Two Ashley Klinger & Co. artists, one beautiful catalog! Mikkel Vang traveled to three locations in the greater Los Angeles area to capture the perfect combination of light and airy spaces, fun patterns and sophisticated classics. As both the prop stylist and Art Director for these shoots, Hans Blomquist was the mastermind from start to finish, coming up with concepts and moodboards, then mixing colors, textures and various accents to make each space look unique and cohesive. We love to see our artists team up and make great work- and this catalog's tranquil mixture of contemporary, classic and quirky is a prime example of just that!
The October 2017 issue of Bon Appetit is all about "Sunday Suppers!" Marcus Nilsson's cover shot looks so delicious it might as well be 6PM at your grandma's house.
Ashley Klinger & Co. prop stylist Hans Blomquist went on location to picturesque Malibu and we cannot get enough of this tropical pool party paradise! As summer is coming to a close, disappearing into this whimsical oasis thanks to Bloomingdales Home is exactly what the doctor ordered. Photos by Ditte Isager, and food styling by Rebecca Jurkevich.
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Martha Stewart Living's October 2017 issue is truly autumnal. Mikkel Vang was invited to photograph a couple's annual apple-harvest party, and the results are delicious! With recipes like Quinoa Apple-Pear Crumble and Pheasant Potpie with Spelt Crust, it's no surprise that the food photography is mouth-watering, but it's the surrounding party that really makes us feel ready to put on a cozy sweater and head out into the orchard.
For it’s October issue, Elle Decor sent Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer James Merrell to Ibiza, Spain! In the midst of the notorious party island, James had the opportunity to photograph a serene private home punctuated by pops of color. The classic Spanish architecture, beautiful natural light, and divine stillness of the space are captured in James’ photographs perfectly!
Right on time for the back-to-school season, Sweet Paul interviewed Lucy Schaeffer for their Fall 2017 issue, and featured some of our favorite photos from the series. Lucy discusses her inspiration for the series, the importance of personal projects for commercial photographers, and the themes of "School Lunches." The touching photographs have such strong ties to nostalgia, and the similarities and differences between different cultural backgrounds, you'd be hard-pressed not to get emotional remembering your own school days.
Who knew healthy food could look so delicious? Ryan Liebe shot this yummy broccoli & sausage skillet pizza for Eating Well magazine's September/October issue, styled by Rebecca Jurkevich and Paige Hicks, and we've never been so excited to eat our veggies!
Elle Decor’s September issue “A Celebration of French Style” features many of the premier and diverse French interior designers. Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer James Merrell traveled to France to shoot this whimsical Parisan apartment for the magazine, a space full of eccentric wallpapers, unexpected taxidermy, and breathtaking views. C'est vraiment magnifique!
See more of James' work here!
We love this series of new ads by Lucy Schaeffer for BOXED! Lucy always manages to beautifully highlight the product, while capturing authentic moments with the talent, and this campiagn is no different!
P.S. Who doesn't want wine delivered straight to their doorstep?
Ryan's recent cover story for Martha Stewart Living takes us to an upstate New York summer fish fry! The sunny backdrop was perfect for a day of photographing fresh summer recipes and fun lifestyle moments! Inspired by the tradition of a Friday night fish fry hugely popular in the Midwest, Martha Stewart teaches us how to host our own version of the classic summer get together!
Read more and get the recipes here!
Kate Spade's new home line is quirky, classic, and sophisticated - just add an adorable french bulldog and your room will be complete! Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer James Merrell shot for the brand's most recent catalog, capturing full rooms and details of the fun decor.
See James' full advertising portfolio here!
With agency Tracey Locke, Lucy Schaeffer shot a series of ads for Starbucks Iced Coffee! Working with prop stylist Martha Bernabe, versitle home environments were created in the studio, each emhasizing the jewel tone in the branding of the beverage's packaging.
Marcus Nilsson shoots the July/August cover story for Departures on location in Santa Fe, NM! Photographing landscapes at Tent Rocks National Park for the magazine's cover, as well as Santa Fe's famed food dishes at restaurants around the city, the story is a great look in to the local culture.
To see Marcus' full travel portfollio click here!
Recently, Lucy Schaeffer shot some great images for the new McCormick for Chefs website with chef Amanda Cohen! Lucy's ability to move effortlessly between shooting portraits, food, and lifestyle moments made her the perfect choice for this project. Click here to see more on McCormick's website!
Each final image is a total dream -- we are so excited to show you the IKEA Summer campaign images by Mikkel Vang! The scenes are set of bohemian beach camping, afternoon alfresco dining, and even an outdoor cinema. You can almost feel the heat of the setting sun and wisp of soft wind.
Take a peek at Mikkel's full portfolio here!
We are excited to announce that Lee Clower has shot another amazing season for GUCCI Children's collection! Shot on location in Florence, the campaign was all about capturing the etherial light that Lee is known for, and letting the kids be kids exploring this incredible labyrinth.
The Spring/Summer collection is defined by whimsical prints, sequins, bright pops of color, and animal motifs -- and we are wishing it all came in our size.
This was Mikkel Vang's second time shooting with Anthropologie for their goregous home catalog! Mikkel captures beautiful light and texture on location in Ojai, CA for the brand - we couldn't have been more excited seeing these in print this week!
Good news, it's seems as though Springtime is almost here!
Ryan Liebe shot the March 2017 cover of Martha Stewart Living! The 'Spring Up Your Life' cover story is all about easy and stylish ways to update your home for the season.
Take a peek at Ryan's full portfolio here!
Marcus Nilsson gives us a reason to celebrate, landing the March cover of Wine Enthusiast magazine!
Happy Valentine's Day!
We are celebrating with this adorable still-life story by Ryan Liebe for Family Fun!
The January 2017 cover of Food & Wine by Marcus Nilsson is here! This issue is chock-full of delicious recipes, and we love the subtle color pallete used throughout Marcus' story.
It's shaping up to be a very delicious 2017..
The month of food festivities, large family gatherings and rekindling flames with old friends is upon us! Marcus Nilsson shoots a sweet and savory Holiday spread for the December issue of Rachael Ray Every Day magazine! We love the retro vibe, warm and inviting atmosphere, and playful plates in the photographs!
Tis' the season!
To view Marcus' full portfolio, click here!
We are endlessly inspired by Mikkel Vang's beautiful new images for Ralph Lauren Home collection. Rich textures, a palette of winter whites, and plush linens strew about make for the dreamiest locations on this shoot!
Burritos, tacos, and gauc - Oh my! Lucy Schaeffer recently shot a library of delicious social media content for Chipotle to be featured on their Instagram and Facebook accounts. To see Lucy's full advertising portfolio here!
Jessica Todd Harper; photographer, mother, and inspirational artist, has been selected to showcase her work at the "Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016" competition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Founded in 1856, The National Portrait Gallery was the first portrait gallery to be opened in the world and to this day, is home to the largest collection of portraits in the world. It honors British history, but above all, promotes admiration for those individuals who have made an impact on British culture through portraiture. The prestigious exhibition will open its doors on November 17th and will run through February 26th. From there, Jessica's work will go on tour to two other renowned galleries in London, the first of them being the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens in Sunderland, England! This museum holds great history of it's city as well as grand collections of work from photographers, painters, and other artists. Jessica's work will lastly be displayed in The Beany House of Art and Knowledge, which is part of the Canterbury Museums & Galleries located in Canterbury, Kent, England. The Beany House is the cities main museum, library and art gallery.
Jessica Todd Harper has quite an exciting month ahead of her to say the least, and AK&Co. could not be more proud and pleased to announce the wonderful news! AK&Co.'s Laura got the chance to chat with Jessica about her work in the upcoming "Best of Contemporary Portraiture" Exhibition before the opening!
Below - Jessica's featured photograph in the exhibition. This is Jessica's sister, Becky.
AK&Co: This is an extremely prestigious exhibition. Take us through the selection process.
Jessica Todd Harper: You were allowed to send up to five photographs, but you had to send in the actual prints, not the digital files - even though one would assume in this day and age it would be done digitally. From there, they contact you to let you know if your work will be featured in the show. So, I sent in three photographs and hoped for the best. A few months after I sent in my prints, I got the great news.
AK&Co: Who did you share the news with first?
Jessica Todd Harper: I shared the news with my sister first, who is also one of my subjects in the pictures. She was so excited and proud of me. My sister is always proud of me and my work.
AK&Co: How did you go about choosing the photographs you wanted to submit in the show?
Jessica Todd Harper: I simply submitted work that I took in the last year. The work I submitted, it was not what I thought was my strongest. You never know what the turnout is going to be.
AK&Co: What do you look forward to the most about the exhibition?
Jessica Todd Harper: I am truly just pleased to be in it, and am excited to see everyone else's wonderful work up.
AK&Co: Are there any contemporary artists or photographers whom you look up to or get inspiration from?
Jessica Todd Harper: Arnold Newman. He was considered the father of environmental portraiture. The way he composed his photographs was so influential for me because I am interested in incorporating environments into my portraits. I actually crossed paths with him at a young age and got to chat with him for a bit. He was a very sweet person.
AK&Co: How do you think contemporary photography has changed over the years?
Jessica Todd Harper: Contemporary photography has changed so much in the last five years. IPhone’s are everywhere these days. Photographers used to just carry their cameras around, but now they carry their IPhones as well. People are switching back and forth between the two constantly. Times have truly changed.
AK&Co: What is it that you want to say with your photographs?
Jessica Todd Harper: It is all intuitive. You just know when you see it, a moment, if it is going to be successful or not. There is not a boring photograph out there.
AK&Co: How is your own personality reflected in your work? How would you describe your photographic style?
Jessica Todd Harper: My work looks a lot like Northern Renaissance paintings. Paintings from the Northern Renaissance are not exciting or important like stories from the bible. They are just regular spaces with regular people and regular occurrences. After time, they unfold, and then you see what it is all about. I typically photograph what I have at hand and what is around me at that moment. My personality and culture is drawn to a certain kind of reserve. There is always a lot going on in a photograph of mine, but it is not all obvious at first glance. The more time you spend with the photographs, the more you see what is going on, and the more you understand.
AK&Co: Establishing connections with your subjects can be difficult, but it is one of the most important skills a portrait photographer must master. How do you connect with your subjects?
Jessica Todd Harper: It is a combination of making them feel like they can be vulnerable around you, not because you are their best friend, but because there is something comforting and nonthreatening around you so they can almost ignore you a bit. The goal is to have my subject almost forget I am there.
AK&Co: What has been one of the most touching moments you have experienced as a portrait photographer?
Jessica Todd Harper: Once, I photographed an Olympic swimmer, Dara Torres, who gave birth just 16 months prior to winning a gold medal. I was photographing her for a magazine and we were in her dressing room, and she had about 500 bathing suits to choose from. She was trying one on when all of a sudden her two year old escaped from her nanny, running right across the room into her arms. I captured that exact moment. That is something I will never forget.AK&Co: Goals for the future?
Jessica Todd Harper: I want to keep producing work that I care about. To take things as they come and to just keep shooting. There is no waiting around for inspiration.
Turkey season has started! Ryan Liebe shoots delicious dishes and small chefs for FamilyFun's November 2016 issue! These fresh and fun family friendly recipes will get everyone cooking in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. We love the mini pies, festive ties, and smiley eyes featured in this issue!
To view Ryan's full portfolio, click here!
Marcus Nilsson shoots a plethora of potatoes for Real Simple Magazine's November 2016 Edition! The Thanksgiving feature shoot took place at the Time Inc. Studio in New York City. Marcus got up close and personal with eight different potato recipes, from garlic mashed to crème fraîche smashed. We are just about ready to dig into these sweet and savory recipes!
To view Marcus' full portfolio, click here!
"I love a road trip; Australia, UK, France, Slovakia... love it, but a USA road trip is hard to beat." - Sue Parkhill
This summer, Sue Parkhill ventured cross-country with her family, experiencing some of America's wonderful road trip wonders. Along Route 66, they got a glimpse of the Grand Canyon, stopped by a rodeo show, and discovered dinosaur footprints beside hiking trails! We love the subtle humor and simple beauty Sue captured within this roadside series.
Here's what truly stood out to Sue from her journey across America.
- "Breakfast. Need I say more? The breakfast burrito is a thing of wonder"
- "Being sincerely surprised by what is around the next corner"
- "It's a cliche, but people are just SO friendly"
- "Hiking! Who knew hiking was so fantastic?"
- "Swedish Fish"
Below are a few of our favorite shots from Sue's roadtrip!
To view Sue's full portfolio, click here!
Maddie Ziegler, former Dance Moms superstar - now dancing diva for singer/songwriter Sia, has launched her own fashion line, MaddieStyle! The dancer, model, and actress wanted to create a line of clothing inspired by her casual and comfy style for young teens. The cute tagline for the brand, "wear what moves you" stems from Maddie's belief that teens should sport clothing that makes them feel free and confident. Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer Lee Clower partnered with Kahn Lucas for the shoot and had a blast photographing these bubbly girls in Maddie's cool, chic clothing!
To view more of Lee's work, click here!
The beautiful photographs below were taken by the talented Mikkel Vang for Bose! Mikkel shot the Lifestyle 650/600 home theater system and the SoundTouch 300 soundbar on location in Soho! We love the cool colors and crispness within the photographs. Well done Mikkel, we're all ready to sit back, relax, and listen to some music now!
Here are some of our favorite photographs from the Bose shoot!
Click here to view more of Mikkel's work!
Jamaica is the singular Caribbean location for the food-obsessed, tropical vacation-goer looking to recharge mind, body, and soul. This summer, Conde Nast Traveler asked Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer Mikkel Vang to capture the essence of the unique locations and people Jamaica boasts - and to highlight the modern story of Jamaican food. The bright colors and fun dishes have us ready to book our flights to see it ourselves!
View Mikkel's full travel portfolio here!
This summer, David Sykes and textile artist Jessica Dance collaborated to produce a luxury watch shoot for fashion and lifestyle mag, Tatler Magazine! As a specialist in model making, Jessica constructed 8 unique sock puppet characters for the shoot (which are undoubtebly cute) that would sport the watches! Tatler Magazine had proposed the idea to the two, and together, they conquered and created these amazing photographs!
Interested in seeing more of David's work? Click here to see his full portfolio!
Saying our final goodbyes to sunny skies, poolside slushies, and shorts with this series of Instagram shots taken by Marcus Nilsson who traveled from coast to coast this summer on his Harley! Marcus covered 3,746 miles and 14 states in just 13 days. During his excursion, he saw the grandiose landscapes of the Grand Canyon, rode America's dream drive a.k.a. the Pacific Coast Highway, and lived it up in Los Angeles with good grub and gorgeous views. With his iPhone in one hand and the other on the handlebar, Marcus managed to snap a few fun photos from his East Coast to West Coast journey.
Interested in seeing more of Marcus' work? Click here to view his full portfolio!