Thursday, September 13, 2012

Found Folio

My image of Paul Rudd featured be Found Folio Check it out

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

HudsonMOD launch party

Check out my feature story for HudsonMOD in this video of the launch party for the Magazine.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cover Story: Premiere issue of HudsonMOD

I was recently asked by long time client and friend Richard PĂ©rez-Feria (Executive Vice President/Editor in Chief) to shoot the debut cover of HudsonMOD Magazine with Daisy Fuentes.

"I'm very excited to share with you the premiere issue of HudsonMOD, a luxury lifestyle magazine that delivers the very best in world travel, cuisine, beauty & fashion, celebrities, design and much more."

Printed Promotional Piece

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Motion - Desert Road Trip

This year, I'll be working on building my reel for motion and multi media. My first motion project of the year was shot out in the Mojave Desert. The concept was to show a young 20/30 something couple out in the desert together on a vintage motorcycle. They are young and in love, on the open road with nothing but each other and the vast expanse of the desert. The images are meant to convey a sense of adventure and freedom.

This project took several months to produce and I had a lot of help along the way. I want to say thank you to all the extremely talented hard working crew who made it possible. The still images are up on my website and I'm currently working with an editor to finish off the 30 second to 1 minute spot.

Director: Michael Murphree
Producer: Michael Murphree, Rebecca Shatten, Ilya Farfell
Director of Photography: Martin Moody
First AC: Jacob Burke
Key Grip: Meher Keshishian
Grip: Jonathan Vishnevshy
Stylist: Holly Copeland
Hair and Makeup: Marco Berardini at Cloutier Remix
Props: Robert Wise

Here are some behind the scenes pictures from the day of the shoot.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lets Get Shooting - First Quarter Newsletter

I’m Michael Murphree, an advertising, editorial and entertainment portrait photographer based in LA. My collaborative working style allows for creative freedom and input, and my pre-production expertise makes for smooth shoots. I’m passionate about light and people, but then, you should be able to tell that from my work. So enough about me, let’s focus on something more interesting – the projects I worked on last year.

Where I’ve been and where I can take you

Last year, I worked on a lot of great projects that took me from coast to coast and everywhere in between:

✸ I worked with Chamberlain Healthcare PR on a six-month project, launching Pfizer’s new lung cancer drug. Here’s what my client thought about my work:

“This project involved photographing cancer survivors for a high profile pharmaceutical project and my team was extremely impressed with how easily Michael related to every person we worked with, as well as to our clients. We completely trusted him to create an artistic vision and just run with it - it certainly paid off.” -- Lauren Plate

✸ For Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks, I shot Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Grey Oldman, Jack Black, Seth Rogan and Zach Galifianakis.
Other 2011 highlights included:
✸ Work for Expedia through the Martin Agency, featuring Molly Shannon and Michael Ian Black
✸ Photo shoot with Courtney Thorne-Smith as the new spokesperson for Botox

What does 2012 hold for you?

Now that the year is in full swing, I look forward to working on many promising assignments – the more challenging the better. If you have a project coming up that needs compelling imagery to tell a story, let’s talk. In the meantime, take a look at my work on my newly launched site, and let me know what you think.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and fulfilling 2012.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Michael Blackstone at Skythrills

Great start to 2012, I had the honor of photographing Michael Blackstone, an incredibly talented pilot. Michael is the owner of Skythrills, a unique charter service where you can experience the fun and excitement of aerobatics and go to some very cool places. We flew to Catalina (an island off the coast of Southern California) and spent the day shooting pictures. Michael is a great guy and offers an amazing service. We had a lot of fun!