Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jackson Squared, a joint project

One of the most rewarding things any Commercial Photographer can be a part of is a collaboration with other creative's, especially when it results in something amazing like a great book. The particular book I am referring to is called "Jackson Squared: The Heart of the Quarter" with images from Jackson, Photographer Will Crocker and created / designed by Tom Varisco. Another great book to come from this collaboration was called SIGNS of New Orleans  (2008) which captures the city's unique, historical language through signs found around neighborhoods in the city. If you have not seen either of these books I recommend you do! They are so well designed and very genuinely New Orleans.

In November / December 2012 the Du Mois Gallery on Feret St. featured a show of select images from the book. We are so very excited to be a part of such an important, funny and at times shocking book and of course had to post a few of our favorites in this post. 

 To Purchase your copy of Jackson Squared click here

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Can you do this?

When the phone rings I never know what type of request will come from that conversation. It could be one of the annoying and all to frequent calls from the people who pretend to be Google...  those are always fun! It could be another Oil & Gas company calling to send us on a journey to photograph their refinery... or even an advertising company with a cool new ad idea that needs a certain professional touch. Anyway for the first post in this new blog I wanted to share some cool behind the scenes stuff that went into creating a specific "shot" for a very specific type of client.

One of the most common questions we get is "can you do that?" Which of course we respond with the very confident YEA, we can! And the fun is trying to figure out the best way to accomplish the request.

Although I cannot take any credit for this job, I did not actually assist this particular day but in hindsight probably should have been there just in case. Jackson was taking the shot from about 40 feet high in a forklift with an operator that kept saying "I'm afraid of heights!" Just another day on the job for him...

The shot - A company that provides specific types of containers, to shoot the containers and cargo in a warehouse which would be cut out and placed into the final ad by the client and their team of graphic designers. Having the PDF with a photo of the ship at sea and where they wanted to lay in the cargo and containers the lighting and perspective had to be exact to replicate a realistic final image. I would say he nailed it. What do you think?

Here are a few favorites and the before and after images.