LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY & SELF DRIVING CARS: BEHIND THE SCENES

Fasten your seat belts, it’s time for an epic lifestyle photo shoot! For this lifestyle shoot, we brought and shot a luxury self-driving car in the studio.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

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This was not the first car we’ve shot in the studio so we knew exactly how to set up our Hasselblad camera to get the best angles.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

It was such a treat to shoot with Lauren Fitzgerald from Maggie Inc. Lauren is naturally beautiful, but TEAM Makeup Artist Paula helped enhance her gorgeous features!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Lauren from Maggie Inc. was riding in style all day in this luxury vehicle.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Since we were shooting in the studio, we had to create our own weather. We used this fan to help show how it would feel to ride in this luxury autonomous car with the wind in your hair.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Our digital tech knew just the right buttons to hit to create the perfect wind storm. Talk about riding in style ūüėČ

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Below are some of the final images we created of the models cruising in the self-driving car!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Check out more of our work on our website www.indresano.com

INDRESANO’S ANGELS PHOTOSHOOT (PLUS CHARLIE!)

When the cold weather hit, it meant one thing at the studio- Indresano Angel’s time! We got a date on the calendar, found our inspiration images and we were ready to go!

Maryelle Artistry came to help get the production team all ‘glammed’ up for the shoot. It’s not everyday you get to get the full Kardashian treatment!

A couple of final touches from Maryelle on set as the lighting gets set.

Executive Producer Millie stands in to help get all the final touches ready, and to show off her fabulous outfit!

Emma, Millie, and Shannon really know how to work their angels!

A quick shot behind the set shows all the work that goes into getting the lighting and set just right!

Charlie’s Angels had their mysterious leader, but we think ours is much cuter. ūüôā

One last shot of Mommy and baby Michael, because we couldn’t pick just one!

WARDROBES & WINDEX: MY FIRST WEEK AS AN INTERN

“Cream or sugar?” It’s the clich√©d but fail-proof question lurking in the back of my mind on Day 1¬†of any internship. Somehow my social awkwardness didn’t scare away the interviewers, and the¬†much-anticipated¬†first day leaves my mind spinning.¬†Will it be super corporate? Will the rest of the team like me? Will I learn about the industry or practice my barista skills? “Point me to the Keurig,” I think, just to be on the safe side.

I am so grateful to say those anxieties evaporated the second I entered Michael Indresano Photography. The studio is stunning. It’s modern and sophisticated yet fun and energetic.¬†Early 2000s R&B blasts on the radio all day. Oh, did I mention there’s a dog? Take a look at the majestic Sofia who keeps us company:

Just when I thought things couldn’t get better, Michael let us know we would be having a shoot later in the week for a company specializing in beauty products.¬†Check out some behind the scenes moments as I took in all this incredible first week had to offer:

The Set

Rule #1: Windex is your friend. We got right to work preparing for the shoot by making sure the studio was spotless and the equipment was ready to go. Shoutout to Abby for teaching me how to test the camera and set up the lights.

The Wardrobe

Hangers galore! I was stunned to see how many clothing options arrived at the studio for the shoot.

The Crew

A shoot is nothing without a dedicated crew. Here we have our insanely talented hair stylist Paula, wardrobe specialist Coleen, and makeup artist Jennifer. It was so great working with this detail-oriented team!

The Models

Not only were they beautiful, but the models are some of the most genuinely friendly people I’ve met.¬†Here are some shots of Lauren, Anna, and Anais as the shoot got underway.

The Favorite

Last but not least, here’s one of my favorite behind-the-scenes shots from the day. Check out the beautiful flares that the lighting cast on our bold model Anais.

As you can see, I’d say it was a pretty amazing first week all in all. Thank you so much to Michael for the incredible internship opportunity. I can’t wait to see what else upcoming weeks have in store!

ICE CREAM POLAR PIZZA SHOOT

Who wouldn’t want to grab a Baskin-Robbins Polar Pizza slice after watching this!? Enjoy!

Check out the final video above!

Some of the behind the scene shots of our Baskin Robbins Polar Pizza. Took Michael and the team 3 days to shoot the sequences needed to make the cut. Each flavor was shot separately and edited in post to give that final polished look. Momentum, music, rhythm, appetite appeal, and the flow of the video are qualities that we focused on highlighting. In total there are 49 actual shots to create this 30 second video, however we took 2-3 takes per shot.

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Something that looks simple in a video may be quite complex to shoot. Applying math is an indispensable way of accomplishing such a task. Image above shows how we divided up each slice and marked them numerically for an action sequence. In the final video clip, you can see the results of this kind of math in action.

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At the end of the day, it is about getting the shot and getting it right. Executing creative ideas take a lot of “thinking outside the box”. This is just a casual example of the things we use to get the shots we want.

Very cool slow motion behind the scenes video of Jayna dropping the candy pieces on top of the Polar Pizza (below)! See the clip in the final Polar Pizza video at 0.07 seconds in (above).

WYNN CASINO: BIG OPPORTUNITIES IN SMALL PACKAGES

Recently the team took on an unusual challenge of photographing a model of the new Wynn Resorts to be built in Everett, MA. The crew packed up their bags and went on location to Wynn offices to shoot the 6’ x 8’, 1500lb model of the soon-to-be casino. Our intern, Sarah, wrote a blog of the experience:


Jayna, Odi, Michael and I packed up the van early Wednesday morning and hopped on the road to head to Wynn offices in Medford. When we arrived and unpacked we were in awe at both of the models that were created for the planning of the casino. Our client informed us that the model was 1500 pounds and was delivered from Las Vegas and reassembled here in their Boston office.

We were able to move the model to anywhere in the room(luckily it was on wheels!), which really helped us get our backdrop and lighting just right. It was so nerve-racking to move the giant replica! After shooting a from multiple possible angles we packed up the car and headed home after a fun, but exhausting, shoot. Check out some images below!

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The use of warming gels on the lights help capture the bronze color of the building.Wynn Casino Everett Model

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A second model previewed the interior of the casino, showing a colorful floral design for the lobby. Included is also a beautiful ferris wheel and the Popeye statue created by famous artist Jeffery Koons, whose work is featured in several casinos in Las Vegas.Wynn Casino Interior Model

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Michael sets up the composition for an eye level shot of the model.Framing the Wynn Casino Model

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Below are two of our final images. We can’t wait to see the real life Wynn Casino, coming soon

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A BLAST WITH TUUKKA RASK

The average speed of a hockey puck flying across the ice in a NHL game is between 80-110 mph. What does it take to stop a projectile traveling at such a velocity? The answer is MORE speed. We found out just how that lighting reflex works when famed goalie Tuukka Rask from the Boston Bruins came to the studio for a video and photo shoot.

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We had to get in close while filming the eyes that see what most people can’t.

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Michael preps a photograph of Tuukka adjusting his Franklin gloves.

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You have to be prepared before approaching a goal guarded by this stare!

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Nothing like a little smoke to add to the mood!

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After the shoot, Tuukka got down low for some knee hockey with a few of his younger fans.

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He wrapped up the day with autographs for the kids who attended the shoot!

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Check out the final video here:

CHILLIN’ WITH CARBONITE

If your first thought is Star Wars when you hear the word Carbonite, you are not alone. What this company offers, however, isn’t in the stars, but rather in the cloud. Founded in 2005, Carbonite is a high tech company that provides cloud backup and storage services to clients across the globe. In recent years,¬†they have since expanded to become one of the leading online data backup providers in the world. But that has not made them take themselves¬†too¬†seriously.¬†From a life size Yoda statue to silhouettes of Darth Vadar, this 50,000 square foot office screams fun!

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A beautiful hallway we used for the background

Michael and the team photographed over a dozen top execs from Carbonite. Shooting was a breeze as we set up using our latest ultra high pixel-count camera addition to the family (more about that at a later point). Michael has also invested into using the latest technology in lighting and you can see in some of the shots below the lights are all LED Рno more hot lights and sweaty sets! This was a COOL shoot in more ways than one.

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Scene from the day of shoot with equipment all set up

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The crew in the middle of discussing the set

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Odi in the kitchen fixing up a beverage

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StarWars themed weathered metal panel doors – is that cool or is that cool?

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One of many lounge areas throughout this massive office space!

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Glass cube offices add a touch of modern posh to this space

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A design philosophy that is both modern and simple

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All you can eat and drink cafeteria Carbonite style!


TAKING THE NEXT STEP WITH NxSTAGE

Our recent project with NxStage for a home dialysis machine was a rewarding experience! We had a great opportunity to be part of a creative process that will benefit those that require kidney care. On casting day, over 60 people came in to audition for a few different roles. We hit the ground running on the shoot day by creating a set that really told the story and communicated the product message. The images represent the freedom of using home dialysis. Check out the tear sheets from the shoot below!

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Enjoying the beautiful flowers from her garden.
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Cooking up the chef’s special.
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There’s no need to fish around for the right dialysis product.

MEDICINE WHEEL PRODUCTIONS – HAND IN HAND

Hand in Hand is an ambitious project of building rapport and extending the circle of friendship to include two often misunderstood groups of people – police officers and young adults. This project is the brainchild of Quincy¬†native and visionary artist Michael Dowling. For over 22 years, he¬†has spearheaded the well respected non-profit organization called Medicine Wheel Productions as its founder and artistic director. Mr. Dowling’s commitment to the positive transformation of troubled youths through art and community building has won him extensive recognition.

Michael Indresano, a board member of Medicine Wheel, did not hesitate to create a powerful video documentary that celebrates commonality and inclusion, further addressing hot-button social/racial issues that dominate our national conversation today.

Filming the the video took place for a few months and required countless hours of post production. Michael and his team were instrumental in organizing all the interviews, documenting the workshops through video, photographing the portraits, editing the footage together, and acted as technical consultant to all matters relating to video and photo. The video creation process started with a dedicated team of professionals bringing together their diverse skill set and industry know-how into conceptualizing a story. Many hours of brainstorming took place at our 33 A Street studio in South Boston. Michael Indresano led the team as director overseeing the entire creative process. With over 22 years of award-winning photography expertise, he is no stranger to the world of visual story telling. A true seasoned professional and master of detail, Michael directed the camera crew and lighting technicians with precise angles and adjustments; infusing every shot with a consistent degree of thought, emotion, and impact, further driving the message with vigor and determined vision.

The final video release was launched at the Medicine Wheel Turning The Wheel Annual Fundraiser at the Nixon Peabody law firm to exuberant applause. Attendees of the event included Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, Boston City Councilor at large Ayanna Pressley, Community Affairs Liaison for the Boston Redevelopment Authority Mark McGonagle (MW Chair of the Board of Directors), Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Nora L. Baston, Vice President at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Karen Young, Community Involvement Director for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Janelle Woods-McNish, Executive Director of South Asian Arts Council Amit Dixit, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, along with many more prominent high profile public officials and loyal Medicine Wheel supporters voicing their support for this project.

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Nixon Peabody where the Turning The Wheel Annual Fundraiser took place.

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Boston Police Commissioner William Evans sits down with us for an interview.

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Chairman of the Board of Directors at Medicine Wheel Mark McGonagle addresses some of the finer points.

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Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Nora L. Baston.

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Medicine Wheel Director of Advocacy Richie Dinsmore talks about the Hand in Hand project.

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Daniel Morrison Fellow Shane Hampton preps for an interview as Michael directs the scene.

Special thanks to all members on the Medicine Wheel Board of Directors, the Host Committee, and the Medicine Wheel participants for their continued commitment and support. 

Host Committee: Suzanne Bump (State Auditor), Linda Dorcena Forry (State Senator), Robert Lewis Jr. (President & Founder of The BASE), Julie Burros (Chief of Arts and Culture City of Boston), Paul McDevitt (President of Modern Assistant Programs, Inc), Anita Walker (Executive Director of Massachusetts Cultural Council), Karen Young (Vice President & Chief Inclusion Officer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care), Constance Cervone & Janet Deegan (Cervone & Deegan Associates), Janelle Woods McNish (Director of Giving & Services Harvard Pilgrim Health Care), Paul Regan (Regan Associates), Ed Condry (Vice President of JJ Bodner).

Medicine Wheel Board of Directors: Michael Dowling (Founder), Mark McGonagle (Chairman), Dennis Pellecchia (Treasurer), Rick Winterson (Clerk), Jane Bowers, Maureen Dahill, Barbara Loftus, Roberto Valdez, Susan Nalband, Michael Indresano, Amit Dixit, Roy Rider.

Advisory Board: Ruth Raphael

The Boston Police Department Participants: Nora L. Baston (Deputy Superintendent), Skye Robinson, Janine Busby (Detective), Mark Bordley, Alexander Reyes, and many more.

Medicine Wheel Members: Richie Dinsmore, Gregory Variste, Shane Hampton, Annina Ibrihim, Kawanza Butler, Noel McKenna, Anna Dinaburg White, and many more.

A SEXIER WAY TO CLEAN

Sleek, beautiful, and efficient. What more could you ask for? Check out the stunning photos and the final video below from a fun project for our client iRobot!

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See the dramatic lighting in the shots below!

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Some behind-the-scenes action!
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