Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This season, Amy Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick Design of St Paul designed the seasons images with collages as an approach to solve the many challenges for the season. The challenges included: budget, not having access to the performers (except with David Daniels) and creating images that speak to the stories but not literally. We created these collages as if the elements were paper dolls, layering them and re-photographing the elements with drop shadows. We used miniature wall set, gold lockets to stock images of flower paints and leaves. We tried to maintain some of the white edge of the cut out elements to make them feel like cut outs and not just bad photoshop.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I've got to say that the inspiration for this new series has been the the snowy season we've had in Minneapolis. There's so much contrast between the colors and the snow.
- Steve McHugh
- Shooting is my passion. The collective creative process is what gets me jazzed, starting out the day with nothing but a concept, a rough drawing and the process of surrounding yourself with gifted designers and art directors, stylists, models, and assistants makes the process a team event, with a series of stunning images at the end of the day.