So this week I decided to do something a little lighter considering last week was kind of gloomy. You might have read the title and thought to yourself, “Oh great, Ross is doing another post about himself. Awesome.” But thats where you’re wrong! This weeks photographer might have the same name as me but its not me! After some google searching I found Ross’ work and was kind of surprised that there was another photographer out there with the same name as me. But not only does he have the same name but he’s also based in the Pacific Northwest which is where I was born! Martin used to be a staff photographer for a newspaper in Oregon before changing his focus to fine art landscape photography and moving to Seattle. Martin uses a 4×5 camera to make his photographs which I have to applaud. 4×5 cameras are a totally different beast and to be able to use one to make landscape images like this is a hard thing to do. Either way its kind of cool to find someone else out there with the same name doing the same thing that you do!
I wanted to show the process behind a recently completed a logo I did for Miami Light Project / Nike Filmmakers Bootcamp. It’s a 4 week summer camp where Miami youth get to learn vital skills necessary to filmmaking. I wanted to illustrate a continuous strip of film spelling out the initials for Filmmakers Bootcamp, while incorporating equal parts of both sponsor identities. I did this by incorporating Miami Light Project’s logotype (completely spelled out) and placing a simple Swoosh in the top right hand corner of the mark. It wasn’t necessary to write “Nike” as well, as we are all aware of the equity already associated with the Swoosh.
If you haven’t heard of the Willie Isz, you will come this summer. Goodie Mob frontman and Dungeon Family member, Khujo Goodie, has joined forces with Jneiro Jarel to orchestrate their first album, “Georgiavania”. From what I’ve heard so far, the sound is reminiscent of classic goodie mob crunk with a futuristic hip-hop twist that Jneiro Jarel brings to the table. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album that is due to release in June on Lex Records.
This is the first taste we get from Mikkey’s The Last Shall Be First EP (produced by Mr. Money Machine aka Don Cannon) and it’s a certified banger! Very appropriate for Memorial Day. It’ll be on heavy rotation in the Treehouse all summer long.
Our Brooklyn buddy, Matt Welborn (aka Quantuum 7thousand), sent us this funny pic of himself liberally interpreting the meaning of “Experiment or Die” in his Experiment or Die tee somewhere in the NYC subway system. Thanks bud! Keep sending ‘em in.
Despite it being Memorial Day Weekend, the scene at our studio was bustling with life on Saturday. EC resident photographer, Jorge Menes, was working on set for client, Megan Huntz Dresses. Jorge has worked with Megan on her lookbooks since the beginning of her line several years back. The shots always take my breath away, and I have no doubt that they’ll do the same this time around.
Keep an eye out for a post from Jorge in the coming weeks as he turns the imagery from this weekend into finished lookbook-worthy shots. If we’re lucky, he’ll walk us through the “process”.
This was filmed by the boys over at ZachWolfe.com during their recent photoshoot for Gucci Mane. Rob was DJ’ing the shoot with the “Kaossilator” (smallest/funniest beat machine ever). Go to RobWonderRadio.com to hear Rob’s monthly show, No Static at All. Props to Zach Wolfe, Sumner, and Dax for a hilarious video. Big things are coming from this crew. Zach’s even teaching a class at Portfolio Center, our old stomping grounds!
Just wanted to remind everyone about tonight’s Party at El Bar. We will be giving out some free Process and Joneses tees throughout the night so come early to make sure you get a chance to win one. Be sure to wear your crispiest Process, Joneses or Street Local tee and show your support for the fam.