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Pete Seeger RIP 1919-2014

He sang until his voice wore out, what a remarkable life – Pete Seeger is dead at the age of 94. I grew up listening to Pete Seeger courtesy of my brother Robert. Pete was one of his heroes and I loved to hear his songs whether it was on the record player or my brother’s rendition of one of his many great songs. Pete and my brother loved nothing more then to gather people together with song and we sang Seeger songs at many of our family gatherings.

In addition to being a great musician and performer he was an activist at heart and championed so many causes including Riverkeeper whose mission it is is to protect the environmental integrity of the Hudson River because Pete lived on the Hudson River. I last saw him perform with Bruce Springsteen on the televised concert for Obama’s inaugaration in 2009 and it just made me happy to see him there with Bruce, in is hat and lumberjack shirt singing loud and playing that banjo. He made a difference.

To read more about this amazing life see the NY Times obituary http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/arts/music/a-folk-revivalist-who-used-his-voice-to-bring-out-a-nations.html?_r=0

 

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Cue the Donkeys – Our man in Ireland – Nigel Swann – producer and location manager extraordinaire!

Well actually we have two men in Ireland – Perry Ogden and Nigel Swann. We were so thrilled to see Nigel work with Annie Leibovitz on a big story shot in Ireland for American VOGUE a few months back. And it was great to read this article about Nigel in the Irish Times.

Here is a photograph that Perry took of Nigel with Maria Walsh, who we had worked with at Anthropologie and has moved home to Ireland and is now working with Nigel. A great team! So now we have a man and a woman ( ha ha ) for all our production in Ireland, and they also handle production and locations all over Europe and are amazing to work with, so check them out!

Read the article here

And see the Swann Locations website here

Nigel takes amazing photographs – we hear there might be a book in the works!!

 

I LOVE THE BAND ELBOW!


And this new single ” New York Morning ” from their long anticipated sixth album ” The Take Off And Landing Of Everything’ is so good and the video is amazing! Such a good New York hit for this ex New Yorker who misses it all!! The album comes out March 3rd and we hope they come to tour in the USA really soon – PLEASE!!!

 

Patrik Giardino / Nike Active Swim

NikeActive from patrik giardino on Vimeo.

One of our favorite clients is Nike Swim apparel – the license is held by Perry Ellis and we have been shooting for them for eight – count them – eight years! In the last few years Patrik has also been able to shoot motion for them too on the shoots and this has been not only creatively challenging but lots of fun!

To see more of Patrik’s motion work check out his website here

http://www.giardinophoto.com

 

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Sam Jones – Kit Harington for Vanity Fair February

OK so we all know that HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of the best shows around and Kit Harrington is one it’s most handsome stars…..Take a look at all the other set ups Sam shot and the shoot in general in he Behind the Scenes video here.