This was shot last year for Pentagram and I love shooting for them. Most of the time when they commission me for a job, I have creative freedom. They asked me to shoot the cover for Montessori life. The direction was to use knobless cylinder blocks to show diversity within Montessori schools. I sketched out a few ideas and they loved them. I executed both but one went with one for the cover and it looked amazing. I always look forward for more Pentagram shoots.
I was recently recommended for a photoshoot. This one was quite interesting….I had no idea of what I was photographing until the moment it arrived. The info I received was “a device for oil rigs”….that was it. The client showed up with the device before anyone else, so he explained to me what it was. Not really understanding oil rig term, Its a key and dissolvable ball to help the pump rate during fracs. As I started to shoot this metal pipe key, I realized it sucked in light and never gave it back. It was a fun challenge shooting it but the client loved the shots and the exploded view and was super satisfied.
Been pretty busy the last few months and finally getting a break to catch up on website and blogs. Testing out a beautiful beer pour and that doesn’t always come out as planned. Wasted a few bottles to the beer gods but was able to finally get a few good shots.
A few months ago I received a fun assignment from Delta Sky Mag. They wanted olive oil in water and I thought it was a great idea. I figured this would be easy, until I had to drop oil and shoot all by myself. It got a little messy and slippery in the studio but I got some pretty beautiful results.
I recently had the opportunity to shoot for World Wildlife Fund. It was a story on how to minimize food waste in your fridge. The concept was to have a glowing refrigerator. I was super excited and immediately started to think of how to get this done. With the help of Adam, we had figured just use one of our refrigerators, my apartment, the studio, anyone’s refrigerator. Of course most of the fridges were not clean or exactly what I wanted. We thought long and hard about this. Long story short and with the help of an appliance rental, got one delivered and picked up in a week and I got the shot I wanted. Here is the original image and the image in layout.
I started shooting for Southwest just about a year ago. Every month they feature a cocktail from a bar/restaurant. It is really fun and learn how to make some interesting cocktails. The great thing about shooting cocktails, my home bar have been growing rapidly. Here is a behind the scenes shot and a few drink shots I like.
SO……I try and test/shoot as much as possible. Some tests make it into my portfolio and some don’t. The idea of shooting light bulbs came to me a while back but never got to shoot them. Heading to Lowes for supplies, I got distracted and finally grabbed a few bulbs. Here are a some of the bulbs I shot.