Our image, â€œLet Your Voice Be Heardâ€œ, won an Honorable Mention in this years International Color Awards in the Professional Advertising category. We also had some of our images nominated in the Food, Portrait, and Architecture categories. This is always such a fun show to be aÂ part of, due to its broad reach (entries from 75 countries) Â and notable jurists, not to mention all the great imagery to peruseâ€¦
Okay, so you HAVE to know that casting and shooting this project for Cup Noodles was, well,â€¦ humorous to say the least! We had to cast three talent, and by the end of the day, the double entendreâ€™s were flying. You see, we had to be sure that each talent was capable of wellâ€¦ slurpingÂ noodles! So at the end of a full day of seeing a couple hundred people and repeatedly telling them to â€œsuckâ€, and then â€œsuck harder!â€â€¦. weâ€™ll I think you can let your imagination run with that, and probably still not approach the 4:30pm punchy hilarity of it allâ€¦
The shoot itself? Just more of the sameâ€¦ laughs, winks, and a fun finished product. Everyone played along and had a great time. So check out these new ads for a classic product!
Check out the animated banners too!
Creative once again by the talented folks at High Wide & Handsome.
Now go get some Cup Noodles!!!
One of the things I love most about what IÂ do is the variety. One day we could be photographingÂ quirky humorous images in North Carolina for Loweâ€™s, the next could be nitro cold brewed coffee for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Los Angeles. Recently weÂ were commissioned to create imagery for an exclusive boutique architectural and interior design firm in San Francisco. Part of the project was shooting portraits of the creatives that make up the firm. Rather than shooting the traditional â€œhead shotsâ€ that adorn so may web sites and corporate brochures, we wanted to do something that was more iconic and spoke to the personality of the firm. We shot the images with the intent of using themÂ in a black & white form, mimicking the graphic tone taken by the designers. However, after returning to the studio in Los Angeles and starting to play with the imagery from the shoot, I kept going back to the same frame of one of the principalâ€™s, and I kept reverting it back to color. I worked a few different interpretations of the file, but after several hours of experimenting I found myself returning to the same visual directionâ€¦ and what I was drawn to was an image that I felt had a classic, almost retro 1920â€™s/1930â€™s feel. It was and still is my favorite image from the sessionâ€¦
We recently finished another campaign with one of our favorite agencies and favorite clients, High Wide & Handsome & Deanâ€™s Dip (respectively). We always have a blast on these projects! Casting is alwaysÂ hysterical, and then it only becomesÂ more fun as we get on set. You can check out some behind the scenes footage here. Thanks to everyone who contributes to make these productions sing!:
Eastside Studios â€“ Casting
Zac HardyÂ Capture
Chris Monberg â€“ BTS
Stephanie Greenleigh â€“ Food Styling
Stacy Quackenbush â€“ Wardrobe & Props
Stephanie Daniel â€“ Hair & Makeup
and the rest of our amazing crewâ€¦
Below are a few samples of the finished work.
We are thrilled to announce (asÂ we were just informed) that two of our images were awarded Honorable Mentions in this years International Photography Awards (IPAâ€™s)!
With over 17,000 entries from 162 countries it is always an honor to be included in such a distinguished community of talented visual artists.
I love what I do, and genuinely love the amazing people I get to do it with. Every shot is always a team effort and I have been amazingly fortunate to be able to work with a generous and brilliantÂ team.
Check out all the amazing imagery that is honored this year: IPAâ€™s
Remember back in the mid to late 70â€™s when wallabies, chocolate-brown corduroys and a yellow and orange stripped t-shirt were very likely to be your wardrobe? Well during that time there was a string of feel good movies that were all the rage staring and adorable pooch whose character name wasâ€¦ Benjiâ€¦
Benji was a rescued mutt that went on to become world-famous through a string of films and TV specials.
Flash forward 40 years and Benji is Back! A few months ago we shared that we were on a super secret project and now we are finally able to say that Benji was that project. We were selected to shoot the very first pics of the New Benji and here he isâ€¦
He is back with upcoming projects so check him out atÂ Benji.com to keep up with all that he is doing.
Weâ€™re hoping to work a lot more with this adorable dogÂ and his team as the day was fun, entertaining and surprisingly laid back for as hard as heÂ worked (with plenty of doggie breaks)!
So we recently started shooting imagery for Loweâ€™s Home Improvement. They have created a fun and humorous campaign revolving around helping people with the process of moving. Whether buying, selling, or renting, there isÂ always a laundry list of things to take care of when you move from one abode to the next. Loweâ€™s Moverâ€™s Program isÂ meant to support everyone through that process, and we were more than thrilled to be selected to create imagery to humorously introduce people to the program. Here is one of the first images from the new campaignâ€¦
Last month we did yet another shoot for Darling Magazine. This next issues has a Cuba theme. We shot three recipes:
- Strawberry Rhubarb Semifreddo with Meringue Drops
- Rose Wine & Red Currants Granita
- Matcha nâ€™Ice Cream w/ Pomegranate, Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Drizzle
OH MY GOD! As we shot and finished each set up we sampled the goods, and with each shot we stared bug-eyed at each other with how amazingly good each tasted, one after another, the food stylist,Â Kara Dykert, saying â€œRight?!â€
I know, I know, I always sing the praises of this magazine and I am partial. But it is a beautifully produced quarterly and I am very proud to be able to contribute on a regular basis.
But if for no other reason than to get your hands on these three recipes, you NEED to get this issue! It hits the stands on the 15th.
This Saturday is APA/LAâ€˜s big annual exhibition called â€œOff The Clockâ€œ. It is a curated show of personal work from professional photographers from Los Angeles and across the country. This year the curator was Julie Grahame and she has put together a fantastic show of 100 images with wide-ranging perspectives. The Gala will be this Saturday night at Santa Monica Art Studios from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. This is part of MOPLA which is an annual event created by the Lucie Foundation to celebrate Photography in Los Angeles. We have two images in the exhibition this year, but the whole show is really whatâ€™s worth seeing. You can register here or just show up to share in the excitement of this fun annual event.