by Joey Pasko
As we ease into this crisp November, it’s time to take a look at the latest batch of Wonderful Machine web ads. We all love a bit of variety, especially in October. Imagine how dull it would be having only one type of candy in your trick or treat bag or the same face carved out of every pumpkin? That’s why this month we showcased a variety of different photos showing portraiture, still life, food, and conceptual photography over on Feature Shoot. Take a look at what our photographers had to say about their work.
This image is part of a series promoting a large property development. The talent was shot in the studio and the parkland is close to the development. Once the girl was lit with shadows in the right spots it ended up being quite a straightforward combine on the computer. Luckily it just seemed to fit together.
This fish and chips detail was shot on location at a restaurant in Montauk. We were on editorial assignment for Conde Nast Traveller (UK), and this was one of several food stops on a three-day shoot that had us exploring the entire town.
This photo was taken for New Mexico Tourism while I was shooting Route 66 in Gallup, New Mexico. Route 66 has become a personal project over the years and one of my favorite stops is Richardson’s Trading Post in Gallup. This treasure trove is full of everything. It takes up an entire city block and you could spend days there. From kachinas to old pawn jewelry, antique rifles to wacky taxidermy, and of course some stunning and uber expensive gorgeous turquoise jewelry. By the way, one does not have to live in NM to wear native jewelry since the designs are classic and timeless. Designer Tom Ford has often paired native jewelry with his designs, as does Ralph Lauren. This photo is a small section of Navajo concha belts. I am fortunate to be based out of New York City but commute to Santa Fe on a regular basis and still get to wear my native pieces in either local.
“This image is part of a far larger project, one I’ve been working on as time allows for the past three years. It started as an editorial assignment, a cover and eight-page feature on Fox Hunting for Virginia Living magazine.
The fellow featured, Mr. Barry Magner, is the ‘Huntsman’, a long-standing and important member of the Hunt. His role is varied & diverse: he’s in charge of the care, feeding, exercise, and breeding of the hound pack which currently numbers about 80 at the Middleburg Hunt. His job hours are pretty much 24/6/365. Although he does get a few weeks off a year during which he… goes foxhunting. In addition to his side job duties at The Hunt, he’s the 2nd in command on any Hunt. He carries two horns and directs the pack with them – both when they are in sight, and out of sight. He knows EVERY dog, by sight AND by sound. It’s amazing to me!
This image was shot after a long morning of fox hunting last December. We’d returned to the kennel, the dogs were fed and then I asked Barry to stand at one of the doorways to the kennel house (in beautiful northern light), and as he did so a few of his favorite hounds stood up to shower him with love and affection.”