Posts by: Heidi Volpe

The Daily Edit – Tuesday
2.7.12

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The New York Times Magazine

Design Director: Arem Duplessis
Director of Photography: Kathy Ryan
Art Director: Gail Bichler
Deputy Art Director: Caleb Bennett

Photographer: Joel van Houdt

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The Daily Edit – Monday
2.6.12

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Bike Magazine

Photo Editor: David Reddick
Assistant Photo Editor: Anthony Smith
Art Director: Shaun  N. Bernadou

Photographer: Dan Barham

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The Daily Edit – Friday
2.3.12

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Backpacker

Creative Director: Matthew Bates
Senior Associate Photo Editor: Genny Fullerton
Art Director: Jacqueline McCaffery

Photographer: Jason Florio

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Heidi: What is the biggest challenge in doing an assignment like this?
Jason: For me the biggest challenge was the often constant sprinting and shooting, at times for 8 hours, covering up to 15 miles a day for 4 days! Running ahead of the hikers to shoot them coming towards me in the landscape. Running to catch up with them as I shot something along the way or waiting for them to become small figures in the environment .Shoot, then sprint to re-join them. Shoot, sprint, shoot.

Did you pitch this story or did they assign this to you?
Backpacker magazine approached me. The photo editor Julia Vandenoever had seen my work and also heard I had made a 930km expedition by foot in The Gambia, West Africa in 2009 with my wife, so thought I’d be a good candidate for such an assignment

Who are your backpacking companions? Was the writer one of them?
Yes, I was with the writer, Dennis Lewon who is Executive Editor at Backpacker. Dennis was a pleasure to walk/run and work with. I really enjoy working along-side writers on assignments as you have another set of eyes and ears and especially in Dennis’s case where he was the main character in many of the images, which we crafted together in number of instances. The other two folks were David Landis and his wife Anna, two intrepid young Americans, who co-founded the ‘Jesus Trail’ route. They both brought extensive knowledge of the area with them, so I not only got to enjoy the scenery and culture, but gained great insight into the area during biblical as well as modern times from them.

The Daily Edit – Thursday
2.2.12

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National Geographic

Creative Director: Bill Marr
Deputy Creative Director: Kaitlin M. Yarnall
Design Director: David C. Whitmore
Art Director: Juan Velasco 
Deputy Photography Director: Ken Geiger

Photographer: Martin Schoeller

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The Daily Edit – Wednesday
2.1.12

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Golf Digest

Creative Director: Ken DeLago
Director of Photography: Christian Iooss
Art Director: Tim Oliver
Associate Art Directors: Riva Schwartz, Doug Wheeler 

Photographer: Peter Schafrick

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Heidi: Was that commissioned or existing work?
Peter: The piece I shot for Golf Digest was commissioned. They saw some of my personal work I shot using paint and sporting equipment (baseball, football, hockey, and tennis) plus some of the work I’ve done with paint and flowers – and they wanted something similar. Their requirements were that the equipment not be brand recognizable in order to create an powerful image to open for their ‘hot’ new golf gear.

Is that a special type of paint for your splash and crash series?
Nope. Just regular paint.

Did you specifically set out to develop that body of work? How did that idea come about?
My first experiments were with a rose, that I dunked in paint and twirled around. I then expanded the technique by doing a sports theme.

Are you using fans or is it all real motion?
It’s all real motion. I hold the club, dunk it, then swing it.

“The Making Of” shows us this must be a difficult edit because there are so many options, how do you edit this work?
Edits can be a chore! It’s so subjective, and so many of the shots each have their own uniqueness and beauty. Some are very splashy and look really amazing, some more elegant and they too look great. It’s quite easy to come up with at least 6 very unique and interesting final from a shoot like this. Usually the client has a very specific look in mind, so many times the out-takes make it into my book.

Who cleans up the mess?
The mess is somewhat controlled with a lot of plastic. We just wrap it all up and let the paint dry (I also place a piece of optical glass in front of my camera/lens). Then we dispose of the dried paint properly. I’ve got my lucky boots I wear on set, and I have a selection of paint clothes I wear as well. Although the paint can linger on my hands for a few days.

The Daily Edit – Tuesday
1.31.12

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Outdoor Life

Design Director: Sean Johnston
Associate Art Directors: Kim Eddy, Shayna Marchese, James A. Walsh
Photography Director: John Toolan
Photo Editor: Justin Appenzeller

Photographer: Jens Mortensen

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The Daily Edit – Monday
1.30.12

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New York Magazine

Photography Director: Jodi Quon
Art Director: Randy Minor
Deputy Art Director: Hitomi Sato
Senior Photo Editor: Lea Golis

Photographer: Moises Saman

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The Daily Edit – Thursday
1.26.12

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GQ

Design Director: Fred Woodward
Director of Photography: Dora Somosi
Art Director: Thomas Alberty
Senior Photo Editor: Krista Prestek

Photographer: Ethan Levitas

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The Daily Edit – Wednesday
1.25.12

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Harper’s Bazaar

Creative Director: Stephen Gan
Design Director: Elizabeth Hummer
Photography and Bookings Director: Zoe Bruns
Associate Art Director: Gary Ponzo
Senior Photo and Bookings Director: Barbara Tomassi

Photographer: Mario Sorrenti

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The Daily Edit – Monday
1.23.12

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New York Times Magazine

Design Director: Arem Duplessis
Director or Photography: Kathy Ryan
Art Director: Gail Bichler
Deputy Art Director: Caleb Bennett

Photographer: Pieter Hugo

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The Daily Edit – Friday
1.20.12

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TimeOut New York

Design Director: Adam Logan Fulrath
Associate Art Director: Kathryn Brazier
Photo Editor: Jolie Ruben
Associate Photo Editor: Alex Strada

Photographer: Russ&Reyn

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Heidi: Did you know TimeOut was going to publish the caption about cover with the guy/girl not using photoshop?
Russ&Reyn: No. But we liked it.

How many takes did you do to get that cover image with the guy/girl?
Only a few. The guy is incredibly strong and was able to do it with both arms.

Was the set hard to build for the inside shot, and how long were they able to hold those poses, looks tough. Is that also one image, no photoshop?
The bars were already in place. It was just a matter of us building the set around them. Each performer was different. Some could hold the pose longer than others. The image was choreographed and then, yes we photoshopped to fit each of the spaces.

Did you know they were going to run a double issue?
All we know is that we shot for one cover but they ran two. We think it was to increase visibility of the magazine.

 

The Daily Edit – Wednesday
1.18.12

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Runner’s World

Design Director: Kory Kennedy
Photo Editor: Andrea Maurio
Deputy Art Director: Marc Kauffman  

Photographer: Craig Cameron Olsen

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Heidi: What are some of the hurdles when shooting elite athletes?
Craig: The biggest hurdle is their schedule. How much time I have with them sets the tone for everything else, and it can change on a dime, depending on training schedule or whether other photographers are shooting them as well the same day.

Does their training schedule influence what you can have them do, ie sprint, run stairs full blast…
Well schedule is followed closely by weather, weather dictates a lot.  I find the best tactic is to keep it moving, I have my set ups in mind, scouted ahead, and depending on the editor’s direction, I know where I want to take them.  I don’t like to get one shot, I like to play with the possibilities and get as much variety out of my time with someone.  With athletes it’s gotta keep moving or they get bored, tired, and it’s over.

Were the permits hard to get or did you run and gun it?
For Mo and Galen, Andrea Maurio at Runner’s World wanted open sky to lay type, and the story was about their partnership-training together. We were on the Nike Campus where they train, so permits were a non-issue.  We started on the oval track and then hit a spot I found on the cross-country track through the woods.  I found a soccer ball on my scout and picked it up as a souvenir for my son, and it turns out Mo was a big soccer fan, so after the first couple set ups, he saw the ball and started playing…punting it back and forth with Galen, then the next moment they were hitting it each other with it and the spirit of their partnership really came through…and that’s the moment we were all looking for.

The Daily Edit – Monday
1.16.11

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Vman

Editor-in-Chief / Creative Director: Stephen Gan
Photo Editor: Evelien Joos
Consulting Creative / Design Direction: Greg Foley
Art Director: Sandra Kang
Design: Maryellen McGoldrick, Jeffrey Burch

Photographer: Damien Blottiere

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