A long day of shooting can take its toll, both mentally and physically. Working with an assistant can help alleviate the stressors that come with styling and decluttering a space. Often it is the smallest detail that can make or break an image. The thought of “we can fix it in post” creeps into your subconscious, and you immediately rush to fine tune that last little detail. Sometimes, in a moment of excitement, at the end of a long day, you just get tripped up.
The 2017 Thos. Moser Annual Catalog just came out and we are super pumped. The graphic design and layout is really nice and speaks to the quality and craftsmanship at Thos. Moser. On the inside spread of the catalog are some candid images of the Moser family. We captured the large horizontal image of Thomas Moser and his two sons amongst all the stacks of wood. You can view the entire catalog online here.
Every year our website undergoes a proper refresh with updated images from a variety of projects. It can be difficult to edit down the images from a years worth of work, and there are always images that were great but had to be eliminated. A majority of our work is focused on larger compositions that show the overall space of a room, but often times its the details that really matter. We noticed there were details shots that never made the cut because there wasn’t a proper category anywhere on the website. With so many images in our catalog it was time to dedicate a portion of the website to featuring these details. Hope you enjoy!
We finished up 2016 with some really fun projects. One of those projects was a video series we did for Caleb Johnson Architects & Builders where we asked their architects, builders, and designers 20 questions ranging from serious to silly. These clips are just 5 of the questions we edited together.
This summer we had the opportunity to photograph a few new pieces of furniture by Thos. Moser. Images from that shoot just arrived in our inbox as part of their holiday gift guide and they look great.
Shark Fishing off the Coast of Maine
Waking up a 3am is not very exciting. Waking up at 3am to film friends shark fishing in the coastal waters of Maine is thrilling.
Interview With Sandra Tripp – Huntsman Architectural Group
Huntsman Architectural Group has been a great client to work with. We are very excited to share a recently completed video interview with Huntsman’s new Principal Sandra Tripp. We sat down with Sandra to discuss her passion for design and her vision for the new Aquent headquarters in Boston, MA.
Product Retouching – Furniture – BTS Timelapse
Product retouching is all about fine tuning the subject to ensure it looks as good as possible. A majority of the post production work on this shot is aimed at cleaning up the area so there are no distractions whatsoever. The beauty of a simple background like this is it really lets the product command center stage. We knocked down the glare on the right chair and enhanced the highlights and shadows on both chairs to further define the shape. Beyond that it was cleaning up the floor and dodging and burning the areas that were recessed. Then there was the white wall. At first glance its quite hard to see any problems. By pulling down a curves layer you can quickly see the areas that need attention, mainly the top of the frame where the shadows were inconsistent. There wasn’t to much heavy lifting in post but rather a refinement and cleanup of what was already there.
Homeless in Vacationland – Trailer
We are are very excited to share the trailer for Homeless in Vacationland, a documentary film exploring homelessness in Maine. The aim of the film is to bring awareness to the problem of homelessness, it’s causes and shed some light on the potential means by which we can help those affected. We will be wrapping up shooting footage and interviews this summer and working on post production / editing this winter. If you would like to help in any way, or if you have a story or experience to share, or if you are in a position of government power or community leadership and would like to help, please contact us as soon as possible. We would also love to have a respectful sit down interview with Governor Paul LePage to add his voice regarding his personal experience with homelessness and his view on how to best move forward in helping reduce the number of people effected by homelessness in Maine.
Trafford – CD Photo Shoot
We love shooting portraits, so when Chris Trafford asked us if we wanted to shoot the imagery for his new album we were totally on board. We’ve worked with Chris in the past on a few aerial projects but this was the first time he was in front of the camera. This guys is chalk full of ideas and concepts and had a pretty clear vision for exactly the type of cover he wanted to create. The concept for the cover was based around the lyrics of the song (and album title) “Rebel For Hire” which can be heard here. Pick up a copy at Bull Moose or on iTunes, its good stuff!!