If you visit our studio and take a look at our desks, the first thing you notice (well, maybe the second after my mess of latte cups and receipts) are stacks and stacks of white copy paper covered in sketches. Sketching, physically putting pen to paper, is one of the first and most important steps for us when it comes to creating a photograph. Not a day goes by that we don’t sketch something. Sketches are the way we pitch ideas, think through composition, problem solve construction, and explain to each other the visions in our head. The sketches can be very detailed, or just a couple of lose marks. We have learned to interpret each other’s sketches and no matter how quick or how detailed they are, they become the road maps we use to get to a final image.
As a way to share our process we’ve created a new section of our portfolio we will be adding to periodically called “It starts with a sketch”. Below are a few images from that new section, the rest of the sketch/image pairings can be seen here.
As the new year begins, we want to take a second to say THANK YOU! 2015 was an amazing year of growth for The Voorhes. We are blown away by the number of clients who put their trust in us to deliver art that would speak to their brand. Whether it was feature stories, ad campaigns, long standing sections of a magazine, or everything between, we made a lot of pictures and could not be happier.
Another milestone of 2015 was we had more national magazine covers this year than ever before. Below are just 12 of the 20 some odd covers we had the honor of making. Each one expanding our knowledge and toolbox of tricks, and pushing our craft to better tell a story.
These covers made us:
-Sew voodoo dolls
-Make the perfect stacks of cash (hint, it involves finding the right kind of resume paper)
-Solve a round rubix cube
-Make fire balls with propane and water balloons
-Build an entire front door and home entry way in our studio
-Burn lettering in tortillas, and so much more!