Exploration of Film

Exploration is a key component to photography constantly looking for new techniques or gear. In that evolution sometimes things will come full circle, making a return to film photography is just that. There is something romantic about shooting film, the unknown until its developed, the grain and the way different films render colors. Shooting with digital it's easy to trust the screen and not your own intuitions and your skill to make a good image. It was a fun challenge to slow down, think a bit more before pressing the shutter and having to wait to see the final outcome. The hardest part about shooting film is taking the time to scan it all in. Using an Epson v800 to scan 180 images to make final selects took a few days, but the results were worth the effort.

Gear- Canon EOS 3, Kodak Portra 400 film

Talent- Julia and Josie from Moore Creative

In The Office With Phalen Reed

Having an area that inspires you is key for creatives. Recently Minneapolis based designer Phalen Reed remodeled her office. She wanted to feature the bright and inspiring area in which she works. After shooting for a couple of hours and a few cups of coffee later we had the images we needed for her new website and head shots for her social media.

Pints and Pinball

There is no such thing as downtime when you are freelance. After a busy spring with client work a week opened up and with that we took the opportunity to shoot some fun test work. Pulling together a killer team, we spent the afternoon working with the models to create a fun and energetic shoot.  Its hard to not have a good time when you have such an energetic group of models and some of the best pinball machines in town.

Producer: Tanya Silver

2nd camera/ Ronin Operator:  Chris Worlow

Assistant: Matthew Hintz

Hair/ MUA: Amber Young

Wardrobe:Julie Caruso

Video Editor: Joseph McMahon

Location Scout: Charlotte Ariss

Location: Nomad World Pub

Talent: Moore Creative and Agency Models and Talent

 

BTS Boomarang Dance Party with Joseph MacMhon showing off his sweet dance movies.

Teresa Audet: Handmade Wooden Goods

Being connected to your work in a personal way is something that we always strive for as visual creatives. Seeing other creatives that have a personal connection to their work is inspiring. Recently, we worked with Teresa Audet who crafts handmade wooden goods. By working mainly with hand tools she has a true understanding of each piece that she makes that would be lost using power tools.

Lakes and Legends: From Minneapolis With Rural Minnesota Roots

Last summer we teamed up with Lakes and Legends Brewing Company to create a library of stills for their website, print and social media. Their brand focuses on farm to table beers, working with local farmers whenever possible to get supplies for their brews. 

We spent the day on two farms in Western Minnesota capturing iconic farm images, textures and other details that would tie into their brand. The shoot was very relaxed, the Lakes and Legends crew trusting us, let us just shoot away all day. By dusk we had a wide variety of images for them to work with, so we kicked back and raised a glass to a successful days work.