A VISUAL STORYTELLING AGENCY

gbleakney:

Shooting a travel video series about locals showing us their favorite places in the San Andres Archipelago. I love working with people who are so passionate and proud of where they come from. Having grown up on an island in the Pacific Northwest, I can completely relate with the sense of pride cultivated by living within an isolated community. This is the reef off Old Providencia Island, an untrodden paradise in the Colombian Caribbean. #travel #colombia @where_next_com

gbleakney:

Shooting a travel video series about locals showing us their favorite places in the San Andres Archipelago. I love working with people who are so passionate and proud of where they come from. Having grown up on an island in the Pacific Northwest, I can completely relate with the sense of pride cultivated by living within an isolated community. This is the reef off Old Providencia Island, an untrodden paradise in the Colombian Caribbean. #travel #colombia @where_next_com

WhereNext? Outtakes from cold, wet, but sometimes sunny shoot for ExO Fall 2015 catalog in Colombia’s 12,000 ft Páramo—an ancient sponge ecosystem that provides most of Bogota’s water supply. Odd 10ft tall trees are called Piña de Páramo—Pineapple of the Paramo. We also shot in Fomeque, the completely random record holder for hosting the most Nissan Patrol 4x4s per capita for any town in the world.

Fun to be getting these tear sheet snapshots via email. ExO / South Africa Tourism Visual Storytelling campaign is in full swing with ads in Afar, Men’s J, Nat Geo Traveler, and loads of other places. We’re telling stories around found talent with street cred—ie. I find the models randomly and in real time along the way. We photographed Margarita Robles(middle) after Gregg Bleakney struck up a conversation with her boyfriend in a restaurant, Allison (left) while she was studying to be a game guide, and Ross (right) who works the dream job as a certified walking safari guide at the Phinda reserve. It’s pretty wild to find people on the street and photograph them for a global ad campaign—but when it comes to commercial storytelling, we’ll take truth over fiction any day.

Fun to be getting these tear sheet snapshots via email. ExO / South Africa Tourism Visual Storytelling campaign is in full swing with ads in Afar, Men’s J, Nat Geo Traveler, and loads of other places. We’re telling stories around found talent with street cred—ie. I find the models randomly and in real time along the way. We photographed Margarita Robles(middle) after Gregg Bleakney struck up a conversation with her boyfriend in a restaurant, Allison (left) while she was studying to be a game guide, and Ross (right) who works the dream job as a certified walking safari guide at the Phinda reserve. It’s pretty wild to find people on the street and photograph them for a global ad campaign—but when it comes to commercial storytelling, we’ll take truth over fiction any day.