I am very happy to be able to share another cool bit of news from the headquarters of Andrew Kemmis Photography on the blog today. As you might remember from this post here, I got the cover shot of the December 2011 issue of Corridor Magazine. Well, it turns out i've done it again. The April 2012 issue hit the streets today and features my shot of my good, lifelong friend, and all around talented SOB, Chris Fairbanks. The feature article highlights celebrities from Montana, but focuses mainly on Chris, as he has two shows coming up on April 28 at the Crystal Theatre in Missoula. On the evening we shot this photo, Chris was feeling kind of sick, but not enough to be deterred by my request to cover him in popcorn and dress him up in a Christmas turtleneck I have (don't ask). After we worked this scene, Chris threw a few screwdrivers at a telephone pole, dressed up like a "questionable" boy scout and then put on a poncho and asked to have water squirted at his head. We got a few gems that night, but this one definitely takes the cake in my opinion. What do you think about it?
I picked up the Winter 2011 issue of Montana Headwall recently and was happy to see that one of my images was published in the Head Shots section. The shot was taken on one of the best days on snow last season (for me anyway). Here's a link to the images I posted after that great spring day. By the way, the snowboarder is Ross Peterson...in case you were wondering. Although I was pleased to see my image in print, I was surprised to see the crop it received. For me, what makes this image unique is the rarely-seen view of hazy Missoula in the background. Here is a comparison of the original image and the way it appeared in the magazine (with a bit of my desk too!).
What do you think?
Had a pretty darn nice article in the Missoulian newspaper yesterday. It mainly centered around the park turning 5 years old, but was photo-heavy...with my images...which I love. I was quoted in the article several times, but perhaps the best part was the sentence that starts out, "Kemmis is no spring chicken...." Gotta love that!
The printed version is more impressive as the images ran large, but here are a couple of screen grabs from the missoulian.com which get the point across.