Sunday, November 21, 2010

world photography organisation

What an absolute honor and pleasure it was to speak at the World Photography Organisation's first US Festival held at Left Space Studios in San Francisco. I was asked to participate on a panel presentation and discussion about Marketing & Commercializing alongside photographers RJ Muna, Elliott Erwitt, Brian Smith, and marketing director Rhiannon MacFadyen. The panel was expertly moderated by photo editor Scott Thode. While my focus was espousing the keys to a successful, long-term photographer/agent relationship as well as the strategy for marketing a multi-faceted photographer like RJ Muna, each panel member shared his or her unique perspective on the topic. It was great fun and I look forward to the next opportunity (London, Shanghai, Sao Paulo...?)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

new work by margaret lampert

Margaret Lampert has added a 'New Work' gallery to her site. Click here to see the latest from Margaret's beautiful collection of kids, teens and families.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

frito lay shoot

We had a fantastically collaborative photo shoot for Frito Lay last week. Michael Lamotte was selected to shoot the Portfolio ad campaign for Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and when in the 11th hour they added some lifestyle kid shots, Margaret Lampert agreed to fly in from Boston to contribute her expertise! With amazing food styling by Stephanie Greenleigh, great prop and wardrobe styling by Hiroshi, adorable kids from Blackwell Files, perfect sets by Scene 2, great clients from Frito and a really fun creative team from Goodby, it just doesn't get any better than this! Cool studio shots compliments of Bruce James, shots of Margaret compliments of my iPhone.

Monday, October 18, 2010

congratulations RJ Muna...

...for winning 1st place in the Fashion category of the 2010 APA National Photo Contest!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

/ jamie kripke / 24 hours

Jamie Kripke got a call from ESPN at 10am on Thursday morning to do a shoot at 10am on Friday Winnipeg.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ddb san francisco

I was on my way to a portfolio show at DDB this morning when the traffic on 101 all but halted. As I was stopped and not moving, I glanced down at the Facebook newsfeed and saw Norman Maslov's posting that the Golden Gate Bridge was closed due to an injury accident. Wondering whether or not I should turn around, I called Nick at DDB, and he said he'd save the conference room and 'guard' my food until I got there. The bridge opened and I slowly made my way in, and as I got to Columbus Ave., Candace Gelman called me on my cell, from the next traffic lane over. After spending my hour long ride (accompanied by Norman and Candace by cell), I finally got to the agency and had a great show, thanks to the cheerleading efforts of Nick and Issy.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

eleven, inc.

What an amazing turnout we had at our joint Marianne Campbell Associates and Heather Elder Represents portfolio show at Eleven this morning. I'm sure the delicious quiche and pastries from La Boulange helped.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

michael lamotte shoots for del monte

At the end of a great week-long shoot for one of the pet food brands at Del Monte, Michael shares his love of food and wine with our clients and crew. Last night we tasted a Sicilian white and a Wilamette red, and lots of delicious cheese. Check out my attempt at food styling and photography, watch out Michael and Stephanie!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

jim salzano shoots for merck

This is a great story. Two years ago, almost exactly, we hosted a party in NYC at SoHo House to celebrate the anniversary of opening our Marianne Campbell Associates office on 5th Avenue in New York. I asked all of my photographers to fly in for the party, which they did. One of the Art Buyers we invited to the party, Allison Candage emailed saying she was unable to attend, but sent two others from her office in her place (a very nice gesture considering we had never worked with anyone at the agency). We totally connected with both of Allison's "stand-ins", Michael Kaminski and Kate Bressand from Juice Pharma. Jim Salzano of course is based in New York and continued to nurture the relationship post party. There have been a few false starts, but today we FINALLY did our first job with Juice. And we have another one coming down the pike. It just goes to show you how important the human connection is. Thanks for the great job today Michael and Allison - it was well worth the wait.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

today, Ogilvy...

Kristin is making the rounds in New York City - today a great portfolio show at Ogilvy!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

jamie kripke's promo on heather morton

This morning on Art Buyer Heather Morton's blog, she writes a great posting about Jamie Kripke's hand-made typewritten promos he has been creating for the past year and a half. Check it out here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

rj muna shoots MINI and Porsche for BSSP

RJ Muna shot the MINI Cooper and a Porsche 911 for Butler Shine Stern & Partners with Art Director Steve Mapp and Art Producer Anne Schultz. Ad is running in today's New York Times.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

a different take on a portfolio show

It is super convenient when your really close friend happens to do the same job you do, and there is a potential to do some marketing events together. Allegra Wilde talked about our innovative approach in an interview with The Photography Post. What started with a shared New York associate, has segued into co-hosting parties and combined portfolio showings. In the words of Suzee Barabee from Goodby, "Love the combo platter of you and Heather". Today Heather Elder and I are doing our first San Francisco combined portfolio show at Goodby, Silverstein + Partners.