Per their request, we crated the ESPN logo and froze it in a block of ice. The letters are carved from balsa wood and dipped in plastic, then frozen in ice. We reticulated the block of ice with hot water and dry ice. Dry ice is fun. It makes snow form on things.
I got an email from art director Larry Williams that read, “When I say ‘Wireless Home,’ What comes to mind and can you do it by next friday?” I drew some sketches and the amazing Robin Finlay went to junk shops buying up old electronics. Robin built these two ‘Star Command – Home’ remote controls based on my sketches and we shot the hell out of them over a bottle of wine.
Now if only they worked!
My homies at Spirit magazine were looking for an excuse to have us make an exploded image for them. Along came a Sandwich package. Problem solved. We worked with the people from ‘Wichcraft’ in New York who coached us in making the perfect BLT. And pounds and pounds of fancy deli meats showed up at my studio. Our assistant Bill ate well that night.
This was an emergency. Texas Monthly called us in need of an opener for a story on charter schools and needed it in just two days. Day one, Robin Finlay found all of these props (and tons more) and we built a vintage classroom set in the studio. Day two, we shot it and sent it off in record time. Then Caleb Bennett made a groovy intro design and finito! A winner is me!
I was shooting some food for Texas Monthly last week and decided to give them some extra options. Poor Lindsay from The Butler Brothers stopped by to pick up some prints and ended up with a giant camera in her face. I pretty much grabbed any poor soul that wandered into my studio and exploited them. Here are the exploits.
We were approached to create a cover for a seed manufacturer’s (no not Monsanto) quarterly publication. At some point, someone mentioned a type cover, and we love type! So my brilliant stylist Robin made some options and we ended up with these two final images. We like type.
This feature was shot for Texas Monthly, and designed by art director Andi Beierman. The images are from a small protfolio Robin Finlay & I created based on the story by Michael Hall challenging the legitimacy of many forensic practices. The story touches on many people who were wrongly convicted based on shady ‘science’ and later exonerated. Heavy stuff!
Designer Ulrike Bohnenstiel at Fuenfwerken Design in Berlin asked to use my work for the cover wrap of StadtAnsichten, the Magazine of Autostadt. Autostadt is Volkswagen’s museum in Wolfsburg, Germany, featuring a variety of art in addition to automotive exhibits. The magazine is pretty cool, its mostly filled with artsy stuff… and they said nice things about me!
“sicher! Voltron, der mächtigste Riesenroboter des Universums, bestehend aus fünf Löwen-Robotern, hat den Kampf gegen den tyrannischen König Zarkon aufgenommen. Nicht nur in den Kinderzimmern, wo er in den achtziger Jahren häufig anzutreffen
war, hat er bei seinem Einsatz um die Sicherheit anderer Geschöpfe so manche Blessur davongetragen. Eine Krücke hilft ihm, trotzdem selber sicher dazustehen. So zumindest stellt sich das der texanische Fotograf Adam Voorhes vor – ein Meister absurder Stillleben.”
Or translated by Google;
“sure! Voltron, the most powerful giant robots of the universe, consisting of five Lion-robots, has taken up the fight against the tyrannical King Zarkon. Not only in the nursery, where he frequently encountered in the eighties, he did so with his commitment to the safety of other creatures suffered some injuries. A crutch helps him to stand still themselves safe. That at least raises the front of the Texan photographer Adam Voorhes – a master of still life absurd.”