. . .and they want their phone back. Last week, while on an archeological dig in the prop room, Stephen uncovered this “Friends” era cell phone, a Motorola StarTAC to be precise. Michael and Steve said it was one of the first cell phones they bought after opening the studio. The StarTAC was first released in 1996 and was the first ever clamshell/flip mobile phone. It also was the phone that started the micro cell phone craze, where each new model got smaller and smaller until you could hardly hold it. In order to properly share our find with you, Stephen and I transported (photographically) back to the time of Clinton and Lewinsky to create this photo. Back in the day this baby could have set you back a cool Grand.
Blue Collar is an excellent interactive agency based out of Hood River, OR. We worked with Rob McCready (Partner and Director of Client Services) and April Donovan (Creative Director) of Blue Collar Interactive. They both provided amazing creative direction and strategy to shooting this new Sigma Lens Customization USB dock and Sigma Optimization Pro Software.
“We wanted to create an environment that didn’t signify anything too specific, but portrays the workspace of someone that takes photography a level above being just a hobby. The technology being developed here is very new to this industry, and through a new R&D initiative, Sigma is taking a giant leap towards new innovation in it’s products.” – Jeremy Dunham
Here’s a little behind the scenes as well…
I see this sort of thing done a lot, but the light almost always strikes me as a bit off. Usually an orange gel is just thrown over the main light and that’s it. That has always seemed wrong to me because if you look at the sky at magic hour there is usually a range of colors going from orange to purple to magenta to blue.
For this shot I used a number of different gel combinations to achieve the effect. Orange on the bottom to simulate the sunlight, magenta in the middle to simulate the red band of light, and blue on the top and on the opposite side to simulate the open sky.
You can see how the light falls in the highlight.
Though it is still obviously a studio shot I think this technique is a little more of an authentic match for magic hour.
You can see more of Jeremy’s work Here
I started going to the Portland Historic Races and Columbia River Classic at Portland International Raceway (PIR) about 6 years ago. These two races are a chance for owners of vintage race cars to get out on the track and compete against other cars of similar category and age.
There is a huge variety of cars here, some from the 50’s with single cylinder motorcycle engines, and even retired 90’s Formula 1 cars.
There’s also a huge variety of owners and car enthusiasts that show up as well.You’ll see everything from a motorhome towing a 40’ trailer that holds several cars plus mechanics to a single individual who pulls the car on an open trailer with their pick-up, and single-handedly does all the work themselves.
While it’s exciting to see and hear the cars fly around the track, I really like to walk around the paddock and see the cars and people up close.
I like to see what leads up to and precedes the races. It’s hours of preparation and sometimes inventive home engineering that keeps these old and sometimes finicky cars running.
“We wanted the photography for the Chez Marie packaging to mimic all the good things their product has to offer—fresh, natural, top-of-the-line ingredients made with love and care. Steve Cherry is AMAZING with lighting, and Lucy Neilson, food stylist, has never let us down with her gorgeous compositions.
I’ve been working with these two for several years now, and having their help on projects makes my life about a thousand times easier.
Everyone was happy and it turned out to be a really successful project. The photography really made the packaging what it is.” -Kristin Casaletto, Art Director/Graphic Designer with Sasquatch Agency
“Many people want to decrease their overall meat consumption for health, economic, or environmental reasons. They are the driving force behind the growing ‘meat alternative’ category…” - Founder & CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) Marie Osmunson
“I’ve worked with Kristin at Sasquatch on a variety of other clients. She always has an innovative approach that challenges us to find new directions in photography. Most of all, this was a fun shoot, creating a fun new look.” - Steve Cherry
“During this shoot, we tried to maintain the integrity of every ingredient in a fashion that was in the clients’ best interest. ” - Lucy Neilson
Here at Polara Studio, we couldn’t be happier to represent such a suitable product in the Northwest’s health-food niche. Chez Marie is a brand that has always been recognized as one of the healthiest choices in the frozen food isles.