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Dada Life in La La Land

Added on by Martin Adolfsson.

For the last seven years I've been having the honor to shoot the official band images for my friends in Dada Life. Each year, as they become more and more famous our shoots becomes more and more elaborate. This year it took place inside a huge wearhouse in downtown LA. It's a highly collaborative effort between Stefan, Olle (who makes up Dada Life) and myself, with ideas being exchanged for several months before we get on set. Anyway, here are some portraits from our latest shoot, more images to come soon.

 

Result

Result


No, we're not related....

No, we're not related....

Re-launch of The Portraitists

Added on by Martin Adolfsson.

In 2009 I began photographing other photographers in my Brooklyn studio. The concept was simple, I took a portrait of each photographer using a repeating strict formula: same light, same white backdrop, same aperture etc. Each photographer was free to depict me in any fashion he or she wished, using any type of medium, any time of the day, any environment, fully dressed, completely naked etc.

The project became part performance, part photo shoot, part community work. The project website has now been updated and within the next couple of months I wish to photograph another 38 photographers from every niche in the photography world including fashion, wedding, landscape, portrait studio, fine art, you name it.

Are you one of them?


Retina ready

Added on by Martin Adolfsson.

After buying a new computer with a Retina screen I quickly realized how terrible all the images on my site looked, so I after two marathon session I've replaced all of the images on the website (almost). Needless to say, it's probably one of the most boring things one can possibly do but for any visitor with sensitive eyes, it's well worth it. I also uploaded a bunch of new work. Here are a few of my favorites:

 

In the  Portrait  section I added these two athletes attending the hyper compatative Japan Keirin School located high up in the mountains on the Izu Peninsula, 2h south of Tokyo. These guys take dedication to a whole new level. 

In the Portrait section I added these two athletes attending the hyper compatative Japan Keirin School located high up in the mountains on the Izu Peninsula, 2h south of Tokyo. These guys take dedication to a whole new level. 

In the  Architecture/Hospitality  section I added images from The Amangiri Resort located in the South Eastern part of Utah. I had one of the most divine experiences here in a long time during the summer heat last year.  

In the Architecture/Hospitality section I added images from The Amangiri Resort located in the South Eastern part of Utah. I had one of the most divine experiences here in a long time during the summer heat last year.  

There's also some new work in the  Industrial  section from a job I shot at the Bombardier assembly plant outside Toronto for Porter Airlines/Winkreative a while ago.

There's also some new work in the Industrial section from a job I shot at the Bombardier assembly plant outside Toronto for Porter Airlines/Winkreative a while ago.

And finally some new food in the  travel  section. The left plate is shot at the Scandinavian restaurant Aquavit in Midtown, NYC. The right one is shot at another Scandinavian institution, The Maidstone in East Hampton, NY.  (And yes, I had to eat both dishes, and yes the food was fantastic!)

And finally some new food in the travel section. The left plate is shot at the Scandinavian restaurant Aquavit in Midtown, NYC. The right one is shot at another Scandinavian institution, The Maidstone in East Hampton, NY.  (And yes, I had to eat both dishes, and yes the food was fantastic!)

Dal LaMagna for Fortune Magazine

Added on by Martin Adolfsson.

"It took a lot of failures to get to success. I think anyone can be a millionaire if you set your mind to it. It takes focus, perseverance, and collaboration. You get more from collaborating with people than competing with them. If you're only in business to make money, you'll lead a very hollow life."

In January 2014, Fortune Magazine published the story I was commissioned to photograph on Mr. LaMagna. Former owner of Tweezerman, Dal LaMagna is now IceStone's president, CEO, and COO. IceStone is a company that makes countertops out of recycled glass and cement, in an astonishingly beautiful factory located at Brooklyn.

"I've gone from being a guy who wanted to turn the company around and sell it to being the guy who wants to turn IceStone into a green building-products company and build it, like I did with Tweezerman."

Read the full story here

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