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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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Posted in Agency News by K2Creative on September 2, 2015

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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Before They Were Rockstars : Daniel Rosenthal

Daniel RosenthalWe’re thrilled to write our newest Before They Were Rockstars, all about our new photographer, Daniel Rosenthal. Generally, we like to categorize our photographers. Lifestyle, still life, blah blah. But we can’t define Daniel. Is he fashion? Sure. The work is sexy and edgy. Is it beauty? Portraits? Lifestyle? Yeah – sometimes. Daniel shoots people in their rawest form, capturing poignant, beautiful moments. And when he’s not doing that, he’s photographing children. His kids work might as well hang in a gallery. It’s gorgeous. And to top all that off, he’s a humble, down to earth kind of guy. You’ve got to meet him, and you’ve got to see the work for yourself. Check it out on our site, with more work going up soon!  And scroll down below to see some imagery of young Daniel.

Now, without further ado, we proudly present Daniel Rosenthal.

Where are you from Originally?

Emmett, Idaho! Home of the Cherry Festival, Aaron Paul, and an outlandishly high obesity rate.

What did you intend to down when you “grew up”?
Be a zoologist and professional football player and have children and a wife by the time I was 27. Instead I am a 32 year old single fashion photographer in NYC. The ideals of children are comically (and fortunately) under informed!

What were you like as a teen? Do you see reflections of your teen self in your adult life?
As a teen, I would say I was reserved. Calculated. Cautious. Thoughtful. As an adult, I have intentionally preserved certain aspects of all this “seriousness”, but chosen to throw in a bit of spontaneity, laughter, and what I’d call a “measured recklessness”. I’ve learned that life is too short and unpredictable not to at least seek to be present in every moment – good or bad – and accept the challenge of beneficial risk as it presents itself. I moved to New York in the dead of winter with no job, no friends, $800, and a place to crash on Staten Island for a month BECAUSE I saw an opportunity for growth and my intuition told me it was the right thing to do. To continue to say “yes” to living life fully and with as much courage as I can muster is the cornerstone of my adult life.

What was your first job ever?
My dad was a contractor and my mom always had odd jobs growing up. When I was 10, she had a paper route in the country. On Sundays at 4am, I would sit in the back of our bronco with my sister and roll papers and put them in clear plastic sleeves. The smell of the paper and the movement of the car made me sick. Every. Single. Time.

Through my teenage years I worked construction with my dad, and when I was 17 my mom started an ice cream and sandwich shop called The Double Dip in Emmett. It was honestly delicious. I still crave those sandwiches. So fresh, packed with vegetables and roast beef and some mustard and vinegar. Mm… perfection. I worked there through my senior year of high school and then through my first year of college, I served tables at the olive garden.

I had to pay for school myself, but I was determined to still have adventures. After my freshman year, I went to Alaska and worked 2 full time jobs in anchorage. I served tables at a marriot in the morning and then I was a turn down maid in the evening at the Cook Hotel. It was just me and 20 Philippine. They were fantastic. The next summer I worked 4 jobs in Jackson hole (shipping manager at a gart sports, construction, busser at the mangy moose, server at the calico). The fall semester of my junior year I spent in Hawaii where I learned to surf and read entire books in barnes and nobles so I didn’t actually have to buy them. I think I actually read the entire harry potter series there.

The next summer I stayed in Boise to take some summer classes and worked as a bike technician. After senior year, I went to sitka, AK to work on a fishing boat. I worked 14 hour days for weeks on end. I learned that I could be seasick AND haul in an anchor at the same time. I caught a six foot blue shark on a ten foot rope. I was so tired at times that I could sleep sitting up in the rain on an ice chest in the back of a 30 foot boat while it went full speed across a choppy ocean. I got to hold a puffin and I’m FASCINATED by ling cod. I saw a man catch a 120lb halibut on salmon gear. That’s like winning the tour de france on a tricycle.

What is the biggest trouble you got yourself into?
As vanilla as it sounds, I’m not sure I’ve ever been in any real trouble. I had a bit of a rambunctious stage my senior year of high school and I got called to the office a few times but that’s about it.

What was your first job in the photo business?
I think the first gig I ever booked was a wedding in a park in Emmett, ID for $200 in 2007. Interestingly enough, I will be photographing their first child in October!

How did you get into photography? What is it that kept you here?
I got into photography at the end of my senior year of college. It fascinated me. it was the first thing in my life that truly held my attention for an extended period of time. There’s no “conquering” or arrival, only progression. With every shoot I do, I can see how it can be better and I feel a hope and a sense of adventure in it. I always wonder what “will be”. What beauty will I get to be a part of in the future?

What is your dream project in this business?
I think my dream project would be shooting Daniel Craig for the cover of Vanity Fair.

If you could do anything else, what would it be?
Honestly, I can’t picture myself doing anything else just yet. I do have a dream, though, of owning a surf shop on a tropical island and living a very quiet, slow, relational life. Or maybe back in Idaho when I have a family. But for now, and for some time from now, this is where I want to be and what I want to be doing.

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Ashton Worthington in Afghanistan

Posted in Agency News, Uncategorized, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on September 11, 2014

If you haven’t followed us on Instagram (Hello! Follow us here), then you haven’t seen the beautiful imagery Ashton Worthington is shooting on his trip to Afghanistan. He’s part of a team shooting a personal project that, in his words, has been an “incredible, mind-opening experience.”

Here’s a peek at what’s been photographed. There is SO much more. But we’ll have to wait for his return to see more of Afghanistan, through Ashton’s eyes. Stay tuned!

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Monthly Wrap

Posted in Agency News, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on May 21, 2014

While it seems like every one in NYC is shutting down for the holiday weekend we’re just getting started. I can’t believe it’ll be Summer already with BBQs, beaches and some great shoots coming up. Check out what we’ve been busy working on in the past month or so. Have a great weekend and here’s to another busy summer.

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Monthy wrap up – February & March

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on March 31, 2014

The last few months have been a tad nutty with video projects, campaigns and traveling for K2 Creative. No complaints here, all in all not a bad way to start Spring and we’re excited for what could be next. Check out some of our work that launched in February/March, we’re excited to show off additional imagery in the upcoming months.

Happy Monday

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Monthly Wrap (January new work)

Posted in Uncategorized by K2Creative on February 3, 2014

Turning my calendar over to February this morning was a bit daunting, where did this past month go? This year is off to an exciting start, I think it is safe to say we’ve fully retired our heels and put on some amazing kicks to hit the ground running. The end of 2013 was bonkers, we kinda fell of the social media radar but all for great reason. Here is a taste of what is come in 2014.

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K2 Creative has a new website

Posted in Agency News by K2Creative on October 29, 2013

We’re ecstatic to launch our new website – a bit of a “face lift” for K2 Creative Management. For us, it has been a long time coming.  We’ve talked about this new site for over a year after having one hell of a time with our first site.  We’ve learned that a website is organic, and will continue to change and grow.

We’d go an inch to get things going (dang coding) and then we’d switch gears into being accountants, agents, producers and our own assistants as we got busy throughout the last year. Don’t get me wrong – we’re not complaining one bit. It has been an amazing year and we’ve been waiting anxiously to show off all the new work from the K2 Creative artists. They’ve been… well, BUSY to say the least.

The artists have been working on launching books and gallery showings from Canada to the South. We’ve worked with some great clients in the past year including Oral B, Manpower, Intel, Essence, John Frieda, Comcast, Jim Beam, Men’s Health, TechnoMarine, Conair, W Hotels, Coty and Gillette to name a few.

We hope you dig the new work as much as we do!

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Paula Parrish shoots Richard Armitage for Fault Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on May 3, 2013
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