This year one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to be more bold with my photography. To me this means taking better photographs but also being a little more daring with my work. 2016 was an exciting year and I had the opportunity to photograph all kinds of cool events. Check out some of the photographic highlights in their high resolution glory on the JAC Media Flickr!
Rory Mercury from G.A.T.E (J-Pop Summit 2016, Cosplayer Unknown)
This week I was invited by Keiretsu Forum member Jean L. Batman to attend and photograph Angel Capital EXPO at Microsoft. Below is a gallery of the pictures I took from the event. If you like any of the photos enough to use them for marketing purposes, I encourage you to use them! They are all available for download from Flickr at high resolution. Just be sure to credit me as the photographer and let me know where I can see them being displayed.
There’s a new video up on the JAC Media Productions YouTube channel! Check it out here:
I wanted to create a video that focused on the feeling of shooting tin cans and practicing marksmanship. It was a quick project (shot and edited in a day) about taking what is a relatively mundane activity and visualizing it in an exciting way. Too often I find that my smaller ideas for videos never make it online for a variety of reasons; so completing a short video like this one and an accompanying blog post feels good to get done. Also, I recently got into animated Gif making with Photoshop which is exciting and time consuming. The featured image is my first attempt at a Gif; the dog was being cute that day so I took a couple pictures that ended up working as a short animation with some fine tuning.
In other news, I’ve been working on establishing a visual identity for JAC Media Productions. A large part of that identity is the logo, which I sketched a couple designs of before coming up with this one:
The inspiration for the logo is historical Japanese brush painter’s seals. Like the kind that got stamped onto artwork and documents to authenticate them. It’s supposed to be a reflection of my brand’s close relationship to art. Japan and South Korea are so hot right now (culturally, stylistically, aesthetically) their media has influenced my work in a significant way. I think the new logo reflects an international sensibility with its East Asian styling and hand drawn appearance.