Merry, Merry

Where is NEAT?

Phew – taking a break (obviously!) from regular updates as we are on a long term project keeping us pretty busy. Hope to blog about it in the Fall, but in the meantime, still working on some fun projects in our spare moments.

Hope to check out some of the great shows this summer we see, like Beauty Culture at the Annenberg and lusting after this book: Los Angeles Alleys

Back soon, we promise!

Persian POV

(c)Sheridan Stancliff

From an ongoing project focusing on Persian food and lifestyle. Styled by the amazing Robin Tucker, Shot by Sheridan Stancliff, concept, research and art-direction by NEAT.

Pomengrantates (c)Sheridan Stancliff

Pomengranates have a long history in mythology and much attributed with healing powers. Remember Persephone?

(c)Sheridan Stancliff

Rice delicately dyed with saffron.

Getting Personal

Getting Personal

Here at NEAT, we do try to keep the biz and personal somewhat apart, but every once in a while…
The Retinette is a blog primarily for Ellen’s MIL to showcase some of the hundreds of fantastic photos that her FIL took during his lifetime chronicling family life in England during the 50’s, 60’s and so on, but she will post about her own family occasionally and this one particular photo/story is worth noting – um…to be read while listening to Roseanne Cash and her version of ‘Tennessee Flat Top Box’: ‘Jack Russell’.

Happy New Year from NEAT!

We are starting 2011 with a brand spanking new site! Go ahead take a look around at everything shiny and new!
Our friend and advisor, the brilliant photographer Ken Kaminesky served as advisor and introduced us to the amazing talents of Nikola Lazarevic (not the least of which is patience!) who took our list of what we like and what need and performed magic!

So pleased to unveil an updated look at what NEAT can do as we dig into new projects. All the best to all for a fantastic New Year!

“I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two. So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else.”

image © Eggleston Artistic Trust, (courtesy Cheim & Read, New York)

Looking forward to the docent led ASPP Tour of the Eggleston exhibit at LACMA on December 18th.

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Beautiful Again

One of our very favorite artists, J.T.Burke has been on the road with his new show, Beautiful Again. First Barcelona, then Blighty and next week in Santa Barbara at the Brooks Institute’s Gallery 27.

NEAT was delighted to work on the show catalog, providing picture research and clearances. Take a look at the work and enjoy a different kind of ‘upcycling’!

NEAT Darling Makes Us Proud!

(c)Peter Bohler Soldiers preparing to role play a mock insurgent attack

One of NEAT’s favorite photographers Peter Bohler has recently returned from Zürich where he was the recipient of the Swiss Photo Award for Editorial Photography. Pete’s award winning series documents a simulated Iraqi village in Fort Irwin, California used in military training. Well done, Pete!

Quiet and beautiful

(c)Eric Raptosh

In an old warehouse downtown, our favorite lingerie designer Lucy B

creates lovely, retro confections. Perfect for a slightly different view

of small business for a recent stock shoot with Eric Raptosh.


(c)Peter Bohler

Shooting three models in five downtown LA locations in under six hours is the kind of thing that makes us excited about our job. The images from this night time shoot with photographer Pete Bohler are both creative and architecturally beautiful, showcasing some of Los Angeles’ unique character and personality. From metro stations to bus stops and dark freeway underpasses, Pete did an amazing job recognizing beauty in places that few people see it.