A while back I was shooting a bunch of still life for Details. One of the articles I was illustrating was on chia seeds. Ya know, the stuff from the 80’s you used to grow your very own grassy pet. Now, in 2012 it’s a health food.
We photographed them in a variety of ways. One set of images that DIDN’T get published was these. The seeds mixed into milk, pouring and splashing around.
Man oh man I love shooting for Esquire. Although I have to complain about having thirty egg mc muffins in my studio. They made the whole place smell like farts for days. Those things are seriously gross. But it worked out in the end, we got to wash them down with an old school ramos fizz. Which also smells a little odd. Oh well.
Below are the printed pages and some outtakes; a concept image on Stephen King, and an additional mc muffin option.
Every visual metaphor for medical research has been done, but Proto, the magazine of Massachusetts General Hospital, pushed us to come up with a couple more. We were flattered to contribute art to this issue, which also included the work of many we admire like Bruce Peterson and Jamie Chung just to name two. And before you ask, “how did you build that thing,” construction shots of the brain are at the end.
Last Fall, Money magazine called and asked us to do another set of section openers for December, which was also the launch of their re-design and first iPad issue. I love how the new design elevates and complements simple conceptual still life. Now, where did I store all those boxes of money…..?
I liked this assignment, FTI Journal asked us to find medical and business objects that looked similar. And if you were wondering, yes, an ambulance gurney can fit in the back of a 1999 Ford Explorer just fine.
Man oh man this was a fun one. ESPN flew us out to Kawasaki headquarters in California. We spent two days with their race team working on this photo. Thankfully dismantling this thing is no big deal for their head mechanic.
We shot a time-lapse showing how something like this comes together. I’ll be posting that soon.