The nation’s leading healthcare staffing company is in the midst of a complete rebrand. And I got to help out with the new imagery. Well, me and a great crew of stylists, assistants, prop and wardrobe people. Not to mention great designers and a sharp creative director. The six day shoot took us through 40 something portrait scenarios. Here’s a video showing just how quickly we were able to work. I’ll post some finished images when the time’s right.
The nonprofit group Parents Empowered is dedicated to stopping underage drinking and drug abuse. Their message encourages parents to be involved or even over-involved in their young child’s life.This year’s campaign reminds parents that their influence is actually more powerful than their child’s peers. I worked with R&R Partners, and creatives Kevin Day and Kyle Curtis to bring these fun concepts to life. A busy shoot day, lots of treats to keep kids happy, lots of compositing, and these images for outdoor boards were ready to go.
A few months ago LegalShield insurance services asked me to jump on a plane (OK a few planes) and photograph some of their top sales people for a new company magazine. Four locations in six days from Charlotte to Riverside. Here’s a couple from the day spent in Charlotte, SC.
Just wrapped up shooting promotions for ‘Kings of Crash’, a new reality series on Discovery’s Velocity Network. The show features a group of hard core demolition derby enthusiasts, their custom cars and the competition they have with one another. When they rolled into the shoot with truckloads of tools, custom derby cars and perma-grease hands, I started to think maybe my jumper cables and pliers weren’t that cool anymore. Here’s a look at the shoot day and some of the final imagery. Images copyright Discovery Communications and David Stoker.
Had a great time photographing some students at The Madeleine Choir School. Real students by the way – not agency talent. They were troopers, getting into character and letting me coach them along. The historic little school campus was loaded with its own character, and helped inspire some really fun ideas. Here’s a couple of outtakes. Be sure to click through the four finals on my main portfolio site.
Here’s a poster series I’ve been working on with the creative team of Ryan Anderson and Gary Sume for the Hogle Zoo. The zoo brought in animatronic dinosaurs and these ads had some fun with the likely outcome if they were real. Ryan tasked me with making giant food bowls and coaxing these beautiful animals into them to get the shot we needed. The headline: ‘The Dinosaurs are Here.’ The truth: I really didn’t make giant bowls. Look for them in Arhive’s Volume 6/2011 and the 2012 National Addys.
Here’s a quick little video of some of the goings on at this day-long shoot inspired by the concept of indulgence and excess with a certain Marie Antoinette vibe. A big thanks to everyone on the team who did another great job: Carmen, Paula, Anne, Katie, Justin, Nate, Marc and Marcie!
Be on the lookout for these little beauties in your mailbox. The wooden box holds a handful of greeting cards and envelopes — everything you’ll need to start sharing the love! Most are blank, and a few have a clever little line inside. If you don’t see one in your mailbox and would like one – just send me a note and I’ll get one out to you. Plus, you can store all your precious trinkets in the box after the cards are used up! A big thanks to Jeremy Oviatt who is responsible for the design of the piece as well as my entire identity design. oviattdesign.blogspot.com
(I want to be able to park my car back in the garage – so let’s move some product here.)
I’m excited to once again be recognized in PDN’s Photo Annual. This image was about creating a moment where someone’s past and someone’s future collide for just a brief moment. A little behind the scenes anecdote: the young boy in the cape is behaving himself take after take not for the money, but for a giant chocolate muffin and some Matchbox cars he’s been promised. Oh, to be young and focused on the important things of life!