Friday, February 25, 2011

Behind the Claw



I shot Joe's Crab Shack's latest campaign with Director Adam Cameron, and Limey Productions in November. And as we filmed, I followed Adam around, jabbing this flip camera in his face the whole shoot. Professional that he is, he patiently sat down and gave me a few moments, telling me (and now you) what it meant to him to create a gigantic, destructive claw.

Alex Shumate, Slingshot's secret weapon DP/Editor/animator/soundtech/etc., cut my shitty footage together into something that almost feels intentional. God bless talent that can make something out of nothing.

Enjoy.

Mark Laita - Created Equal


From Mark Laita's book, Created Equal

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jose Parla draws you in

I just finished "An Object of Beauty" -- a book about art collecting, written by Steve Martin (The Jerk).
I could see collecting art -- if I was a man of indiscriminant means and fewer traditional financial responsibilities like soccer camps and table food. And if I were to collect art, I might collect art made by this man.

Is it because it looks like hair that it makes mine stand on end?
More here.