Charlie Engman for Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters has been reaching out to some rather talented people lately to shoot their lookbooks and other assorted merchandise, a move that in my opinion is paying off, or at least it’s grabbing my attention. Recently they had Stephen Shore shoot one lookbook, then I was sent a holiday catalog of products being shot next to X-mas trees and now they’ve got Charlie Engman shooting their latest endeavor. I swear I was just looking at his photos on Flickr and now his work is showing up in my inbox promoting the winter collection.

The image at top is my absolute favorite for a few reason. First, I love the tangle of dudes about to fall onto the ground. It’s such an amazingly capture moment that could have easily been lost. Second, the dude hunched over on the left side is in the big ass tangle of dudes as evidenced by his orange beanie and blue tie flying out. It actually took me quite a while to notice that. All of his images are pretty great though and use Photoshop in a subtle but perfect way.


October 20, 2010