Craig washburn is a commercial advertising and editorial photographer based in texas and works worldwide.

Specializing in productions for advertising, commercial and editorial projects, clients include vanity fair, chevrolet, bloomberg businessweek, texas monthly, gsd&m, golf digest, men's health, volkswagen usa, verizon, fedex, bbdo, mccann-erickson (NYC), gensler and many others. we would also like to hear from you.

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Immigration Advocacy Project

Alex Mintz and Emerson Argueta for The Fordham Lawyer.

Alex Mintz / Emerson Argueta

 

Alex and Emerson are law students that work for the Immigration Advocacy Project, providing free legal representation for women and children fleeing violence in Central America.  These non-criminal families are held in a federal detention center/camp in rural Dilley, Texas that is next to a high security prison.  The IAP helps prepare refugees for the complex and uncertain process of seeking asylum.

 

Other World

New personal project: Other World

Other World

Other World

Hello!

Actress Denise Welch and artist Lincoln Townley for Hello! magazine UK.  Photographed at La Colombe d’Or, Houston.

 

Denise Welch and Lincoln Townley

Chevy trucks

Recent work for Chevrolet, shot on location in central Texas.

Chevrolet

Chevrolet

GSDM / Sysco

This is a fun project we did for GSD&M and Sysco with nearly 30 cast and amazing crew.

 

 

A little behind the scenes.  The intended display was on 54×9 foot semi-trailers and it was a special technical challenge to fill such a wide yet narrow area.  A standard single frame picture would only use about a third of the captured image and the remaining image would have to be stretched a great deal.  Unlike a billboard, a truck wrap has a high DPI for close viewing and even with a very high megapixel camera I was a concerned there would not be enough resolution to hold quality.

Through studio tests, our solution was to stitch 3 side by side frames together in post, captured on set with the use of lens shifts.  This gave us the right aspect ratio that allowed us to use the entire camera frame and more than doubled the usable resolution after stitching.

 

Frost

Cross-posted on craigwashburnplaces.com

The iconic Frost, commission by GHD for Endeavor

Frost

The Library

Cross-posted on craigwashburnplaces.com

The library at Hotel Emma, San Antonio.  Photographed for San Antonio.

Vanity Fair: Criquet

Billy Nachman and Hobson Brown, founders of Criquet golf shirts.  Photographed at the Criquet Clubhouse in Austin for Vanity Fair.  Styling by Sara Oswalt.

Criquet shirts

Texas Oil

Oil workers commission, Texas Panhandle.

Vanity Fair: Richard Linklater

The office of Richard Linklater, director of the Oscar nominated Boyhood, Dazed and Confused and others.  Photographed at Austin Studios for the Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair.

The office of Richard Linklater