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USPS Ad Shoot

We shot today some print ads for the United Postal Service. Campbell Ewald was the agency. It was a party scene. I canÔÇÖt show you the final shot but we shot at the Thom Bar at the 60 Thompson Hotel with a main talent and several extras. This is a great small bar and fun to light. HereÔÇÖs some production stills. Front light was strobe to give that flash on camera look. The background I use hot lights like source fours and HMIÔÇÖs to allow me to see the lighting as well as apply some blur if I want to.

The restaurant downstairs, Kittichai, is a great upscale Thai place. On our Tech scout day we all just went downstairs. The asian d├®cor realy inspires me with itÔÇÖs minimalism. Since I have moved into my new office, I am always trying to find ways to simplfy and simplfy. And design like this inspires.

The Flying Leo

We have a flat coat retriever. He’s like an Irish setter but not as tall with black fur. Like many retrievers, his happiness in life comes from fetching a ball. He was flying through the snow diving for the ball.

Artists Series: Leah Tinari

Leah Tinari

Leah photographs her friends (and herself) having a great time. Those photos, especially the ones many people would just discard or delete, she immortalizes in her paintings. She was 9 months pregnant at the time. We set up a party in her studio space.

Artist Series: Brian Belott

Brian Belott

Brian is zany. And I don’t think he would mind that description. Through his actions and his art, he really makes you think outside the box. I photographed him in his home and his studio. His studio is filled with piles and piles of “reference material.” Objects that he has found or purchased that will one day be incorporated into his work. It was hard to navigate through the piles. He’s also a performance artist. I had heard that he liked to set himself on fire. I ask him if that was true and he set himself on fire for a photo. That image is on my website in the portrait section.

Artist Series: Brendan Cass

Brendan Cass

Brendan is the guy with the florescent paint! He is a very thoughtful man and produces these huge canvas with brilliant color. His inspiration comes from these postcards that he collects. The studio itself has windows on two sides with tons of sunlight. The floor of his space is also littered with the excess paint. Would be a great place to throw a black light party.


This is the production blog for Photographer/Director Chris Sanders; filled with mutterings and musing to ponder. Please visit his website at Unless otherwise noted, all images are Copyright Chris Sanders. All uses are strictly reserved.

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