Leigh Beisch has shot the photography for a new cookbook called Southern Pies. How perfect for the first day of fall!
Leigh Beisch recently shot some really wonderful images for McDonald’s new smoothie launch. Here is what she had to say about the project:
“It is a wonderful thing when you have the kind of chemistry with an agency and client that allows the kind of trust and respect that only grows stronger over the years. I am so thankful for the opportunities and projects that McDonald’s and their agency have shared with me. They consistently want to focus on appetite appeal with freshness. Quality is always key.
This latest shoot had all of those elements of course. This time there was a sense of whimsy and playfulness to the imagery as well which added a whole other layer to the shoot. For their current smoothies campaign, the creative director had the idea of creating carefree kaleidoscopes of fruit surrounding the smoothie. I loved it!
It was important that we shoot overhead to really get the kaleidoscope shape to read. So, being the perfectionist that I am , my first thought was that we weren’t going to get enough of a “taste” of the smoothie
from that angle. Well, it turns out the McDonalds’ smoothie consistency, texture and color is so luscious that it held some beautiful shapes for me to light. It was perfect.
Those of you who know me, know that I am not happy unless I hear someone say “mmmmm, that looks delicious!” when they see a photograph of food that I have taken. ” I was not disappointed.
Jimmy Bonner at The Richards Group hired Andy Anderson and partnered with him to shoot their new Ram campaign. Shooting close to 15 shots took them over two weeks. They found the rugged terrain they needed in Utah, Nevada and California. Our fingers are crossed that they can continue the campaign as the work has been getting such great attention.
Jim Smithson recently shot an ad for Valspar. In his own words…..”Euro RSCG Chicago wanted to capture a landscape of a town center with a european flavor for their client Valspar. Because it was still winter we focused our search in mediterranean countries, and ended up finding the ultimate location in San Gimignano, in the region of Tuscany. The agency felt confident to let me shoot the project without them being there, which we have done successfully in past projects. Julia Cunningham (art buyer) was very instrumental throughout the project, doing most of the heavy lifting back in Chicago. As the production kicked off the ubiquity of the Mafioso business model was not lost on us, making it a wild adventure on many levels. ” Jim Smithson
Kevin Twomey’s relationship with the California Academy of Sciences started in 2008 with imagery he shot for a promotional piece announcing their newly renovated museum. Creative Director, Rhonda Rubinstein, saw Kevin’s butterfly compositions and thought he would be a good match for an upcoming project. She liked the clean, crisp, textural style that is signature of Kevin’s imagery.
Months later Kevin reached out to Rhonda with an inquiry to gain access to some of the unique specimens in museum’s permanent collection. A trade agreement was arranged. In exchange for access to their rare specimens, the Academy could use the images for a book they were producing for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s Origin of Species.
Kevin’s initial interest was in shooting their butterfly collection for a personal project. Yet, once he gained the ALL ACCESS pass, curiosity quickly led way to chamelions, frogs and tortoises to name a few. Kevin converted a tiny office into a studio and a week later produced the images seen here.
Kevin shares,” One of the more interesting searches through the collection was picking out a fine Galapagos tortoise specimen to shoot, looking for that perfectly preserved tortoise with just the right pose. We walked into a room about 20′ x 20′, that had shelves filled with these giant tortoises, many of them preserved for about 100 years.”
Check in soon for an upcoming project where Kevin collaborates with Hillary Duff.