Last July Jim Purdum got to do what he loves best, document people who live and enjoy life to the fullest. Jim spent a week in Alaska photographing various folks he met around the small coastal town of Cordova and the vast Bristol Bay region as part of an ongoing personal project that explores the theme of choosing to “get off the treadmill of life.”
Yes, we can! Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, Africa’s tallest peak and a glamorous star of myth and folklore. Dennis Welsh, always the daring traveler, pushes creative boundaries wherever he goes and this time it was “Yes we can” to a spectacular Kilimanjaro wilderness adventure.
We are thrilled to welcome advertising, lifestyle photographer and director Scott Montgomery to the Truppe Group. Scott’s imagery and storytelling drew us immediately into a world of authentic relationships and education through life experiences.
Grit, perseverance and built for tough— a winning combination that brings athletes and the Ford F-150 truck together in four of the most visually stunning, action-packed Ford USA TV commercials directed by award-winning filmmaker Peter Rodger.
Sexy and provocative. No, we are not talking Victoria's Secret or an SI swimsuit cover but David Westphal's latest automotive project. Precision and quality craftsmanship at a supreme level are the hallmarks for the BMW brand and David's smart, seductive self-promo car photography.
A beckoning mountain town with spectacular vistas and a touch of sophistication for all seasons – does a hidden gem like this exist? You bet it does, and Jim Purdum has captured it all for Vail Resorts in Breckenridge, Colorado, with a new resort campaign for Breckenridge Main Street.
Welcome to the world of Virtual Reality from our masters of the realm, Venture Visuals. When it came to creating content for the Coors Light XP app, the decision to use VR was particularly appropriate, as their forward-looking program grants super fans exclusive access to the people, places and gear they love
Award-winning international director Peter Rodger has always been inspired by the iconic work of Sebastiao Salgado’s unflinching images of workers. Recently Peter Rodger had the opportunity to follow that inspiration with a 52-minute documentary film for new client, The Ministry of Fishing – Morocco. Peter was asked to document every facet of the fishing industry. From packing, to artisan fishing, to state of the art fishing, to canning, transport, testing, laboratory work, shellfish, pollution control, farming, over-fishing —you name it — Peter covered it all.
As Renault is shaking up the car market, Markus Esser is shaking up the photo industry with maverick branding for automotive storytelling. Markus knows cars and how they relate to our daily needs. His automotive stories present a unique branding style and image language unlike that of any other automotive lifestyle photographer working today.
The Honda Odyssey Minivan is ready for its close-up. And who better than David Westphal to capture the moment? Confidence, safety, style and assurance are the hallmarks of David’s photography and the Odyssey Minivan. Active families with their pets and all their stuff need the right revved-up vehicle to go to the beach, a local fair or just a trip to the mall whenever they want that great DIY weekend.
How do you ruin new sneakers in just four days? You hang out with Dennis Welsh and team as theybring real-life, authentic energy to dazzling imageryfor the luxury, high-end resort shoot for Baha Mar Resort, Nassau, Bahamas.
The rubber meets the road with car photographer Markus Esser where honest lifestyle teams up with top automotive brands. Internationally renowned, we are thrilled to welcome Markus to the Doug Truppe group. He brings a unique approach to automotive lifestyle, capturing people in their cars in real time in real everyday situations.
Feet. They ain’t pretty whether they are attached to that high-fashion stick model, that plasticized celeb actress or that superhero athlete on performance-enhancing drugs. It sure does take a lot to make them look good even with all those pedicurists around today. But then along comes our Claudio Napolitano who can make anything look marvelous with his painterly photography.
The West Coast is alive and well, as seen here. “Hidden Gems” is a series of short films for Visit California (over 16 million impressions in the first month!) produced by phenom Director Tom Kranzle and the stellar team at Venture Visuals.
It’s déjà vu for photographer Kevin Steele with his recent tourism campaign for South Dakota, and we are all lucky enough to cash in on the experience. This time around Kevin collaborated with ad agency Lawrence & Schiller and South Dakota Tourism for their 2017 campaign “My Great Place".
With the unveiling of SpeedX Leopard, the single most-funded bike campaign on Kickstarter, a new face in cycling was born. Watch the follow-up Venture Visuals produced for SpeedX Unicorn, where they looped in a pair of pro-am maniacs, drenched the duo in black, turned up the music and documented a race-level performance of Strava-esque delight.
Imagine a travel time of 35 minutes from Los Angles to San Francisco in a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum tube, at more than 760 mph. Well, the Blue Sky CGI team did just that as part of a new ground-breaking development in mass transportation. The award-winning BlueSky CGI team of Lee Waters, Rick Chou and artists brought art, design and technology together in their latest project, Hyperloop-UCI HyperXite Animation.
Sporting a first-ever 10-speed transmission and a fearsome aluminum shell, the 2017 Ford F-150 is a wake-up call to every full-size truck out there. Ford turned to Venture Visuals to put this capable beast through its paces both on and off-road in Moab, Utah. With a dazzling new truck and a small arsenal of camera equipment, they were turning heads and tackling serious terrain, even with a trailer in tow.
Iceland, an arctic island of stunning natural beauty, Nordic lore and the Aurora Borealis seen to its best advantage, is a photographer’s paradise. Mythic, majestic and an easy time frame access has made Iceland a very popular tourist destination. International photographer and director Vegar Abelsnes, a son of Norway himself, knew he had to make the journey.
Today, women’s cycling is the biggest growth sport, and the team at commercial production company Venture Visuals, with Director Tom Kranzle at the helm, has been at the forefront for spreading the message of empowerment to women looking to find a voice through physical activity and self care.
Sony Pictures and Televisa got the green light for their new TV series The Blue Demon, inspired by the real-life story of Alejandro Muñoz Moreno, better known as The Blue Demon. SPT assigned key art production to advertising and celebrity photographer Claudio Napolitano, with shooting on location in Mexico City.
Colin Cooke gets his artistry and inspiration from food glorious food. Sometimes a dish that looks fairly easy to create can be deceptive with intricate preparation for a photo shoot. But Colin's love of food, the care of getting the details right and his highly skilled lighting abilities all combine to make him one of the top food photographers working today.
Jim Purdum tells stories with authentic moments, whether he is crafting a brand for a client or capturing a personal journey. His love of travel has brought fleeting moments of unique beauty, adventure and lifestyle to his audience. This past year, that sense of adventure brought him to a self-assigned stock photography project on Peru, where he followed some LA friends on vacation.
“To be trusted to create visuals for the launch of a new model car is an honor,” says Lee Waters, “especially when that car is part of the Ford family.” BlueSky CGI and Ford have been creative accomplices for a long time. In the client/creative world we can consider them “going steady.”