Bright Lights Big City - Lookingglass Theater

A quick look at the final photograph for Big Lake Big City, Lookingglass’ latest show that starts early June. An edgey, high-concept lighting aesthetic that fits the narrative of the show.

Detective Bass can’t catch a break: his boss is a hard-ass, his partner’s a knucklehead, his wife’s a cheat and now he’s chasing a perp who has a screwdriver in his head.

Written by Keith Huff
Directed by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer
From the writer of the hit dramas “House of Cards,” “Mad Men” and Broadway’s A Steady Rain

International Photography Award - Hat Trick

Beach Version of CA Raisin Campaign

Beach Version of CA Raisin Campaign

This month, THREE campaigns won awards in the 2012 International Photography Awards competition announced in October: California Raisins Campaign that shot this summer, Joffrey Ballet Company’s advertising campaign, and a fine-art commissioned piece for the new LurieChildren’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

California Raisins
The idea behind the campaign is: raisins mature and get better (and sweeter) in the sun . . . so do kids.  And so we shot a series of three images around Chicago parks and beach fronts, rounding out some of the images with CGI.  We brought a 15-foot trampoline into the studio to shoot the children for the Double Dutch shot, but then found it so successful, we used it for the kids on the beach and the skateboarder, too. (Read / See More)

 

Joffrey Ballet
Three narrative compositions representing Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table, Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, and Shakespeare’s Othello. This year’s campaign is a departure for the company in terms of scale and composition. Each image is set off-stage in stylized narrative worlds and composed from iconic Chicago locations. (Read / See More)

Kurt Jooss' Green Table

Kurt Jooss' Green Table

 

Birds of Breath — A commission for Chicago Children’s Memorial Hopspital

Birds of Breath

Birds of Breath


Birds of Breath, which was commissioned for the Cystic Fibrosis floor in collaboration with Redmoon Theater. The idea behind the image was to create an extremely rich composition that would allow family members and patients a hopeful distraction from the happenings of the floor.  Birds is a composite of more than two-hundred mourning doves in flight and rest, shot individually in studio and placed throughout the image.  The tree—shaped like bronchial tubes of the lungs—was a scale model and skinned with actual photographs of bark.  The hills are simply photographs taken from Chicago’s Humboldlt Park. (Read / See More)