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Ashton Worthington shoots PhARMA portraits campaign with Young & Rubicam

Posted in Uncategorized, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on September 26, 2017

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Lou Bopp heads to Jamaica

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on July 15, 2015

Lou Bopp recently started a new project documenting Rohan Marley’s (yes, as in Bob Marley’s son) coffee plantation in Jamaica. I love coffee and had no idea what kind of hard work went into the process. The images are stunning and the passion they have for coffee is truly inspiring.

Lou’s thoughts….
What was the inspiration while shooting this project?

My curiosity. It tends to always lead the way. Sometimes it’s nothing but trouble, but I trust it lol! This project was great, and a awesome brand to connect with. I wanted to learn more about coffee, the origin of a bean and follow the process every step of the way. Caffeine rules the world, it’s the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug. Think about this; Remove caffeine from our world for a day, globally, and think about what would happen? My guess is that the world would be a lot less happy & productive in that one day, wars, crimes etc. Ha, coffee keeps the peace!

Personally, I love coffee, but I’m not an everyday drinker, at least I try not to be. However, I know folks that are, and if they were to abstain for a day, well, just give me notice so I’m not around!

Did you have any idea what went into the process of coffee making?

I really didn’t, and again that’s one of the reasons why I wanted to do this. I don’t think most people know the process and coffee is more popular now than ever. Exports alone, worldwide is a $20 B+ business. People can’t live without there morning caffeine. That’s pretty intriguing to me.

Was Rohan Marley what you expected him to be?

I tried not to have expectations. I like meeting my subjects, whether public figures or not, with an open mind. I always do my homework, lot’s of it, but at the end of the day I understand that mostly what I am reading about is being fed to us. Rohan Marley is great though, he couldn’t have been a better subject & person, his smile can literally light up the room!

Any surprises while shooting?

I’m always surprised. That’s part of the fun, the unknown. It’s pretty incredible how many steps that a coffee bean goes through before making it into your cup. And with Marley coffee at least, it was intriguing to see the steps behind the roasting process and literally choosing the perfect beans, by hand, that ultimately make it into the bag.

What do you like most about working on photography projects with people and new places?

I like to follow my interests and pull the veil back on subjects and hopefully educate myself and the viewer. Making images, whether stills or motion is my passion.

 

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Photographer Daniel Rosenthal fashion shoot in ADON Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on April 2, 2015
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