Integrus Architecture hired us to photograph the Architecture of Wellpinit School for which they designed and oversaw a very major rehab project. The High School/ Middle School combo is source of pride for the people who spend their days there. A lot of nice big windows and pleasant common spaces make school good for all of them. The school features some cool ideas such as drinking fountains that allow for quick-filing of your water bottle, so students can stay hydrated throughout the day, and automatic energy saving lighting. Congratulations to the Wellpinit School District on their new Facility!
Road King magazine cover art
"RoadKing", a magazine for professional truckers, came to us through Michael Nott at Parthenon Publishing in Nashville Tennessee, to photograph a cover for the January/February 2014 issue. The story covers how trucker Jason Baker won a contest for losing weight and got himself in much better shape. Whatever the prize, the improvement in his health and attitude was worth more. Driving his truck to northern Canada and back routinely was not a recipe for good health. We (Chase Warnick assisting) took Jason and his beautiful truck, thanks to his company "System Transport", and prettier wife out on old Highway 2 not far from Rearden. She came to keep him company and we got pictures of them both with the tractor, just for fun. They got published in the cover story inside the magazine too. Jayson is a great fellow with a real positive disposition which made the whole process in the cold and wind, even into the dark of evening, good fun. The designer was real happy with the result and we sent a handful of prints to Jayson. He thanked us heartily. Thanks again RoadKing, and congratulations Jayson.
I love editorial work- its always a challenge to come up with something good no matter what the circumstances. No excuses.
You can view the story here: http://roadking.com
Cravens Coffee is a great, sort of medium small, coffee roasting and supply company based in Spokane, Washington. As a Commercial Photographer we've done work with them for years, including an annual holiday card. Because they believe in high-service with custom blends, delivery and super high quality beans as well as roasting, this mailing presents their staff in a way that personalizes their business.
Simon and Becky, the owners, put great stress on fair-Trade quality suppliers. They visit, meet and know many small growers from whom they buy. What a great way to do business - devoted to their growers and their customers and committed to high quality in their coffees and their relationships. It's a great way to live too!
Tipke Manufacturing is a fine smaller company that does superb sheet metal and fabrication work. They have their own invention, the "Fold-it Cart", which they make in-house and sell all over the world. They've made thousands and thousands of them and people love the product! We did some new photography of the cart to refresh the promotion and to show some of their new products. You can contact Tipke Manufacturing and order your very own cart: http://www.tipkemfg.com/foldit/
We photographed Diana Barth in our studio for Spirit, Southwest Airlines in-flight magazine, so they could feature her in a full-page layout as an exceptional employee. The magazine is always in the seat pocket in case you're on a Southwest flight and want to check it out. She was really nice and we had Julie Farley at The Make-up Studio do her make-up as a bonus for Diana. You can view the online version of the Magazine here.
As a Spokane Commercial Photographer it is a rare occasion when the "Spoon" Agency from Stockholm, Sweden emails us. After perusing our website they chose us for their project. The assignment was to talk about Hardox Wearparts, created at Spokane's own Coeur d'Alene Metals, in SSAB World Magazine; an international steel industry publication. Talk about heavy metal!
The Joel E. Ferris Home has been getting a lot of press lately. We photographed the home and grounds last Spring at the request of Sam Ferris to document the house, and for sales purposes. It is currently featured in the MAC exhibit SPOMa (Spokane Mid-Century Architecture) and was very recently featured (ten pages worth) in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene Living magazine's March issue. It is mentioned in a number of blogs and other websites. Sam Ferris has set up a website just for the house at http://spokanemidcentury.com.
This very day, Dwell Magazine is being released with a full page featuring the Ferris Home and some history and commentary about it. Sam Ferris, our client in this project, asked if I had ever had a client get more mileage from a group of images. Having done published photography for quite a while, we've had a lot of "ink", but I had to admit that this was a contender, for sure. Toby Ferris, Sam's brother, said it would cost 35K to buy an advertising page in Dwell Magazine. It really is a great house and is getting a lot of buzz because of its character and sublime design. Take a look and don't forget your checkbook!
Craig and Tony visited artist Charlie Schmidt at his studio in Spokane, WA today to discuss the current trends in social media. Charlie is known for comedic pieces like THIS and is the creator of internet meme, Keyboard Cat. Charlie is a long-time friend of Craig's and one of the most unique and inspirational individuals one could ever meet. Here's a photo of his studio which featured a collection of drugstore hearing aids, a miniature Vespa, and a rotating fixture of sunglasses.
Our studio hosted a holiday party this past season with a combination of professional catering and hors d'oeuvres made by our employees and their families. We had a bartender serving beer, wine, and some amazing punch that Chase's fiancé provided! The evening was filled with jazz and holiday tunes by a live 4pc band Lesley assembled through her network of friends. Aside from poor weather conditions which prevented several of our guests from attending, the night was a success. Chase setup a time-lapse camera in the corner to capture the evening with a frame 5 seconds . . . here's the result:
Teachers from Rodgers, Lewis & Clark, Ferris, North Central, and Shadle high schools gathered nearly 70 students from within their respective photography classes and bused them to the INB Performing Arts Center today for Festival of the Arts. The JCSP team presented a slideshow and demonstrated various techniques to an auditorium of eager students. Topics ranged from theory of light (and shadows) to one-light portraits. The demonstration was followed by a hands-on workshop guided by the educators from each of the school's photography programs. After nearly 7 hours, the students piled back onto their buses and headed back to school with a breadth of new information and experience.
Here's a few images from the day:
We recently wrapped a location shoot at a horse ranch for SuspenderStore.com. The shoot featured a model (Jerry) wearing suspenders from their Western & Leathers collection. It was pretty cold on the set but you wouldn't know it from the images we got. Here are some behind the scenes images we grabbed while on location.
World renowned fly tier John Newbury brought some of his new flies into the studio to be photographed a couple of weeks ago. His new series of flies are so alive that they seem to jump off the screen and printed page. Below is a sample of those flies and a collection of behind the scenes shots during pre-production and the shoot here in the studio.
[Photographed by Tony Roslund]
After we photographed the Ferris family home last summer, Sam Ferris used the images widely, both in presenting the home for sale as well as for a number of historic architectural dispositions including this one at 2Modern Blog in their article Awesome Mid-Centruy Modern Design.
On June 20th 2012 we began production on the Ferris family home located in Spokane, WA. If you are from Spokane then you have heard the Ferris name a time or two. The home was designed by Bruce Walker in 1954 and reflected the modernist movement of architectural design that boomed in mid-century America. It is a classic post and beam style and is one of Spokane's finest mid-century designs.
Production lasted four days and featured full supplemental lighting on all interior shots. Exteriors were shot at both dusk and dawn to maximize the quality of light showcasing the unique exterior design of the house. For our post-production workflow we utilized the industry standard editing tool Photoshop to handle all the interior composites, and Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2 to blend a couple of HDR shots.
[Photographed by Craig Sweat]
Photographer Tony Roslund has several prints of flies tied by world renowned fly-tyer John Newbury on display at Steelhead Bar & Grille in downtown Spokane. The gallery will be on display until after the New Year. Be sure to stop by and check them out and enjoy their delicious Fish & Chips platter and an ice cold brew while you're there!
The crew at Smart Smoke leads the way when it comes to electronic cigarettes or "e-cigs" as they're more commonly known. Smart Smoke is continually coming up with new innovations to make moving away from tobacco products and moving into their product lines more affordable and convenient. Here's one of their "Omega" products attached to a new lanyard design we shot for their website.
[Photographed by Tony Roslund]
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Anderson Mraz Design and Marcia Rooney, Senior Curator of History of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) put together a fine interactive exhibit about the Campbell House. This exhibit is installed in the adjacent carriage house. It's not a large space, but is packed with artifacts, story, and insight into the likes of these early founders of Spokane.
[Photographed by Craig Sweat]
ALSC Architects and Lydig Construction asked us to photograph a new Fitness Center built at Fairchild Air Force Base. Just completed, it is beautiful and already busy. Access to the site proved "interesting" with the dawn and evening light being the most dramatic, and security being very tight. This was a workout for us, but very fun.
[Photographed by Craig Sweat and Tony Roslund]