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I had the chance to shoot 2 incredible athletes facing off who has started the season on 🔥 and who is the 🐐. This job this past year was next level with talent, creative, production and crew.
Shooting the Key-art for was such a unique experience for me. I loved working with such a talented team of people
New work 📸 for
This was a fun one in New Mexico with a great team
Excited to have 📸 the artwork for starring +
Great working with the talented team at Nick & Paramount+
Beyond excited to see GA elect the first black female governor today Get Out And Vote today
I could not be more excited about shooting my first project. I am grateful to + for advocating for me to be selected to shoot the gallery for
I recently saw a screening of this film thanks to , and it is a beautiful movie. What was even more impactful to me was the story of creating this film. This film was written 27yrs ago. To have the patience, to wait that long to make something. The perseverance to overcome the challenges and roadblocks that happen and push through them all to see what you dreamed of come to life is powerful. Mr. Perry's focus and ability to ignore all the noise is a life lesson I am working to embody. "By the time you get to the destination all that noise none of that matters" ~Tyler Perry
Congratulations to the incredible cast of this film you all were incredible to work with.
Dream job, dream talent and dream team…This summer I had the opportunity to photograph an incredible group of talented people starting with for No of this would have been possible without the talented hard working creatives, producers and marketing team
I have to give a huge thank you to my incredible team that made it possible for me to create these and so many more images:
Post Production: / .winslow
And huge thank you to my rep for the massive coordination this all took.
I few weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph for
It was great collaborating with on the creative.
I have to thank my photo team for all the heavy lifting
And huge thanks to the rockstar glam squad
A few months ago, I received a call from Paramount asking if I'd be interested in shooting the Key-artwork for starring + . Of course, I was excited about the opportunity, and then came the twist from the client. I would need to shoot Gaten in NY and Angourie in LA, which I thought no big deal. I've photographed talent plenty of times where they are not together and then comped together in the final image. Still, this time they wanted the talent to be physically interacting with one another. Thankfully I had a fantastic team in NY and LA to ensure we captured the image the client needed to create this final piece. Ignition did an incredible job creating the final artwork together.
Paramount Team: , Christine Ramage, Josh Powers, Ana Bustios-Tuesta,
NYC Photo Team: , , , ,
LA Photo Team: , , , , .s.fresco
“Reach a level, make you question, is it real life?” - Nipsey
Holding On Forever 💝
Thankful for being able to create and collaborate with so many talented people. I am excited to share this new Keyart I shot for with + Special thanks to + Tony Yin for bringing me on this project.
Photo Assistant: Timothy Williams
New Key Artwork shot for, with Thank you + for trusting me to shoot this project for your network. I am looking forward to when we all can be back together on a set.
CD: Tony Yin
New work rolling out for a campaign I shot for origin pack.
Thank you, Millennials Creative Production, and , for trusting me to capture this.
Photo Assistant: .thephotographer
New Key-Artwork shot for . It's always great to work with + on this project.
did an incredible job producing this shot and problem-solving.
Digi / Lighting Tech:
Photo Assistant: Brett Falcon
New 📸 ❄️❄️ ❄️
2021 owes me nothing. New work I shot of the legend for These shoots only come together because of the great collaboration between some incredibly talented people.
Thank you again + + + + + Adam Rubin + + for the opportunity to create these images.
I would not have been able to do any of this without the support of my team:
Photo Assistant: Khalilah Pianta
New work shot for new album and promo. I could not have done this without my incredible team:
Photo Assistant: Benjamin Thomson
I am honored and excited to be part of the Jury for the ADC 101st Annual Awards. To be part of such an incredibly talented group of judges whose work has inspired me is humbling. Thank you, .
I am looking forward to seeing all of the entries for .
First deadline for entries is January 31st. I am honored and excited to be part of the Jury for the ADC 101st Annual Awards. To be part of such an incredibly talented group of judges whose work has inspired me is humbling. Thank you,
I am looking forward to seeing all of the entries for
First deadline for entries is January 31st.
It is not every day you get to work with a true icon. A few months ago, I had the chance to shoot for . If you are an 80's baby, there were two sports figures everyone knew Gretzky and MJ "The Goats." Thank you, + + + + , for trusting me to shoot this campaign. Thank you to my rep for all the support and coordination to make this shoot happen.
Producer: .and.leopard / / /
The best part of my remote shoot with for was 5yrs ago we shot probably for the same amount of time (10mins) and she remembered me. I love when I get to work with talented people who are also genuine. Watching Andra’s career continue to ascend has been inspiring and shooting her after these years of growth was special. Congrats on your role in
This recent project I shot for has become one of my favorite shoots ever. The challenge was to have a remote portrait studio for creators. I had seen several remote shoots and I wasn’t inspired to do one until challenged me to push myself and do one for the festival. After seeing the work created from his home in Paris I was all in to push myself. And the results surprised me what you are able to create remotely. This shot of was in his hotel room in Scotland on a gloomy grey day against a door. He was by himself using an . I was directing and controlling his phone while he was holding the phone with the hand you don’t see in the frame. He couldn’t see me while we were shooting and could only follow the directions I was giving.
It still does not feel real and I’m looking for the right words to say. I lost my Grandmother this morning and I know she is in a better place. Lost is never easy for me to deal with but I know it is a part of life. I love you grandma and I hope you are at peace now. Losing both grandmothers in 2 months is unthinkable to me. I am holding on to the fact they were always by my side on earth and will now be angels by my side in Heaven.
Silencing out the noise
I thought it would be valuable to share a conversation I had with an amazing creative, Marcus Smith. I had the chance to speak with him about his incredible creative journey as a freelance photographer. He has worked with several iconic brands in his 7year career; Nike, Adidas, Apple, ESPN, Reebok, GQ just to name a few. Art has always been a part of his life, but photography was not something that he even knew could be a career until after he had already graduated from undergrad with a degree in business. His mother being one of the strongest influences in his life gave him the confidence to go against what most people expected of him, and now he has already built a career many people aspire for. You can listen to the full episode here: https://erikump.com/2W4ADif
Mood all weekend shot for
Never Finished @ Los Angeles, California
Excited to share the latest episode of with Gentry Humphrey the VP of at He was part of the origin one of the most iconic brands in the world and has lived by the mantra of "doing it different". If you want to learn how the VP of Jordan Brand built his career please listen to this episode by clicking this link: https://erikump.com/2ItA3Xx
Throwback to one of my favorite shots of + aka
Time in the kitchen with some amazing chefs for thanks for an amazing production in LA + NYC
hard work + patience
Crazy watch journey over these last 8yrs. Cheers to what has already come and to what is yet to come.
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