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UT Engineering Department: Robots for Alcalde Magazine

“Say no more, you had us at robots.” That was our response to Kate and Erin at EmDash asking if we would be interested in shooting a variety of robots for the UT Alumni Magazine.

Thanks so much to Sandra for finding us a shoot space on a busy college campus. In the end we got to spend two days with some incredible engineers and their brilliant creations. If you ever need a reminder of how amazing the human mind is, go ask an engineering doctorate student what they are up to.

Football for Fortune Magazine

Fortune Magazine contacted us for a story about technology in professional football, specifically all the bells and whistles going in the new San Francisco 49ers stadium. Below are a few images created as options for the story. The top image with the cable for laces was the winner.


Trash Fish for Field and Stream

I’m not sure what was more entertaining, watching the garbage truck guys play the studio Super Mario machine while we used their ride for a bit. Or putting a good friend and amazingly talented art director/designer/creative in insulated waders on a 100 degree day and having him hang off the back of said garbage truck.

Either way thanks to all for being such good sports and thank you to Field and Stream for great creative concept and direction.

Evidence for Texas Monthly

Rarely do we get the opportunity to photograph an object as significant as this old blue bandana. Yet this was the key to freeing a man who spent almost 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Big thanks to Texas Monthly for trusting us with such an assignment. If you’re interested, the full article is at TexasMonthly.com.

Education Cover for Spirit Magazine

Spirit Magazine’s August cover story was all about new technology in the classroom. When it came to the cover though, they still wanted to have a traditional, americana school house feeling … with a twist.

We love the result and can’t thank our talent enough for playing all those iPad games with such concentration.

Goose Exam for Field and Stream

This was SO MUCH FUN!

Field and Stream contacted us about a feature titled “The Goose Exam” that was meant to test a hunters knowledge of geese. They wanted a Canada Goose photographed in a collegent setting to really emphasize the test aspect of the feature. Problem is, due to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, it’s a little hard to get your hands on one unless you shot it yourself.

Thankfully Steve Bradbury of Waterfowl Studios in La Vernia, Tx not only lives close by, but is a master waterfowl taxidermist, an avid goose hunter and happened to have a few Canadas on had. We sketched up what we wanted, sent him the pose, and in just a few days he showed up at our studio with the perfect bird.