Before the main thesis of this blog, let me give you an update…

As you may have noticed, I have rather fallen off the face of the Earth lately. I believe the more affable term would be, “bitten off more than I could chew.” Somewhere in my mind I thought that shooting a production, flying to Chicago, shooting another campaign, flying to the Caribbean, flying to DC to shoot another campaign, buying a house, moving and shooting another campaign would all fit into September… As it turns out, this is indeed possible, but comes at the price of sanity. The moment at which I knew that I was in over my head came when I was on set in DC and my wife called me. She informed me that the movers needed to either do the move the next day or three weeks later in October. Where I would normally stress out about never returning to the house that I had called home for the previous five years, instead I just laughed, finished the shoot and flew back that night.┬áMy entire concept of “home” has been has been explored lately. Often called Sheldon, because of my dislike of change, this month has been comparable to a non-optional medical procedure where you just have to sit back and endure with the knowledge that it is for good.

On to the fun stuff…

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So I am always on the internet looking at artists’ styles and trying to see their eyes through their work. In all honesty, I rarely look at photographers that shoot what I shoot, but rather enjoying looking at work from illustrators and designers that I feel would make a good compliment to my style. I was cruising on Altpick when I stumbled across the work of Mike Harrison. Clean illustrations that had an artistic expression of action and art combined in a way that was pleasing to the eye. I decided to hire him and collaborate with him on the ASU football campaign that many of you have seen on this blog and on my website. The idea was a throwback to the 70’s with faded colors, the athlete was lit linear to compliment paint swipes and the contrast ration was dialed down on set to make the shot pull the illustration together.

From there Mike did his magic and we produced an image that I feel I hadn’t seen before, a sort of modern art meets American football. I hope you enjoy it and stay tuned as there is yet more to come from this campaign…