minnesota lifestyle photography
Tucked away in Minneapolis is the home of Great Northern Boat Works, a warehouse filled with wooden boats of all shapes and sizes. The crew there takes great pride in restoring and maintaining wooden boats of all types from small sail boats to massive Chris-Craft boats. They are dedicated to preserving the tradition of wooden boats for many generations to come.
Producer- Tanya Silver
2nd Camera- Jules Ameel
Assistant- Jesus Terrazo
Field Audio- Chase Brandau
Music- John Hilsen
Editor- Ben Johnson
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.
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.
There is something calm and beautiful about winter in Minnesota. Now that the weather is getting into the 60's and most of the snow has long melted away we reflect back on a shoot along the Mississippi River in St. Paul. The day could not have been better, cool over cast skies and fresh snow on the ground gave the imagery a peaceful and tranquil quality. Once the shoot wrapped the crew headed over to Mickeys Diner for breakfast and conversation.