art buyers are people too

let's hear it for the unsung heroes of the agency world

Happy new year to all of you! Sorry for the lack of posts. We were wrapping up 2012 in a neat little bow and dragging its tired ass to the curb for pick-up.

We are really hoping that this one will be a big one! We have a couple of productions ramping up, which is super exciting. Let’s hope that there are many more and that 2013 kills it! Are any of you getting ready with a new promo? Making meetings?

We made it to 300 (and more!). Thank you guys for all the love!

We love  Annemarieke van Drimmelen's work.  Her commercial images and her personal projects both feel equally calming and beautiful.  Check out the rest of her work along with the other talented people over at Webber Represents.

We ran into this guy this weekend…and by this guy, we mean the one and lovely, Nathan Perkel.  We’ve known and worked with Nathan for quite a while.  We did a nice fat job together many moons ago and then a little thing here and there.  The job we did with him was errrrrmmmm, an interesting one.  Let’s just say that he had a t-rex stand in.  That’s all we can say…

Nathan has been killing it editorially.  He shoots for the likes of Jalouse, ESPN Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Time Magazine, and many more.  He has sooooo much new work and it’s pretty awesome.  He’s a skate kid through and through and at the same time is a true professional and great to work with.  He’s keeps good company at Apostrophe.  Check him out and have him in for a meeting.  We are long overdue and he said he’d bring treats!  He knows us all too well.

If you are looking for other Art Buyers to follow, check out Saatchi LA’s Art Production Facebook page.  It’s really nice to see other AB’s sharing their day to day adventures!  Check them out and share the love!  They sure do look like they are having some fun over there and it looks like we love a lot of the same people.  

If you are looking for other Art Buyers to follow, check out Saatchi LA’s Art Production Facebook page.  It’s really nice to see other AB’s sharing their day to day adventures!  Check them out and share the love!  They sure do look like they are having some fun over there and it looks like we love a lot of the same people.  

Did you know we’re on Instagram and Twitter? Follow us!

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xx

The Art Buyers

Art Buyers do more than just stay in touch with the latest and greatest photographers & agents.  We also need to be up on all of the trends out there, that includes hair and make-up.  We are always looking to build strong teams.  Photographers often recommend people who they love and we will usually go with their selects.  Sometimes we like to have our team if we have a very particular client.  It really depends…is it lifestyle and super natural?  Is it moody with a little bit of an edge?  Is it conceptual?  A great team will pull it off and add so much to any image.  

When we look at photographers’ books we will often scrutinize the hair and make-up.  Could the image have been better with different make-up?  Was it too heavy?  Too light?  Was the hair gorgeous?  Did it look too “done”?  These are real questions and the entire team is responsible for the image, not just the photographer…but the photographer needs to lead his team too.  Man, that is a lot to do, huh!?

A few groups who we love, love, love are Judy Casey, Kate Ryan, Ray Brown, Jed Root and Sarah Laird.  They are always willing to help.  We think it’s tricky because we get to meet our photographers, but we don’t usually get to meet our Glam Squad…we just cross our fingers they are nice and competent.  We can’t say it enough times—personality is sooooo important.  There is nothing worse than one bad egg on set.  We prefer a good ol’ fashioned lovefest!

@levine_leavitt gives good promo.

@levine_leavitt gives good promo.

Are you guys following us yet? If not, you should be.

Are you guys following us yet? If not, you should be.

Did you all see the Tierney Gearon’s amazing story in NYT’s Hollywood Issue this weekend?  It’s called Hollywood Heroines  and well, it rocks.  Tierney is known for her very intimate and personal portraits.  She has quite a prolific fine art career and the NYT selected her to shoot 12 actresses.  She also made 12 mini movies that are meant to be dreams…we are headed to see the uncut versions of these this evening.  Good stuff!
Tierney has been with Trish South for quite a long time.  Trish has a great roster and despite Tierney being known for her fine art imagery, she also has shot commercially for Kate Spade, HP, Coca Cola, and many others.  Let’s not forget that ad work is a great way to fund those fine art projects and much needed holidays!
We also follow Tierny on Instagram and she was getting mad shout outs from some of our favorite females photographers including Cass Bird and Pam Hanson once she began posting her NYT images this weekend.  

Did you all see the Tierney Gearon’s amazing story in NYT’s Hollywood Issue this weekend?  It’s called Hollywood Heroines  and well, it rocks.  Tierney is known for her very intimate and personal portraits.  She has quite a prolific fine art career and the NYT selected her to shoot 12 actresses.  She also made 12 mini movies that are meant to be dreams…we are headed to see the uncut versions of these this evening.  Good stuff!

Tierney has been with Trish South for quite a long time.  Trish has a great roster and despite Tierney being known for her fine art imagery, she also has shot commercially for Kate Spade, HP, Coca Cola, and many others.  Let’s not forget that ad work is a great way to fund those fine art projects and much needed holidays!

We also follow Tierny on Instagram and she was getting mad shout outs from some of our favorite females photographers including Cass Bird and Pam Hanson once she began posting her NYT images this weekend.  

We’re on Twitter! Follow us and you get a prize……..not really, but follow us anyway.

We’re on Twitter! Follow us and you get a prize……..not really, but follow us anyway.

If you happen to pick up the new issue of PDN , flip to page 30 and check out the great article by Meghan Ahearn ”10 Stand Out Photo Promos”. She was kind enough to give our little blog a shout out!

As long time PDN readers, we were thrilled to see Art Buyers Are People Too in print! We have big smiles on our faces today. 

Thank you to Meghan and PDN!

p.s Read the rest of the issue. It’s a good one! 

xxoo

The Art Buyers

How much are we loving this image that we found on Colossal today?  Check out the video as well.  Very cool and a little unnerving at the same time.
It’s reminiscent of Peter Funch’s Babel Tales series, but with planes.  It makes one stop and think about how we are traveling, where we are traveling, the fuel used to travel…still it is an extraordinary image.  The fact that it was taken on Black Friday…well, that’s just another story entirely…

How much are we loving this image that we found on Colossal today?  Check out the video as well.  Very cool and a little unnerving at the same time.

It’s reminiscent of Peter Funch’s Babel Tales series, but with planes.  It makes one stop and think about how we are traveling, where we are traveling, the fuel used to travel…still it is an extraordinary image.  The fact that it was taken on Black Friday…well, that’s just another story entirely…

Happy Birthday, Gordon Parks!

This is a wonderful article on NYT today, on what would have been Mr. Park’s 100th birthday.  His imagery is beautiful.  He was able to capture women and fashion in his own way.  

We particularly loved the advice that his father gave him:

“Your heart will tell your feet which roads to take,” his father counseled. “There’ll be signposts along the way giving out directions. You’ll have the right to question them, but don’t ignore them. Each one is meant for something.”

If you are looking for something to do tonight head over to Henry Leutwyler’s opening and book release.  The book is a stunning observation and collection of the New York City Ballet.  It takes you behind the curtain and on a beautiful journey full of tutus, tattered shoes, and sweaty practice sessions.  

The story behind the book is that Henry was asked to shoot the NYCB’s ad campaign and saw so much more.  He saw the sewing machines whirring and the lockers stacked with a single dancer’s shoes…all of the things that make seeing the ballet so special that we might have never known about.  The images capture all of this with such beauty and thoughtfulness.

The stills will take your breath aways and the views from the wings will give you butterflies in your stomach.