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A few complimentary film snaps from the road — San Salvador in May and Los Angeles in June.
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In LA a few weeks ago, I photographed twin brothers Adam & Ryan Goldston for Mr. Porter.
Adam & Ryan are the duo behind the brand Athletic Propulsion Labs (which got its start by creating an infamous basketball shoe that increased your vertical leap and was banned by the NBA based on the rule prohibiting ‘undue competitive advantage’ – !!). Super nice & very gracious guys – and yes, they are identical twins (I asked).
See the article here: http://www.mrporter.com/journal/the-interview/do-their-sneakers-take-you-higher/405
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I’ve been quiet here for a little while because I was on the road shooting a bunch of fun assignments in Los Angeles and Florida. Now I’m back at home for a couple of weeks; processing film and editing photos and organizing paperwork and preparing invoices and eating blueberries.
Above, some film snaps from LA a couple of weeks ago.
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New work just published…
I photographed the comic book legend Frank Miller’s favorite things for the July/August issue of the WSJ. Magazine, which was published this past weekend.
Tearsheet above; thanks to Damian Prado, Hope Brimwell & Jen Pastore for this one!
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Recently I had the true pleasure of photographing my good friend Brandon Pettit’s morning routine in Seattle for Harry’s Five O’Clock Mag.
Brandon is the co-owner and chef at Delancey and Essex in Seattle (and Dino’s, which is currently under construction). I know Brandon, Molly & June personally so it was a treat to bring Sean (the writer) along and hang out with them that morning under the pretense of “work”.
Thanks for letting us wake you up, Brandon! Check out the full editorial here.
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A new travel section added to my updated portfolio website!
See the full series here: http://www.brianwferry.com/yucatan-peninsula
The photographs were made during a trip around the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico with Club Monaco last year. I really loved this part of the world, especially the cities Izamal & Valladolid. I’m hoping to go back for a longer visit soon.
Lots of outtakes from this shoot, too – I’ll share them here very soon.
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I’m really excited to highlight a new project on my updated website: Black Thorn.
It’s a selection of photos made in early spring at Black Thorn Farm in the Appalachian mountains, North Carolina, with landowners/farmers Seth & Sharon Dubuc and veteran father and son sheep-shearers Jonathan and Ben Hearne. Photographed with Voices of Industry in April 2014.
We spent a week on the farm mainly to document the sheep-shearing for Voices of Industry (Adele used the wool for her fall/winter 2014 collection – read more about that here: http://www.voicesofindustry.com/black-thorn-farm/). We also got to see the hustle and bustle of early spring – new lambs, the shearing, preparing the farm for new crops and a busy growing season ahead. It was an incredible week for many reasons. Seth & Sharon are two of the best people I’ve ever met — they are respectful stewards of their land and the farm is almost entirely self-sufficient. They are hilariously funny, amazing cooks, thoughtful, and obviously very hard working.
One of the things that I learned over that week is that the prevailing idyllic view of the small farmer/landowner is total bullshit. The work is hard, the reality of it all can be brutal, and nature is uncompromising in many ways. We tend to think about these farmers growing organic vegetables and living a “simple life” on a beautiful piece of land … but Seth & Sharon are very realistic about the challenges they face and their lack of sentimentality about it all was really refreshing. I learned a lot that week.
In these photos, I tried to show this as best I could — I attempted to steer clear of cliched images of farm life (something I have very little interest in) and instead hoping for a more nuanced and specific view of one individual farm and its various parts.
See the full project here: http://www.brianwferry.com/black-thorn
Thanks to Adele Stafford, Seth & Sharon Dubuc, and the amazing sheep-shearers Jonathan & Ben Hearne.