For their guide to grooming in the new year Esquire wanted me to do some type focused images. Their sketch below shows a comb on a sink with some hairs spelling out 2011. Robin Finlay helped me out and we did a couple of extra options just for the heck of it.
Our pals at Texas Monthly asked for some help on their ‘Mexican Food’ cover. And if that wasn’t great enough, they asked me to shoot eight different beers for them. That meant I had to buy eight six packs. And lucky me, they wanted to make some changes. So we bough eight more. Anyone like Corona?
A couple years back Robin & I did a food shoot with art director/designer Josh Kramer (http://joshuakramer.com/). It sparked a whole slew of food ‘studdies’ we’ve made since. When Rare magazine (who features an artist in each issue) was working on their food issue they asked us to help out. We handed over a bunch of old stuff and made a few new images just for the heck of it. The image they used for the cover is a shot Josh doodled right here in my humble little studio. It’s one of my favorites.
Per their request, we crated the ESPN logo and froze it in a block of ice. The letters are carved from balsa wood and dipped in plastic, then frozen in ice. We reticulated the block of ice with hot water and dry ice. Dry ice is fun. It makes snow form on things.
I got an email from art director Larry Williams that read, “When I say ‘Wireless Home,’ What comes to mind and can you do it by next friday?” I drew some sketches and the amazing Robin Finlay went to junk shops buying up old electronics. Robin built these two ‘Star Command – Home’ remote controls based on my sketches and we shot the hell out of them over a bottle of wine.
My homies at Spirit magazine were looking for an excuse to have us make an exploded image for them. Along came a Sandwich package. Problem solved. We worked with the people from ‘Wichcraft’ in New York who coached us in making the perfect BLT. And pounds and pounds of fancy deli meats showed up at my studio. Our assistant Bill ate well that night.