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Last catchup post, folks. (I know I’m bad, bad, bad, but what can I say? I’m having fun in Chicago!)

In our Advertising Photog class this spring, each photo student collaborated with a graphic design student to create a campaign for the product/service/organization of our choosing. My partner and I advertised Pocky, that crunchy, sweet Japanese snack. These are some of my shots that we incorporated into my partner’s fresh, simple, image-dominated ads.

I think that casting first-year students Cali Lowdermilk and Kayleigh Mezger as our models was sort of a stroke of genius on my part.

Not visible behind the second set of black flats: another set of speedotrons, modified with umbrellas and directed toward the cyc wall.


He sticks needles into aging rockers.

My old bandmate Jon E. Walker was my model for this five-light setup in Bryan Regan’s studio (yes, another catch-up post!):

setup shot

By the way, I highly recommend Bull City Acupuncture, Jon E’s practice on Broad Street in Durham.

multimedia is the new mix tape!

In Joey Seawell’s multimedia class, we received an MP3 file of a “Hearing Damage” by Thom Yorke and were given permission to just go crazy. There was no wrong direction to take. The only requirements were that we needed to include at least 30 seconds of the song and the project had to run 1-1.5 minutes.

My sound editing could use some polishing (I’m sure I don’t have to point out the choppy music transition at 1:11), but wow, this was fun.

I used an LED light wand and longish exposures to make the light patterns. My ol’ buddy Derek Anderson and new friend Nidhi Parekh were the mask dancers and my awesome collaborators.

Internet, I have updated my web gallery.

Content includes prints from my glorious film days (AKA, first year at RCC) as well as my first forays into DSLR work. Check me out!

hello world!

concept: maria brubeck/photo: maciek krzysztoforski

concept: maria brubeck/photo: maciek krzysztoforski

studio setup

studio setup

That’s me!

Two umbrellas on the cylorama wall + one soft box + two speedotrons = great light! Thanks for the help, maciek.

Shot on Canon 40D with a 24-105 lens (ISO 160, 1/250 sec. @ f/6.3).