03 March 2014

Production set to begin on “Price Per Barrel” An Independent Documentary Film

Photographer Wayne Rainey on Location in North Dakota

New documentary explores the relationships between energy boom towns, emergency services, and the community.

Robin Behl, in partnership with Wayne Rainey of Rainey Studios, artist Steven Yazzie, and the nonprofit group Shade Projects in Phoenix, Arizona have combined forces to begin production on an independent documentary film illustrating the pressures of rapid population expansion on local emergency services and healthcare providers in a small North Dakota farming community at the epicenter of the Bakken Oil Reserve energy boom. This will be the first in a series of documentaries profiling communities around North America that have experienced similar boom and bust resource challenges, not just in the oilfield, but in mining, agricultural and tourist centers historically and presently. What works and what doesn’t? How do we find ways to adapt to rapidly changing needs? How can we access and utilize our resources in a more sustainable fashion?

The film, "Price Per Barrel" focuses on Watford City, North Dakota, in the northwestern part of the state, 40 miles south of Williston, in the heart of one of the largest oil and gas reserves in North America. It will also compare Watford City to Artesia, New Mexico, an example of a sustainable oil and gas community.

The men and women of public safety and healthcare in Watford City have struggled to keep up with a town population and resulting call volume that have tripled in the past five years. They have risen far above and beyond the call of duty but they still do the job with altruism, professionalism and a dedication to service that is increasingly rare today. What’s happening in Watford City is both an important moment in history to document and a vehicle for illustrating the human story behind a boom or bust economy. Artesia, however, has formed personal relationships with the major oil corporations drilling in their community and has put their money to good use, supporting public safety, education, healthcare, the arts and local infrastructure. It could be the model industrial city for many others like it.

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Robin Behl is a firefighter/paramedic turned Physician Assistant turned storyteller who has left the practice of medicine and set off on a 15,000 mile journey around the United States writing about the practice of medicine in North American boom towns.

Steven Yazzie is a multi­disciplinary Native American artist and visual storyteller as well as a producer who is passionate about recording cultural history through the context of land as a source of identity, conflict and explicit resource.

Wayne Rainey is a local cinematographer, commercial and art photographer and urban pioneer who has played a major role in the revitalization of downtown phoenix. He has been an advocate for the arts, artists, environmental stewardship and sustainable communities.

More Information about Wayne Rainey

Wayne Rainey is a fine-art and commercial photographer, and an artistic community activist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Educated in photography through 25 years of practical experience, Rainey has specialized in commercial fields such as food, lifestyles, resort, and major production advertising. In addition to his commercial career, Rainey’s reputation in the fine arts world is well known through exhibitions at Bentley Gallery and reviews in publications such as ArtNews and Communication Arts.

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More Portfolios from Wayne Rainey: Arizona Tourism, Africa, Environmental Portraits, Lifestyle, Video Reel

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20 February 2014

3x3 Illustration Show No 11 Call for Entries Poster Art by Carlos Araujo

3x3 Illustration Show No 11 2014 Call for Entries Poster Art by Carlos Araujo

Illustrator Carlos Araujo was recently selected to have his illustration appear on the call for entries poster for the 3x3 Illustration Show No. 11 2014.

About the contest: "Our mission is to spotlight the best contemporary international artists we can find and encourage a new focus on the use of illustration by the global editorial, advertising and design communities. To that end we hold juried competitions once a year to highlight the best and brightest talents of each year. This year’s show is no different, a top line-up of judges from the art director side coupled with industry- leading illustrators from both sides of the pond." Deadline for entries is March 31,2014.

Continue Reading on Carlos Araujo's Blog, Silbach Station.

More Information about Illustrator Carlos Araujo

Carlos Araujo is a whimsical steampunk illustrator located in Brasília, Brazil. With a background in several mediums, including 8+ years in graphic design, his true passion is illustration. His fine art and educational illustrations can be seen in books, album covers, magazines, posters, and gallery shows worldwide.

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More Portfolios from Carlos Araujo: Animation, Advertising and Editorial, Fine Art

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15 January 2014

Street Art for French Lingerie Company by Giulio Iurissevich

Illustration and street art installation by Giulio Iurissevich

Giulio Iurissevich recently completed this illustration and installation for Paris, France lingerie company, "Undiz"

More Information about Giulio Iurissevich

Giulio Iurissevich is an Italian artist who specialized in illustration, design, fashion, and digital imagery. Deconstruction is crucial to his style. By breaking down multiple fragments and bringing them together to create new forms, Giulio creates something of his own.

Continue reading about Giulio Iurissevich, or contact Store 44 Reps for inquiries regarding future projects.

More Portfolios from Giulio Iurissevich: Fashion and Lifestyle Vector, Fine Art, Fashion, Installation, Superheroes

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08 January 2014

Arizona Office Of Tourism Photography and Video by Wayne Rainey

"Kick Off Your Shoes", Arizona Office of Tourism Photograph by Wayne Rainey

Arizona Office Of Tourism Photography and Video by Wayne Rainey. Off Madison Ave, Agency. Production by Big Monkey Films, Art Director John Tomkiw, and Editor Jon Jenkins

Arizona Office of Tourism Ads featuring the photography of Wayne Rainey. The first ad from the series, “Kick Off Your Shoes” went viral and appeared on Mashable, AdWeek, and USA Today thanks to Off Madison Ave’s installation of the image in Chicago along with a giant pair of foam flip flops and two cars crushed underneath. More photographs and ads from the shoot, along with the official Arizona tourism video and a behind the scenes video of the Chicago installation is available in Wayne Rainey's Arizona Tourism Portfolio.

More Information about Wayne Rainey

Wayne Rainey is a fine-art and commercial photographer, and an artistic community activist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Educated in photography through 25 years of practical experience, Rainey has specialized in commercial fields such as food, lifestyles, resort, and major production advertising. In addition to his commercial career, Rainey’s reputation in the fine arts world is well known through exhibitions at Bentley Gallery and reviews in publications such as ArtNews and Communication Arts.
Continue reading about Wayne Rainey, or contact Store 44 Reps for inquiries regarding future projects.

More Portfolios from Wayne Rainey: Arizona Tourism, Africa, Environmental Portraits, Lifestyle, Video Reel

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14 November 2013

Introducing Illustrator Mario Sughi, aka Nerosunero

Mario Sughi, "Self Portrait with Fetuccine and Guinness 2010"

Mario Sughi, aka nerosunero is an Italian artist and illustrator living and working in Dublin, Ireland. His evocative works draw influences from British Pop-Art and old Italian masters, capturing a moment in time where the relationships and players are merely hinted at, leaving the viewer to flesh out the stories in their own imaginations. Mario Sughi creates his work directly in the computer using a graphic tablet. He relies on his own sketches and photographs as inspiration, but his artistic process means that his work exists only as prints. Mario's fine art portfolio and editorial lifestyle illustrations have appeared in galleries and publications across Europe.

"If we reflect on Mario Sughi's works we can certainly recognise the influence of British Pop Art but also of other elements. There is the intentional suspension of time, his wish to depict non-events, to draw and colour figures who have no history, if not in those tiny gestures that are hinted at, or suggested, because they are always subtly ambiguous. I think that, in the dimension of the new depiction of British figurative art today, but also of Italian art, Mario Sughi’s work is important, principally because of his capacity to enrich the ancient language of art with the novelty of new expressions, like the influence of comics, affiches and illustrations. This is a new pictorial language: original, innovative and of the highest quality."
- Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, (CSAC Parma University, 2012)

Visit Mario Sughi aka nerosunero's website or follow him on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, or Flickr.

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07 November 2013

More Honors for Illustrator Carlos Araujo

"Space Hotel" Illustration by Carlos Araujo.
Exciting news from Illustrator Carlos Araujo. His illustration, "Space Hotel" was recently selected as on of "Los Diez", or "The Ten", a travelling art exhibition of Brazilian artists produced by Epson. The work will be unveiled at the Big Talk event in New York City, and again at The Party, also in NYC:
"Let me share some awesome news: My illustration "Space Hotel" is one of The Ten...! LOS DIEZ are here!
From the 29 winners selected in the Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración Dos competition, 10 illustrators were picked to be included in this special, traveling exhibit produced by Epson.
"Los Diez" collection were unveiled yesterday at the Big Talk event in NYC and will be exhibited today at The Party (also in NYC) as part of a two-day celebration.
Know more about the making of "Space Hotel" (it is also the cover for Brazilian rock band Hotelo debut album). Read more about "Space Hotel" being selected in the Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración Dos."
Visit Carlos at his blog, Silbach Station, or follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Flickr.


13 September 2013

A Better Print Portfolio: 10 Creative and Technical Tips

Top 10 Tips to a Better Print Portfolio

Are you still using a print portfolio to show your work? Many illustrators and photographers have told me they don't need a printed portfolio anymore. Most of the jobs comes from their websites, and if they need to show their work in person, they can whip out a tablet or a smartphone. And I must admit, as the years pass, we receive fewer requests for a physical portfolio to be shipped out to a potential client. But the printed portfolio is still one of the best tools available during a face to face meeting, and nothing beats some face time with your buyers. There is a power in the printed page. Art buyers, directors, and producers can appreciate the quality and effort of print. It shows a technical attention to detail that many advertising jobs require, and is probably still one of the most important marketing tools in a professional artist's arsenal. What follows is a collection of best practices for your print portfolio, both technical and creative, compiled from various seminars, portfolio reviews, and classes attended over the years. Part of our series on finding and working with artist representatives.


11 September 2013

ADCN Yearbook 2013 Featuring Giulio Iurissevich

Illustration by Giulio Iurissevich and Typography by Rutger Paulusse
Illustrator Giulio Iurissevich and typography artist Rutger Paulusse were selected for a spread in The Art Director's Club of Netherlands 2013 Yearbook.



ADCN Yearbook 2012 - Creation is Destruction from Art Directors Club Nederland on Vimeo.

More Information about Giulio Iurissevich

Giulio Iurissevich is an Italian artist who specialized in illustration, design, fashion, and digital imagery. Deconstruction is crucial to his style. By breaking down multiple fragments and bringing them together to create new forms, Giulio creates something of his own.

Continue reading about Giulio Iurissevich, or contact Store 44 Reps for inquiries regarding future projects.

More Portfolios from Giulio Iurissevich: Fashion and Lifestyle Vector, Fine Art, Fashion, Installation, Superheroes

Follow Giulio Iurissevich: website, Facebook, Twitter

04 September 2013

Latin American Ilustración 2 Featuring Carlos Araujo

Carlos Araujo's illustration, Hotelo


Carlos Araujo's album cover illustration for Brazilian rock band "Hotelo" was selected to be part of the Latin American Ilustración 2 Collection, from the producers of American Illustration.
"From 431 images, only 29 were selected to represent the best images from Latin America. The 29 selected images will be presented in New York City at our two exclusive events in November. 
BIG TALK, Wednesday, November 6th. A symposium with the juries from the year's competitions, including AI-AP, Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración 2, and a screening of the Int'l Motion Art Awards 2 winners.
the PARTY, Thursday, November 7th. Celebrating the winners in American Photography 29, American Illustration 32, Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración 2, and the International Motion Art Award 2."
Visit Carlos at his blog, Silbach Station, or follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Flickr.

01 August 2013

Four Questions with Sports & Lifestyle Photographer Erik Isakson

This month in our Four Questions artist interview series, we catch up with Los Angeles based sports and lifestyle photographer Erik Isakson.


Artist at a Glance:

Name: Erik Isakson
Location: Southern California, United States
Education: BFA - Photography, Brigham Young University
Medium: Photography

Influences: Walter Iooss, Annie Leibovitz, Howard Schatz
Passion: Sports, fitness, light
Gear: Profoto lighting, California Sunbounce gear, Pocket Wizards, All things Apple
Weapon of Choice: Nikon D4
Reading List: The E-Myth, Steve Jobs Biography , Unbroken.
Clients: Nike, Bolle', Sports Illustrated, Shape, 
Dream Job: ESPN, Adidas, Photograph portraits of the future LA Dodgers World Championship team
Follow on: Website, Tumblr, Vimeo, LinkedIn, G+, Instagram.









Our interview begins after the jump...

18 July 2013

Email Submission Tips for Artists Seeking Representation


As Store 44 Reps gears up for our annual portfolio review, here are some tips to keep in mind when you are sending your artwork to prospective agents or buyers.


While every artist representative firm is a little different, these tips should help you get started with your submission process. A little research can go a long way in helping your work get seen. Don't send out a mass email without a little due diligence. Be sure to check out the rep sites you are interested in targeting.  Many of them will include submission instructions. Make sure your work would be a good fit for the particular agency. A rep firm that's exclusively fashion photography is not going to be interested in your architectural illustrations. Be sure you are reaching the right audience, and when you're ready, keep the following in mind:




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