Photographer Andrew B. Myers caught our eye with his fun promo of a Scrabble board. The simple and strong composition combined with the pastel color palette work well together. The checkered background mirrors both the squares on the board and the letter tiles. We also get introduced to Myers personality. He clearly has a sense of humor, something we like to know when sending a photographer on a shoot. All in all, this is a successful and clever promotional piece that made us chuckle and drove us right to his website.
João Canziani is a name any Dwell reader will recognize. The extremely talented photographer has graced our pages many times over the years. From Vancouver to Peru, João has travelled all over the globe taking beautiful images for us. Read on to learn more about João and his experience shooting for Dwell.
The photo team here at Dwell always appreciates a good photographer promotional. Some may think that promos, a marketing tool photographers use to give us a glimpse of their work, are not worth the time and money, but we would strongly disagree. Whether the design is simple or incredibly creative, we like to see what lands in our mailbox every day. Here are a few promos that caught our attention this week.
Photographer Nicholas Calcott first appeared on our radar when he was living in Paris, France. Now, based in New York City, Calcott still travels to France often. If the timing is right, and we have a story needing to be photographed in France, Nick is our guy! Learn more about Nick and his experience shooting for Dwell below.
Photographer Leigh Merrill has created a series of images that waver between reality and fantasy. While exploring the urban environment of the San Francisco Bay Area, she became fascinated by its complexity. Says Merrill, "Motivated by curiosity about the architecture that surrounds us and how it reflects larger ideas of beauty, class, romanticism and even perfection—I started to photograph homes, and eventually photographed thousands. I then digitally assembled and reassembled these photographs to create new images; each is typically made from several photographs of individual houses combined with tens to hundreds of smaller bits and pieces from other photographs of houses in the region. At first these images might look plausible; but closer inspection reveals that they are fabricated, and in fact illogical."
Empty sporting courts and fields have never looked so beautiful. Photographer Ward Roberts travelled the globe to shoot this pastel-hued series Courts. While being completely devoid of life and people, Roberts’ photographs prove striking for their linear properties and architectural contexts. These color-drenched images are worth looking at!
This was Derek Shapton's first shoot for Dwell and it will certainly not be his last. The Ontario-based photographer impressed us with every image he shot for The Treanor Residence. He made it difficult to select photos for the story, but that is something never to complain about! Read on to learn a bit more about Derek and his first Dwell photo shoot experience.