Another example of some more handheld shooting I did recently in Germany. I stopped in this small cathedral and happened upon the old lady in the front pew. The white columns were especially bright at this time of day, quite the sight to behold. I debated whether or not to include the holy water in the shot, but decided that the granite added some nice tension between the near and far pews.

Another example of some more handheld shooting I did recently in Germany. I stopped in this small cathedral and happened upon the old lady in the front pew. The white columns were especially bright at this time of day, quite the sight to behold. I debated whether or not to include the holy water in the shot, but decided that the granite added some nice tension between the near and far pews.

The other day in Hamburg, Germany I saw this elderly man having an afternoon cup of whine. His classic hat, scarf, and jacket made the whole scene feel like it came form a bygone age. As i practice some street photography, it has become increasingly clear just how hard in can be to capture scenes like these unseen.

The other day in Hamburg, Germany I saw this elderly man having an afternoon cup of whine. His classic hat, scarf, and jacket made the whole scene feel like it came form a bygone age. As i practice some street photography, it has become increasingly clear just how hard in can be to capture scenes like these unseen.

It’s not every day that I feel like I’ve stumbled on a clip that makes me question my approach to story telling. Although, admittedly, its not an entirely novel iteration, this The FlipSide production had a profound impact on me as I hope it does on all the viewers.

There’s no more effective way, in my opinion, to challenge someone’s belief, and therefore make a lasting impact in their memory, than by presenting it to them in its idealized fashion and then ruthlessly judging it. 

Absolutely fabulous ad. There’s something to be said about how the viewer is challenged in this ad. By being what I would describe as self aware, the ad gains some credibility in attacking our own lack of perception. Makes me think about the quote inscribed in the pronaos, “Know thyself.”

Love this new marketing campaign from Bonobos. The clothing start up seems to have hired the comedic geniuses behind Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses, Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher, to come up with this satire on wearable technology. It’s funny, beautifully shot, and best of all sends the product’s message across; ‘You are what you wear, what you wear is you’. Even the way their marketing email was formatted was specifically designed to appeal the modern day hipster, their target audience, by appealing to their inner most need for the cutting edge. 

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"In response to yesterday’s post about the KFC spot, an alert reader reminded me about a conceptually identical spot done last year for Vodaphone by Grey London.

I agree the Vodaphone spot is better, but the KFC team had the idea three years ago, and can thus claim to be more original.”

Absolutely wonderful ad. I wish there was a little less jarring of a transition form the ad to the Vodafone imagery (it could definitely have been more subtle) but I was so effectively drawn in that its really just a minor complaint.