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Back in June Dan was contacted by IEEE and asked to concept for the June issue feature called “The Future as I See It”. He partnered with Makoto Aoki of Swell New York to create the grooming robot arms and drone over the child in crib. Thanks to creative Randi Klett, prop stylist Dominique Baynes and hair/mu stylist Amy Gilespie!
AtEdge photog Rick Wenner for New York Observer
"Just Out" with a portrait of author Jean Hanff Korelitz for New York Observer.
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Save the Date! AtEdge Face-to-Face New York
Save the Date:
AtEdge Face-to-Face New York
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Face-to-Face brings photographers together with top agency creatives for private, one-on-one meetings. In between meetings, everyone enjoys mixing and socializing in a relaxed and intimate environment. This is a free event that open to a limited number of AtEdge photographers and their agents.
AtEdge 2014-15 PHOTOGRAPHERS STAY TUNED! — we’ll be emailing your invitation and more information in the next few days.
In the meantime, here are highlights from our May 2014 F2F event at The City Club of San Francisco.
We especially want to thank the following A-List of San Francisco art buyers and creatives that helped make it an incredible evening:
Noel Adolph : Consumer Promotions Design Manager : The Clorox Company
Whitney Baez : Sr Print Producer/Art Buyer : DDB Remedy
Blake Bäkken : Design Director : Venables Bell
Justine Barnes : Content Producer : Duncan/Channon
Cameron Barnum : Content Producer/Art Buyer : BBDO
An Ching-Chang : Sr Global Creative Director : Banana Republic online
Noah Dasho : Sr Art Producer : Goodby Silverstein
Naomi Duckworth : Sr Art Director : Heat
Vince Engel : Creative Director/Consultant : Chemistry Club
Jayson Ertelt : Assoc Production Director : FCB
Renee Hodges : Sr Integrated Producer : Venables Bell
Page Kishimaya : Creative Director : BBDO
Rebecca Lanthorne : Art Producer : Butler Shine Stern & Partners
Chase Madrid : Sr Art Director : FCB
Steve Mawhinney : Creative Director : Gyro
Michelle Spear Nicholson : Associate Partner/Head of Production : Muh-Tay-Zik Hof-fer
Shelley Parsons : Creative Director : Levis
Dan Southwick : Sr Art Buyer/Producer : Eleven
Kristin van Praag : Print Producer/Art Buyer : Heat
Andrew Weisman : Sr Art Director : DDB
Patrick Witty : Director of Photography : Wired Magazine
“I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I loved the fact that most of the photographers I met were familiar with MTZGHF clients and work, and had taken time to consider what all we’ve produced. Although the timing with each felt right on, I wanted more!”
Michelle Spear Nicholson
Head of Production, Associate Partner
“I love the structure of this event! It was great to meet with photographers in a more casual setting, and after business hours. And AtEdge did a great job of pairing me with photographers who were applicable to the work I have been producing for our clients.”
“You really matched us well to the creatives, and fulfilled our wish list. Top notch! As always, a worthy event.”
Andy Batt Photography
“Once again, a wonderful event full of so many great connections – new and old.”
Heather Elder Represents
“I suppose I was a bit nervous about so many back to back meetings. Would it be awkward? Would the conversation stall? I have to say that I was deep in conversation every time the bell rang. It was a great venue, relaxed atmosphere, and a pleasure to be a part of.”
Senior Print Producer
“Overall, seriously amazing. I enjoyed making genuine connections.”
Venables Bell and Partners
“Wonderful, productive, fun, engaging.”
“It was great to put a face to a name for many of the photographers I’ve admired through the years and have never had the opportunity to meet or work with.”
BBDO San Francisco
“The reviewers really cared. I think this is because they didn’t get exhausted by the amount of meetings or the pace of them. They were interested and enjoying the connection as much as we were. The face to face contact of this well organized event reminds me why I am in this business.”
“The format was fantastic and the range of work I saw was really relevant to our current client work at the Agency.”
Associate Production Director
“Good mix of talent. I loved seeing relevant photographers and discussing process, ideas, trends, etc. All in all, it was a great experience!”
Senior Integrated Producer
Venables Bell & Partners
“It was nice to meet creatives that really wanted to be there.”
Eileen Ford was not an easy-going person and I loved her for it. She didn’t say much and when she did it was direct and clipped. “I’m too scared to go under the knife,” she offered up unsolicited as an explanation for not getting face work done.
I am a particular fan of Irving Penn’s portraits of the greats of the fashion industry of the 1950s and hoped to take these as inspiration for my sitting with Ms. Ford in 2003. Penn didn’t make light “fashion portraits” but instead showed a more authentic respect by photographing the fashion icons as complicated vulnerable human beings.
The New Yorker Goes Broad
People often ask whether a shoot was fun, or what the vibe was like on set and my response inevitably is, “It doesn’t matter, just look at the pictures.” But this was a session that actually was fun and the mood was nothing short of joyful.
Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer were positive, friendly and seemingly game for anything. At the suggestion of New Yorker Photo Editor Siobhán Bohnacker and Director of Photography Whitney Johnson we did a quick tour of the Lower East Side, stopping at some visual spots that I had scouted the day before.
We shot seven set-ups in less than an hour and managed to get lots of conversation and laughs in there too. One of my favorites moments came when I went into a construction supplies store asking about doing a quick portrait by their store entrance. The manager politely told me that he couldn’t allow it without clearance from the head office in Virginia. As I started to head out though his younger associate eagerly added, “But if it’s Matt Damon perhaps we can work something out.” I relayed this to the girls waiting outside and we all had a laugh over it.
The Images: The top one is what is running in The New Yorker this week. The behind-the-scene photos are by Olga Cherkasova, and the final image is what I got when I asked them to give me their best “New Yorker” pose.