Thursday, November 19, 2009

Renowned fashion/lifestyle photographer Zee Wendell and partner, art director Tara D'Ambrosia, launch weestock images

On November 18th, 2009 Zee Wendell, along with business partner and art director Tara D’Ambrosia, launched, a boutique stock photography agency. weestock images, specializing in conceptual children’s photography, will offer clients stylized images of babies, kids, parents with kids, grandparents with kids and families with kids. What is unique about this story is that both Wendell and D’Ambrosia are a successful photographer and art director team who have decided to band together in these tough economic times and create a new approach to stock photography. No other stock agency in the United States has put together a “kids” only image bank. The team will focus on shooting and gathering conceptually driven images that speak specifically to the advertising and retail market.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Interior Photographer Alex Hayden Gets Movin' with Stop Action Animation


Alex Hayden, well established interior photographer has been shooting stop motion animation alongside his photo assignments in order to give his client's options. “In this particular instance we had this lovely vanity that was custom designed and installed by renowned architecture firm Bosworth Hoedemaker. The cool part about these drawers is that they have bright red interiors; it’s like an amazing lining of a coat or jacket. I thought I’d make a home video type piece with stop motion animation to show the drawers opening and closing. Stop motion animation is a fun way to show moving parts. Often times I spend so much time on set with an art director or product manager deciding… “Should we photograph the product open or closed? Up or down? With stop action you are able to shoot it both ways. It’s fun and a little silly but definitely shows the function and the moving parts." Alex Hayden's client list include: Pacific Coast Feather, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Tullys, Magnolia Audio Visual, Bose, Home Depot and Seattle Homes.

John Granen Shoots Another Traditional Home Cover

John Granen recently shot a cover story for Traditional Home. "This is my second cover story in a row for Traditional Home," says Granen. "I am glad to see they like my work and want to feature it." In this issue the story is all about colorful rooms and classic elegance. In the Seattle home of Peter and Heather Christothoulou. John found many examples of color and style used in a traditional yet fresh way. To see more from this article go to Traditional Home.

Children's Photographer Marcy Maloy Lands Frito Lay Project

Marcy Maloy, children and lifestyle photographer, has recently landed a new Frito Lay project that will be shot this week in Northern California. "The weather is beautiful and the concepts are lovely," says Maloy. "The ideas are ideal for me. Lots of natural light, laughter and movement." See more from Marcy Maloy online at