Our friends at the Keweenaw Brewing Co. in downtown Houghton were kind enough to allow us to do a project shoot in their place recently. Manager Christine, owners Dick & Paul, and bartender Whitney helped brainstorm the idea with us as a fun project, with photos ending up as candidates for our revolving gallery in the KBC. As usual, we wanted to utilize an unusual location, and contrast it with some great tattoo work on some of our regular and some new models. Projects like this are always a blast because they are good exercises for our crew, provide portfolio pieces for our studio and models, and eventually result in large prints in our studio or in local galleries; everyone wins!
(Just posted ‘Whitney’s selections’ in a slideshow below. Be sure to hit the ‘play’ button or better, the fullscreen option)
OH, and many apologies to our fans who gave such rave reviews to the photos on our facebook page. We posted a trio of facebook-friendly photos to a gallery which stayed up for a good couple days until we were reported (shame on you!!) for inappropriate content. This is an often debated topic on this social network, and while we commend them for ‘protecting’ people, we must disagree with their removal of two of the images. Also kinda funny that they left one up. Alas…
One of your photos was recently removed because it was found to violate Facebook policies. As a reminder, the following types of photos are not permitted: Content that is pornographic or contains nudity, or is inappropriately sexual.
*** UPDATE – BANNED from facebook uploads ***
Um, wow. We feel like high-schoolers who were caught smoking in the bathroom. We knew the images were edgy, but they were carefully selected to be facebook-friendly, and in fact, the images were live for over 48 hours. 2 images (amber, stout) were removed for content and we were warned. We clicked okay and posted two ‘censored’ images to be cheeky. Facebook must have reviewed the uploads and assumed we had just added the ‘blonde’ shot that they missed. Instant Facebook detention for a week. Enjoy the images here. They are posted using Brockit Inc. terms and conditions, which means, well… absolutely nothing!
director Whitney setting up the blonde shot
safety briefing & shot planning
setting up a two-model shot