• Courtney de Wet
  • Dorian Ward Trading Co.

    Dorian Ward Trading Company is an antique concept store owned by Vanessa Brennan and focused on luxury goods from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Think about all the decanters, flasks, and linens that would carefully get placed in leather trunks when Downton Abby goes to Africa. Those are the kinds of treasured items sold in Vanessa’s unique […]

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  • A Conception Conundrum

    We are super impressed by this conceptual story for Psychology Today. Styled by Alma Melendez and photographed by Kenji Toma, the images immediately grab our attention. Alma says of the shoot, ‘ “conceptual photos” are about having strong imagery to represent the subject being written about. Conceptual images are creative and contained in ways that other photographs […]

  • Behind The Scenes
  • James Worrell: The Extra Mile

    Lighting just struck twice – James Worrell was also featured in the newest Photo District News article ‘Going the Extra Mile.’ (see yesterday’s post on Joey + Jessica!)  For James, the article highlighted part of his creative process and how he uses sketches to hone his ideas before taking them into the studio.  It’s interesting to […]

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  • Picky picky

    Brian Pineda was locked in the studio with a client, a bunch of kids, and one camera.  It is hard to tell just who was the pickiest person in the room.  Probably not the kid.  Was it the stylist, Jen Evrett?  Certainly the rows and rows of food packages look very nice and OCD.  Or […]

  • Photography
  • Smart Pictures of Money

    James Worrell‘s slogan is ‘photography for thinking.’  It is an important distinction to make, since most photographs tend towards an emotional response.  It takes extra foresight to create an intelligent image designed to illustrate a concept.  Besides the idea, it also needs to be technically and aesthetically sound.  In this series of openers for Smart […]

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  • On the Clock

    In this conceptual shoot for AARP Magazine, James Worrell takes on the clock.  First of all, I’m not sure who is having sexy-time at 8pm.  Especially when ‘William and Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage’ is on.  Second of all, just thinking about doing yoga at 6am is stressful.  Especially after all the red wine and royal […]