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Michael Clinard | BAMF (Bad Ass Mother Figure) Turns 103!

Friday, January 10th, 2014

A triple digit birthday calls for one heck of a celebration!

A few years ago our Emissary Artist, Michael Clinard, photographed Hilda Evelyn Kottman for a cover story in Seattle Weekly. This year she turned 103 and to celebrate, she and her grandson dedicated an afternoon to gambling, all-you-can-eat crab, and tattoos! Her birthday celebration became an all out internet sensation after the images were posted on Reddit and included in the section, “Ask Me Anything,” and has since been featured on various websites such as the Daily Mail and many others.

One of the main images being used is a stunning shot of Evelyn sitting proud amidst her impressive pickling collection, taken by Michael after their Seattle Weekly shoot. We think Michael did a beautiful job of capturing her carefree attitude and love that her story has brought a smile to so many people around the world. Imagine what birthday #104 will bring!



Tim Tadder nominated for [Framed] Award!

Friday, January 18th, 2013

We were excited this week when we heard that Tim’s personal project, Water Wigs, had made the Behance Top 10 Most Appreciated Projects of 2012, then super excited when we discovered that another one of his projects, The Future of Sports, had made the Top 100 list… and now we’re positively giddy that he has been nominated for Best Sports/Action Photographer for a [Framed] Award!

Voting is open until January 31st, so click on the link here to get to the voting page and vote for your favorites! Including Tim Tadder for Best Sports/Action Photographer, naturally!


Emissary Artists featured in PDN!

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The holidays surely are merry and bright this year! We just got our copy of the January 2013 issue of PDN… and we’re featured in it!

Our oversized postcard promotions are included in an article showcasing “10 Stand-out Photo Promos.” PDN interviewed Christopher for the article and in representing Emissary oh, so eloquently, he did a great job of  describing why we think these postcards are so versatile.  “We use them to send to clients as an introduction to our photographers, follow-up after interest has been shown, and as leave-behinds and name plates for portfolio shows… We want clients to keep the cards and use them as artwork, so we try to choose images that are funny, inspirational, beautiful.” As noted in the article, our postcards were such a big hit with the folks behind the blog “Art Buyers are People Too”, that they posted about them in September!

A tip of the hat to PDN for including our Emissary Artists in their write-up; we hope to continue delighting and surprising clients with our  photographers’ beautiful images, one postcard at a time!


Winkler + Noah featured in Archive

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Check out these Subaru ads featured in Archive Volume 6; photographed by our wonderful photography duo, Winkler + Noah.  Congrats to Winkler + Noah, keep up the good work!

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Shut up and make better pictures

Monday, October 26th, 2009

I had a great conversation with an art director while I was working on a Coke project last week in Chicago. We talked about new media and social networking. He made a great point that I think it should resonate with visual communicators. In so many words, and most likely because he was tired of getting tweets and facebook updates, about the great adventures of certain photographers, he suggested we as visual communicators, put aside the twittering, facebooking, and all the other distractions and concentrate on making kick ass images. How freaking true. I have always said photographers need to make photographs. Pretty simple concept but lately it seems a lot of photographers are doing more social networking than making better pictures. So I’m going to, heed his wisdom and shut up, make better pictures, and let my images speak to my strength as a visual communicator. With that said, I’d love to learn more about photographers that have visual blogs of their struggle to make more powerful images. More image making, less talk.