Popular Science Big Machines

Excited to share another cover for Popular Science’s Big Machine Issue. Thanks Popular Science art department for the fun assignment and everyone at HOLT Cat for having us.

For this issue we headed out to HOLT Cat’s equipment yard in San Antonio to photograph their largest excavators. After capturing multiple options of the excavator buckets, we headed back to the studio to create the epic scene that would fill the hero bucket. Several models of aircraft carriers, battleships, buildings and various big machines were methodically styled and covered in 50 pounds of dirt. After some placement tweaking and dirt tossing our earth moving scene was complete.

Some behind the scenes shots of the cover in the making.