food & beverage

Golden Arches for Fortune

This past December we had the pleasure of hunting down a McDonald’s sign and breaking it to peaces for Fortune magazine. mcdonaldst_opener

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Adam’s beekeeping hobby proved itself useful yet again. The bee smoker was the perfect tool to make little puffs of smoke.

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And thankfully we did not set off the smoke alarm.

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Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone we worked and collaborated with this year, 2014 was amazing! The studio grew (literally, we moved into a former gospel church), our crew grew, and Adam’s book became reality.

Adam and I want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who allows us to call this thing we do “our jobs”. We look forward to making more props, making more messes, and making more pictures in 2015.

Speaking of messes, here’s our 11th and by far messiest O for O Magazine to date. The studio smelled like champagne for days.

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Photographer/Beekeeper

As mentioned in the World Wildlife Fund: Food Issue post, Adam has been a beekeeper for about 2 years. Bringing a full frame into the studio has been a want of his from the beginning. This job gave him a reason to spend time making the observation/transport box.

One Sunday afternoon this past spring he pulled a frame from the hive and inserted it into the wood and plexiglass case he built. There were maybe a hundred or so bees that had stayed on the frame. After a few hours, we noticed there were more bees than we had started with in the box. He had pulled a frame packed full of brood. As time wore on more and more bees hatched. By the time we put the frame back in the hive, there were over a thousand bees in the case.

Driving around with a thousand irritable bees in your passenger seat can make the mellowest of people a little nervous.

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honey3You can see the larva growing in the individual cells

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bees2Here’s the box Adam made. There is plexiglass on both sides so he can back light the frame.

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Food for WIRED

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We’ve had people ask if the food was real and/or if the picture was a Photoshop composite. It was all real and all in camera.

WiredFoodBTSThis shoot was also torture to one member of the studio.

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