Our favorite photo shoots here at the studio involve the whole team. We paired it with one of our Martini Thursdays and we had a recipe for success! With feet tapping to some Beyoncé jams our spirits were soaring as Matt Jebbia took the reigns as Photographer and Creative Director. A word from the photographer on collaboration and shooting with two cinematographers on the same set:
All of the brainstorming sessions and days spent rummaging through vintage clothing stores paid off. With myself behind the camera and two cinematographers filming behind the scenes, it was a bit crazy at times trying to avoid bumping into one another. But once the shoot was in full swing it all seemed to just click. Big thanks to model Megan Nuchols, Hair/Makeup artist Celena Rubin, Styling by our own Sarah Ludwig, Cinematographers Andy Maser/David King and thanks to all of the Studio 3 team.
Here’s a few snapshots taken while on set.
Markus as our test model!
Hair and make up by Celena.
It's all in the details!
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Seattle and Portland very well may be the nation’s best cities! We love both for their fun, creative energy and ability to constantly surprise us with their hipster vibes, bicycle clad populations, and love of food. With this in mind we thought it was in due time to start highlighting these wonderful cities we call home. This week we decided to highlight a piece of public art from each city. Can you tell what piece of art came from which city? Let us know on facebook!!
While Portland may not be perceived as a fashion epicenter like NYC or LA, the fashion buzz surrounding the Pacific Northwest is undeniable. Our independent, eco-friendly atmosphere has led to three of the nine winners of Project Runway to call Portland home at one time or another. As our city gains notoriety in the fashion world, we decided to look back at the long career of photographer Bill Cunningham and his decades of work documenting New York fashion trends.
Feast your eyes on these candid images from Cunningham’s column “On The Street” and be sure to watch the Times produced documentary “Bill Cunningham New York”, click here to see the trailer!
We decided it was time to help out one of our favorite government agencies, WIC!
WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a nationwide program for low-income families that teaches health and nutrition skills through classes and supplemental healthy foods. In 2011, the Oregon WIC Program provided support to 177,827 women, infants, and children.
We did some in-studio product shots and some adorable baby shots too – enjoy!
You know it’s going to be a great shoot when your client greets you at the door with fresh brewed coffee and a big plate of donuts. Jude Kirstein, owner of Sugar Wheel Works, is a staple in the growing cycling scene here. Jude masterfully creates hand-built bicycle wheels in her ultra hip shop located in Northeast Portland. We had tons of fun and can’t wait to show you the final video edit. In the meantime, check out these behind the scenes stills from the shoot!
The Seattle team decided to get our volunteer on by visiting one of our favorite local charities, NW Harvest. Right after breakfast at the delicious Portage Bay Cafe, we dropped into the Cherry Street food bank for baby day. We had a blast passing out diapers, formula, and meeting all the deserving families.
This incredible staff dedicates their days to making sure the Seattle area is fed, turning no one away. The admirable can-do attitude inspired us all. We can’t wait to go back! Check out some hilarious pics of us in action below:
Dana and Laura eating Breakfast at Portage Bay!
Alex devouring his "Lumberjack Slam" - or some similarly delicious title.
Ever wondered exactly how Dana makes her vibrant pop-off-the-page Mash-Ups? We managed to snag her off-set for the inside scoop:
Ah, my gosh, the idea came to me as a child actually. I remember sitting in the waiting room for my doctor (I was probably 12), looking through fashion magazines and I thought to myself, I wonder what would happen if I chopped up these pictures and put my favorite pieces together. Years later, I put a spin on that simple yet whimsical idea and called them Mash-Ups!
My process is quite simple really. I find an interesting subject, stick them in front of the camera and get them to do all sorts of crazy movements and dances. At times I focus on the arms or legs, at other times the face. Often I have a general idea of the composition I’m want. I relay that to the model, and let them run with it. Many of my chosen models are also performers or have some background in theater. At the end, I sit with my selects and let instinct and creativity take over. It’s truly a freeing process.
Below is a quick video of Dana’s editing process for Maggie’s Mash-Up, the final image of Ms. Maggie and a couple more of our favorite Mash-Up images :)