Failed Ad Shoots
It seems like for every good photo there is a bad photo, and for every bad photo there is a decent photo that just doesn’t find its way off my computer. Looking through some old photos just now I’ve noticed a lot of pictures of “dudes in sunglasses.” Over the last year or so, I’ve had the pleasure of shooting for a certain sunglass company, who wanted cool and fun ideas for their ads. Some of the ideas I tried worked and some them didn’t, but the photos are still worth something. Here are some of the almost, not quite, kinda cool, just plain stupid ideas and outtakes from my attempts at getting that print worthy photo.
Grubb at the Tire Shop
Grubb wasn’t super excited about the tire idea but we got kicked out of the Garbage Dump earlier that morning. He was actually putting on tires no problem.
Grubb Goes Downtown
Not too exciting, aka He’s just looking at this phone
Ben the Merman
Ben swimming like a merman?!?!?!! maybe not
Gator Hunting with Henshaw
Up close with Balzer
Look at that face, okay maybe a little too much Balzer
Balzer and a dreamcatcher is nice, but maybe he could be eating some Cheetos or something
Henshaw the Homeowner
Getting your mail can be exciting, but only if Silas is cutting your yard for you while you get it
It’s just a bike in the water I know, I know
Eating the hot dog is good, cooking them is even better
As it turns out, verticals don’t usually work for double page ads, good one to remember.