Friday, January 27, 2012

Potter Art Metal Studios for Modern Luxury

I shot Richard Potter Jr and his fantastic crew for the current issue of Modern Luxury Dallas. Their facility is filled with thousands of interesting projects in various states of completion, and watching these works being made was absolutely compelling. This assignment was especially satisfying for me because it fit right into the personal series I am shooting about artists and craftsmen in their workspaces. My thanks to Richard and all the fine folks over at Potter Art Metal for their time and generosity. Such a blast...

all images © Nick Prendergast

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

'Rebel Youth' for Wallflower Management

I shot this story for the third issue of modeling agency Wallflower Management's quarterly zine. Stylist Ariella Villa found photographs of rockabilly teens in Sweden from the 1960s who were wearing these oversized horseshoe medallions and Elvis Presley belt buckles. The style was so exaggerated and cool, and we adopted that as a jumping-off point for the shoot. She and jewelry designer Benjamin Hubert fabricated all kinds of awesome accessories for the models to wear. Hair and makeup artist Shane Monden used some vintage snapshots as inspiration to give each of our models a unique take on the rockabilly style. My many thanks to the models, to my crew Ariella, Shane and Benjamin, to Tammy and Brenda over at Wallflower Management, and to Yen Tan who designed the spread.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Three New Covers to Ring In The New Year!

Goodbye, 2011. You were a year filled to the brim with great surprises, unexpected joy, gut-wrenching loss, familiar frustration, amazing opportunity and - as with any passage of time - lessons that will forever inform my life. I look forward to the ways in which 2012 will whip those same ingredients into its own entirely new concoction.  

I awoke this morning to find that the three January covers I shot for Dallas Child, Fort Worth Child and North Texas Child are out! My thanks to the wonderful, creative folks over at Dallas Child for this fantastic assignment.