AARP had the amazing Tavis Coburn illustrate the packaging for this action figure. Then they hired Robin and I to make the figure matching the illustration, package it, and create the final images. I love collaboration!
My second shoot for Esquire was a food feature. These are all dishes intended to feed thirty some odd people. More people than you should ever invite into your home for a meal. We had lots of fun challenges like; make sausage gravy look appetizing. And; poach an egg. Fortunately I have Robin to help me with those things.
Since shooting this feture we’ve shot another for Esquire. I can’t wait to show that one off in a couple months!
My buddies at Spirit magazine needed to make an issue about Valentine’s Day and the Superbowl. We had a conference call, did some brainstorming, made some photo. SPD liked the cover enough to post it on their blog. Win!
For this project I collaborated with illustrator Will Bryant to create a stop motion animation for Bluetooth’s publication ‘Signature.’ We incorporated the cover copy and the logo into the illustration and filled the cover with Will’s signature style. I love seeing a cover done organically, let alone being able to display it as an animation!
Creative director TJ Tucker wanted to highlight Knockout (the font we used here) for a feature on GSD&M’s legendary ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ anti-litter campaign. Everything in the feature was intended to be stark and clean. Robin Finlay cut the intro type by hand and we photographed it with some monochromatic trash. All kerning done with scotch tape!
For their guide to grooming in the new year Esquire wanted me to do some type focused images. Their sketch below shows a comb on a sink with some hairs spelling out 2011. Robin Finlay helped me out and we did a couple of extra options just for the heck of it.
Our pals at Texas Monthly asked for some help on their ‘Mexican Food’ cover. And if that wasn’t great enough, they asked me to shoot eight different beers for them. That meant I had to buy eight six packs. And lucky me, they wanted to make some changes. So we bough eight more. Anyone like Corona?
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.