I was happy to spend some time recently with Martha Lynn Kale (and her beautiful son!) to shoot the May cover of REAL Magazine. The story was about the work-life balance we all try hard to achieve, and it was a lot of fun to work on these images. I am looking forward to becoming more ‘balanced’ one day.
Where would some of Austin’s most successful advertising executives be if no one had given them a shot in advertising?
That was the question that advertising agency McGarrah Jessee asked as a way to promote and support the efforts of the Austin-based educational organization, E4 Youth. E4 Youth works to educate, nurture, and provide mentoring opportunities to creative youth. It’s a great way for students to get exposed to various creative fields so that they can make informed decisions about their future.
I was very excited to be a part of this project, as each scenario involved a crazy new career path for these agency executives. We did a total of 5 shoots off-and-on over 3 days. Everyone “buried themselves in the part” quite well!
Mel is an executive for Dell, so we photographed him at their headquarters in Round Rock, Texas.
Although it didn’t run in the story, I love this other photograph we took:
Photographed at the Hilton in downtown Austin.
I’m happy to share some work I’ve done for Adonit‘s new “Create” campaign. Adonit is a tech company that makes incredible styluses and keyboards for iPads and iPhones. Their top product, the Jot Touch, connects via Bluetooth, meaning that it gives you pressure sensitivity on the stylus. I got my hands on one and enjoy using it.
The idea with the new campaign is that we are all creators at heart. The imagery is designed to showcase how people are using Adonit’s products in their own creations, regardless of their age/occupation/etc.
Here are some of the images we produced:
Earlier I posted some pictures of the incredible Black Pearl/Queen Anne’s Revenge from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Coincidentally enough, my 4-year-old is about to turn 5, and he wants a pirate theme for his party. So I took the opportunity to use the images for a ‘party poster’ (I have a habit of doing this. Check out my other kid’s Star Wars poster).
Here’s a cropped version of the image. To see the full uncropped version in all of its pixel glory (1MB), click here.
The pirate thing has been with Trevor for a while. Here’s his 1-year-old birthday image I designed back in 2007:
Will came to me via Kim Hollenshead. I did a Christmas card shoot with Kim a while back, and when Will mentioned needing new images, she sent him my way.
Lately I’ve been doing shoots for tech people (like Will) that have been generating their own following. They are becoming their own ‘brand’ in a way, and want images to reflect that.
After some discussions with Will, we decided on shooting in various parts of Austin. He’s got a somewhat movie-star vibe to him, so I wanted some of the images to look like he could be walking down a street in LA.
We shared some stories and some good laughs too. I look forward to working with him again soon.