Addington Co.

With a love of traditional methods, Chip Addington crafts bags with a modern twist. We spent a few days shooting with him, following his process to create waxed nylon bags. 


Chip's work space is a photographer's dream, with big windows filling the room with soft natural light. We shot a lot of tight details to highlight the level of care and precision that goes into each bag he makes.

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The Snow Makers

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At ski areas like Welch Village a dedicated team plays Mother Nature every fall/early winter. When the temps are right these folks go out in the freezing cold to make snow for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy all winter long. People like Perry Eisert are the unsung heroes who make winter happen even if the skies don't make enough snow. 

We spent two days working with the gang at Welch following them around the frozen hills getting blasted with water and snow. We shot with our new camera the Canon C200 which shoots beautiful 4k RAW video as well as a Canon 5dkmiv for 2nd angles. These cameras and lenses are tough and held up well in the harsh conditions.

Next time you are out at your local ski hill be sure to thank the snow makers for all their cold hard work.

Crew:
2nd Camera: Spencer Nelson
Drone: Mike Meloche
Editor: Rob Prochnow

Amy Imdieke Hooping

Sometimes you need to go and shoot just for the joy of it, this is one of those projects. Amy Imdieke is a Senior Graphic Designer in Minneapolis. Out side of her day job she is a member of the hula hooping dance troupe known as the Twistin Vixens.

Amy's skills with the hoop is a site to behold. As Amy did her thing we followed along with her capturing the movements. Her diverse bag of tricks in the end shined throughout the project.

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Prairie Organic: Cocktails from Corn Fields

Recently we worked with Philips Distilling on a handful of shoots to create images for social, web and print. The first shoot was to create images focused around a handful of recipes. We shot on location at the beautiful Cafe Lurcat which gave us options for different looks given their large and unique space.

The second shoot was on location at the Olson Family Farm, which is one of the local Minnesota Organic farms which Prairie Organic gets their corn from to make Vodka and Gin. Working freely on the farm we were able to make images with and without product to be used on social as well as print collateral. 

 

Cafe Lurcat Team:

Producer- Bobbi Peacock
Assistant/2nd Shooter- Alyssa Justice
First Assistant- Greg Schaal
Location Scout- Ann Healy
BTS/2nd Assistant- Michael Hibbs
Digital Tech- Jason Wood
Stylist- Ann Marshik
Agency- Marketing Lab

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Olson Farm Team:
Assistant- Mary Archambault
Agency- Philips Distilling

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Rasmussen School of Health Science

Some shoots require crazy call times. Our shoot with Rasmussen College was no exception. We were brought in to shoot new collateral for the School of Health Science. Given the clinic and pharmacy settings we shot in, we had to work around their schedules. With that, we shot the clinic images at night until after 11:00 pm. We brough enough lights to shoot through the lobby windows, creating a daylight look well after sunset.

The next morning, we had a call time at 5:00am at the pharmacy, with a hard out by 8am so they could open to the public. Working quickly, we shot 3 different scenes. We used the battery powered Profoto B1 lights which allowed us to shoot quickly and not waste time hiding cords or looking for power sources.

Our team worked like a well oiled machine. We got in, set up, shot, and packed out without missing a beat. The final images can be seen on the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences website, social media, and web advertisements.

 

Producer: Tanya Silver
First Assistant: Greg Shaal
Second Assistant: Alyssa Justice
Digi Tech: Peter Hunner
Stylist: Ann Marshik
Stylist Assistant: Anna K Olson
Craft Services: Amy Lovestrand
Hair/MUA: Ashlee Ellert
Location Scout: Charlotte Ariss

As always here are a few BTS shots as well.