Geof Kern remembers when, in 1994, retailer Neiman Marcus famously launched its Art of Fashion campaign, otherwise known as The Book--a thick tome full of provocative photography and unusual styling. The following year, he was asked to photograph for it, a prestigious nomination the likes of which Richard Avedon, ... read more
GQ's September issue takes a closer look at Chicago's drinking culture with F+J artist Tim Tomkinson, who created 7 drawings to help the magazine illustrate their point; namely, that the Windy City is "now officially the greatest place in America to get your drink on." From a trio of post-shot-takers making post-shot faces to a pulled-back view of the city block housing the Chicago... read more
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design--and one of Steve Jobs’ closest past collaborators--is Sir Jonathan Ive. His Silicon Valley celebrity status is warranted by the fact that he likely designed the device you’ve got in your pocket, or with which you’re currently reading this blog post. When London-based Sunday Times Magazine decided to feature him on their cover this year, fellow... read more
Space to connect. That's what Hilton Worldwide offers larger groups and corporations seeking meeting places in their hotels through Connect. In a new advertising campaign creatively directed by Lauren Watson at Chicago-based Brand Salon, Patrick Fraser utilized his experience with movie... read more
We are all crossing our fingers for animator Aaron Bjork, Creative Director Michael Reilly and the team at Shine for the Emmy Awards nomination for the title sequence of TURN. Take a look at the beautiful animation here.
For new Hanes girls' underwear advertising, the digital marketing agency 360i hired LA-based production company Doomsday Entertainment to capture still images for their new Lookbook in conjuction with video for a commercial. This sort of structure requires a photographer that works quickly--in between takes, in fact--and ... read more
Wild Vase from Patrick Fraser on Vimeo. Los Angeles gets a little more lively thanks to Alice Goldsmith, a florist working out of her garage in the now-blooming neighborhood of Silverlake. Her arrangements tell her customers' stories, she says, recounting bouquets made under circumstances that range from new love to death to sought-after forgiveness. ... read more