Archive for January, 2013

Motion in Air 2

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

That Tim Tadder, he can’t stay idle for long – it’s not even the end of January and he’s already collaborated with the talented digital artist Mike Campau on the beautiful new project, Motion in Air 2. As described in the writeup on Behance, “Keeping the same premise as the original concept, Mike made each shape unique based on the dancer’s personality, style, and movements in the air. This time more dramatic lighting and darker tones were used to better match with Tim’s patented look.”

If only we could all be captured so gracefully. See all of Tim & Mike’s beautiful images right here.




Walter Smith for Forbes

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

We already shared the beautiful images that Walter shot for Forbes for their second annual “30 under 30” issue, but we really thought that the talent on the cover deserved his own post. David Karp is the creator of Tumblr, a platform that we here at Emissary use to keep up on inspiration, creative & current events and maybe even for our daily dose of french bulldog cuteness.

Walter shot David for the cover and opening story in New York – both David & Walter’s homebase – and we think he beautifully captured Karp’s minimal aesthetic. Simple, personal shots within the backdrop of what Karp calls “the most creative city in the world.” Stunning photos to accompany a thoroughly interesting profile on one of the “30 under 30.” You can check out the full profile of David Karp on right here. Great job, Walter!


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!


Walter Smith for AIGA

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Walter collaborated with Marcos Chavez of TODA to shoot this for AIGA’s latest campaign to reach out to new members. Find out more information about the benefits of joining AIGA right here – every designer should belong!


On tour with J. Roddy

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Our resident audiophile, Andrew Reilly, sat down with us to talk about his latest project – tour hopping with the band J Roddy Walston and the Business. Over the last several months, he’s had the chance to photograph the band as they toured through Canada and New England.

Below are a favorite of our favorite shots, but you can find the full project right here.

EA: how did this project come about?
AR: While flying back east for a job I read a brief review of their album in SPIN magazine. When I landed I checked out some of their music via youtube and instantly liked their sound and knew I wanted to see them live. After checking their Facebook page I noticed they were playing quite a few shows in the Baltimore area, a place where I had lived for a few years…so while back east I had some downtime between jobs and was looking for something personal to shoot so I emailed a friend in Baltimore who is in the art community to see if she knew anyone that knew the band…she did and quickly got back to me with a number…next thing I knew I was on the phone with Rod setting up a time to meet and shoot…I think the entire process of landing, listening to their music, to getting a number and talking with them took no more than 45 min…

It was really never intended to be a personal project…I was just going to shoot them once and then move on…however Rod and I kept in touch and a few months after the first shoot he asked if I would be interested in meeting them in Austin for SXSW…from there it just sort of turned into a thing I would do when there was free time…since then I have met them for a short tour through NYC, Baltimore, DC. Then I met up again in Vegas for their West Coast tour and finally for the Canada/New England tour.

EA: Where did you travel and for how long? What are the accommodations likes?
AR: Most of the images in this set are from the most recent tour through Canada and into New England. I met them in Toronto traveled to Montréal, Burlington, Montpelier, Northampton, then Boston.

EA: Any plans to continue the project?
AR: Yes, absolutely. The band has just finished writing all the material for the new album and if schedules permit I’m hoping to stop by the studio during the recording.

EA: Any favorite moment from the tour you have to share?
AR: There are so many…but some of the things I’ve walked away from this project with are first and foremost the people you meet and the places you go along the way…they are truly amazing and I still keep in touch
with quite a few…

Another good moment which is from this last tour was getting to listen to the demos for the new album…I’m looking forward to all that will come for them in the new year and hope to be able to document some of it.

EA: Least favorite moment?
AR: On my flight into Toronto, United Airlines lost my luggage and didn’t recover it until I was back home…so for the ten day tour I was in the same clothes with the exception of one concert t-shirt.


Thanks for sharing, Andrew! Check out the rest of Andrew’s amazing imagery at his website:





“30 under 30” with Walter Smith and Forbes

Monday, January 7th, 2013

When Forbes wanted to glam up 30 of the brightest and best young adults in the nation, they knew Walter Smith would be the perfect man for the job! In December, Walter had the opportunity to work with the hand-picked list of up and comers for the feature shoot of the Forbes issue of “30 Under 30.” Included in the list are scientists, entrepreneurs, celebrities and sports stars (among others), all of whom have had an impact in their respective fields this year. This is only the second year for the list, but if last year is any indication, we won’t be forgetting the faces below any time soon.

In addition to the beautiful images, Forbes put together a behind the scenes video for the black tie photo shoot. Check it out right here and view the full profiles of the “30 Under 30” right here.

Great work, Walter!!