H&M Home's holiday campaign is elegant and enchanting, thanks in large part to Mikkel Vang and his stunning photography. Sets lit with twinkling string lights and candles give everything a magical look, and the rich colors of the products enhance the holiday atmosphere.
You can find more of Mikkel's advertising work here!
Amy Postle's new advertising for Lego is getting us into the holiday spirit! The cozy atmosphere, warm lighting, and pure joy on the children's faces perfectly captures the excitement of unwrapping gifts, surrounded by family and love. Amy's use of natural light from the candles and holiday lights bring a level of beautiful realism that feels less like an ad and more like capturing a moment in an innocent time.
Mikkel Vang photographed fashion designer Keren Craig's upstate New York retreat for the Winter 2017 issue of Domino magazine and it looks like the ultimate getaway! She decorated her reimagined farmhouse with pops of color that really stand out under Mikkel's bright, natural light. Coupled with the cozy textiles in each room, we're ready to move in ourselves!
Food Network Magazine's December issue is full of helpful tips for making the most out of your holiday season. Ryan Liebe photographs cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and side dishes to mix and match for the perfect holiday feast and the results are fun and delicious!
Mikkel Vang shot a cozy food feature for the December 2017 issue of Wine Enthusiast! Colorado, known for its spectacular winter scenery, has become a culinary hub, and Mikkel shot some local chef’s favorite dishes from their menus. The results are mouth-watering, and the rustic feast makes us long for the mountains.
Marcus Nilsson teamed up with KFC UK to photograph their holiday campaign, and the results are festive and delicious! His signature light puts a unique spin on the classic holiday advertisement. Shot to feel like a real gathering amongst friends, these new ads are really getting us in the holiday spirit!
You can find more of Marcus' advertising work here.
We're so excited to announce that Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer Mikkel Vang has joined instagram! It's always fun to get a peek behind the curtain of the photographer's process, and Mikkel has already delivered. Between sharing new work and what goes on behind the scenes, we can't wait to see what he posts next!
Check out Mikkel's instagram here!
The Big Thanksgiving issue of Food Network magazine is all about getting ready for the upcoming holiday, and Ryan Liebe photographed the best part - dessert! He shot six classic pies, each with a unique twist, created by six different Food Network stars, and the results are mouth-watering.
Check out more of Ryan's food photography here!
Ahoy, mateys! Lucy Schaeffer got to shoot this playful opener in the most recent issue of FamilyFun magazine, for a feature about creative toys currently on the market. The photo looks just as fun as the toys themselves, and we're grateful for the holiday gift ideas!
FamilyFun's November issue celebrates Dia de los Muertos and features some great ways to commemorate with the youngest members of the family. Ryan Liebe shot a combination of stills and kids, illustrating the crafts and games recommended by blogger Elba Valverde with some bright pops of color and cheerful lighting. Don't forget to check out his fun gifs from the shoot on the FamilyFun and Ashley Klinger & Co instagrams!
We had such a great time at LeBook CONNECTIONS in Chicago this past September! Now that a recap of the event has officially been posted, we thought we'd let some of our favorite reviews speak for themselves:
"I was very impressed with the caliber of artists and companies represented at the show. Truly the best of the best!"
-Reid Thompson, NESTLE PURINA, Group Creative Director
"Work! More work! More amazing work! Put together thoughtfully and considerately to get the most of all the artists. I'm exhausted---in a good way!"
-Megan Evans, OGILVY & MATHER, Creative Director
"Such an inspiring room full of creatives and the people who love and appreciate them. I want to come back soon!"
-Angie Vicencio, LANE BRYANT, Art Director
"I will be forever thankful for the genuine connections I made today. A word to describe the event would be authentic. Exhibitors didn't feel like they were selling--they were listening. In a world that seems to shout at you everyday, it's nice to have the right people listen."
-Eric Sawitoski, AON, Senior Director & Global Creative Director
"This year’s CONNECTIONS was a really great production. I was delighted by the sights and sounds of creativity. The sustained energy level of communicating with the top level agents in the country and previewing global work keeps me coming back."
-Christine Oliver, LEO BURNETT, Sr. Production Coordinator
Marcus Nilsson was the perfect choice to photograph the "Art of the Dinner Party" editorial for New York Times Magazine about the elegance and revelry of the perfect dinner party. He captures the exact feeling at the end of the evening with his unique lighting- the wine has been flowing, the cheese plate has been devoured, each guest has shared the best story they have and the host can relax after a job well done.
Travel + Leisure (and apparently half of Hollywood's indie actresses) have deemed upstate New York as the place to be for a fall get-away. Marcus Nilsson set out on a beautiful autumn weekend to photograph exactly what all the fuss is about- capturing the food, interiors, lifestyle, and portraits of the people who make the Hudson Valley so special.
Click here to see more of Marcus' work.
We're closing out this week with a look into what our photographers have been up to on Instagram!
This is James Merrell’s second shoot with Kate Spade! Between the bright light, the pops of color and patterns, and his use of the space, James captures the essence of the Kate Spade brand perfectly. James himself told us a bit about the process behind the scenes:
"The Kate Spade commission was a very interesting project as it combined quite a specific brief with a relative degree of creative freedom. The design team had prepared a fairly resolved set of mood boards for us to look at, then we provided our point of view to expand and enhance their vision. Along with the rest of the creative team we mulled over the references and set to work creating the right set of circumstances for the pictures to be realised.
Finding the right location was a crucial part of the process, as it firstly had to fit the look, but also accommodate all the furniture, props and crew. We also had to keep light in mind, as this was to be an available light only project (as is most of our work). Once the right location had been found for scale, look and light we then decided to paint it to provide a suitable looking space for our imaginary girl to live in.
On the shoot day, the art director, stylist and myself set about finding angles, dressing the set and placing the Kate Spade product to best advantage, trying to create a natural look but with a bit of a twist. The shooting days themselves went extremely smoothly thanks to a great deal of preparation by the production team - we were after a casual feel to the pictures as though one had just popped round to a friends place - it's always interesting to see how many people it takes to make it look as though nothing really happened."
You can find James' other work with Kate Spade here!
Debi Treloar, the newest photographer on the Ashley Klinger & Co. roster, worked with Bloomingdale's on their Home September 2017 catalog, and even nabbed the cover! Designed with rich colors and plush textures, the spaces are the epitome of luxe living. The simple lines, decadent materials, and soft lighting bring everything together to remind us of how luxurious our dream homes can be. We're so glad to have her on our team!
Elle Decor sent Mikkel Vang to the historic Upper West Side apartment building, the Apthorp, for their November 2017 issue! He had the pleasure of capturing the classic aesthetic of the newly renovated apartment of conductor and composer Jonathan Sheffer, transformed by designer Robert Couturier. The space hearkens back to the time of artists and intellectuals hobnobbing at the same elegant cocktail parties, when the famous building housed the likes of Lena Horne, Nora Ephron, and Joseph Heller; Mikkel's softly lit interiors coupled with the contrasty black and white portrait captures that vibe perfectly.
Marcus Nilsson travelled across the globe, between LA and Thailand, to shoot for the much-anticipated NIGHT + MARKET cookbook! NIGHT + MARKET is a popular Los Angeles restaurant, frequented by celebrities like Gwenyth Paltrow, Lena Dunham, Questlove, and Daft Punk, that specializes in delicious and authentic Thai street food. Run by the 33-year-old Kris Yenbamroong, the unofficial mission statement of the restaurant (and partial book title) is "We aim to make the most delicious and authentic Thai food to facilitate drinking and fun-having amongst friends." Marcus' fun and unique imagery, mixing bright colors with contrast lighting and the perfect balance of food, still life and portraiture, brings that statement to life in this spectacular cookbook. The book is available for purchase here!
Marcus Nilsson recently shot an ad campaign for KFC's return of the iconic item, The Double Down. The Double Down replaces the usual bun with two pieces of original recipe chicken, and Marcus' photography showcases it in its most delicious light!
Ashley Klinger & Co. sat down with our newest addition, interiors photographer Debi Treloar, to ask her about her background, inspiration, and the most unique place she's ever shot!
AK&Co.: To start, could you tell me a little bit about where you’re from?
Debi Treloar: I am from Zimbabwe orginally, and I studied art and photography in South Africa, but I have been living and working in London since I was 20-ish.
AK&Co.: What drew you to interiors specifically when you decided to pursue a career in photography?
DT: I am very nosy and was really interested in the way people live. I love knowing what people eat for breakfast... where they buy their sofa and how they came to choose the colours they live with... I am not sure why... I think I am just curious. Working in Interiors photography is a treat for me. It ticks lots of boxes.
AK&Co.: Out of all of the locations you’ve photographed, which has been your favorite?
DT: Ah, there have been many. The people who live in the houses are normally what make them amazing. The Bailey's house in Hereford is amazing. They have a shop called Baileys Home and Garden, which is next to their house and is mind blowing. I have photographed their house so many times but every time it's different; they are a truly inspiring couple with an incredible sense of style and taste. They have the philosophy to make something out of nothing so it's unique- it's simple and complex at the same time.
AK&Co.: And the strangest?
DT: I am not sure I should mention that! The most unusual is the stylist Ann Shores house in Shoreditch, London. It was a shack in central London... a large white washed painted wooden shed... a wonderful world of collections. Texture, plants and beauty. I think it's the place I would most have liked to live in.
AK&Co.: When it comes to interior design, what are your must-haves?
DT: A sense of not taking it all too seriously- after all we are just on this planet for a short time. I don't think I have specifics but I do like things that are well designed with great functionality. My sofa makes me happy because it's comfy, can fit 5 people on and it looks good, but it's not a must have. Great appliances become must haves to me because they can help so much in daily life. A vitamix to me is a must have and an electric blanket :)
AK&Co.: What would you say your personal design aesthetic is?
DT: Ohh... I am not predictable... some days I like stark and simple, and others eclectic and boho. My home is a mixture of both. I like workwear with a touch of something special. I think I mostly like beautiful things, that are well thought out and that are real in a space with good light.
AK&Co.: Does that influence your work at all?
DT: Yes, definitely. I like my pictures to feel easy to look at and be alive with light and mood. Even in the most simple picture, I like to feel where the light is coming from. I am not good at flat and bland.
AK&Co.: You also shoot lifestyle, exteriors, food, and portraits. How do the processes differ?
DT: I started out doing fashion and beauty and used to shoot a lot more food and people, but I find the interiors more challenging. I do still do some people, food, etc. but for me it's always about the light and the connection to what you are photographing, what ever it is.
AK&Co.: Do you have any advice for aspiring photographers?
DT: If it's what you really want to do and you have some talent, keep trying and don't give up. Learn the technical stuff backwards and then try to forget about it so you concentrate just on what's in front of you. Above all, have fun and enjoy it- it's the most amazing way to earn a living.
AK&Co.: What is something you’d like people to know about yourself and your work?
DT: I love life and try to live it in an all-encompassing way with thought and consideration and try to follow this through in my work and everything I do.
You can find more of Debi's photography here!
Mikkel Vang and Hans Blomquist teamed up for the Bloomingdale's Home catalog, and the results are a prime example of modern glamour. Inspired by chic pop-up Chalets all over Europe, Hans' styling is the perfect combination of romantic and minimalist, while Mikkel's soft lighting makes one feel like they're cozying up by the fireplace, cappuccino in hand, while a blizzard rages just outside on the French Alps.
Lucy Schaeffer teamed up with Klutz by Scholastic for this cute shoot! We're loving the poppy colors of the Klutz Stitch & Style Pouches, and their harkening back to the days of kids getting creative and working with their hands. They put the fun in functional!
Two Ashley Klinger & Co. artists, one beautiful catalog! Mikkel Vang traveled to three locations in the greater Los Angeles area to capture the perfect combination of light and airy spaces, fun patterns and sophisticated classics. As both the prop stylist and Art Director for these shoots, Hans Blomquist was the mastermind from start to finish, coming up with concepts and moodboards, then mixing colors, textures and various accents to make each space look unique and cohesive. We love to see our artists team up and make great work- and this catalog's tranquil mixture of contemporary, classic and quirky is a prime example of just that!
The October 2017 issue of Bon Appetit is all about "Sunday Suppers!" Marcus Nilsson's cover shot looks so delicious it might as well be 6PM at your grandma's house.
Ashley Klinger & Co. prop stylist Hans Blomquist went on location to picturesque Malibu and we cannot get enough of this tropical pool party paradise! As summer is coming to a close, disappearing into this whimsical oasis thanks to Bloomingdales Home is exactly what the doctor ordered. Photos by Ditte Isager, and food styling by Rebecca Jurkevich.
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Martha Stewart Living's October 2017 issue is truly autumnal. Mikkel Vang was invited to photograph a couple's annual apple-harvest party, and the results are delicious! With recipes like Quinoa Apple-Pear Crumble and Pheasant Potpie with Spelt Crust, it's no surprise that the food photography is mouth-watering, but it's the surrounding party that really makes us feel ready to put on a cozy sweater and head out into the orchard.
For it’s October issue, Elle Decor sent Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer James Merrell to Ibiza, Spain! In the midst of the notorious party island, James had the opportunity to photograph a serene private home punctuated by pops of color. The classic Spanish architecture, beautiful natural light, and divine stillness of the space are captured in James’ photographs perfectly!
Right on time for the back-to-school season, Sweet Paul interviewed Lucy Schaeffer for their Fall 2017 issue, and featured some of our favorite photos from the series. Lucy discusses her inspiration for the series, the importance of personal projects for commercial photographers, and the themes of "School Lunches." The touching photographs have such strong ties to nostalgia, and the similarities and differences between different cultural backgrounds, you'd be hard-pressed not to get emotional remembering your own school days.
Who knew healthy food could look so delicious? Ryan Liebe shot this yummy broccoli & sausage skillet pizza for Eating Well magazine's September/October issue, styled by Rebecca Jurkevich and Paige Hicks, and we've never been so excited to eat our veggies!
Elle Decor’s September issue “A Celebration of French Style” features many of the premier and diverse French interior designers. Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer James Merrell traveled to France to shoot this whimsical Parisan apartment for the magazine, a space full of eccentric wallpapers, unexpected taxidermy, and breathtaking views. C'est vraiment magnifique!
See more of James' work here!
We love this series of new ads by Lucy Schaeffer for BOXED! Lucy always manages to beautifully highlight the product, while capturing authentic moments with the talent, and this campiagn is no different!
P.S. Who doesn't want wine delivered straight to their doorstep?
Ryan's recent cover story for Martha Stewart Living takes us to an upstate New York summer fish fry! The sunny backdrop was perfect for a day of photographing fresh summer recipes and fun lifestyle moments! Inspired by the tradition of a Friday night fish fry hugely popular in the Midwest, Martha Stewart teaches us how to host our own version of the classic summer get together!
Read more and get the recipes here!
Kate Spade's new home line is quirky, classic, and sophisticated - just add an adorable french bulldog and your room will be complete! Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer James Merrell shot for the brand's most recent catalog, capturing full rooms and details of the fun decor.
See James' full advertising portfolio here!
With agency Tracey Locke, Lucy Schaeffer shot a series of ads for Starbucks Iced Coffee! Working with prop stylist Martha Bernabe, versitle home environments were created in the studio, each emhasizing the jewel tone in the branding of the beverage's packaging.
Marcus Nilsson shoots the July/August cover story for Departures on location in Santa Fe, NM! Photographing landscapes at Tent Rocks National Park for the magazine's cover, as well as Santa Fe's famed food dishes at restaurants around the city, the story is a great look in to the local culture.
To see Marcus' full travel portfollio click here!
Recently, Lucy Schaeffer shot some great images for the new McCormick for Chefs website with chef Amanda Cohen! Lucy's ability to move effortlessly between shooting portraits, food, and lifestyle moments made her the perfect choice for this project. Click here to see more on McCormick's website!