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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.


us and them


We were asked to create an editorial illustration for the cover of Us and Them: A History of Intolerance in America, which looks at the history of the U.S. in terms of racial, class, and religious intolerance. The book is geared toward youth, and I wanted to convey the idea of a strong young woman changing how we talk about history (the stories that are told and even literally the word “HIStory”).

My model was Endy Ramirez, a complete natural.

setup shot

setup shot

Shot on Canon 40D with a 17-40 lens (ISO 100, 1/200 sec. @ f/9).

dance party!

Johnny, Emily, Maciek, and Nina have some good ol’ fashioned fun with th’ Fisher-Price rekkid playa and some bongos.

Shot on Canon 40D with a 24-105 lens (ISO 100, 1/160 sec. @ f/9).

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).