At Static Photography we not only shoot fashion photography (catalogs, lookbooks, editorial, runway, etc) and music photography (album art, publicity shots, live concerts, etc) but we also shoot headshots and portraits with for all sorts of people, projects, and companies.
The next big trip for Static Photography was traveling down to the southern section of Austin, Texas for the yearly festival of South by Southwest . SXSW includes four days of Interactive and Film followed by four final days of Music .
Kris was there for the whole festival, taking pictures of the participants of Interactive as well as photographing bands at their live performances during the Music section. Having previously been published in the LA Times , Kris' candid portraits of Interactive were chosen for a few selections of the 2009 Times coverage of SXSWi.
So 2009 has been a very busy year for Static Photography , so busy that there has yet to be a post since the NYE update. Our first trip in February of this year was Mercedes–Benz New York Fashion Week in the amazing city of NYC. Static photography traveled with local Vancouver fashion writers/bloggers Shallom Johnson of Stylefinds Terri Potratz and of The Conveyor Belt .
Before running headfirst into 2009 we wanted to take a minute and reflect on all the awesomeness that was 2008 for us here at Static Photography . Let's start by saying this has been one of the most exciting and diverse years ever in terms of the projects we've been able to work on.
Over the past 12 months we made time to raise money and volunteer hours for charity, organize the photography for Vancouver Fashion Week and BC Fashion Week , attended the summer Olympics in Beijing, and had photographs published in National Geographic just to name a few. Some highlights of 2008 include
Three times this year Static shot for the Arson catalog. The shoots are always a blast and we always get some great shots for them. Keep a look out for the Spring 2009 looks from Arson comin out soon and check out Spring 08 and Fall/Winter 08 to see our work.
Twice a year Jamal and his production team produce Vancouver Fashion Week . A week filled with fashion shows, after parties, and photography. Director of Photography for the weeks is Kris Krug of Static . He is there front and center for all the shows taking shots and making sure that the other photographers are organized and in place.
The month of October brought us Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Pop!Tech . Late every October 500+ thinkers from the science, technology, business, design, education, government, arts and culture fields come together for a three day conference in Camden, Maine. Pop!Tech isn't your everyday stuffy business meeting, guests are treated to a relaxed and informal atmosphere where there is no hierarchy of position; Activists beside Capitalists, educators beside students. Over the three days Pop!Tech examines the major trends shaping the future, analyzes the social impacts of new technology, and looks for new approaches to addressing the worlds most significant challenges.
BC Fashion Week was a feast for the fashion eye this September. Kris Krug from Static was on location at the Chinese Cultural Center snapping shots of the spring 2009 collections from the likes of Jacqueline Conoir , Nicole Bridger , and Dussault . The Generation Next finalists Red Jade , Joseph and Elizabeth, and Two of Hearts showed their ten piece collections to a packed house. Margarita Angelatos for Red Jade took home the grand prize, so we will be seeing her collection next year at a show of her own.
Vancouver's first Timeraiser event was held at the Roundhouse Thursday September 25. Over 300 people came to support their local community. Timeraiser is a part silent auction, part volunteer fair that is held annually to raise volunteer hours for non profit organizations and funds for emerging artists. Folks got to browse around booths set up by various groups and learn about the many ways that their hard earned "Hours" could be put to good use.
Static's Kris Krug donated a photo to be auctioned off. At the end of the night Kris's photo earned 100 volunteer hours for some lucky charity. Until the winner has completed the donated hours the photo will be displayed at the Volunteer Vancouver office.
On Wednesday July 16th be ready for the opening of one of the most significant art Exhibits of the summer. The exhibition has invited artists to reflect on the common ground between cultures based on the art and discipline of movement. Reel Athletes Talent Agency has been busy gathering work from 17 visual artists, including photographs from Static’s very own Kris Krug. Along side the photographs there will be a creative selection of canvases and videos being showcased. The exhibit is at the Interurban Gallery, #1 East Hastings.
The Art of Giving show held place on June 26 at the Orb store on West 4th. The art show showcased artists, Rick Haywood, Zoe Pawlak, Carol Short, Nancy Blanchard, Jody Schallarthe, and Stephanie Wightman, and all of the art shown was part of the silent auction. Static Photographer Kris Krug had five of his photos on display and at the end of the night only two remained.
The show was up on the second floor of the new Orb store and it was a perfect backdrop for the variety of art pieces that hung. There was a great mixture of artists and art supporters in show and the awesome Orb staff made sure that everyone was taken care of. Guests could help themselves to a yummy selection of crackers and cheese while they browsed the room.
From the looks of it, it appeared as though the night was a success. With 20% of the proceeds going to the charity of the buyer’s choice, it was a great way to support local artists and at the same time, a charity close to your heart.
(photo by Dave Olson)
Static’s Kris Krug will be showing one his photographs at Vancouver's infamous Cheaper Show on Saturday the 21st. The Cheaper Show is an event that showcases 150 of the best emerging visual artists from Vancouver and all around the world. All of the 300+ pieces of artwork that is shown is on sale for $200. This is an excellent time for first time buyers or those who have a limited art budget.
This year the event is being held at the old Storyeum building on 142 Water Street and the theme is Unscene Artwork. The Show is from 7- Midnight and admission is free. Last year 1500 people showed up, if you want to avoid the line up you better come early.
In April Vancouver hosted its biannual Vancouver Fashion Week at Chapel Arts. Seasoned and emerging designers were given a chance to show from their Fall/Winter 2008 collections to an accepting audience of buyers, media, fashionistas, and photographers. Veteran Anna Sui brought in a packed house the first night with a stunning showing from her fall/winter line.
The Raconteurs started up their Shake, Rattle and Roll tour in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom this past April 20th. The venue was packed and Jack White and his suit, along with the rest of the crew kept the crowds energy up all night. Static Photogrpahy’s Kris Krug was right in the middle of the action, snapping photos for the legendary Rolling Stone. See all of The Raconteurs pictures on Kris’s Flickr page or rollingstone.com.
The Vancouver Internation Digital Festival, aka VIDFEST, recently hired Static Photography to photography their recent 'Charged Up' advertising campaign featuring several local tech celebrities. The project was a cool mashup of creative talents with concept and branding work being done by Mod7, design and layout by Smash Lab, and the photography by Kris Krug of Static.
Arson is a skate/snow/street brand that is based here in Vancouver. Over the past couple years we've been working with them on photography for their catalogs including this Fall/Winter 2008 Outwear and Streetwear lookbook. The photoshoot was a blast and the clothes looked great. We shot one day in a shut down highschool and the next day we took the schoolbus to the top of the local ski and snowboard resort.
Back in March, Static Photography's Kris Krug had an opportunity to shoot the legendary musical group R.E.M. in Austin, Texas during the SXSW 2008 music conference and festival. The festival showcased 1800 bands at 80+ venues around Austin.
Static has been photographing South by Southwest for 5 years now and has been lucky to meet many of our favorite musicians. This year one of Kris’ shots of Michael Stipe (R.E.M) was published on the front cover of the New York Press, a weekly newspaper dishing out the latest in music, film, dinning and more. You can check out all of Kris’s R.E.M. photos on his flickr page.