BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY OF 2017

With the start of 2018, we looked back on a year full of challenging photography and videography projects, exciting clients, and big changes at the studio! Check out some of the highlights of the last year below:

The year started off with a photoshoot – Baby Michael’s first time on set! During our annual Indresano’s Angels shoot, we were fortunate to have our own ‘Charlie’ for the day, although we think ours was a little cuter. ūüôā

Then it was time for some deja vu:¬†we were back in San Diego to conduct a video interview of new international executives for a corporate video series. Our crew did a quick turnaround and was only on the ground for 36 hours, but that didn’t stop them from seeing the sights and getting in a little local fun!

With the crew back to the cold New England, we had a client who was keeping it hot in the studio with a model photoshoot! Hair product company Toni & Guy came to the studio for a glamorous beauty shoot. In addition to the final shots of fun new hairstyles, we also captured some tutorial photographs of how to get the same look.

Michael Indresano Photography is a full service commercial photography studio in South Boston, Massachusetts. We offer a full suite of creative services from pre-production to post-production.

Michael Indresano Photography is a full service commercial photography studio in South Boston, Massachusetts. We offer a full suite of creative services from pre-production to post-production.

It wouldn’t be a year in review if we didn’t mention the amazing Superbowl LI win for the Patriots! We were excited to photograph two New England Patriot all-stars in the studio this year- running back James White and tight end Rob Gronkowski. Check out some images and behind the scenes videos below!

This year also included some fun videography projects, including one for a new DuoClean vacuum. We worked to capture the high end, sleek side of a product that people often overlook as simply utilitarian.

Some of our video productions also took the team on location, such as the 2-day video shoot we did in a gym to showcase Nike. We worked with a highly athletic model to help capture a gritty and intense final video.

We also had a new exciting addition to our photography team this year- our Hasselblad H6D 100C! It gives us files twice the size of other leading cameras, a much faster shutter speed, and 4K video capabilities.

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The team was very honored to win a Black and White Spider Award for our photography and a Hatch Award from the Ad Club for our videography. Below is the Hasselblad image that won for the Black and White Spider Award.

And below is the video we made with MIT Tangible Media which won a Hatch Award in 2017.

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We also had several opportunities to drive some high-end cars into the studio. First up was a Range Rover in order to capture a sleek and detail oriented video showcasing the car. Next up was a Volvo XC90 Excellence Edition. We used the luxury car to showcase a new software design which creates a proactive suspension that eliminates motion in the car. The images from that shoot are coming in a blog soon, so keep an eye out!

A big project we undertook this year was converting our storage room into a highly organized prop closet. We went through all the props we collected over the years and logged them in a digital portfolio. We also created a numbering system so that we will be able to find any prop needed instantly. The result is a food photographer’s dream come true!

Michael Indresano Photography is a full service commercial photography studio in South Boston, Massachusetts. We offer a full suite of creative services ranging from pre-production to post-production.

This past year, the team had a chance to capture some shoe photography as well as make some videos. For instance, this fall we collaborated with Timberland on an exciting project, where we used photo smoke and our Sony F5 to create a social media campaign for their Limited Release boot.

We also worked with New Balance to create a dynamic photography campaign in magazines and other printed publications.

It wouldn’t be an annual review of all our work if we didn’t mention some of our food photography! We teamed up with Improper Bostonian and the talented food stylist John Carafoli to capture the cover photo for their pasta issue. Check out the final result below!

With a¬†year as full as this one, we can’t wait for all the new projects and changes that 2018 will bring. Make sure to stay tuned to our blog to get sneak peeks and behind the scenes access in the new year!

And if you want more now, check out indresano.com

HAZY DAYS: VIDEO AND PHOTOSHOOT WITH COLORED SMOKE

We always love a client that comes to us with a new approach, and this Limited Release Timberland photography and video shoot was exactly that. What better way to showcase a purple boot than with beautiful photo smoke!

When shooting photo and video with colored smoke, it’s important to be in a well ventilated area. And what’s more ventilated than shooting outside! We built our own little set right in our parking lot, which certainly had heads turing on the sidewalk.

While overcast skies can be great for lighting, the Sony camera is not a fan of the possible rain that comes along with it. Fortunately, our team created the perfect umbrella attachment to keep the Sony dry and happy!

The team worked with the shifting winds in order to capture the perfect shot of the smoke engulfing the boot. We ended up with some truly amazing images and video clips.

Close up, you can see the colors blending right at the point of ignition before billowing out in the wind. The saturation and movement of the smoke amazed us, it was almost like ink in water!

To help balance out some of the red in the smoke, we counteracted it with a blue light, leading to the perfect shade of purple.

After covering the block in a faint purple haze, it was time to edit! The goal was a seamlessly looped video, and our client was impressed with what we put together. Check it out below!

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING

And walked they did! – all over Boston to four separate locations as we took it on the road with Timberland for a shoot featuring their latest style. As if that wasn’t enough, we brought our love for pyrotechnics out with us too. We created smoke and steam just to add a little urban flavor to the landscape.

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Straight from the Tear Sheet.

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Who would have thought that a public alley way could be used so creatively?

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Even Officer Bobby got a little curious.

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Our own special recipe for smoke (kids, don’t try this at home!)

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You can say these boots are smokin’ ūüôā

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Dual purpose umbrellas – Mary Poppins would be jealous.

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Yeah, that’s us back there.

TIMBERLAND WATERPROOF TECHNOLOGY

When it rained, it poured as we captured a short lifestyle video of Timberland’s Waterproof Technology in action!¬†We learned to embrace nature as it comes and enjoy the good things. The best part of the shoot was having the option to stay dry and deciding not to.

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

Sometimes we need to think outside of the box to create and capture that perfect shot. Rugged, durable, and authentic were the hot words of this shoot, while keeping the heritage of the Timberland brand top of mind. We loved the challenge of finding specific textures and backgrounds to help carry out this concept. Our favorite setup of the day included the bed of a vintage Ford pick up truck and a ten-foot ladder in order to snap the perfect bird’s eye view shot!

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The final shot in Timberland’s Fall ’14 catalogue

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The support actor: a vintage Ford pick up whose¬†bed became the background of the featured Timberland Fall ’14 Collection
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Bird’s eye view
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Steaming cup of coffee adds to the great outdoors feel of the shoot

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TAKING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD WITH TIMBERLAND

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These boots are definitely made for walking.

There is no doubt each time we step out of the door it’s an adventure. This time was with our good friends at Timberland. Shooting outdoors has its special challenges but between the clamor of traffic and curious onlookers we got down to business¬†capturing the right photo environment. Respect & appreciation goes to the Boston Police Department for their assistance in crowd control while the Team worked their magic.

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Taking on the busy streets of Boston

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Boston Police Department assisting with the shoot!

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Outdoor Studio

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“Celebrity” trailer

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What to try on first???

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Anthony is ready for his close up!

EARTHKEEPERS FOR TIMBERLAND

We were really blown away with how our client, Timberland, used our photography from a recent shoot in the design of their rustic, moody catalog.  Take some time to check out a few pieces from the latest Earthkeepers Collection below; we hope you feel as inspired as we did after this shoot!  (Special thanks to Mari Quirk who provided some amazing surfaces for this shoot.)

Check out some behind-the-scenes from this fun photo shoot:

Tui Stark, stylist represented by Ennis Inc., expertly styles the Timberland bomber jacket in preparation for the shot.

The prepped shoes line up by number to take their turn on set with Michael.

Organization is key when shooting so much product in one day.  Michael and his team have a highly organized system (especially when dealing with product!) to keep the shoot flowing smoothly and seamlessly every time.

Studio dog Sophia says, “Wait a second, I want in on the action!” ¬†Because what shoot is complete without our playful Golden Retriever?

TIMBERLAND: 1 PIECE, 3 WAYS

We recently had the opportunity to work with Timberland on their new line of clothing and shoes for their “1 Piece, 3 Ways” microsite. ¬†With an incredibly talented team of wardrobe stylists and hair & makeup artists, and direction from a truly creative team at Timberland, we found countless ways to show off these great new products. ¬†Who doesn’t love a piece of clothing or footwear you can get 3+ completely different looks out of?

Here are our photos, as featured on Timberland‘s website (then keep scrolling down for some behind-the-scenes!):

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Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the multi-day shoot:

Our happy model is prepped by our talented stylists, Abby Beilagus (left) and Lori Green (right) of Ennis, before going on camera.

Wardrobe stylists choose the perfect combination of clothing pieces to accentuate each Timberland product.

Sly Anthony tries to sneak in a shot of Michael between takes — little did he know Michael was actually taking a photo of¬†him!

As Michael prepares for the next shot, the client is able to view images in real time on our double computer screen and also tethered to the big screen. ¬†No matter where you are in the studio, you’re never far from viewing the images.

Clients are able to sit back and relax as they’re working hard in the comforts of the client area (complete with massage chair), watching their images come in on the big screen as the shoot goes smoothly in the shooting area.

BRINING SEXY BACK

We always follow through on our promises.  A few weeks ago, we mentioned that we were doing a marketing overhaul and that our new portfolio was being baked in the oven.

Well, our promise has been delivered. ¬†A new portfolio has landed at 33 A Street! ¬† … and we happen to think it’s pretty sexy.

Call us if you’d like to be one of the first to see this beauty in person… we’d be happy to drop by.

Big thanks to Scott Mullenberg at Mullenberg Designs for hand-crafting this fine work of art to safely house and beautifully showcase our photography.