Friday, February 26, 2010
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Here's a shot I did with Bryan Iguchi at the World Quarterpipe Championships at Waterville Valley, NH in 2002. That event (more party then contest) was a blast. They had lit a fire on the run in and the riders had to jump the fire while getting pummeled with snowballs and beer cans on there way to throw down on the quarter. In fact I had a shot of someone ollying the fire in Rolling Stone next to some of Tim Zimmerman's photos. This shot here ran in the first issue of The Snowboard Journal printed really well on super nice paper. I was stoked to be part of it. It also ran in Seth Butler and Mike Nevin's The Journal back when it was a b+w snowboard mag, not the full color art mag that it is now. It might have been in Eastern Edge too, I can't remember.
I shot this with a Hassleblad, 80mm lens and cross processed a tungsten film in c-41. It was lit by the sun through fog.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
All kick ass images © Gary Land
This week I am featuring photographer/artist Gary Land as a photographer that inspires me. Gary was one of the original East Coast snowboarding photographers. I first saw his images in Eastern Edge Magazine and Snowboarder Magazine. I remember seeing Gary toting around some big ass 600mm lens on a monopod at The US Open of Snowboarding and thinking how cool is that guy? Gary went on to be the in-house photographer at Reebok for a while and that's where we met. I assisted him a few times and his energy on set is amazing and fun. He's left Reebok and runs a hugely successful freelance business shooting for Coke, Nike, Adidas, and more. His work is cutting edge and pushes the envelope with crisp clean post production and excellent lighting. I also love his blog where he posts a bunch of his point and shoot stuff. He's always shooting, looking for the cool in wherever he is. And that is what inspires me most.
Thanks for the inspiration Gary and keep killing it!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Here's a little slide show of my printed portfolio. I have made a list of Art Buyers and Photo Editors to cold call and set up meetings to go show the book. I'll be starting that process today!
So psyched, moving forward! Progress rules!
The quality of video isn't too cool, please call to see the real deal.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Shaun White at Mt. Hood in 2000
Kelly Clark at Mt. Snow in 2002
Kelly Clark at Mt. Snow in 2002
With all of this Olympic Medal stuff flying around I dug up a few images of our current medalists that I did with film. The first is a shot I did with Shaun White while he was filming for a Volcom video at Mt. Hood, OR back in the summer of 2000. This was before the main stream media labeled him The Flying Tomato or some muppet name. But he was ripping back then too. Everyone knew he was going to be bigtime, maybe not as big as he turned out but big none the less.
The other two images are of Kelly Clark in a space above her family's resteraunt at Mt. Snow, VT. We shot these for the now gone SG Magazine. It was a cool double page spread. Kelly was super nice and has continued to kill it.
Congratulations to all of the athlets for rocking Vancouver. I'll have to dig out some other shots I have of Hannah Teter and some of Ross Powers after he won the Gold too.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Nice and thick with good clean letter pressed type on both sides. Set up a meeting to see my book and I'll hand you one personally.
Designed by Eduardo Nemeth and printed by EM Letterpress.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Today I am featuring photographer and friend Tibor Nemeth as a photographer who inspires me. Tibor's use of natural light and simple approach to photography is amazing. He knows the rules of photography and uses them to create amazing imagery.
Thanks Tibor for the inspiration and keep up the good work!
Just when I was starting to wonder if these network marketing sites were a waste of my time I got a call from Andrea at Runner's World. She had got the weekly update blast from Linked In, my name was fresh on her mind and she gave me an assignment! That's why I'm on the Linked In and the Facebook, to promote my work and to keep my name popping up in front of clients.
It's not a waste of time at all!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I shot these 7 or 8 years ago with film. The b+w is shot with good old tri-x in a Hassleblad and an 80mm lens. The two action images are with an 800 asa transperency film shot with a Canon EOS3 and the 100-400L lens.
I actually on my way to shooting with these yahoos again this weekend and we are lined up to get some killer ice climbing images. It'll be digital this time though. I have always been stoked on the square Hassleblad image. It's definitely in my top 10 favorites of all time that I have taken. The 35 shots I have always been disappointed in the quality of the film. They are cool shots I just wish the grain held together better and it was a little more contrasty and saturated. Oh well, they are still cool.
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I met this guy at Starbucks. We talked a bit about him being a writer. He want's me to shoot the photos for his "news stories". He's interesting fellow to say the least.
I'm having fun with this project. People always have something cool to say, and it's fun to simply listen to it and be with them for a bit.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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We have been having a lot of babies in the studio recently and I couldn't help myself to bust out the digi holga and capture their little faces. Enjoy!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
This week I am featuring Embry Rucker as a photographer/artist that inspires me. I met Embry in Portland, OR while I was doing a short stint with Nemo Design and Embry was shooting alot with the now defunct Morrow Snowboards team including Todd Richards, Eric Lienes, and Josh Dirkson. Shortly after that he became the Photo Editor at Transworld Snowboarding Magazine and gave me an assignment or two. And ran some of my first published work. Embry left TWS and embarked on a shooting carreer and has become quite successful with clients like Quicksilver, Roxy, O'neal, Sony, and Nokia to name a few.
I really enjoy the way he lights his portrait and action shots. He uses an excellent mix of available light and strobes. It's also really cool to see the variety of work he does, fashion, sports, portraits, ads, editorial, catalog, and travel. It's really inspiring!
Thank you Embry for being a photographer and creating images that inspire me to progress forward in my own photographic adventure!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Here's a shot of my new biz cards before they were cut.
An iPhone shot of print trimmings.
The prints for the portfolio are now trimmed and are ready to be scored, folded, and hole punched. I have a few more prints I want to make including a good cover sheet that flows with my new branding/identity. The book should be ready soon and I'll post some quality images of it instead of these noisy iPhone shots.
My new business cards arrived today from EM Letterpress. That completes the printing for all of my new identity system. I have the biz cards, which are super slick and I'm really stoked on. I have some really nice envelopes. Some mailing labels to send stuff off in style. And some nice vinyl stickers to stick on dvd cases and everything else. It's a totally new complete branding for Josh Campbell Photography designed by my friend Eduardo Nemeth. I'll also post some nice images of everything after I shoot them. I feel it's really important to have all of these pieces as a photographer (or in any business). It shows that I am committed professional and gives clients an idea of what to expect as for as the level and the quality of my photography.
Friday, February 5, 2010
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Here's a shot of Mikey from my old neighborhood. I met him one day when he was learning to olly and gave him a pointer. Then he nailed it right away and we were instant friends.
This shot was with Kodak's Color Infrared Film. It was an E6(slide film) cross processed in C41(negative/print film) giving the super saturated and extra contrast. I think this was from one of two or three rolls that I ever shot with that film. If I remember right it was super expensive too, like $25 a roll. But man look at those color shifts straight out of the can, no photoshop magic here. Enjoy and check in next Friday for another image captured with emulsion and not pixels!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
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On Thursday's I'm now featuring a portrait of someone I go up to on the street and ask to take their photo. My intention in doing this is to push myself to talk with new people and create a cool image from it. No planning, no production, no lights or assistants. Just me, my camera, and a subject that I've never met. So simple yet so cool too. I find it challenging but very rewarding.
This guy was the first person I photographed while taking on this new self assignment. I photographed him last Sunday morning in Harvard Square while walking to get my wife a coffee after I dropped her at work.
Any thoughts, comments, criticism?
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
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The above photo is of the knuckles of Kyle Holmquist. I met Kyle last weekend. He's interested in assisting me and other photographers here in Boston. Before we had even met he had agreed to help me out for free on Sunday with a sunrise running shot. The call time was around 5:30am and the temps were floating around 0°. The runner called me a little after 4:00am and informed me that her husband was going to the emergency room and she couldn't do it. All was cool as health and family are way more important than a photoshoot. So I called Kyle and canceled with him too. He had the same easy going laid back response I had. He came by later that day and we talked for a bit and I took this shot of his tattoo.
Thanks for being a cool guy Kyle. The next gig is yours for sure!
Check out Kyle's photography here.
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So here's another contact sheet of Hipstamatic images from my iPhone. I like the contact sheet format. It reminds me of the days when I used film and would see a roll of holga film in a similar fashion. I'm posting these images once a week now on Wednesdays to share with you, the blog reader, the way I see life. I see something cool in all the little things that could go unnoticed or have beauty that is usually overlooked. I'm always seeing something cool, I'm always looking for something cool, and now I'm using the Hipstamatic app on my phone to shoot just about everything I see.
Any thoughts? Are you inspired? Hate this? Love it? I would love for everyone that visits the blog to leave a comment. I know you guys are reading, i have the analytics installed. Please take a sec and type a few words. Thanks-Josh
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I have posted in the past about how photographers like Trevor Graves and Russ Quackenbush have inspired me in my lifelong photography adventure. I've decided to feature a photographer or an artist who inspires me every Tuesday here on the blog. The intention is to pay respects to those who have contibuted to me through their work as well as give you the reader a slice of insight on who I am.
This week I have chosen my friend and collegue Joel Benjamin. I have learned and continue to learn a lot from Joel about this business, lighting, producing, as well as communication with clients and subjects. I've been lucky enought to work with him for a number of years now and be part of his growth as a photographer, artist and businessman. Thanks Joel!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Here are a few iPhone quickshots of the prints for my book.
Yesterday I spent most of the day printing the pages of my new portfolio. I have more prints to make. Then comes the trimming, scoring, and hole punching required to assemble the book. It was cool to print yesterday. It seems a lot of the time with digital I only print when a print is needed. Most images are sent over the internet to clients, burned to a disc, or moved to another hard drive. The photos really came alive to me yesterday when I saw them printed really well and at a descent size. I'm still flying high from it!
I joined Facebook finally. I had been holding out thinking it was a time waster. Now I am of the thought that connections and relationships are very important however we have them. It's pretty amazing how within twenty four hours I became connected to over 100 people. My name was seen by over 100 people. My web hits went way up, so people were looking at my work. Yeah I'm sure some were friends and family but I'm also sure that some were folks that hire or know people that hire photographers. It's win win. So if you are here and we are cool guy friends on the Facebook please look me up and send a request.