Sugar Cookies!

After the gingerbread men came the sugar cookies - yummy! Oh, and a bunt cake. Dolce make some amazing baked goods and we love photographing them - thank you.

Credits:

Client: Dolce Baking Company

Photographer: Alistair Tutton

Assistant: Adam Caselman

Retoucher: Adam Caselman

Gingerbread Men!

I have a love affair with gingerbread men - they are simply delicious. So when Dolce wanted us to photograph some gingerbread men I was crazy excited. They are simply delicious. Oh and the photos were cool too. We shot all of this using natural light in the studio and popping in some really sharp fill with mirrors. I loved the overall feel of the images. Plus I got a huge kick out of all the different decorations Dolce used.

Credits:

Client: Dolce Baking Company

Photographer: Alistair Tutton

Assistant: Adam Caselman

Retoucher: Adam Caselman

This was a quick project capturing a new set of bleachers for a local high school. The bleachers were really cool that in addition to the press rooms, the changing rooms and the concessions, it also featured a backside for a soccer pitch so they could run two events simultaneously. We had a beautiful sky for the early morning East facing elevation and we actually wound up using the sky in some other projects. I always love some great looking clouds.

Credits:

Client: DLR Group

Photographer: Alistair Tutton

Retoucher: Adam Caselman

This was another lovely trip to Iowa for DLR Group (highlight, apart from the cool project, was the Drake Diner downtown - that was a fun breakfast!). We faced down some horrendous weather while waiting for a break in the clouds and eventually captured the stunning dusk shot with a lot of extra lighting by us. The interiors were great fun and the kids really worked with us to bring the architecture alive.

Credits:

Client: DLR Group

Photographer: Alistair Tutton

Assistant: Adam Caselman

Retoucher: Adam Caselman

Making a Mess!

I love working with liquids and we’ve been doing a lot of test shoots in the studio recently so we decided to try and combine those techniques. This shot focused on creating the same backlit glass work you can see on the Johnny Walker bottle and glass and on the wine bottle image. but mixing in the dynamic of the splash. This meant utilizing a similar lighting strategy but with totally different strobes. After several tests we got a result we simply love.

Well done to Bill and Adam on some great retouching to combine three frames - one for the spill, one for the pour and one for the glass contents.

Credits:

Photographer: Alistair Tutton

Assistant: Adam Caselman

Retoucher: Adam Caselman and William Hess

I love Chinese Food.

I always love food shoots…so when I heard we were going to shoot for Ling Ling I had visions of endless spring rolls and potstickers. Of course we wound up shooting the packaging and it was only filled with packing peanuts! Typical bait and switch by my friend Brian - just kidding.

I really enjoy shooting packaging; typically it’s a relatively simple shoot just working to ensure that the colors are perfect to the clients colors and their is not a spot of glare anywhere, unless it’s intended. This turned out to be a trickier shoot than we anticipated as the bags were incredibly reflective and very tricky to straighten out and arrange to get shape and minimize the glare. But we fought and won! We worked hard to pick our hero and then fluff them for the perfect balance of legibility on the actual packaging and a sense of how packed full of product they would be. 

Apparently if you click on the Ling Ling link you’ll see the images in action right now on their website.

Credits:

Client: Ling Ling

Art Director: Brian De La Torre

Photographer: Alistair Tutton

Assistant: Adam Caselman

Retoucher: Adam Caselman

East Coast to West Coast - Fun.

After Miami we got to fly across the country and landed in Anaheim for the second part of the shoot. This time we got to work with Jeff in person and it was wonderful to meet up with him again. The store was located in the shopping mall section of Disneyland, so we got to work “on-stage”, but only after hours. Totally different concept store, but still a whole bunch of highly reflective surfaces to contend with and some beautiful design work. 

Fantastic stores and a crazy travel trip - definitely a highlight of last year.

…the end.

Credits:

Client: Sunglass Hut

Art Director: Jeff Fisher

Photographer: Alistair Tutton

Assistant: Adam Caselman

Retoucher: Adam Caselman

Sunglasses are sexy…

This is a two parter…just like the shoot. The story behind this photoshoot began about five years before we did it. Originally we met Jeff Fisher when he was at Sprint and worked with him to capture the Sprint flagship store in the Power and Light District in Kansas City. Then Jeff went to Wong Doody and we worked with him to capture the T-Mobile flagship store in Time Square, New York. So when he went to Sunglass Hut we knew we were going to photograph another beautiful retail interior by him. The best part was finding out we were going to photograph two of them! The first location was in Miami, so Adam and I flew out there on a Monday. Although he swears this was an accident, Adam sent my clothes to Tampa - that’s alright, I’ll get him back one day!

We got into beautiful Miami and immediately got some sleep, as we knew this was going to be a long, overnight shoot. The store itself was pretty darn amazing, as per usual Jeff and his people had done some beautiful work. The product was fantastic and we definitely enjoyed playing dress up with some of the more edgy styles. The shoot went through the night and we found a 24 hour cuban coffee place around the corner and treated ourselves to cuban coffees every two shots. We finally pulled up on the dawn exterior and set all our lighting to really emphasis the signage and the architecture and then went back to the hotel for a couple of hours of sleep before part two in Anaheim…

…to be continued

Credits:

Client: Sunglass Hut

Art Director: Sara Sullivan

Photographer: Alistair Tutton

Assistant: Adam Caselman

Retoucher: Adam Caselman

We recently had a really fun shoot with Casey Crescenzo of Dear Hunter for Alternative Press Magazine. We got to use the Midland Theater as the backdrop for the shoot and had a great time with Casey. He’s that kind of artist who is really laid back and fun to work with. We found a nice spot to take the photo with incredibly beautiful lighting - massive South facing windows on a luckily soft cloudy day - and it had this killer chair and fireplace as a prop. 

These are definitely the kind of shoots I love - a little bit of luck and a whole lot of fun.

Credits:

Photographer: Alistair Tutton

Client: Alternative Press Magazine

Art Director - Christopher Benton

Talent - Casey Crescenzo

Assistant - Matt Shepherd

We’ve been photographing for SHS for Shatto for a long time now, probably five years, and we had a new opportunity to capture their series of limited edition themed bottles. These are the first two - one for Valentine’s Day and one for St Patrick’s Day. Needless to say the milk was delicious and it was lots of fun working with SHS, as always. We went with a little harsher lighting set-up than we normally do with Shatto and I loved the punch on the final images.

Credits:

Photographer: Alistair Tutton

Client: Shatto Milk

Agency: SHS

Art Director - Seth Gunderson

Stylist - Sarah Thompson

Assistant - Adam Caselman

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