Fantastic Editorial Campaign for Dooney&Burke! I also had the opportunity to do some nice product imagery as well! I very much enjoyed photographing these bags. Styling by Angela Chilberg, Art Direction by Marina Harnik and Design by Jose Cruz. Cheers!
In mid-June our team was tasked with a nautical shoot for one of our vendors, U.S. Polo Assn. (not to be confused with Mr. Lauren's Polo). Our producer, who apparently is an aspiring sailor, slotted us a great location in Sail Sandpoint in Magnuson Park. Nestled on the West side of Lake Washington, we set to work photographing our Men's, Women's and Kid's events.
A staff favorite, Quill, returned to model our Girl's samples (I personally was delighted as I have been photographing Quill for the past few years and am always laughing as she is quite articulate for a 6 year-old). My stylist, Michelle Lateste, Art Director, Marina Harnik, and good friend and fellow photographer Carlton Canary (acting as an assistant on this one) did great work and we all were very pleased with the turnout.
While we were not able to use the term "Class Clown" due to concerns of demeaning children and offending our customers (seems a little sensy-poo to me, but alas, I have no say in the matter), this shoot was in fact, depicting the various class clowns that have touched all of our lives. Goofy faces, attention grabbing attire and accessories, high-energy movements, and the secret desire to draw the ire of the teacher for the mere sake of entertaining their peers, most all of us have known, or been, a class clown in our times.
I can't say whether or not our delightful model, Gabe, is in fact, a class clown (actually, he most assuredly is not, since he was at the time of this shoot, 4 years old and not currently enrolled in a class to clown. However, he has great potential). Potential or not, Gabe certainly brought the role of class clown to life with his dancing and love for the goofy accessories that our stylist, Blanca Martinez, provided him. My favorite part of the shoot were his expressions. True to the quiet side of class clowns everywhere, while he was deciding his next move, his facial expressions would become quite plain, but his eyes alive, showing deep thought and consideration as to what he would do next. Of course, the inbetween expressions were only a small part of the charm. I deeply enjoyed the over the top laughs, yells, grimaces and other unspecified faces Gabe threw our way. Cheers.
This was a fun project shot in early December and running just in time to make everyone question their New Year's Resolutions. Art Direction by JP Flores and styling by Devon Herling, this project called for bright colors, dynamic lighting, and some sweet model poses. Mostly model heavy, my favorite part may have been asking our models to continually lift kettle bells and babies so that we could catch that perfect moment (they were great sports about it). We also incorporated graphic text for a social media side project that was quite funny, focusing on Pregnant Yoga Moms, playing up puns and everyday difficulties of being pregnant and trying to stay fit. Finally, a little behind the scenes fun with Kourtnie Baker and Gabrielle Rouleau modeling our shoes on our "assisted-aerial-contraption" patent pending. Enjoy!
Ready to wrap, featured earlier this month on zulily.com. We had a fun holiday concept of putting different merchandising themes into Christmas tree shapes. Stylist, Ashley Huson, did a great job fitting various product into Christmas tree form! While post production Steven Oelrich did a great job putting the finishing touches on the images. Fun concept from Art Director, JP Flores as well. Our ATBS were not Christmas Trees, but fun nonetheless! Enjoy!