Archive for September, 2012

Emissary Artists welcomes Laura Flippen!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

We are totally stoked to announce that we’ve added an amazing talent from San Francisco to our roster – Laura Flippen! We are smitten and thought you might like to get to know her as well, so we asked her a few pertinent Emissary Artists necessary questions. You can check out Laura’s work right here and read her answers below.

EA: Where did you grow up?
LF: We lived on an organic farm in Northern California when I was younger… we had horses, ponies, goats, ducks – you name it! My favorite, though, was our tree fort in a huge old oak tree. I think we camped up there most of the summers! In Junior High we moved back to the SF Bay area, where I’ve become a city dweller…
EA: Anywhere in the world you’d like to visit but haven’t been yet?
LF:  Greece & Iceland would both be amazing & magical.

EA: Where is the wildest place photography has taken you?
LF: Doing a lifestyle shoot in the California desert during a heat wave – I think it was 118 in the shade!

EA: What’s your dream project?
LF: Hmmmmm… a creative/commercial project in Greece or Iceland!!

EA: Cake or cookies?
LF: Both! I make a mean flour-less chocolate cake & the best chewy gingerbread cookies. Needless to say, I love to cook…

EA: What’s your favorite possession?
LF: With the exception of my Great Grandfather’s cameras he used for family portraits & vacation photos, it would have to be my mother’s engagement ring.

Welcome to the Emissary Team, Laura! The next time you’re whipping up goodies in the kitchen, count us in for a batch of gingerbread cookies.



Dave Jordano for Feature Shoot

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Our longtime Emissary friend, Dave Jordano, was just featured in Feature Shoot for his series “Detroit – Unbroken Down.” As he states in the article, he originally went back to Detroit to re-photograph places that he had shot in the 1970s to document the changes that had taken place. This lead to returning 16 times over 2.5 years to re-capture the places in his memory. Read about his interest in photographing particular areas and the rest of the full article here. If you’re in the Detroit area, be sure to check out the exhibit while it’s at the Detroit Institute of Arts from December 14, 2012 to June 10, 2013.



Q&A With Tim Tadder

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Communication Arts recently did an interview with Emissary Artist Tim Tadder. To find out where Tim gets inspiration for projects like the recent “Water Wigs” and “Fish Heads” be sure to read the full interview right here.