honored to receive an award in the BEST OVERALL CAMPAIGN category of the PDN 2009 Self-Promo Awards. We were disappointed, however, that neither the printed magazine nor online versions made mention of our talented designers; Brian Lamotte who designed the promo booklet and email blast campaign, and Kevin Roberson, who re-designed our identity and website. Read article here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

congratulations rj muna / communication arts 2009 photo annual winner

Congratulations RJ Muna for winning in the advertising category of the 2009 Communication Arts Photography Annual for this series of ads shot for ODC Dance Company. See the series online here.

Monday, August 24, 2009

matthew turley spends 2 months shooting in europe





Matthew Turley recently spent over two months in Europe shooting stock and personal work. Making his way via planes, trains, and automobiles (along with countless ferries, tunnels, trams and trails), he covered nearly 5,000 miles in Norway alone before heading south and railing through central and eastern Europe - all the while looking for the most quiet and out-of-the-way places he could find.

To see more images from the trip, link here.

portfolio shows

Showing the portfolio is one of the most enjoyable things we do. I hope real portfolios and one-on-one interactions are not completely replaced by websites and online marketing. Here are a few photos snapped at portfolio shows over the past year...Crispin Porter Bogusky in Boulder, TBWA/Chiat in LA, Butler Shine & Stern in San Francisco, Y&R in Irvine and my favorite meeting this year; showing the books to David Kennedy (among others) at Wieden & Kennedy in Portland.



Saturday, August 22, 2009

rj muna's collaboration with performance artist guillermo gomez-pena



RJ Muna has been collaborating for nearly a year with local performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena and his group, La Pocha Nostra, in a series of performances developed specifically for the camera. Here are a few of the more tame images from the series.

Monday, August 17, 2009

the AWEA ads shot by christine alicino





















We showed you the behind the scenes video, now here are some of the ads from the campaign Christine Alicino shot for the American Wind Energy Association. You can see these in all the metro stations in Washington DC.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

christine alicino shoots for the american wind energy association

video
Christine Alicino goes green, shooting across the country for the American Wind Energy Association, hard hat and steel-toe boots and all!  Christine collaborated with art director, John Givens from the totally cool San Francisco-based, underground*, an agency dedicated to advertising and design for non-profit clients.

Friday, June 12, 2009

recent portfolio shows


We have been making the rounds in San Francisco - showing portfolios.  Here are a few images from our recent show at Duncan/Channon.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

communication arts / fresh

Congratulations to Matthew Turley, who was featured in the fresh column of Communication Arts.  
Read the article here. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

congratulations to jamie + kate kripke on their new arrival!



Congratulations to Jamie, Kate + Kinley Kripke on the arrival Saturday, May 9, 2009 of baby girl Bridger Noble Kripke.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

what's new in news?


Christine Alicino
In the words of Elise Blaha, “Some genius has taken over the Nordstrom print ad campaign.” Collaborating with Art Director Ursula Brookbank, we know that our genius Christine Alicino was instrumental in the powerhouse of creatives responsible for Nordstrom’s new look-The Snapshot Campaign, a large format 16”x20”, twenty page, uncoated stock mail piece. The campaign included an online thematic video also created by Christine, edited by Jordan Biren.

Both Summer and Fall pieces were commended with rave reviews.

Matthew Turley
On a Northwest Road trip, Matthew covered 6 States in 10 days, a total of 2,500 miles. While exploring, he shot the North Cascades Smokejumpers in Methow Valley, WA—the home of smokejumping. And for those of you who have never hear of smokejumping, click here for an interesting history.





Fortune Small Business Magazine very recently commissioned Matthew to shoot in the Wasatch mountains above Salt Lake City, UT. Climbing Mt. Superior (11,139') at 5 am, a regular for these real people talent, Matthew captured, Black Diamond CEO and designers playing with and testing their own gear designs before work heading to the office. These execs weren’t the only daredevils that morning; Matthew shot and climbed with 4x5 & 8x10 equipment in tow!

Check out the article.

James Salzano

Jim Salzano's bookings have transported him across North America within the past six months. Starting in CA, he shot for Cambridge Biomarketing of Boston. The campaign featured shots of real people for TAC Health Care.  While there he also nabbed a photo of waitress to add to his ongoing waitress series.  





Then off north to Canada to shoot the hottest teen sensation, young pop stars, The Jonas Brothers for Digitas Boston and General Motors' green campaign. 





From Boston Jim swung west to Window Rock, Arizona.  A stark contrast to the pop scene phenomenon, this shot called for an introspective portrait of one of the tribal leaders of the Navajo nation for a campaign about the dangers of second hand smoke.

Jamie Kripke

Fast Company and Joni West's Second Life marketing company commissioned Jamie Kripke this past Fall on a shoot only possible in today's cyber era.  

Joni's concept included hiring virtual avatars, shot in her virtual photo studio with virtual lights and a virtual camera. The camera rotates in cyberspace to capture various angles and focal lengths.  

Next step, Joni hires Jamie to shoot an art gallery to drop her avatars into a real frame.  Jamie takes the digital files of her virtual avatars and composites them into his digital gallery shots. Final shot, a meeting of two worlds in one unified space. Wild.

Michael Lamotte

Phillip Ting, AD, Elephant Advertising of Berkeley, CA & Peets Coffee & Tea brought Michael Lamotte on board for a sweet holiday campaign.  Given creative license to lend his seasoned sensibilities to an open interpretation of Peets signature branding, Michael captured the warmth of the holidays in the perfect winter warmer-upper.  

Currently in stores and on Peets' website, the final shots resulted in an invitation from the client to flavor future talks on the creative drawing board.