Jeremy Cowart Photographs Imogen Heap on Iceland

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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Jeremy Cowart (recently named internet’s most influential photographer) went to Iceland to photograph singer/songwriter Imogen Heap.

“We were in brutally cold conditions,” writes Jeremy on his blog. “I was decked out in 5 layers of REI, weather proof gear and Imogen was wearing one thin layer of clothing the entire time. And I never heard her complain once. That’s insane. Usually I have subjects whining on set if the temperature goes above or below 72 degrees. So kudos to Imogen. She out-toughed us all.”

On location, Jeremy used a Profoto B1 and Softbox RFi 3×4′.

A series of stunning images, a couple of behind-the-scenes shots and the full story can be found at Jeremy’s website.

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Pro Photo’s Profoto B1 Review: “Don’t Do Anything Until You’ve Had A Good Look at The B1.”

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Australian photography magazine Pro Photo just published a Profoto B1 review that put a smile to our faces.  

“The world’s first flash monobloc with wireless TTL exposure control adds a new level of convenience to shooting on location,” writes Pro Photo’s Paul Burrows.

His final verdict is: “If you’re thinking about buying any sort of lighting in the near future, don’t do anything until you’ve had a good look at the B1… more likely than not, it’s going to be what you’re really looking for.”

The full review is available here.

Pro Photo was also kind enough to offer a full pdf, straight from the magazine, with plenty of images. The pdf can be downloaded here, if you prefer that way of reading the review.

Nikon Shooters, We Got News for You

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On September 15, we will release Air Remote TTL-N, a small, wireless radio transmitter that attaches to the Nikon camera’s hotshoe and enables TTL metering with the Profoto B1 off-camera flash.

In other words, Air Remote TTL-N is the Nikon shooter’s equivalent to the Canon shooter’s Air Remote TTL-C (available since November 2013).

We are now looking for Nikon test pilots to try out the new Air Remote TTL-N before it is launched.

Interested? Click here to sign up.

Also, thanks to HR Studios for the stunning video above.

 

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These Photographs Will Take You to Another Place. An Interview with Jeremy Snell.

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Despite being barely 22 years old, Hawaii-based photographer Jeremy Snell has travelled the world and photographed places most us only dream of seeing. “I like capturing moments that take you to another place,” he says. Keep reading to learn some of his secrets.

“I never planned on becoming a photographer – I sort of just fell into it,” says Jeremy Snell. “When I was 15 I went to Africa. I bought a small point-and-shoot camera to document the trip, and I ended up being the guy crawling on the ground, trying to find a new angle. I haven’t put down my camera since.”

That was seven years ago. Three years ago, Jeremy decided to put everything he had into his passion and try to make it as a professional photographer. Today, barely 22 years old, he counts brands such as Facebook, Time Warner Cable and Charity: Water amongst his clients.

As the list of clients suggests, Jeremy does both commercial and humanitarian work. The commercial work is important, he claims. Not only because it pays the bills. Also because it pushes him to another level technically. But the humanitarian work is what really gets him going.

“I grew up travelling, so photographing people from all over the world was a natural thing for me,” says Jeremy. “Ever since, I’ve always knew I wanted to be a humanitarian photographer.”

What’s so fascinating about being a humanitarian photographer?

“I like capturing moments that takes you to another place. I want to take photographs that allow you to see what you don’t get to see in your everyday life – portraits that make you see people in a different light.” Read More

Snakes in a Studio. In Andrew McGibbon’s Studio, to be exact.

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Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Like putting snakes on colored pieces of paper and photograph them slithering away.

That’s what South African photographer Andrew McGibbon did. And the results are awesome.

But Andrew didn’t do it just because it looks cool. He thinks the snake has been given a raw deal and wanted to show the unfairly treated animal in a new light.

“The venomous, cold-blooded rattling, hunting silently and striking suddenly – there is no room to teach that they are simply animals looking to live and defend from attack, when the symbolism is so dark and alluring, says Andrew.

“These images, then, are a result of my attempts to break down our suppositions of the animal. Photographed with warm light on bright colours, I am looking at their enchanting beauty and design, and their vulnerability, as creatures simply existing outside of the buckling pressure of the evil they are meant to represent.”

Well said. Head over to Andrew’s Behance page for the full story.