We are incredibly proud to announce that Emily Shur’s first monograph Super Extra Natural! (designed by our own Michael Schmelling) is now available for purchase online via Kehrer Verlag. The book had its debut at Paris Photo.
Super Extra Natural! is a collection of images taken in Japan between 2004 and 2016. What began as a one-time getaway possessing no agenda beyond experiencing something new expanded into a long-term body of work that has resulted in over 15 trips to various parts of the country. However, these images are not a documentation of a place. They are explorations of an unspoken connection; a state of mind that has become its own version of a vacation. Initially, Emily was not exactly sure what kept drawing her back to Japan, but she found a personal feeling of freedom and peace there. She says, “Everything made sense. Lines, shapes, light, and color fit together like a math equation that added up to what still feels like a supernatural high.”
PDN’s December issue highlights three Giant Artists and their “Creative Collaborations That Work.” Featured are Emily Shur & her long-time retoucher Anna Glen of Wet Noodles, Justin Fantl & his talented retoucher Zach Vitale, and Michael Schmelling and his Director of Photography Kay Madsen. On newsstands now!
Emily Shur & Wet Noodles
Justin Fantl & Zach Vitale
Michael Schmelling & Kay Madsen
Emily Shur photographed Albanian refugee turned entrepreneur, Armir Harris, for the cover of Inc. Magazine’s biggest issue of the year featuring, the 5,000 fastest-growing, most influential companies of 2017.
Hot-dog! Emily Shur photographed a very hungry Silicon Valley Maverick “Brad Bellflower” for Apartments.com.
Bloomberg Businessweek hired Emily Shur to photograph, Maverick’s Head of Digital, Abe Burns, whose clients include U2 and Amy Schumer.
Emily Shur photographed chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Bob Chapek, for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Emily Shur makes a splash with this shimmering summer poolside campaign for Samsung!