SEASONS GRADE SCHOOL PHOTO PROJECTS

Some of my most rewarding projects have been for my children's grade school classes. For the Seasons projects, I created four pieces of artwork over a span of four years, two for each of my kids' classes. Snow Day, Summer Break, Fall Fun and Spring Fling.

First, I photographed the children in the classroom. I explained my job as an art director for advertising, and told them that they were all “Talent” or “Models” for my project. We brainstormed together what kind of scene and activities were to be portrayed by their poses.

Once I completed the artwork, I went back to the classes to unveil the final product via a big screen Keynote presentation, complete with music. I described the “client presentation” process, and told them they were the clients. They were always very good clients, since they loved everything–especially the photos of themselves. It is really fun how excited the kids are when they see themselves on the screen for the first time. Many would literally scream and shake!

I gave each child “leave behinds” of an 13 x 19 archival giclee poster print suitable for framing. Over the years since I've had parents stop to tell me that they still have the cherished class posters framed in their homes.

Sample Keynote presentation to the kids

Snow Day 2007, Castle Heights Elementary School, Ms. Labelle's First Grade (Click image to view hi rez) 

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Summer Break 2009, Castle Heights Elementary School, Ms. Colina's Second Grade (Click image to view hi rez) 

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Fall Fun 2010, Castle Heights Elementary School, Ms. Lamb's Second Grade (Click image to view hi rez) 

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Spring Fling 2011, Castle Heights Elementary School, Ms. Labelle's Second Grade (Click image to view hi rez) 

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Selected Works

Sparklight This Town Is BuzzingBroadcast Advertising

PIMCO Graphic RedesignCorporate Design

Swarovski KioskVideo Content, Animation

Lexus FCV RedesignCorporate Design

PIMCO Brand RefreshCorporate Design

Sparklight Going PlacesBroadcast Advertising

Wonderful Halos Brand LaunchCorporate Design, Branding

DW Kitbuilder 2.0 Web AppCorporate Design

Kia Soul Shuffle SlamCorporate Design

Lexus FCV TeaserCorporate Design

CableONE Greatest Town On EarthBroadcast Advertising

PIMCO WSJ TimelineCorporate Design

PIMCO BrandCorporate Design

PIMCO Smart Beta SiteCorporate Design

Lexus FCV LF-SACorporate Design

Lexus Dark RideCGI Video Content

Lexus FCV LF-LCCorporate Design

CableONE Dream BiggerBroadcast Advertising

Lexus FCV LF-C2Corporate Design

PaoloPersonal Illustration

Lexus FCV RXCorporate Design

Hess Toy Trucks CGIBroadcast Video

Lexus FCV GS FCorporate Design

Speedshape Brand RefreshCorporate Design

Lexus Enform Logo SequenceCorporate Design

Selfless PortraitsIllustration

Duncan Hines Bake OnCorporate Design

Lexus InnovationCorporate Design

Lexus L-StudioCorporate Design

Lexus LS Launch SiteCorporate Design

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