June 15th: Member Focus Round-Up: Tom Cocotos, Judith Mayer, Federico Gastaldi, Eric Fennell

This past week’s Member Focus Round-Up included: Illustrators Tom Cocotos, Judith Mayer, Federico Gastaldi and Photographer Eric Fennell.  To see more of the artists’ work, please visit Altpick.com.

©Tom Cocotos

©Federico Gastaldi

©Judith Mayer Creative

©Eric Fennell

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June 8th :: Member Focus Round-Up :: Photographers Brewer, Myers, Fedele and Illustrator Fullarton

This past week’s Member Focus Round-Up included: Photographers Art Brewer, Tadd Myers and John Fedele; Illustrator David Fullarton.  To see more of the artists’ work, please visit Altpick.com.

©Art Brewer

 

©Tadd Myers

©John Fedele

©David Fullarton

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June 1st :: This Week’s Member Focus Round-Up

This week’s Member Focus Round-Up includes: Photographers Dorit Thies and Ryan Ketterman and Illustrators Ray-Mel Cornelius and Robert Babboni.  To see more of the artists’ work, please visit Altpick.com.

©Ryan Ketterman

©Dorit Thies

©Ray-Mel Cornelius

©Robert Babboni

To see more artists’ work, please visit Altpick.com.

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Something New from Altpick Members

Altpick members have been recently very busy working with all sorts of amazing clients.    For example, Robert Wilson photographed former UK soccer player, Rio Ferdinand, Jon Krause did a personal illustration of the NBA basketball player, James Harden, Garth Glazier illustrated legendary jazz musician Sonny Rollins and jazz singer Billie Holiday and Ivan Canu illustrated Chewbacca for the Rolling Stone Italia cover story on the new Star Wars movie “Solo”.   These are just a few of the many amazing new pieces.  Please take a look and enjoy!

©Robert Wilson – Portrait of Rio Ferdinand – Former UK Soccer Player – The Times Magazine UK

©Robert Wilson – Portrait of Rio Ferdinand – Former UK Soccer Player – For The Times Magazine UK

©Robert Wilson – Portrait of Rio Ferdinand – Former UK Soccer Player – For The Times Magazine UK

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©Jon Krause – Portrait of James Harden – NBA Basketball Player

©Jon Krause – Portrait of Joel Embiid – NBA Basketball Player

©Jim Fiscus – “Billions” – Client: Showtime

©Janice Fried – “Sunflower”

©Janice Fried – “Tikkun Olam”

©Janice Fried – “The Elements of One”

©Kristofer Dan- Bergman –  ‘stiLife #1’ from the ‘stiLife’ series

©Kristofer Dan- Bergman – ‘stiLife #3’ from the ‘stiLife’ series.

©Judith Mayer – Logo for Cleo Connect Conference in Nashville 2018

©Judith Mayer – NIPSCO Utility, Fan Giveaway Item

©Andreas von Buddenbrock – “Pei Ho Street Market, Hong Kong”

©Andreas von Buddenbrock – Taipei, Taiwan

©Andreas von Buddenbrock – Tin Hau Temple – Hong Kong

©Keith Barraclough – Portraits of Athletes Against Black

©Keith Barraclough -Portraits of Athletes Against Black

©Daria Kirpach – “Roots” Emergency Puglia Exhibition

©Daria Kirpach – “Suddenly Single” – Thrivent Magazine

©Daria Kirpach – “Cultivate” – Popshot Magazine

©Brian Smale – “Shipping Containers”

 

©Brian Smale – “Concrete Bridge Support”

©Bella Pilar

©Red Nose Studio – Client: Marriott Alumni Magazine

©Bonnie Holland/Photographer; Patrick Emerick/Copywriter – City of Anaheim, California Campaign

©Eric Fennell – “On Cornelia Street”

©Chris Lyons – Client: Pittsford Paddle + Pour

©Chris Lyons – Client: Whiskey Advocate Magazine cover

©Chris Lyons – Workbook’s Fortieth Anniversary

©Clare Nicholas  – “Inside Housing Grenfell Tower”

©Clare Nicholas – “Travel Timezones”

©Clare Nicholas – “Impactful Research”

©Garth Glazier – “Billie Holiday”

©Garth Glazier – “Sonny Rollins

©Garth Glazier – “Kenny Clark”

©Alicia Buelow – “Yard Dog Productions” Identify Image

©Alicia Buelow – “The Soil Farmer” Logo

©Alicia Buelow – “Laura Austin Wiley” Book Cover Designs

©Whitney Lane – “Bahamas”

©Whitney Lane – “Eiffel Tower”

©Lane Photography- “Boy in Rowboat”

©Kevin Steele

©Robert Houser – “Title Nine – Summer 2018”

©Robert Houser – “Title Nine – Summer 2018”

©Robert Houser – “Title Nine – Bras – 2018”

©Turning Pictures – “El Gallo” – Client: The Gastrovino Food and Wine Festival

©Turning Pictures – “La Chalupa” – Client: The Gastrovino Food and Wine Festival

©Turning Pictures – Singer Songwriter Kate Crash

©Lisa Predko- “Chicago Innovators” – Chicago Magazine

©Lisa Predko – “Chicago Innovators” – Client: Chicago Magazine

©Lisa Predko – “Chicago Innovators” – Client: Chicago Magazine

©Joey Guidone – “DNA Test” – Client: Brigham Health

©Joey Guidone – Client: SUNY Geneseo Community

©Joey Guidone – Client: Wall Street Journal

©Blair Kelly – “Pearl” – Children’s Book Cover for Author Brian Kindall

©Blair Kelly – “Blue Sky” – Children’s Book Cover for Author Brian Kindall

©Julie Reed – “Stitched” Earrings

©Robert Babboni – Client: Vermont Complex Systems Center

©Robert Babboni – Client: Vermont Complex Systems Center

©Robert Babboni – Client: Vermont Complex Systems Center

©Ivan Canu – “Star Wars Cover” Client: Rolling Stone

Illustrator: Ivan Canu

©Kevin Steele

©Kevin Steele

©Kevin Steele

©Mike Austin

©Mike Austin

©Mike Austin

©George Kamper – “Collier County Tourism Love, Paradise” Campaign

©George Kamper – “Collier County Tourism Love, Paradise” Campaign

©George Kamper – “Collier County Tourism Love, Paradise” Campaign

©Lyn Alice – “Eastern Redbud” – Client: Carlton College Magazine

©Lyn Alice – “Cotoneaster” – Client: Carlton College Magazine

©Lyn Alice – “Blue Rug Juniper” – Client: Carlton College Magazine

Rep: Jean Blasco/Artist: Adrian Teal – “Daniel Craig”

Rep: Jean Blasco/Artist: Howard McWilliam – “James Comey”

Rep: Jean Blasco/Artist: Chris Smith – “Football Player”

©Paul Thomas Gooney – ©figurestock – @Viking in Armour and Fur

©Joey Feldman – “Fear and Loathing”

©Joey Feldman – “Sh*t Show!”

©Joey Feldman – “The Melvins”

©Ken Orvidas – “Brain Metastases” – Client: Duke University

©Oliver Wetter – “Curse of the Lost Memories” Coer Art for Pathfinder & 5E Adventure – Client: Griffon Lore Games

©Ken Orvidas – “The Brian Self Repair” – Duke University

©Ken Orvidas – “Toucan” – Personal Piece

©Stefano Morri – “Wild Swans” – by Hans Christian Andersen – Children’s Book Printed in China

©Stefano Morri – “Wild Swans” – by Hans Christian Andersen – Children’s Book Printed in China

©Alexei Vella – “Road Warrior” – Client: Sarasota Magazine

©Alexei Vella – “Do the Bright Thing” – Client: The Economist: 1843 Magazine

©Alexei Vella – “Do the Bright Thing” – Client: The Economist: 1843 Magazine

©Paul Garland – “Swearing off Swearing” – Client: Success Magazine

©Paul Garland – “Donate” – Client: UK DKMS Stem Cell Charity

©Paul Garland – “Fake News” – Client: Johns Hopkins Magazine

©John Kuczala – Client: Citzen’s League Voice

©John Kuczala – Client: Citzen’s League Voice

©Jason Dailey – “Aging & Excercise” – Client: Kansas! Magazine

 

©Lynne St Clare (Foster)

©Lynne St Clare (Foster)

©Lynne St Clare (Foster)

©Lacko Illustration – “Future Kimonos”

©Lacko Illustration – “Hackintosh Dumpsty”

©Richard Borge – Client: Wall Street Journal

©Richard Borge – “Year of the Dog”

©Richard Borge – “Trolley”

©Davide Bonazzi -“Brand” – Client: Brandman University Ad Campaign

©Davide Bonazzi – “Forest” – Client: Brandman University Ad Campaign

©Davide Bonazzi – Client: Internazionale Italian Magazine

©Leo Acadia – “Apocalypse” – Client: New York Times

©Leo Acadia – “Gut Check” – Client: Experience Life Magazine/Lifetime Fitness

©Leo Acadia – “Flood” – Client: Community Associations

©Barbara Kosoff – “Thinking of You”

©David Owens

©David Owens

©Keith Barraclough – Portrait of “Marlo” for The Redhead Project

©Keith Barraclough – Portrait of “Parker” for The Redhead Project

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May 18th :: This Week’s Member Focus Round-Up

This week’s Member Focus Round-Up included Photographers Jim Fiscus and Bonnie Holland and Designer/Illustrator Jon Briggs and Illustrator Max Winter. Please visit Altpick.com to see more work from photographers, illustrators, designers and multi-media artists members.

©Jim Fiscus

©Bonnie Holland

©Jon Briggs

©Max Winter

To see more of the artists’ work, please visit Altpick.com.

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May 11th :: Member Focus Round-Up

This week’s Member Focus Round-Up included Photographers Kate Turning and Lisa Predko and Illustrators Clare Nicholas and Erin McGill. Please visit Altpick.com to see more work from photographers, illustrators, designers and multi-media artists members.

©Lisa Predko

©Kate Turning, Turning Pictures

©Erin McGill

©Clare Nicholas

To see more work, please visit Altpick.com.

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May 5th :: This Week’s Member Focus Round-Up

This week’s Member Focus Round-Up included Illustrators Yien Yip, Anthony Foronda, Jenni Catullo and Alberto Ruggieri. Please visit Altpick.com to see more work from photographers, illustrators, designers and multi-media artists members.

©Yien Yip

©Anthony Foronda

©Jenni Catullo

©Alberto Ruggieri

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Collection of Altpick Members’ Award Winning Images

The industry award season is upon us and Altpick would like to congratulation its members who have been acknowledged by Communication Arts, American Illustration, One Eyeland Photography Awards, Creative Quarterly, Lurzer’s Int’l Archive Awards, SPD Awards, Society of Illustrators LA, The List, AI-AP International Motion Art Awards, Uwajimaya’s Bag Design Award, BW Spider Awards, AOI World Illustration Awards, Applied Arts Awards and Society of Illustrators 60.  Below is a collection of  this season’s award winning images!

©Paul Garland – American Illustration 37 Chosen Winner – “Got Sunscreen”                     Client: TulaneMed

©Paul Garland – World Illustration Awards 2018 Shortlisted – “Taming Opioids” – Client:               Johns Hopkins Health Review

©Giulio Bonasera – Lurzer’s Int’l Archive Winner and Society of Illustrators – Personal Piece – “Race as a Social Construction”

©Giulio Bonasera – Lurzer’s Int’l Archive Winner and Society of Illustrators – Personal Piece – “Race as a Social Construction”

©Giulio Bonasera – Society of Illustrators LA – Personal Piece “Flight”

American Illustration 37 Winner & Fresh 18 Client: Indiana University Alumni Magazine

©Giulio Bonasera – American Illustration 37 Winner & Fresh 18 – Indiana University Alumni Magazine

©Federico Gastaldi – Lurzer’s Archive 200 Illustrator – Poster for “Tutto é come sembra” (Everything is as it seems), a short film produced by the Wallaby Productions

©Federico Gastaldi – Lurzer’s Archive 200 Illustrator – One of six portraits based on Vince Gilligan’s TV Series “Breaking Bad”.

©Federico Gastaldi – American Illustration 37 Winner – ESPN Magazine for an article about the corruption in NCAA Basketball.

©Federico Gastaldi – American Illustration 37 Winner – Poster for Alessandria Film Festival

©Robert Wilson – Communication Arts Photography Annual 2018 – “Sir Michael Caine” photographed for the UK edition of The Times Magazine at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Chelsea, London.  “As well as talking about his new film “My Generation”, Sir Michael talks about Weinstein, Woody Allen, the Hollywood casting couch – and why, at 85 he’s still in demand.

©Lennette Newell – Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers: “African Crowned Crane”

©Lennette Newell – Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers – “Male Pileated Gibbon Portrait”

©Lennette Newell – Graphis Photo Annual Gold –  “Original Sin”

©Tadd Myers won awards for his “New Zealand Sheep Dogs Series”, “New Zealand Sheep Farm Series”, “TI Materials Series” and “Independent Stave Co.” series in (either or all) Communication Arts Photo Annual, American Advertising Federation and/or Graphis Photo Annual and Rangefinder.

©Ellen Weinstein – American Illustration 37 Winner – “Recipes for Good Luck” – Chronicle Books

©Ellen Weinstein – American Illustration 37 Winner – “Recipes for Good Luck” – Chronicle Books

©Ellen Weinstein – American Illustration 37 Winner – Children’s Book:”Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity” –Museum of Modern Art Publisher

©Ellen Weinstein – American Illustration 37 Winner – Children’s Book:”Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity” –Museum of Modern Art Publisher

©Jay Watson – Selected as one of PhotoShelter’s “The List” a collection of their top 90 photographers. “Michael at Hot Creek. Mammoth Lakes, CA | G-Project Gear”

©Sergio Baradat – Chosen by American Illustration 37 – Sketchbook Collage Personal Piece

©Alex Nabaum – American Illustration 37 Winner – “Immigrants and Refugees At Risk” – Cover Image for the Catholic Health Association

©Alex Nabaum – Communication Arts Winner – “Cold War Under Cover” for Atlanta Magazine

©Alex Nabaum – Communication Arts Winner – “Brian Flexibility” for Science News

©Alex Nabaum – Communication Arts Winner – “Secessionist Hack” for Dallas Morning News

©Davide Bonazzi – American Illustration 37 Winner – Brandeis University

©Red Nose Studio – SPD Merit Award – Client PlanAdviser/Art Director: SooJin Buzelli

©Red Nose Studio – American Illustration 37 Winner –“Farewell” Village Voice – AD: Ashley Smestad Véles

©Richard Borge – Chosen as one of Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators- Gov’t Mule CD cover for “Revolution Come, Revolution Go”

©Richard Borge – Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators – Bigfoot VR for Olympus VR Promo

 

Video©Richard Borge “My Bad Hombre Toy Co” Series  accepted into AI-AP’s International Motion Art Awards 6

©Eddie Guy – American Illustration 37 Winner -“#Always Trump” for The New Republic – “Maybe he’ll be impeached. Or maybe he’ll be voted out in 2020. But no matter how he leaves the White House, we’ll never be rid of Trump— and all that he represents about America.”

©Echo Chernik was the grand prize winner in the Uwajimaya Bag Design contest. The Contest celebrates the Asian grocery chains ninetieth year in business. Hungry Fish Kites is a koinobori inspired theme of fish kites devouring delicious sushi in the sky.

©Robert Houser – 2018 One Eyeland Black and White Awards – Sports Division – Silver and Bronze – “Ballet work En Pointe”

©Robert Houser – 2018 One Eyeland Black and White Awards – Sports Division – Silver and Bronze – “Ballet work En Pointe”

©Ivan Canu – Society of Illustrators 60 – Manuel Vàzquez Montalbàn Book Cover – Client: Italian Feltrinelli Publisher / AD: Cristiano Guerri

©Ivan Canu – Society of Illustrators 60 – Manuel Vàzquez Montalbàn Book Cover – Client: Italian Feltrinelli Publisher / AD: Cristiano Guerri

©Ivan Canu – Society of Illustrators 60 – Manuel Vàzquez Montalbàn Book Cover – Client: Italian Feltrinelli Publisher / AD: Cristiano Guerri

©Ivan Canu – Creative Quarterly 50 Online Gallery – “Every Child is My Child” – Client: Adriano Salani Publisher/Ad: Mariagrazia Mazzitelli

©Ivan Canu – Creative Quarterly 50 Online Gallery -Popshot Magazine – The Hope Issue 

©Marco Melgrati – American Illustrator Archive – “The Zoo” for El Malpensante Magazine Cover

©Simon Puschmann – One Eyeland Photography Awards Silver Fine Art Nudes – “Naked in the Kitchen”

©Daria Kirpach – – Wellcome Image Awards – “Rita Levi Montalcini”

©Daria Kirpach – Creative Quarterly 50 Selected and Online Gallery – “Woman” – Client: Christianity Today “Recovering God’s Protection of Women

©Daria Kirpach – 3×3 Illustration Annual No. 14 Honorable Mention- “Slow Afternoon” – Client: Italian Contest “Forchetta di Cartone”.

©Anthony Foronda – Luerzer’s Archive’s 200 Best Illustrator Worldwide Selected – “Red Balloon”

 

©Daniel Bejar -Communication Arts Illustration Annual and American Illustration Archives – “The Global Novel” – Client The New Republic

©Daniel Bejar -Communication Arts Illustration Annual – “The Essential Trump” – Client:          The New Republic

©Daniel Bejar -Communication Arts Illustration Annual – “Destabilize” – Client: The New Republic

©Daniel Bejar – Communication Arts Illustration Annual and American Illustration Archives – “The Big Short” – Client: The New Republic

©Kristofer Dan-Bergman – Communication Arts Shortlisted

©Kristofer Dan-Bergman – Creative Quarterly 47 – “Williamsburg Bridge”

©Kristofer Dan-Bergman – Creative Quarterly Top 100

©Kristofer Dan-Bergman – BW Spider Award Finalist – “Nude”

©Kristofer Dan-Bergman – The Independent Photographer Winner

©Joey Guidone – AOI World Illustration Awards, Communication Arts Annual and Applied Arts Awards – “YesWeShare” series – AD Gaëlle Bassuel

©Joey Guidone – Lurzer’s Archive Award – “A New Horizon” – Client: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

©Jon Krause – Luerzers Archive Awards

©Jon Krause – Luerzers Archive Awards

©Jon Krause – Luerzers Archive Awards

©Otto Steininger  – American Illustration -“A Tribe Called Quest” poster – Client Berlin-Based Music Award 

©Otto Steininger  – AI-AP Motion – “Lisboa à noite” – Animation personal piece about Otto’s love affair with Lisbon.

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Congratulations to all of the winners!  To see more of the Altpick members’ work, please visit Altpick.com : http://altpick.com

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Mara’s Mix Asks Artist Agent Andrea Stern 5 Questions

Today marks the beginning of a Q&A series Mara’s Mix will be featuring on her blog including interviews with artist, agents and creative luminaries in the industry.

Mara Mix:  I’m super excited to share my first interview with artist agent Andrea Stern of Stern Rep. Andrea is a seasoned and celebrated commercial agent with over 20 years experience representing photographers in the product, automotive, and lifestyle industries among others. Andrea is genuinely passionate about the business and has a talent for building long-lasting relationships with her photographers and clients. She represents talent who have worked on major campaigns for Apple, Google, Target, VW, Beats, Subaru, McDonald’s, Bacardi, Sony, Hershey’s, Taco Bell to name a few.

So without further ado…

1. How has the commercial photography industry changed in the past 5 years? How would you describe the current state of our industry?

In my 20 years of representing artists, I have not seen a change like this. It has always been an industry of change because the advertising world possesses a young, progressive-thinking mentality but this time it’s different.

One of the biggest driving forces behind this transformation has been the rising importance of what is termed “content.”

Nowadays we need to incorporate all of the established ways we used to market ourselves like promos, meetings, paid website search engines, as well as staying active on all of the social channels. And the content we share must be clearly aligned with our brand if we are going to do this right. I always say Instagram is your second portfolio that can have a sprinkling of perso