Nothing will get you ready for summer faster than this new series for the Puntacana Resort & Club by Mikkel Vang. The team traveled to the beautiful Dominican Republic to capture these stunning scenic and lifestyle moments for the resort; highlighting the goregous sunny beaches and watering holes, as well as fine dining restaurants and activities that the resort has to offer.
Next time, we're coming with!
Want to see more? Mikkel Vang's full portfolio lives here!
We are having some serious food envy over here! This month, Marcus Nilsson shot the Sicily-themed cover story for Saveur, take a peek at the goregous April cover below!
To view Marcus' full portfolio click here!
Opening this Anthropologie catalog got us instantly ready for Springtime, and admittedly made us realize we have some Spring cleaning to do! With the beautiful balance of interiors, lifestyle, and food photography this job couldn't have been more perfect for Mikkel. Shot on location in Brooklyn, the Hamptons, and Philadelphia, he went a little bit of everywhere to capture these stories for Anthropologie.
Mikkel's full portfolio can be found here!
"When model maker Jessica Dance asked me to help with her 'Material World' exhibition I jumped at the chance having worked together on a few wool based projects in the past I knew it would be a fun shoot.
Jess was asked to create her own exhibition as part of the Spring Knitting and Stitching show, she decided to create an exhibition based on items that you might find in a pawn brokers shop and recreating them out of wool to display at the exhibition.
She wanted to have prints on the wall of the items that she'd made, they ranged from a knitted Chanel handbag, a knitted Apple Macintosh from the mid 80’s to a woolly AK47 rifle!
As they were so different in scale and from such diverse backgrounds I thought it would be good to photograph them in a familiar way to the viewer, so I recreated how they would have seen the items represented in the past, whether it was in an advert from the 80’s or a luxury editorial spread or even a reportage story. I wanted the shots to be a pastiche of the way the products had originally been represented, the twist being at closer inspection they were beautifully crafted out of wool".
Check out David's full portfolio here!
Lee Clower's ongoing Mother/Daughter series is featured on SMUDGETIKKA today! Featuring clothing from the new Velveteen womenawear collection Laura Egloff and fall/winter collection of Velveteen, the two generations of models are framed side-by-side in this unique series.
All images by Lee Clower
Hair by Corey Tuttle
Stylist Catherine Daly
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.
If we could live in one photograph..
...It would probably be in one of these new images by Mikkel Vang! Shot on location in Romania, we are so excited to debut this goregous new work for Gardena. Enjoy!
We don't blame you for wanting more -- Visit Mikkel's full portfolio here!
We are so extremely grateful to have had West Elm as a client for many years! We wanted to take a moment to share a few of our photographer's recent covers and catalog images.
July 2015 catalog shot by Mikkel Vang and styled by Hans Blomquist
August 2015 catalog cover by Mikkel Vang
September 2015 catalog cover by Ryan Liebe
October 2015 catalog cover by Mikkel Vang
A fun peek inside the catalogs!!
Recently, Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer Mikkel Vang shot the 'Live the good light' campaign imagery for GE. To show how C by GE is the perfect light for everywhere in your home, and for everything that you do, Mikkel captured small vignettes of real, everyday life. Developed and executed for Red Antler, Brooklyn.
Take a peek!
For more by Mikkel Vang click here!
Ashley Klinger & Co. is pleased to announce Jessica Todd Harper as winner of 2015 International Photography Award!
Our own Jessica Todd Harper was awarded a prestigious IPA this year! Check out the press bit and winning images below. Congratulations Jessica!
This year, The International Photography Awards received 17841 of submissions from over 230 countries, and is pleased to declare that Jessica Todd Harper was awarded 1st place in People-Family for the winning entry The Home Stage.
Lee Clower serves up some serious LA attitude in this fun fashion series with model Lily Chee! Lee effortlessly captures the energy and color of the city with some amazing fashion collaborations. And we are taking serious notes on posing from Lily.
Check out the full feature with fashion credits live on La Petite Magazine!
To view Lee Clower's full portfolio click here!
Jessica Todd Harper recently ventured out to the home of Dallas Art Fair co-founder Chris Byrne in the East Hamptons to photograph him, his home, and some details surrounding his property. Read about the intruiging history of the house and Bryne's plans for it's future in the full FD Magazine article here.
More from JMI photographer Jessica Todd Harper here.
Residence Inn's new campaign photographed by Mikkel Vang is now live! The campaign marries Mikkel's signature style with the brand's sophisticated aesthic to make some beautiful imagery.
Take a peek at the Residence Inn website here for more images and an exciting motion component.
To see Mikkel's full portfolio click here.
We can't believe summer is already half over! To cheer everyone up, we had to share this new beautiful backyard series by JMI photographer Amy Postle. Her knack of capturing a child's pure joy never ceases to bring a smile to our face.
Wishing you all a sun-filled weekend!
We woke up to Rita Thompson's image up in the National Geographic Daily Dozen! On her quirky image, Rita writes "It was dress-up-as-your-favorite-character day at school. My daughter had just finished breakfast and had ten minutes left before leaving for school when I caught this. She is in third grade".
Visit the page here to vote for her image!
For more wonderful images by Rita check out her full portfolio here!
We are excited to debut the first ever ad campaign from Snowe, a new company making home essentials for whatever life brings! Chalked full of photographs by Marcus Nilsson, the campaign marries the clean aesthetic of the home designs with Marcus' punchy photographic style, resulting in a wonderful collaboration for the new company's branding.
Be sure to check out the Snowe website snowehome.com for more images!
For more from Marcus Nilsson visit jmireps.com!
JMI photographer Lucy Schaeffer is making us thirsty! Lucy recently partnered up with BBDO, photographing Starbucks' new line of iced coffee beverages on a hot spring day, on location in Brooklyn. With a great team and client, she was able to bring a beautiful and soft lifestyle approach to this fun shoot.
The much-awaited campaign is out now - Drink up!
Here are some fun behind the scenes shots from the beautiful set in Brooklyn!
We are celebrating the first day of summer with a beautiful beach shoot from Lee Clower for La Petite! Lee captures the natural beauty and spirit of youth models Lily, Violet, and Mabel in this refreshing summer series.
See the full feature on the La Petite blog here and be sure to stay up to date with Lee Clower on Instagram @leeclowerphotography to get a behind the scenes look at his work!
Happy Father's Day from JMI!
Our artists are always pushing the envelope and trying new things. Take a peek below for a look at Lucy Schaeffer's fun Father's Day inspired cinemagraphss for Lowe's Home Improvement. And for more exciting work from Lucy Schaeffer check out http://jmireps.com/
Enjoy the weekend!
In the May/June issue of Departures magazine JMI photographer Marcus Nilsson takes on Mexico City! Check out the full 5 page spread below!
Attention all foodies: photos by the one and only Marcus Nilsson appear in the latest issue of InStyle.
Out now, the March issue showcases a series of tasty "Superfood" recipes shot by Marcus and sure to make you green with food envy.
Pick up your copy of the magazine today for the full story, and for more from the JMI photographer, visit the JMI site!
Our own Ryan Liebe takes over this month's Food Network Magazine, photographing a total of seven stories for the March issue!
From chef Katie Lee's vacation-inspired Italian dishes to Cooking Channel’s Aarti Sequeira's Indian supper ideas, these recipes will not dissappoint.
Check out all of Ryan's photos for the issue below, and to see more of his work, visit: www.jmireps.com!
Lucy Schaeffer's cover story for the latest issue of Family Fun takes the cake! (Pun intended.)
Out now, the magazine's March 2015 issue features a series of fun slumber party-themed images shot by Lucy; from cupcakes, to crafts and sleepover games, Lucy's shots span 10 (count 'em) pages, as well as the adorable cover.
Check out the full story below, and to be sure to visit the JMI Site for more work from Lucy!
Ryan Liebe stole a full 10 pages in the latest issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray!
Out now, the March issue includes the below feature story. Titled "Go Dutch," the story covers the dos and don'ts of the Dutch oven.
Pick up your own copy of the magazine today for the full story -- and for more from Ryan, visit: www.jmireps.com!
Lucy Schaeffer for the win! The JMI photographer has wowed us yet again with this year's Valentine's-themed project.
Introducing: the first-ever Candy ATM.
In the spirit of the approaching holiday, Lucy created an adorable, make-shift ATM in her home, exclusively dispensing - you guessed it - candy.
Talk about a pay up!
Check out the images below for a sneak peek at the festive (not to mention, adorable) project, and to view the full gallery, visit: www.lucyschaeffer.com!
Our own Lee Clower snags the cover & feature story in the latest issue of La Petite magazine. Out now, the magazine features Lee's gorgeous shots of teen model (and rising star) Callie Reiff.
Check out a few of the images below, and for the full story, pick up your own copy of the magazine, today!
Lucy Schaeffer has done it all.
Once a Photo Editor for Time Inc.'s widely-circulated Food & Wine, the photographer understands what it takes to capture that perfect shot.
From kids, to lifestyle, to interiors, to food and travel, Lucy's portfolio spans a variety of mediums and reveals a talent that's seasoned with years of experience. Harboring an innate understanding of her subjects, and perhaps a female's intuition, her work draws the viewer in through playful scenarios and vibrant colors, while simultaneously exuding an air of sophistication and ingenuity.
Now approaching her 50th cookbook shoot, with a repetoire of advertising and editorial work to boot, Lucy, as an artist, is ever-evolving, and as a mother, is ever-influenced by her two children.
Taking a few minutes out of her busy schedule, Lucy sits down with JMI to talk creativity, motherhood, self-discovery...and her life as it envelops all three.
JMI REPS: I noticed you majored in Printmaking at Yale University in CT. Did you also study photography in college?
Lucy Schaeffer: For some reason, when I was in college, it never occurred to me that I could be a photographer. When I was a kid, I used to dream about being a National Geographic photographer (doesn’t everybody?), but it took me a while to get back to that idea as an adult. In college, I was more interested in painting, drawing and printmaking…mediums where I could really create my composition. After college, I taught art in Italy, and then moved to NYC and tried to force myself into a graphic design track. I’m glad for the design skills I learned during that period, but graphic design never felt fun and natural to me the way drawing and photography do.
JMI: Did your upbringing influence your creativity at all?
LS: I grew up just outside of Cooperstown, NY, in a rural, small-town environment. It was a big influence! I think it made me resourceful and gave the sense that anything was possible, but you had to do it yourself. I also feel very connected to the natural world. Coming from a small town, I was naturally curious about the world and interested in seeing and recording everything.
JMI: Prior to stepping behind the camera, you worked as a photo editor for Food & Wine. How did that experience influence your work? Do you think it offers you any creative advantages, as a photographer, having seen the "other side" of the industry?
LS: Yes, I was a Photo Editor before I was a photographer, and that definitely influenced my work. Once I did pick up a camera, I was shooting to tell a story and I was editing what I shot to be sure I told the story I wanted. Photography is at least 50% good editing, I think, so, honing those skills early-on have been immensely valuable to me. Knowing the “other side” is another definite advantage. I think, in a lot of cases, it gives me a thicker skin, as I know more about what can go on during the assignment stage.
JMI: You currently have two young daughters. Do they inspire your work at all?
LS: Yes! One thing they help me with is disengaging from work when I’m with them...I have no choice! But I think stepping away from work makes you more engaged when you step back to it, and of course, I love shooting them when they are lost in their kid worlds. Sometimes, I have to choose to either live in the moment with them, or shoot it. Once I start shooting, it means I’m no longer really “living it”… often, ironically, later I’m working with a whole team to try to recreate that “living it” feeling, which is possible, but not easy! Photographs can definitely tell a lie…but that lie can be based on a beautiful truth. I’m ok with that.
JMI: Does having children change your approach to photographing them?
LS: I’m always really good at shooting kids at the exact same age as my own kids... I know what jokes or slapstick they will find funny. Even before I had my own kids, however, I always liked talking to kids and relating to them. I like how kids keep my shots honest…you have to work to get a natural expression or moment. You have to gently guide them where you want to go, but be prepared to go in a completely different direction if they start taking you someplace else, as it will most likely be better than you planned. I find that’s true with lots of things, actually.
JMI: How would you say you’ve evolved as a photographer? Does being a mom shape your perspective at all?
LS: I think at this point, I’m very self-confident in any situation, and that allows me to go into a shoot feeling open and calm. I know that I can solve whatever lighting puzzle a new location might present, and I am confident in my ability to relate and chat with any type of client or subject. Photography is pretty fun in that way... you are never “stuck” with a problematic co-worker, as each shoot has a different cast of characters, and I enjoy getting to know new people. Every shoot is a collaboration of talented stylists, clients and subjects. I love how it comes together in a different combination each time...keeps life interesting! I’m not sure if being a mom shapes this aspect but I do think over the years I’ve enjoyed tapping deeper into the collaborative aspects of photography by doing tests with stylists or models.
JMI: You shoot everything from interiors, to food, to kids, to lifestyle and travel… Do you gravitate toward one area of focus over the others?
LS: I actually love mixing it up. I completely get into the zone of each different way of shooting during the time of the shoot, but feel that if I only did one I would miss the others (and possibly get bored of the one)! My absolute favorite type of story to shoot is one that pulls on more than one area.
JMI: As of late, you’ve been shooting a lot more lifestyle work. Are you thinking of shooting any lifestyle tests in the near future?
LS: I would like to for sure! There are some very talented stylists that I like to collaborate with when time allows. I have a long list of projects to tackle, and plan to start sketching out some new ideas soon. I think testing is so important to keeping your own vision strong and for keeping it fun...don’t want to give anything away, so that’s all I’ll say!
JMI: Another area of your portfolio that’s expanded recently has been your work in video. What inspires your motion work? How do you approach your videos – is your creative process strategic and planned, or are you more go-with-the-flow?
LS: To be honest, at first, I started shooting motion on my own as more of a calculated survival instinct. The still and motion worlds seem to be blurring together in some ways, and I didn’t want to get left behind as someone who could only shoot stills. Once I started in, however, I realized how fun that world was, and what a different brain you have to turn on to make it happen. I am more go-with-the-flow when I shoot stills, but with motion I make a much more elaborate plan in advance, often with storyboards and script. Then again sometimes I also try going-with-the-flow with motion and decide what story to tell in the edit.
JMI: Your last advertising job was a fun shoot that incorporated a social media element: shooting stop-motion to create Vines. How was that experience?
LS: I loved that shoot. It was a couple days of very satisfying still food photography and then a couple days of figuring out a new stop-motion puzzle. The concept of the vines was to show beautifully-finished food, and then “rewind” to show that food had started out frozen and packaged. We shot the action “forward”…from frozen to microwave to plate, but had to keep checking how it would appear when it ran “backwards” later. We used stop-motion techniques to animate little playful actions. It was fun to puzzle over things like “if we want the milk to chase the fork, then we need to shoot the fork chasing the milk, so when it runs backwards…or is it cuter if the fork chases the knife?” Moments like that on-set are when I realize I’m so lucky to do what I do.
JMI: You’re quickly approaching your 50th (!!) cookbook. What an accomplishment! You must be proud. If you had to choose, which cookbook shoot would you say was your favorite?
LS: I love all my children equally! (laughs) That is true, but there are some books that do stand out. Often whatever book I just shot is my new favorite. I can’t wait for a book I shot with the talented Katie Lee that will be out this April! It was so fun to shoot, as we photographed her delicious food and also Katie playing around with friends on the beach and cooking at her amazing home in the Hamptons. I also loved Melia Marden and Anita Lo’s books for the same reason: they were both a mix of food and lifestyle photography, and each really stayed true to the chef. They are very different individuals (and of course all three are fabulous chefs and strong women). I think we did a great job of showcasing that in both cases, and I was happy with the way the publishers designed the books.
JMI: Moving forward, are there any un-pursued areas of photography that you’d like to explore? Do you have any “New Year’s Resolutions” with respect to your work?
LS: It’s not a New Year’s Resolution, but one area I haven’t pursued before and would like to is kids’ fashion photography. I’m not interested in shooting adult fashion, but kids’ fashion appeals, especially for brands I admire such as Mini Boden. I think I could bring a lot to the table, and think it’s an area that would be a natural extension for my work. By the way, I explained "New Year’s Resolutions" to my 5-year-old, and asked her if she wanted to make one. She said yes: "to eat candy every day." Maybe I’ll do that too.
JMI: You always create these really fun and playful promos. Do you have anything up your sleeve on the promotional front?
LS: Thank you! I wanted to try something fun for Valentine’s Day, but that’s really soon… [I'll] see if I can get it done in time! If not, then the next holiday. I love Easter eggs as well…
JMI: Lastly, (and this one’s just for fun): If you could offer your “just starting out in the business” self one piece of advice, what would it be?
LS: Everyone says it but it’s true: shoot a ton of photos, and don’t be afraid to experiment in all areas to find out what feels most right to you - but then learn how to edit those photos way down before you put them up on a professional site. Also, don’t turn down any work in the beginning, as you will learn something useful from any assignment at the start (then later, don’t be afraid to say no to things that aren’t right). Oops, I guess that’s more than one thing! That’s ok.
Asking other photographers questions would be another piece of advice. I asked tons of questions when I was starting out. As a Photo Editor, I knew many photographers, and a couple, in particular, were very helpful and generous with their advice, so I try to be that way, as well. That’s actually one thing I miss about being a Photo Editor – talking to so many photographers! It’s funny how once you’re in the business, you don’t interact with other photographers as much…too bad, as we’re a fun bunch.
New work by Amy Postle is featured in the latest issue of Family Circle magazine!
Out now, the January issue features two stories in the "Modern Life" column, photographed by Amy, following two families in New Jersey and Michigan, respectively.