First Wired, then ESPN, and now Eqsuire! I’m running out of goals (Hey Garden & Gun, call me). The images will be out in the January issue, so in a few weeks I’ll be able to post what I made for em.
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.
Now if only they worked!
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.
This was an emergency. Texas Monthly called us in need of an opener for a story on charter schools and needed it in just two days. Day one, Robin Finlay found all of these props (and tons more) and we built a vintage classroom set in the studio. Day two, we shot it and sent it off in record time. Then Caleb Bennett made a groovy intro design and finito! A winner is me!
I was shooting some food for Texas Monthly last week and decided to give them some extra options. Poor Lindsay from The Butler Brothers stopped by to pick up some prints and ended up with a giant camera in her face. I pretty much grabbed any poor soul that wandered into my studio and exploited them. Here are the exploits.
We were approached to create a cover for a seed manufacturer’s (no not Monsanto) quarterly publication. At some point, someone mentioned a type cover, and we love type! So my brilliant stylist Robin made some options and we ended up with these two final images. We like type.