Back in the fall of 2011, we got a call from Wired UK to photograph Eben Bayer, Gavin McIntyre, two young and innovative entrepreneurs working to solve the problem of polystyrene, aka Styrofoam packaging. The coolest part is they’re not just manufacturing a solution – they’re growing it. Ecovative Design grows all of their products from fungus. Completely innovative and 100% biodegradable, the packaging that Ecovative produces rivals all of the properties of traditional packaging, but is exponentially less taxing on the environment. Wired has the entire article up on their site, it’s a great read; highly recommended.
It was an awesome experience to meet Eben, Gavin, and the rest of the team at Ecovative. Keep reading for more behind the scenes and the rest of our story…
Well, it finally got cold in Philadelphia – it even snowed a little bit, and with every snowfall came the handful of hazy gray days that follow. Good thing we were busy shooting in the studio. Keep reading to see what else was cooking this week…
There are some of truly creative people in this industry. Let’s face it, you’ve got to be constantly concepting, developing, and executing or you get left in the dust. I’m fortunate to work with some really dynamic and inspiring people, ranging from art directors, to producers, to creative directors, photo editors, art buyers, and print producers. Instead of questions about email blasts, printed promos, and portfolio reviews, I think that it’s time that I put some of them on the spot to show us their meaning of Life. “The meaning of Life” may be a little far flung to answer in only ten questions, but hopefully these interviews will serve to distill some of the inspired and intellectual energy of the creatives that we work with.
I met Julie Grahame, editor in chief of aCurator.com while speaking on a panel discussion back in November of 2011. From compelling photo stories to Yousuf Karsh tattoos, Julie does an amazing job of collecting and curating – aCurator has been recognized by Life.com as one of the best photography blogs in the world. It was extraordinary meeting her and I’m happy to have her explain the meaning of life. I’ll let Julie tell the rest…
After two great years with Melissa Hennessy, we are now represented by Heather Elder. We are thrilled and honored to be part of this group and see great things to come.
Heather represents an amazing group of photographers including Andy Anderson, Leigh Beisch, Ann Elliott Cutting, Hunter Freeman, David Martinez, Richard Schultz, Jim Smithson, Kevin Twomey, and Ron Berg.
Last but certainly not least, she also runs a great blog that always offers insightful commentary, interviews, and stories related to the industry. Enjoy!
All things considered it was a good week in Philly. We spent some time early in the week concepting and planning for a big personal shoot that we worked on today – I wanted to include a few photos from today, hence the late weekly wrap up. Aside from that, Chris spent a few days this week on the road, meeting with clients and friends. January is always a great time to dive into personal work, we’re definitely missing the opportunity this year.
Late but not forgotten, keep reading for our weekly review…
Back in October of 2011, we spent a week shooting on location in Charleston, South Carolina. You might remember the weekly wrap-up that focused more on our travels and adventures after the shoot. A few months have elapsed and now the ads are running, which means we can share about the shoot and dig a little bit deeper as to what goes on while involved an advertising project.
We were shooting for Morningstar Farms, the largest vegetarian food producer in America. A popular vegetarian brand, they focus on meatless options for classic foods, like hamburgers and hot dogs. I’ve gotta admit, they make some tasty stuff too (and I was surprised that we didn’t have any on set for lunch). A few days of travel, scouting, and shooting all went into a successful week – we worked with two excellent creatives from Leo Burnett, an awesome food stylist, and a top-notch local production crew to pull it all off.
My apologies for not having some video footage for this look behind the scenes, or a ton of photos, but I had my hands full making sure our gear was setup and running smoothly. We’ve got plenty to share though, keep reading for some more insight and images from behind the scenes…
“Maui Bliss” – that couldn’t be more true. We’re happy to report that Hawaii Magazine is featuring one of Chris’s photos on their February 2012 Cover. You might remember back in May of last year when we were shooting this very photo in Hawaii – after a day like that I know I won’t forget. Keep Reading for a few more shots from that adventure.