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Lazy afternoon for Winston watching #artprize walk by. Me? I remain behind papers and a computer. Happy admin day.

Lazy afternoon for Winston watching #artprize walk by. Me? I remain behind papers and a computer. Happy admin day.

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She will eat you. The fuzzy cuteness is a trick. Visit the studio to be attacked by fuzzy catness. #cat #predator

She will eat you. The fuzzy cuteness is a trick. Visit the studio to be attacked by fuzzy catness. #cat #predator

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Creative People.

One of the more novel summer projects that presented itself was the chance to work with the wonderful people at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Miranda, the executive director was quite plain spoken about expectations of our little portrait session. Pictures that don’t suck, which capture the personalities of the kind of people that bring contemporary art to the masses.

So we had coffee together. 

The entire staff gathered under a single hugely powerful light and softbox to have donuts and coffee, and take a few pictures. 

I love shooting this way. 

It started to sprinkle just as we were wrapping up the group portraits, so individual shots were made under plan B. We hustled the production inside, and I had the chance to work with each staff member, with some wonderfully character driven portraits as the result. 

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[Product Photography] Trovati Scarves

Since it’s been a busy season of carefully crafted product photographs, here are a few textile and texture based images showcasing original scarves for Trovati. Based locally in Grand Rapids, these guys travel around the world collecting the coolest and most unusual products to share with the world.  

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A few screenshots from their website. The flow of the scarves really complement the Trovati logo font. It’s nice when how a little planning can lead to different elements coming together. 

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[Product Photography] Victor Axe + Tool

Continuing the Grand Rapids tradition of making things well and with love, Victor Axe + Tool approached me about doing some product shots for them. In addition to cool products, I was plied and bribed liberally with beer, another Grand Rapids tradition.

Here are a few images of his axes, and some examples of how he’s used these in his online shop

These products and the man who makes them are part of an ongoing interest of mine in people who harness their passion and energies towards the making of quality things. The buy it once, buy it for life mentality of manufacturing.

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Here are some screenshots from his website with my product photography. It integrates well with his whole design scheme.

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This was as much fun to shoot as you think it is. #fashion #grmagazine #style #gr

This was as much fun to shoot as you think it is. #fashion #grmagazine #style #gr

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Just another night on the balcony with the sunset.

Just another night on the balcony with the sunset.

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Pocket square Tuesday. #fashion #accessories

Pocket square Tuesday. #fashion #accessories

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Two suits, five shirts, extra trousers, under clothing, deck shoes, three bow ties and two pocket squares, all in this @harbingerleatherdesign bag, all for vacation. #packsmart #travel #fashion

Two suits, five shirts, extra trousers, under clothing, deck shoes, three bow ties and two pocket squares, all in this @harbingerleatherdesign bag, all for vacation. #packsmart #travel #fashion

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I love West Michigan meetings.

I love West Michigan meetings.